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Meeting of the AAAPTG Board

Our next board meeting is Thursday, April 13 (9:15 – at the home of HSarah Albright).

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Performers Group:

The next meeting of the AAAPTG Performers Group will be Thursday, April 20th at 9:30 am. Please note, this meeting will be held at the home of Heidi Cowan (not Renée Robbins as is listed in our Yearbook).

The Performers Group is preparing a 2 piano program for the fall of 2017. The plan is to do a public concert at Kerrytown Concert House and a student performance while we have 2 pianos on site.

We are still accepting interested participants to join us! If you have a partner (or not), if you have students who would like to try two-piano repertoire, or if you simply have ideas for music to include, please contact Heidi Cowan at cowan.hh@gmail.com.

 

Formal Meetings 2016-2017:

We have just one formal program left on the schedule for 2017:

 

April 27 – Lori Sims, Professor of Music, WMU. Debussy Preludes. (please note correct date as here and printed in our yearbook)

Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates

Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates is teaming up with Stone Chalet Events and Kerrytown Concert House to present a series of concerts in Ann Arbor which started on October 22 (with Rene Schiffer, Baroque Cello and Joseph Gascho, Harpsichord). The next event is on April 9, 2017.

Student tickets are available for just $5!

(Stone Chalet tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite (for student tickets, type “student”) or at the door)

Upcoming Schedule:

 

Sunday, April 9, 2017 2pm – Aebersold and Neiweem, PIANO DUO (Kerrytown Concert House)

Friday May 19, 2017 | 7 pm – Gabriel Bolkosky, violin (Stone Chalet)

Kerrytown Concert House Concerts – 415 N. 4TH AVE, ANN ARBOR | 734.769.2999 for reservations.

Stone Chalet Concerts – 1917 WASHTENAW AVE, ANN ARBOR | 734.417.7223

Schedule your CARAVAN — With the help of our CARAVAN funding, you can supplement your budget dollars to present a workshop or masterclass with anyone of our visiting artists! Contact us to get your school or studio on our calendar!

 

Performance opportunities for teachers and students

 

Accompanists needed:

The Guild website receives frequent requests for accompanists. To better handle the requests (primarily from middle and high schoolers looking for accompanists), we have been keeping a list of members who perform this service. Members of AAAPTG are welcome to submit their names (or those of their capable students) and I will put them on our new list for accompanists. Just email me with your contact information at LesterCastellana@gmail.com.

National Guild Auditions

IMPORTANT: Location and date change for Ann Arbor auditions:

New Location: Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Ann Arbor (423 S. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI  48104).
Dates: May 10-12, 15-19.

The location of local auditions for the National Guild is no longer going to be the University of Michigan, SMTD.  The rental charges at the University have increased significantly and were not within the allotment provided by the National Guild.   The auditions will now be held at Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Ann Arbor.

Since the new location is not available on Saturday, May 13, we are deleting that date from our original audition days.  We feel that we will still have plenty of time for our teachers in using May 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19.   We will still be using the hours of 9:00 am through 5:30 pm.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Sincerely,

Melinda Haithcock, co-chair
Gail Jennings, co-chair

 

PIANOS FOR SALE:

5-foot, black, 1930’s Everett baby grand, $1200 or best offer. The Everett was a high quality piano, once chosen by leading pianists and composers. It was made in South Haven, Michigan and the company was eventually bought by Yamaha. Jim King of King’s Keyboard House says with regulation, voicing and, if desired, some refurbishing of the finish, it will be a nice piano.

Call Anne Gilbert:  734-657-7121

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