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  • Deadline for MTNA/MMTA Performance Competition

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

    MTNA/MMTA Performance Competitions

    Application deadline: September 16, 2015

    Performance competition: Friday, November 20, 2015 to Sunday, November 22, 2015
    University of Michigan, SMTD

    MTNA State, Senior and Junior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Laurie Marshall

     

  • MMTA STATE CONFERENCE Registration deadline

    Saturday, September 19th, 2015

    The State Conference will be held from Sunday, October 11, 2015 to Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Hilton Grand Rapids Airport, 4747 28th Street SE in
    Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Formal Program

    Formal Program

    Thursday, September 24th, 2015

    Intractable Tension or Rhythmic Incoordination, Chicken or the Egg?

    Charles Aschbrenner (Hope College; Vice President, Michigan Music Teachers Association)

    Charles Aschenbrenner’s innovative presentation, “Pulse Patterning for Pianists,” was first given nationally at the 1993 national conference of Music Teachers National Association in Spokane, and has continued to serve as a basis for articles, a website, and presentations at international conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

    Continuing to employ and develop insights gained through the study of Taubman, Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques – in addition to his study at New York’s Dalcroze School of Music – this discussion will present new strategies for helping intermediate through advanced students improve sound quality, phrasing, and pedaling through common technical assignments. An emphasis is placed on relating specific physical motions to relaxation and sound.

    Please note, the Guild’s business meeting convenes officially at 9:15, while our guest presenters speak from 10:00-11:00.

  • MMTA STATE CONFERENCE

    Sunday, October 11th, 2015 - Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

    The State Conference will be held from Sunday, October 11, 2015 to Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Hilton Grand Rapids Airport, 4747 28th Street SE in
    Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Formal Program

    Thursday, October 15th, 2015

    Here’s YOUR Student Achievement Testing Program!” – Gail Davis Barnes (AAAPTG, SAT Coordinator)

    One of the nations finest testing programs – run entirely by MMTA volunteers! – this session will help lay the groundwork for the future of the SAT, reintroducing it to our members and introducing it to those who are new. Including an overview of the program, the discussion will feature strategies for preparing students and much information regarding the changes planned for this and the coming years.

    Please note, the Guild’s business meeting convenes officially at 9:15, while our guest presenters speak from 10:00-11:00.

  • Seminar

    Thursday, October 29th, 2015

    Guild members only.

    Program to be announced.

  • Halloween Hoot

    Sunday, November 1st, 2015

    Contact Mary Bates: 734-994-5627 or dexteroad@netscape