Ann Almond Pope, NCTM, of Chattanooga was honored by Music Teachers National Association as an MTNA FOUNDATION Fellow during the 2020 MTNA Virtual Conference.
The MTNA FOUNDATION Fellow program offers a "meaningful method of recognition for
individuals who have made outstanding contributions to music teaching." The award is bestowed
when a peer or group of peers donates $1,500 to the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND in an
Ms. Pope, a pianist and teacher, received degrees from Florida State University and Bowling Green
State University. At FSU, she studied piano with Edward Kilenyi and attended master classes
with Ernst von Dohnanyi. At BGSU, she was an adjunct pedagogy and piano instructor, joining
MTNA in the 1970s. Ms. Pope is a member of the Kantorski-Pope Piano Duo and a member of
ASCAP. Her arrangements for two pianos are published by Alfred Music. She has brought
attention to many distinguished European musician/teachers who taught in Tennessee from the
mid-19th through the 20th century. Ms. Pope teaches piano in her home studio.
The MTNA Virtual Conference was held in lieu of the association’s annual national conference, which was scheduled for March 21–25.