Olivia Young, Executive director
Olivia Young, a native of Taylors Falls, Minnesota, is our Executive Director. She recently graduated from the National University of Ireland with a Master of Arts degree in Piano Performance and Musicology. Her interests include examining different approaches to piano pedagogy and subsequently her Master's dissertation compared three major piano pedagogues in North America: Dr. Paul Wirth of Minnesota, Dr. Alan Fraser of Canada, and Barbara Lister-Sink of North Carolina. She currently resides in Stillwater, MN where she is the owner and piano instructor of North Hill Music.
Sue Freeman dopp, executive producer
Sue Freeman Dopp Haugen is the sales manager for piano and keyboard sales at Schmitt Music, where she has been for 22 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in piano from the University of Minnesota. Haugen has served Minnesota MTA as honors concert chair, vice-president for contest, contest judge coordinator and president. She has served for many years as an adjudicator for MMTA theory exams, comprehensive exams and state contest. Haugen is now a trustee on the MMTA FOUNDATION Board. In 2001, she received the MMTA President’s Award. She also served on the board of St. Paul Piano Teachers Association and was president.