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VCU students | November 2013: Virginia Young Artists competition kudos, VCU establishes MTNA.

Sophomore piano student, Lanjiabao Ge received second prize at the Music Teachers National Association Virginia Young Artists Competition at James Madison University in October.

The VCU Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chapter, established this fall by Piano Area Coordinator Dr. Yin Zheng and current piano student (’14) Savannah Hatcher, has began to schedule and sponsor several local events including a Richmond Music Teachers Association (RMTA) mixer, professional lectures on funding and social media, as well as two observable sample lessons and discussions by RMTA members. The VCU Chapter will also be hosting Rock4Life, a Richmond based rock inspired orchestra and choir concert whose profits will be donated to music programs in the Greater Richmond Area, in Spring 2014.

Piano student and President of the VCU MTNA Collegiate Chapter Savannah Hatcher received a $2,000 scholarship from the Richmond Music Teachers Association chapter for her success in establishing the organization.