Bethany College Associate Professor of Music Daniel Masterson, D.M.A., began his term as President Elect at the Kansas Music Teachers Association (KMTA) board meeting on Nov. 9 in Lawrence, Kan. Masterson will become KMTA President after two years as President Elect.
“I’ve been involved with various roles of KMTA for over 25 years, and really appreciate the many fine people, and virtues of their programs,” Masterson says. “I am looking forward to serving the association in this way.”
KMTA has approximately 350 members, primarily piano teachers, from across the state. The organization supports many of the local associations and holds statewide programs that foster the development of tomorrow’s musicians.
The board meeting was held in conjunction with a weekend of state auditions. Masterson was also a judge for several of the Music Teacher National Association plans. “These plans are for the students who hope to advance to the national conference. They are extremely talented performers playing advanced repertoire. It was a real pleasure to hear them play,” says Masterson.
Masterson is the Bethany College Fury Distinguished Professor of Music and co-chair of the Music Department. He teaches piano and music theory courses and directs the Chapel Choir and College/Community Orchestra.