Benjamin Whitten Collegiate Chapter of the Year Award

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Each year MTNA recognizes an outstanding student chapter, its advisor and members for showing an exceptional level and depth of activities.

Who: Every MTNA collegiate chapter is encouraged to apply.
Why: You could win $500 for your chapter and be recognized at the MTNA National Conference, March 21–25, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
When: Applications must be submitted online by 3:00 p.m. eastern time, November 1, 2014.
How: The following information will be needed to complete the submission form:

  • Chapter Name
  • University/School NameChapter Advisor's Name
  • Chapter President's e-Mail Address
  • Number of Members for 2014–2015
  • An annotated list of chapter activities for the 2014–2015 school year
  • Optional: List of activities from previous school year
  • Materials supporting these activities such as programs, invitations, fliers, budget and outcome reports, newspaper articles and so on.

All materials should be one document (Word or PDF). Failure to follow directions may result in disqualification.

You should include materials and documentation for all activities—those that have already occurred and those planned for the remainder of the 2014–2015 academic year. You may submit any number of activity descriptions.

As you list your activities, please consider the following award criteria:

  • Student membership involvement: Did/will the majority of members participate?
  • Contribution to the benefit or growth of the chapter: How did/will the activities build chapter membership and participation?
  • Contribution to and involvement with other musical organizations and the general community: How did/will chapter activities benefit your school, other organizations and/or the community?
  • Creativity: Are activities a result of new concepts or lessons learned from past attempts?
  • Attainment of goals: How did/will activities meet educational, membership, fundraising, outreach or other goals for the chapter, community or campus?

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