ADMTA Proudly Honors Martha Hilley

MTNA President-Elect

ADMTA is proud to honor our very own Martha Hilley as she embarks on her position as President-Elect of the Music Teachers National Association. A professor of group piano and pedagogy at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, Ms. Hilley has also served as associate director of the School of Music and director of Undergraduate Studies in previous years. She has been an active participant in workshops, conferences, and seminars from international to local levels. She was co-curriculum coordinator with Lynn Freeman Olson for the International Pedagogy Workshops in Italy and Belgium and served as faculty in Norway, Australia, Austria and Hawaii. Her abilities as a teacher were recognized in 1983 when she received the Texas Excellence Teaching Award, and again in 1988 when she was awarded one of four Dad’s Association Centennial Fellowships for excellence in undergraduate teaching, among a smattering of many other awards. In 2000, she was chosen for membership in Leadership Texas and was elected in September of 2000 to the Leadership Texas Alumni Board of Directors. Hilley was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin in 2005 and awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Music Teachers National Association in 2008. She was named recipient of the University of Texas at Austin Civitatis Award for 2011–2012 and was awarded MTNA 2014 Teacher of the Year. In 2015, Hilley was invited to be an inaugural member of the Provost Teaching Fellows at UT Austin. Professor Hilley’s articles have been published in Clavier, Piano Quarterly, and Keyboard Companion. She is co-author of two college piano texts: “Piano for the Developing Musician” and “Piano for Pleasure.”