Studio Fellowship Winner

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Klondike Steadman of Georgetown, Texas, is the recipient of the second MTNA Studio Fellowship Award. The award, in the amount of $3,000, is made possible by the MTNA FOUNDATION. Klondike was selected from a group of more than thirty music teachers who applied for the award.

The MTNA Studio Fellowship Award Program was established to help music teachers develop and enhance their newly established studios. The award is presented to the candidate who most clearly demonstrates a commitment to the music teaching profession. The MTNA FOUNDATION'S MarySue Harris Endowment Fund provides the prize money.

Steadman has a thriving guitar studio in Austin that he plans to expand into a private music school under the name "Joyful Sounds School of Music" in August.

A nationally recognized performer, Steadman has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Santa Barbara and Austin. He holds a B.M. degree in guitar from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.M. degree from the University of Texas, where he studied with Adam Holzman. In 2002 Klondike became the first person to receive a D.M.A. degree in classical guitar performance from The University of Texas at Austin (UTA). …