|Kentucky Music Teachers Association
Affiliated with Music Teachers National Association
KMTA is a nonprofit educational organization representing music
teachers in studios, conservatories, music schools, public schools,
private schools, colleges, and universities. The purpose of KMTA is to
further music education in the state of Kentucky and to nurture growth
and professional development by providing programs that encourage
and support teaching, performance, composition, and research.
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Eunbyol Ko, Ya-Liang Chang, Angela Wu, and Gregory Partain,
our newest Nationally Certified Teachers of Music (NCTM)!
Eunbyol Ko (NCTM in Piano, April 2012) is Assistant Professor of Piano at
Morehead State University. She holds degrees in Piano Performance from the
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (DMA) and Indiana University (MM).
Dr. Ko is currently on the board of the newly revived Cave Run Area Music
Teachers Association and will be co-host and conference artist for the 2012
KMTA State Conference in Morehead. She has adjudicated, given masterclasses,
and offered presentations on local, state, national, and international levels, and
has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia, and
the United States.
Ya-Liang Chang (NCTM in Piano, April 2012) is Adjunct Professor of Piano at
Northern Kentucky University. She received her DMA degree in Piano
Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Chang has presented sessions for the KMTA State Conference and OMTA/SW
District Conferences, and has frequently judged for OMTA state and district
competitions. She has received recognition as a founding teacher for the
National Music Certificate Program (Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory
Achievement Program), and a faculty special recognition award from NKU.
Angela Wu (NCTM in Piano, February 2012) is Assistant Professor of Piano at
Murray State University. She holds DMA and MM degrees in piano performance
from the University of Michigan. While at Michigan, she participated in the
Chopin Project, and her performance was selected for broadcast on NPR's
“Performance Today.” Dr. Wu has performed concerts throughout the United
States, Europe, and Asia, and as a collaborative pianist, she has worked with
musicians from the Russian National
Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestras of Utah, Jacksonville, and San Antonio.
Gregory Partain (NCTM in Piano, November 2011) is Professor of Music at
Transylvania University in Lexington, where he holds a Bingham Award for
Excellence in Teaching. He has appeared as recitalist, chamber musician, and
concerto soloist throughout the
United States as well as in Europe and Central America. He was the 2005 KMTA
Commissioned Composer and in 2007 was recognized for his collective works by
the Kentucky Arts Council. He currently serves on the KMTA Executive Board as
Chair of Composer Commissioning. Dr. Partain received his BM degree in Piano
Performance from the University of Washington, and MM and DMA degrees from
The University of Texas at Austin.
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The mission of the Kentucky Music Teachers Association is to advance the
value of music study, music making, and music appreciation and enjoyment to
Kentuckians and to support the professionalism of Kentucky music teachers.
The Kentucky MTA believes music study is integral to the education,
development, and enhancement of each Kentuckian, and the rich cultural
history of the Commonwealth is ideal for the promotion of individual,
collective, and diverse artistic expression.
To lead our state in this vision, Kentucky MTA will:
1) improve the level of professionalism within the field of applied music
2) help the public readily identify competent music teachers in their
3) support programs to financially assist music teachers and students with
their educational pursuits
4) advocate for the support of music and music education
5) foster programs that provide diverse high quality musical experiences
6) support local associations and student chapters by providing incentive
funding programs and grant information
Approved Tuesday, October 25, 2005
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