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In Memory of Timothy Landauer (1963-2019)



ASTA member and cellist Timothy Landauer passed away following a long battle with cancer. He was principal cellist with the Pacific Symphony in Orange County, California, and taught at the University of Southern California (USC). He studied with Eleonore Schoenfeld at USC, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and also served for three years as assistant to cellist Lynn Harrell. He was a recipient of the Concert Artists Guild International Award, the Young Musicians Foundation's National Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Cello Award, and the Samuel Applebaum Grand Prize of the ASTA National Solo Competition.

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Stanley F. Nosal Awarded the 2018 Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor

Longtime ASTA member Stanley F. Nosal has been awarded the 2018 Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor was introduced in 1962 as a way to honor conductors, educators, composers, and others whose unique service to music education and continuing influence on the development and improvement of bands and orchestras deserve special recognition. Nosal is retired chairperson of the music department and director of orchestral activities at Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He is internationally known for his work as a string teacher, conductor, music educator, and clinician.

In Memory of Kató Havas, Founder of New Approach (1920-2018)

Kató Havas, a highly respected Hungarian violinist and last in the line of great string pedagogues of the twentieth century, peacefully passed away on New Years Eve, December 31, 2018, at her home in Oxford, England, at age 98. She was best known for her charismatic teaching that began addressing issues such as playing-related injuries and stage fright for musicians decades before the establishment of “music medicine” and ergonomics fields.
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