2018 Legacy Award Winner
The Legacy Award recognizes teachers who've created a great legacy for the music community. Criteria for consideration includes having a membership of at least 10 years in UMTA and MTNA, and service as an officer at the local or state level. Professional accomplishments, service to the community, and the nurturing and mentoring of students are also taken into consideration. Nominations are made and voted upon by UMTA Board Members.
Cindy Hartley, NCTM
Cindy Hartley is the Utah MTA State Treasurer, having served since 2001. She is also the UFMC State Treasurer, having served since 2011. She has also served in the Ogden Chapter as Vice President over programs.
For 8 years, she worked as the Lowrey Organ Company Program Director at the Piano Gallery in Riverdale, UT. She worked weekly with approximately 150 Senior Citizens in the beginning music classes at the Piano Gallery. She has served as the “Yamaha, Say Yes to Music” Program Coordinator for Weber County. She has been active in the PTA, having served as the Farr West Elementary PTA President. She has also served as a Farr West Community Council Member.
She continues to be active in her community and church service. She served for 18 months as a proselyting/welfare service missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Guayaquil, Ecuador. While serving there, she and her companion were asked to write a basic music program to teach music/piano lessons. Years later, that program was expanded by the church and is now taught world-wide in many languages.
She began piano lessons at age 7 and continued on through her college years. She became a Nationally Certified Music Teacher through MTNA in November 2015. Cindy has taught piano for over 35 years and continues to teach today. She and her husband, Dan, have been married for 33 years and live in Farr West, UT. They are the proud parents of 5 children. They
are Nana and Papa to 4 adorable grandchildren. Cindy said, "Many years ago, I was encouraged by a friend to join UMTA. It has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. It has impacted every aspect of my music career, enhancing my teaching and therefore benefiting my students. Perhaps, my greatest sense of accomplishment comes from the many students who have gone on the become teachers, directly impacting the minds and lives of others."
Elizabeth Lund, NCTM
Elizabeth Lund graduated with honors from the University of Utah with a degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy where she was a student of Solveig Lunde Madsen. She has had a varied career in music as a soloist, ensemble performer and accompanist for vocalists and instrumentalists, including numerous choral, dance and theatre productions.
Some highlights include playing the organ at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, accompanying the late Robert Petersen on “To Dream the Impossible Dream,” rocking the Assembly Hall with the Ivory Piano Quartet on “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” and being the pianist for operettas at Promised Valley Play House and Theatre 138.
She maintains a private piano studio in Salt Lake City and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music with Music Teachers National Association. She has served on the board of Utah Music Teachers Association as Certification Chair, MTNA Foundation Chair, and MTNA Instrumental Performance Competition Chair. She has also served in numerous positions of Salt Lake Chapter UMTA including President, Vice President over programs, and Student Achievement Chair (AIM).
She is a member and past President of the Salt Lake Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, Professional Music Fraternity and currently serves on the Honors Recital Committee of the Salt Lake Area Piano, Utah Federation of Music Clubs. She is also the mother of four children who comprise a string quartet. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, going for long walks and being grammy to two perfect grandchildren.