NE Pa Music Teachers Association awards music scholarships

The NE Pa Music Teachers Association (NEPMTA) recently awarded music scholarships to 3 HS Seniors who intend to major or minor in music and the arts in college. Proceeds from the NEPMTA annual Luzerne County & Beyond Got Talent Show held in March at the F. M. Kirby Center allowed the group to present scholarships to the following: Ashley Greening, attending Villanova University, Quinn Healey, attending University of Southern California, and Jonathan You, attending Stanford University.

Ashley Greening is a piano student of NEPMTA member Michele Malinko, Quinn Healey, piano student of NEPMTA member Judith Fedor, and Jonathan You, viola student of NEPMTA member Mary Ann Saylor.

Pictured with Scholarship Certificates are: Talent Show Committee member Anita Sirak, NEPMTA Pres. And Chairperson of Talent Show Andrea Bogusko, and State Representative, NEPMTA member, Talent Show Committee member and M.C. for the Talent Show Eddie Day Pashinski.

Normandy Beach Proclamation Presented Recently 

State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski is shown  presenting Andrea Bogusko, representing Ne  Pa Music Teachers Association,   a Proclamation from the state of Pa.  to be displayed  at the  Normandy American Cemetery Museum, Omaha Beach, France, thanking France for the Normandy American Cemetery and recognizing the service, achievements, and sacrifices of the US Armed Forces who have served overseas since 1917, many of whom are buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.  These gallant American soldiers, who rest forever near the beach-head they won, and in the land they helped to free, will never be forgotten.  

In 2nd photo  Andrea Bogusko, on left, is shown delivering the Proclamation from Pa.  to Katia Lemerre Director of the Normandy Visitor Center,   who was very grateful to receive the proclamation and immediately placed it in  their display  case in the Museum for the thousands of daily visitors to observe.  Mr. Scott Desjardins is the acting Superintendent of the American Battle Monuments Commission. 

Congress established in 1923 the building of the Normandy American Cemetery, and the Museum which has displays of D-Day information,  the Normandy Campaign, and Omaha Beach.  Daily taps and a memorial service are held at the cemetery.  All the above sites were visited  by Andrea Bogusko and the travel group, with tour guides presenting the history of the WW II overseas battles.   It was a very emotional and educational trip which conveyed the great sacrifices and service our Veterans made to protect our freedoms. 

Mary Stegmaier Mansion Gala Dinner & Recital held recently

The NE PA Music Teachers Association recently held their 4th annual Gala Dinner & Recital at the Mary Stegmaier Mansion, announced Chairperson for the event, Andrea Bogusko.

NEPMTA teachers whose students performed at the recital included: Bogusko, Judith Fedor, Harvey Feldman, Susan Gorman, and Narda Sperrazza.

Guests enjoyed a 4 course meal followed by an evening of piano and vocal music in the elegant setting of the Mary Stegmaier Mansion, Wilkes-Barre. The performers reside in the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Pocono Pines areas , and performed one piece each, including music by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, and contemporary composers to the delight of the audience.

Pictured are the performers for the event:

1st row l to r: Angela Chen, Amanda Chen, Julie DiChiara, Eli DeMarco, Teagan Cook,

2nd row: Mackenzie Carnecki, Alex Curtin, Jack English,

3rd row: Lucy Cook, Doris Chen, Lillian Brooks, Kira McCoy,

4th row: Madeleine Mackarey, Mya Harrity, Mia Correa,

4th row: Larisa Yarczower, Louis A. Jablowski, Alex Ferik, Charlie Curtin, Paul Jason,

Also, not pictured: Dyan Dinstel.

Veterans receive piano donation

NE Pa Music Teachers Association recently donated a piano with proceeds from their annual NEPMTA Luzerne County & Beyond Got Talent Show held in March at the F. M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, to the Veterans Administration, Community Living Center, in Wilkes-Barre. Veterans will have use of the piano, as well as performers from NEPMTA and various groups featured in music programs for the veterans. 3 scholarships to HS Seniors going into music in college were also donated by NEPMTA through the Talent Show proceeds.

Pictured at the piano donation event are: Veterans, l to r: Stan Stahurski, David Burke, Norman Robert White,

Back row: l to r : Veterans Administration Representative Colleen Kudasik, State Representative and NEPMTA member Eddie Day Pashinski, NEPMTA Pres. Andrea Bogusko, and V. Pres. Christine Leandri.

Congratulations to all those who participated in the

3rd Annual Luzerne County & Beyond Got Talent Show!

Judges Winners:

1st Place – Olivia Stockage

2nd Place – Ciana Cruz

3rd Place – Apalonia Passeti

Audience Winners:

1st Place – Jimmy Stranger

2nd Place – Tatiana Schlifka

3rd Place – Elyssa Pemu


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2024 Season of Events

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NEPMTA is a non-profit group of music teachers looking to showcase the talent in Luzerne County and raise money for scholarships. 

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Membership Benefits Include…

There are many advantage to being a member of our association but here are a few primary benefits:

  • Local, state and national competitions, auditions, and festivals sponsored by MTNA, PMTA, and local NEPMTA help bring out the best in your students. This includes the annual Carnegie Hall and Kirby Center Honors Recitals.
  • Local Music Teachers Associations throughout Northeast Pennsylvania foster ties among local music teachers.
  • Yearly PMTA State Conferences bring artists and presenters of national caliber to Pennsylvania.
  • MTNA Certification validates your studio teaching credentials for students, parents, and community members.
  • MMTA Notes and MTNA’s American Music Teacher magazine bring teaching ideas and research into your home, keeping you abreast of current trends in music.