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2019 Board of Directors

 

PRESIDENT                               Jou-Lu Hung

VICE-PRESIDENT                     Kristina Soriano

TREASURER                             Yooky Kim

RECORDING SECRETARY      Lauren Cony

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY  Bryan Kiang

DIRECTOR                                 Bonnie Knight

DIRECTOR                                 Sumi Lee Levy

 

 

2019 Program Coordinators

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT (CM) TEAM:

     CM CO-CHAIR                     Susie Fong

     CM CO-CHAIR                     Amanda Huang

     CM COORDINATOR            Esther Chan

     CM COORDINATOR            Julie Barwick

MASTERCLASS CHAIR         Bonnie Knight

FESTIVAL CHAIR                    Kristina Soriano

 

Founder Vollmer A. H. Hoffmeyer  

 

Volmer A. H. Hoffmeyer was the guiding spirit who brought into being The Music Teachers' Association in October of 1894 and served as its president for four consecutive years. On his advice the Association was incorpororated in 1897. Our constitution, too, is the result of his careful, thoughtful compilation. Mr. Hoffmeyer was born of a distinguished family in Copenhagen, Denmark March 22, 1851. 

 

After receiving a musical as well as an engineering education in Copenhagen, Hoffmeyer went to China in 1871 where he was in charge of laying the undersea cable to Japan. By 1878 he had settled in the Bay Area and was teaching piano from time to time concertizing as a classical pianist. It was during his presidency of The Music Teachers' Association that he married a well known San Francisco lady. Volmer Hoffmeyer died in Oakland on June 3, 1901.

General History 

 

A group of musicians during 1892 gathered together to enjoy making music. They were also teachers of various instruments, happy to have companionship with other musicians. They decided to incorporate in 1897, when they became the San Francisco Music Teachers' Association. The MTA has been a source of inspiration, motivation, and influence for young people everywhere in the city of San Francisco. MTA teachers have enriched city life with Music Festivals at the Civic Auditorium, prize-winning band performances at the Worlds Fair, S.F. Symphony concerto performances and publication of original compositions. The famous Century Club has been our favorite place for special programs for many years and its doors are still open presently for our activities. All students have especially loved the holiday atmosphere and lovely decorations. Many professional musicians have marvelous memories of playing there for the rest of their lives. The S.F. Branch was the founder of the MTA. Since 1897, the organization has expanded throughout California. The S.F. Branch now is one of the largest branches in the State of California and actively participates with the many other branches at the Annual Convention. We are proud of our musical heritage from the 19th and 20th centuries. We look forward to serving the community with excellence and to build bridges of tradition as we have entered the 21st century.

Past Presidents

 

HOFFMEYER, VOLLMER 1897-1899 

ROECKEL-DAVIS, ELLEN 1898-1900 

PATRICK, H.W. 1901-1903 

PRATT, JOHN H. 1904-1904 

SPARDINA, A. 1905-1905 

HERZON, T.H. 1906-1906 

REYNAUD, F. 1907-1907 

PATRICK, H.W. 1908-1909 

EATON, LOUIS H. 1910-1911 

BRETHRICK, HENRY 1912-1913 

MANNING, JOHN C. 1914-1915 

KRUGER, GEORGE 1916-1918 

FARWELL, ARTHUR 1919-1919 

BARRETT, OLGAB 1920-1920 

GIFFEN, FRANK C. 1921-1922 

WILSON, ALVINA H. 1923-1925 

MANNING, JOHN C. 1926-1927 

GJERDRUM, HENRIK 1928-1930 

FISH, HARRIET B. 1931-1932 

BIRMINGHAM, LILLIAN 1933-1935 

WHITCOMB, PEARL H. 1936-1936 

SMALE, LOLA G. 1937-1937 

PARSONS, GIEHL I. 1938-1939 

RODETSKY, SAMUEL 1940-1942 

ONTEVEROS, EDNAMAE 1943-1944 

BROWNING, FRANCESCA 1945-1945 

RAY, JOHN M. 1946-1949 

IRVINE, SYDONIA 1949-1951 

BIRMINGHAN, ALMA 1951-1953 

TASSIE, PHALEN 1953-1955 

OLSSON, EVELYN R. 1955-1957 

LINEGAR, GERALDINE 1957-1959 

MCKEE, ROSS 1959-1961 

MIHAILOFF, SERGEI 1961-1963 

DIETER, DORAN 1963-1965 

PARSONS, GIEHL I. 1965-1968 

MILLER, KATHERINE 1968-1970 

SVIRIDOFF, ALLA 1970-1971 

BIRMINGHAM, ALMA 1971-1973 

MELVIN, BETHEL 1973-1975 

SCHWARZOTT, WILHELM 1975-1977 

PEOPLES, ZELDA DAMELE 1977-1979 

POVERELLO, ANNE 1979-1981 

BRODZIK, INNA 1981-1983 

DUTTON, THOMAS F. 1983-1985 

HENRY, ROBERT ALLAN 1985-1987 

DUTTON, THOMAS F. 1987-1988 

LEVINGER-JACOBS, SHARI 1988-1991 

DUTTON, THOMAS F. 1991-1992 

SVAZLIAN, GERARD 1992-2002 

KEIKO BANKS 2002-2004

SCOTT PRATT 2004-2009

BONNIE KNIGHT 2009-2011

ROBERT SCHWARTZ 2011-2014

BARBARA BANNETT 2014-2016

DIANA CHAU 2016-2017