Morty And Iris Manus To Receive MTNA Achievement Award
Morty and Iris Manus will be honored with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Achievement Award at the Awards Brunch during the 2013 MTNA National Conference at the Disneyland® Hotel in Anaheim, California, March 13. The MTNA Achievement Award is the organization’s highest honor. It is bestowed upon individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the music teaching profession.
Morty and Iris Manus have been fierce advocates for music education all of their lives. As president of Alfred Music Publishing, Morty has watched the company grow from a small importer of music for silent films under his father, Sam Manus, to the largest educational music publisher in the world with more than 90,000 active print, DVD, audio CD, enhanced CD, software and Blu-ray titles in international circulation. The company is made of composers and authors, as well as staff members in seven offices worldwide. Alfred publishes a variety of music genres for all levels of difficulty, from novice to expert. The styles include educational, reference, pop and performance pieces for teachers, students, hobbyists and performers.
H is wife Iris is vice president and executive producer of Alfred. She began working at the company part-time while in high school, where she met Morty. Through the years, Iris continued to work part-time at Alfred in a variety of capacities, providing leadership for the company in many areas. She began work on a full-time basis in the late 1960s as executive producer and a member of upper management.
The five-day MTNA National Conference is an annual event, which takes place this year at the Disneyland® Hotel in Anaheim, California, March 9–13.