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DuHamel receives MTNA-PTG Scholarship

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Ann DuHamel was awarded the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)-Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) Continuing Education and/or Performance Study scholarship at the Awards Brunch of the 2013 MTNA National Conference in Anaheim, Calif., on March 13. She received a $1,000 grant from PTG, which provides piano-related advanced study opportunities to Nationally Certified Teachers of Music (NCTM).

DuHamel, NCTM, is the head of keyboard studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris, where she coordinates and teaches solo, collaborative and group piano as well as piano pedagogy. She will complete a DMA degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa (UI) in 2013. Prior to her work at UI, DuHamel served as assistant director of the Central Minnesota Music School (now Wirth Center for the Performing Arts). She also served on faculty at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University in Collegeville, the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City and the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Penn.

DuHamel has performed in Bulgaria and Italy as well as across the United States, including appearances at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York and the San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music. She is founding pianist of the ensemble Périphérie, which recently received an invitation to join the artist roster of Distinguished Concerts International New York. She is currently at work on her dissertation on the Nocturnes of American composer Lowell Liebermann, for which she received a fellowship from the University of Iowa. DuHamel has also been awarded a University of Minnesota Imagine Fund grant to record these pieces in 2013.

MTNA is a nonprofit organization of nearly 24,000 independent and collegiate music teachers committed to furthering the art of music through teaching, performance, composition and scholarly research. Founded in 1876, MTNA is the oldest professional music teachers’ association in the United States.

DuHamel received MTNA-PTG Scholarship