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MTNA Foundation Fellows

Honoring a deserving individual each year through the MTNA Foundation Fellow Program.

2025 Foundation Fellow Nominee

Anne L. Morris

Anne Morris is a State and Nationally Certified piano instructor.  She began teaching piano in 1977 and has been an MTNA member since 1980. She has contributed to both local and state levels and has held many board positions for FMMTA and NDMTA. Since 1977 Anne has attended most of the yearly state and national conferences to keep up-to-date in her field.

Anne has a BA and BS in music from Minnesota State University, Moorhead and has attended graduate classes at the U. of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. She has taught music in many preschools and daycare centers including at a Montessori School. Anne is also  involved in the Piano Guild, and Federation of Music Clubs, including being a judge for festivals.  She is a church organist/pianist and  actively teaches guitar, voice, and piano.

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Dr. Robert Groves

2024 Foundation Fellow Recipient

Dr. Groves has been a long time contributor to the NDMTA and has often presented at NDMTA Conferences. A member of the NDSU faculty since 1972, Dr. Groves taught piano performance, pedagogy, chamber music and history. He has also been an active performer, clinician, adjudicator, author and maintained a private studio for students from early elementary through high school.

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Foundation Fellow Award

The NDMTA honors a deserving individual each year through the MTNA Foundation Fellow Program. With a total contribution of $1500 to the MTNA Foundation Fund in the person's name, the individual will be recognized as a Foundation Fellow at the MTNA National Conference Gala with a MTNA Fellow pin and certificate. Anyone can help fund an MTNA Fellow.

To support the NDMTA nominee, contribute to the MTNA Foundation Fund by clicking on the link below, fill out the form, check the box that reads "Foundation Fellow (enter name below)" and enter the name of this year's fellow nominee and payment information.

NDMTA Foundation Fellows

The following NDMTA members have been honored with the Fellow designation:

2001Janie GreenFargo
2003Eloise HalversonWilliston
2004Dr. Frank PearsonDickinson
2005Carole FlatauValley City
2006Beth KlingensteinValley City
2007Sharon WesbrookDetroit Lakes, MN
2008Marilynn MoeFargo
2009Diana SkrochValley City
2010Ruth StensonThief River Falls, MN
2011Sally RudolphWahpeton
2012Sara BloomGrand Forks
2013Eileen GeskeVerona
2014Karen OkerlundFargo
2015Priscilla KeoghDickinson
2016Jan HerrFargo
2017Kathleen JohnsonLangdon
2018Arlene GrayBismarck
2019Corinne NustadFargo
2020Gloria BethkeGrand Forks
2021Marjorie JohnsonFargo
2022Lisa SchulerLangdon
2023Darla SheldonFargo
2024Robert GrovesFargo
2025Anne MorrisFargo

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