2017-2018 MTNA Foundation Fellow
The Music Teachers National Association Foundation Fellow award honors deserving individuals while supporting the efforts of the MTNA Foundation Fund through a donation to the Foundation Fund in an individual’s name. Each year new MTNA Fellows are recognized at the MTNA National Conference. Fellows receive a complimentary ticket to the Gala, an attractive MTNA Fellow certificate and pin. New Fellows are prominently recognized on the Foundation Fund website and their names appear on a plaque located at the MTNA National Headquarters.
MTNA proudly honors Lynda Childs Broadbent, NCTM, of Santaquin Utah with the 2017–2018 Foundation Fellow award.
Lynda has taught music and the art of piano for 40 years. A member of Utah Music Teachers Association for over 30 years, she has had the honor of serving in many capacities, first as a dedicated president in the Nebo chapter, and then as Vice President over state conferences and UMTA State President (2006–2008). Lynda has also been MTNA Foundation Chair and Publicity chair on the UMTA state board. She served nationally as the MTNA State Affiliate Award chairman, and recently accepted the position of MTNA Southwest Division Junior Competitions chairman. She enjoys serving in these capacities and especially making new friends.
Lynda believes in teaching music composition to her students and bringing music to her community. Her students often win UMTA Composition contests, and participate in the PTA Reflections contest where they win awards locally and on the state level. Of note, Lynda has organized a bi-annual piano festival in her city for the past 31 years, with over 100 students participating. As a trumpet player, she gives community service with the American Legion and plays “Taps” at the graveside of war veterans, a final act of respect and honor.
Two of Lynda's greatest athletic accomplishments are finishing the St. George Marathon at 54, and completing a 70-mile biking course. She loves her family, husband David, her 5 children, and 15 grandchildren, for each of whom she has composed piano solos and lullabies.