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MTNA Student Chapter

The Music Teacher National Association is a collaborative community of music-teaching professionals and their students. This group gives students access to resources, mentoring opportunities, leadership experience and more.

The WSU piano program is a student chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) comprised of a diverse set of students. Our aim is to enrich and inspire with exceptional piano teaching and performance.


The Weber State University Utah Music Teachers Association chapter was established by Dr. Diana Page in 1991-92. Around the same time, she also facilitated the creation of the Weber State Piano Festival, which continues to this day.

By fall 1995, the UMTA group had grown from one to 18 students. The group taught music classes at area schools in the Ogden School District and won the Music Teacher National Association’s (MTNA) National Student Chapter of the Year award for doing so, and received a grant which was used to create a scholarship.

The student group decided to rename the WSU chapter the Treblemakers, an idea submitted by then student Jaynie Larsen. The Treblemakers have become a tight-knit group over the years, holding events and dinners together, particularly at Opening Socials.

The chapter continued to earn more accolades and was named the MTNA National Student Chapter of the Year for the second, third and fourth time in 2002-03, 2004-05 and 2007-08.

In 2022 the group decided to not use the Troublemaker name any more but continues to learn and perform together at Weber State University.

Student Officers


Kaitlynn Yardley

  • Registers the club with WSUSA Clubs and organizations at the beginning of the school year
  • Attend UMTA state meetings
  • Hold meetings as necessary
  • Contact for questions about MTNA

Vice President

Emma Peterson

  • Assists the president and attend meetings if they are unable


Lauren Thornley & Meg Lever

  • Takes minutes of all meetings and responsibilities relating to money


Chia-Ying (Julia) Shen &
Abby Andersen

  • Updates bulletin board
  • Creates a calendar with recitals that can be attended for concert credit
  • Takes pictures at events
  • Advertises for MTNA events
  • Manages other communication

Campus Outreach

Ting-An Chiu & Abby Andersen

  • Attends WSUSA Clubs and Orgs meetings

Recital Chair

Ting-Yu (Cindy) Lu &
Co-Chair Jie Zhou

  • Sends a signup sheet two weeks before jury recital to create a list of what everyone is going to perform
  • Types up the program for jury recital
  • Sets up the room for jury recital
  • Sets up the room for the Piano Festival Honors Recital

Piano Festival Chair

Kaitlyn Morris &
Co-Chair Stacy Bryce

  • Organizes the annual WSU Piano Festival with faculty supervision

Activities Planner

Ally Yardley & Kamryn Shepherd

  • Plans the annual welcome socials at the beginning of each semester
  • Plans other socials

School of Performing Arts


Val A. Browning Center
Weber State University
3950 W. Campus Dr.
Ogden, UT, 84408-1905