Instructor of music Ginger Yang Hwalek was named a 2013 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Foundation Fellow at the national conference in Anaheim, Calif., March 11. Now in its 14th year, the MTNA Foundation Fund Fellow Program honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the music world and the music teaching profession. Hwalek, a 2006 MTNA Teacher of the Year, has taught applied piano, class piano and music history at the University of Maine for 18 years. She also teaches 12 students at her home studio. She is the former director of Maine Summer Youth Music program held on campus, and has served as MTNA’s Eastern Division president, a member of the board of directors and Senior Performance Competitions coordinator.