Nov
14
9:45 AM09:45

Program: JAZZ IN THE CLASSICAL PIANO STUDIO

Wednesday, November 14: DAVID BERRY, Professor at Eastern

Mennonite University

JAZZ IN THE CLASSICAL PIANO STUDIO

9:45 a.m. Social Time Municipal Arts Center, 1119 Fifth St. SW

10:00 a.m. Program

Jazz in the Classical Piano Studio:" This presentation will explore a

variety of ways in which jazz can be a useful tool for the classical

piano teacher to help students increase in their skill while piquing

their interest. Beginning with an easy to understand explanation of

basic jazz theory, the presentation will present techniques for

memorization, student motivation, and fun methods for

incorporating improvisation and composition into piano

lessons. Presenter David Berry currently serves as Assistant

Professor of Music at Eastern Mennonite University, where he

maintains a full studio of piano students and teaches a variety of

music history courses.

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Nov
18
1:30 PM13:30

Student Event: CMTA Recital

Nov. 18, 1:30: Colonnades, Student Recital: Sonatinas, Sonatas and

Sonnets

CMTA Youth Student Recitals are held each November at The

Colonnades. This year, students up through Grade 12 of CMTA

members are invited to perform at a recital featuring sonatinas,

sonatas, and sonnets for voice or other instruments. All instruments,

including chamber ensembles and voice, may participate.

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Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Program: CMTA FESTIVAL

Feb. 16: Annual Music Festival

The CMTA Festival provides students of all ages and ability levels the

satisfaction of sharing their music with an audience, as well as

hearing music performed by their peers. Students perform in recital

format before a small audience of family, friends and other

scheduled performers. Each student receives ratings and feedback

from 2 qualified judges as well as a certificate of participation. A

special Comment Only category allows adult students to perform

privately for judges' comments only. All students earn a medal for

every 3 years of participation (the years do not have to be

consecutive). This event is open to piano, organ, string, wind, harp

and voice students.

Chair: Elena Bright (ElenaBrightMusic@gmail.com 540-688-7800)

Date: February 16, 2019

Place: First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park Street

Online Deadline: January 18, 2019

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May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Student Event: Piano Concerto and Duo Festival

Chair: Kate Harvey (315-569-3051), kate.z.harvey@gmail.com

Audition Date: Saturday May 4, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm

Festival Date: Saturday May 18, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm

Place: Rotunda Room, Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge,

250 Pantops Mt. Rd.

Let your students experience the fun of performing with a second

piano! To participate, piano students choose to play either: 1) a

movement from a piano concerto, with the “orchestra” part played

on a second piano or 2) a piano duo (NOT a four-hand piano duet)

with the second piano part played on a second piano. Students

procure their own accompanists. Memorization is optional.

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Sep
15
1:30 AM01:30

Student Activity: Adult student recital

Date/Time: Friday, February 8, 2019; 7:00 p.m.

This recital is an opportunity for adult students of CMTA members to

perform in a mutually supportive environment (without young

hotshots!). It is open to solo performers and ensembles, including

organ. We do encourage student collaboration/accompanying.

Chair: Melody Day (434-906-3919) melody@daysongstudio.com

Date/Time: Friday, February 8, 2019; 7:00 p.m.

Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 1500 East Rio

Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Recital in Sanctuary; Reception in

Reed Room (participating teachers contribute to reception items.)

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

PROGRAM: MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Piano

1:00-3:00 p.m. - Strings/winds/brass/harp

First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 500 Park St.

With Lise Keiter, Foster Byers, and Yi-Ping Chen

Join us for a piano masterclass from 10:00am-12:00pm as taught by Lise Keiter of Mary Baldwin College. After lunch on your own, join us again at 1:00-3:00pm for an instrumental masterclass taught by Foster Byers and Yi-Ping Chen of James Madison University. Please note this program is held on Saturday.

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Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

STUDENT ACTIVITY: PIANO CONCERTO AND DUO FESTIVAL

Chair: Kate Harvey
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 2:00-5:00 pm
Place: Rotunda Room, Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, 250 Pantops Mt. Rd.
Postmark Deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018
Eligibility: Any piano student of any age
Fee: $15 application fee to students of CMTA teachers; $20 for
all others.

In this fun, informal event, piano students of all levels choose one of two options
for performance: 1) a movement from any piano concerto, with the “orchestra”
part played on a second piano by an accompanist of their choice, or 2) a piano duo
(NOT a four-hand piano duet) with the second piano part played on a second piano
by an accompanist of their choice. Memorization is optional. Two commentators
provide written feedback on the performances, with no ratings of any kind
attached. Lists of appropriate level concerto repertory as well as piano duo
suggestions can be found at the Piano Concerto Festival page on the CMTA
website.

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Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

PROGRAM: ADVANCED PIANO TECHNIQUES AND PEDALING

ADVANCED PIANO TECHNIQUES AND PEDALING
9:45 a.m. Social Time
10:00 a.m. Program

First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 500 Park St.

With Jeremy Thompson
This program will address some pedagogical methods for teaching young pianists pedaling and advanced techniques such as octaves, chords and double-thirds. Focus will be on developing a relaxed, fluid technique, as well as developing subtlety and expression with the pedal. Please do not park in numbered spaces in the lower lot.

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Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

STUDENT ACTIVITY: FESTIVAL

Chair: Jeanne Jackson
Date: February 17, 2018
Place: First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park Street
Online Deadline: January 19, 2018
Eligibility: Any student of CMTA members, all instruments including voice. Contact chair for non-member policy.
Fees (non-refundable): $22 (solo), $24 (for each duet or trio), larger ensembles consult with the chair.

The CMTA Festival provides students of all ages and ability levels the satisfaction of sharing their music with an audience, as well as hearing music performed by their peers. Students perform in recital format before a small audience of family, friends and other scheduled performers. Each student receives ratings and feedback from 2 qualified judges as well as a certificate of participation. A special Comment Only category allows adult students to perform privately for judges' comments only. All students earn a medal for every 3 years of participation (the years do not have to be consecutive). This event is open to piano, organ, string, wind, harp and voice students.

Performance Format: Group recitals, each recital one hour in length. Complete Performance Procedure instructions online.

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Feb
9
1:00 AM01:00

STUDENT ACTIVITY: ADULT STUDENT RECITAL

Chair: Melody Day
Date/Time: Friday, February 9, 2018; 7:00 p.m..
Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 1500 East Rio Road
Recital in Sanctuary; Reception in Reed Room
Eligibility: Any adult student(s) of any CMTA member.
Fee: None!
Deadline/Applications: Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:59 pm EST. Submissions go to the Chair via email & USPS

This recital is an opportunity for adult students of CMTA members to perform in
a mutually supportive environment.  It is open to solo performers and ensembles, including organ. We do encourage student collaboration/accompanying.
 

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Jan
24
to Jan 31

PROGRAM: TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS HOW TO READ MUSIC

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS HOW TO READ MUSIC
9:45 a.m. Social Time
10:00 a.m. Program

Municipal Arts Center, 1119 Fifth Street SW

With Dr. Hammel

Dr. Hammel will share adaptation and modification ideas when teaching students with disabilities and differences. These ideas are specific to the independent studio setting. Sharpen your teaching skills and come prepared with questions you have from your own experiences.

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

PROGRAM: PIANO DUETS PARTY

PIANO DUETS PARTY

10:00 a.m. Home of Pat Davis

This party is quickly becoming a fun tradition! There are few things more enjoyable than getting to play the piano with another set of hands! All CMTA pianists interested in playing should choose their own duet partner and repertoire in advance. This will be a casual, relaxed, “salon” sort of gathering and all CMTA members are invited to come enjoy the music and refreshments. Please bring a plate of holiday treats to share.

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Nov
19
1:30 PM13:30

STUDENT ACTIVITY: YOUTH STUDENT RECITAL

Chair: Marie Powers Ellis
Date/Time: Sunday, November 19; 1:30 pm
Place: The Colonnades, 2600 Barracks Rd.
Eligibility: Any CMTA member’s student, grade 12 or younger
Fee: None
Deadline/Applications: Received by November 1; applications are accepted by email or post office. Applications available on CMTA website.

"The Nature of Music: A Recital of Nature-Themed Compositions"
CMTA Youth Student Recitals are held each November at The Colonnades. This year, students up through Grade 12 of CMTA members are invited to perform at a recital featuring program music influenced or inspired by nature. All instruments, including chamber ensembles and voice, may participate.
Each CMTA teacher may submit up to two students to perform for this event. Teachers should confer with the Recital Chair ahead of time about any questions regarding a particular composition or before selecting a longer piece. Please note that all solo performers are required to have their pieces memorized.

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Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

PROGRAM: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON MUSIC

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON MUSIC THEORY AND CMTA ACTIVITIES

9:45 a.m. Social Time 10:00 a.m. Program

Municipal Arts Center, 1119 Fifth Street SW

Bring your laptop. Learn about how to use the CMTA website, how to navigate the new Festival page, how to use Music Learning Community with your students, and how to sign up your students for the annual Theory Olympics. Then stay for a round table discussion with fellow members on music theory and promoting activities to students in your studio.

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Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

OPENING PICNIC

OPENING PICNIC
4:00 P.M. Picnic Pavilion at McIntire Park,
off of US-250 Bypass

All CMTA members and their families are invited to an early fall picnic at McIntire Park. Join us at McIntire Park for some great fellowship, networking, folk music, and foods. New members are especially welcome! We will eat and drink, enjoy some entertainment, and have a brief business meeting to introduce the year’s events. Food will be provided by the CMTA Board but please bring any special dietary restriction foods for yourself if needed.

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