Congratulations to WVMTA 2018 Teacher of the Year Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson grew up studying piano with her mother and violin at The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). Her teachers at CIM were Margaret Randall and Joseph Gingold. 

She received the Bachelor of Music Education degree at Northwestern University. After teaching in Chicago area public schools she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she began to develop a violin class. She continued study at CIM. 

Since moving to Morgantown she has taught violin and accompanied her students in the Community Music Program since 1977, and has had State Winners for the last 36 years in the competitions of the West Virginia Music Teachers Association (WVMTA) and the West Virginia chapter of the American String Teachers Association (WVSTA).  

She has been a mentor for violin students at the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts, most recently in 2007, 2008, and 2009. 

She received the WVMTA Outstanding Teacher Award in 1996, the WVU Community Music Program Outstanding Teacher Award in 2005, the WVSTA Studio Teacher of the Year Award in 2008, the WVMTA Distinguished Leader Award in 2008, and the WVSTA Outstanding Studio Teacher Award for 2011-2012 and 2017-18.  

She is the Founder and First Violinist of the Seneca String Quartet.

Enter to win reimbursement for your National Certification application

$100 Reimbursement Check Available for Any Newly Certified NCTM!*


Yes, for anyone who successfully becomes a NEW NCTM! No stipulations. Receive a $100 award from the WVMTA board for completing certification, which covers half of the current $200 fee. Find out the latest information on requirements for the National Certification Program at www.mtnacertification.org.


*This award does not apply to people who complete their renewals or their permanent professional certificates. This award is only for new certifications. Contact morrisonpiano@hotmail.com for more information.


Certification Drawing

Value: $200


Our Certification program has a drawing at each year’s state conference to allow one person to win a free $200 application fee fro the MTNA certification. This year, any member (regular of collegiate) may enter your name in the drawing prior to the state conference and the winner will be drawn at the state conference. The winner does not need to be present to win, although we encourage all members to attend state conferences. Contact John Morrison, certification chair, to enter the drawing (morrisonpiano@hotmail.com). Find out the latest information on requirements for the National Certification Program at www.mtnacertification.org. The winner of the drawing must submit their official certification application to MTNA within one (1) year and complete the process within two (2) years.


Collegiate Members are eligible to enter the certification drawing.


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