ASTA Mourns the Loss of Two Long-time Members

Helen Marla Mutschler
January 21, 1935 – September 13, 2017

Dr. Helen Marla Mutschler passed away quietly in her sleep Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in Oro Valley, Arizona, following several months of respiratory illness. She was born January 21, 1935, in Nappanee, Indiana, to LaMar and Mary (Slipher) Mutschler, President of Mutschler Brothers Company, in Nappanee for many years. The third girl of three children, Marla primarily used her middle name for most of her life. Marla attended school in Nappanee and was an accomplished musician from an early age, playing violin, flute and piano. Read more.

Phyllis Young
October 20, 1925 - November 8, 2017

A powerhouse of energy, imagery, and pedagogical insight, inimitably decorated with striking hues of bright colors, Phyllis touched thousands of lives across the globe through her clinics, articles, lessons, master classes, and leadership. Phyllis Young, Professor Emerita of Cello and String Pedagogy, was one of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) Butler School of Music's most distinguished emeritus faculty, and the first holder of UT’s Parker C. Fielder Regents Professorship in Music. Read more.
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