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Casey named Teacher of Year

Dr. Rebecca L. Casey, associate professor of music at Ohio Northern University, has been named the Ohio Music Teachers Association (OhioMTA) State Certified Teacher of the Year for 2012 in “recognition of excellence in piano instruction and dedication to OhioMTA/MTNA.”

A nationally certified teacher of music, Casey will be honored at the 2012 OhioMTA Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Casey is head of the keyboard area in the ONU Department of Music.

OhioMTA was founded in 1879 and is affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association, which was founded in 1876 and is America’s oldest professional music teachers organization. Membership includes independent music teachers, college faculty members, students and concert artists. The organization’s goals are to offer a variety of opportunities for the musical development of students, such as recitals, festivals and master classes, and to nurture the professional growth of teachers through local programs and workshops and at state and national conventions. Membership includes teachers of every instrument and voice.