2018 -- 19 MTNA Foundation Fellow
The Music Teachers National Association Foundation Fellow award honors deserving individuals while supporting the efforts of the MTNA Foundation Fund through a donation to the Foundation Fund in an individual’s name. Each year new MTNA Fellows are recognized at the MTNA National Conference. Fellows receive a complimentary ticket to the Gala, an attractive MTNA Fellow certificate and pin. New Fellows are prominently recognized on the Foundation Fund website and their names appear on a plaque located at the MTNA National Headquarters.
MTNA proudly honors Coila Peterson Robinson, NCTM, of Bountiful, Utah with the 2018 – 2019 Foundation Fellow award.
Coila joined UMTA in October, 1973, on the suggestion of her husband, and has been greatly blessed with much knowledge and wonderful friends.
She served as Chapter President in Walla Walla WSMTA Chapter, 1978-1981, and Davis-UMTA 1989-1991; UMTA Secretary 1994-2004; UMTA Historian 1994-2010 and 2012-2016; Newsletter editor 1995-2004; served on six UMTA Conference committees, and was 2008 and 2009 state conference chair; UMTA President 2010-2012; co-compiler with Lezlee Bishop of Utah Music Teachers Association THrough the Years, a 50 year history, published 2006; co-presented with several colleagues in state conferences, and with Cheryl Norman at 2008 MTNA Conference.
She was the recipient of the 2015 UMTA Legacy Award. She has also served on MTNA Task Force on Pre-College Student Membership, and MTNA Teacher of the Year committees, 2014-15, chair 2016-17. She has a Bachelor of Music/Choral and Vocal Performance Secondary Option, from Utah State University.
Coila taught piano for 43 years, in five locations, and loved working with young people; ensemble work was a required studio activity for all students.
Her other interests include US and International travel with her husband, reading, quilt making, singing with the choir, Utah Voices, and family history. She and her husband are currently serving LDS Church Service Missions at FamilySearch/Scan.