access an artist clinic funding applica- For more information or to become iPod Touch application, which allows
tion and learn more about becoming a a member of the Arts Action Fund, subscribers remote access to their per-
Conn-Selmer artist. The site also fea- visit www.artsusa.org. sonal and account playlists.
tures links to Conn-Selmer Facebook The NML iPhone App enables users
brand pages and ArkivMusic.com, dis- Kawai Partners With Shopatron to build individual playlists on the
tributor of numerous recordings by Kawai America has launched an NML website, and then stream these
Conn-Selmer artists. online store powered by Shopatron. playlists anytime, anywhere through
For more information, visit Kawai has assembled a collection of its the App. The App allows users of all
http://centerstage.conn-selmer.com. most popular digital pianos, accessories subscription types to listen to both
and related items and made them their personal playlists, and those cre-
Miura Wins First Prize At available on its new online store. ated by the account administrator.
Hanover Competition The company is engaging its author- Naxos also has plans to release applica-
Fumiaki Miura, a Japanese 16-year- ized dealers nationwide as order-fulfill- tions for other mobile devices.
old, won first prize at the Hannover ment partners, enabled through The application is free of charge and
International Violin Competition, also Shopatron’s proprietary order-exchange is 540Kb. It will only be available
winning the Audience Prize. system. Products will be delivered by through the App Store.
Miura is the youngest first-prize Kawai dealers throughout the United
winner since the competition began in States.
1991. Miura’s father is concertmaster For more information, visit
of an orchestra in Japan, and his sister www.kawaius.com. Passages
studies piano. He began playing the
violin at age 3 and until recently stud- The Chopin National Edition Mariann Clinton
ied with Tsugio Tokunaga in Tokyo. The Foundation for the National Mariann Clinton, former MTNA
He will continue his studies in Vienna. Edition of the Works of Fryderyk executive director, died recently at age
The Hannover International Violin Chopin was established in 1998, and 75.
Competition was founded in 1991 and launched the National Edition of the Clinton served as MTNA’s executive
is presented every three years by the Complete Works of Fryderyk Chopin, an director from 1977–1986. A graduate
Stiftung Niedersachsen in cooperation ongoing research project. Using the of the Cincinnati College-
with the University of Music and latest techniques to assess the compos- Conservatory of Music, Miami
Drama Hannover, North German er’s intentions and relate this to mod- University and the University of
Broadcasting and the Staatsoper ern pianos and performance, each Cincinnati with degrees in vocal per-
Hannover. The Hannover volume inc