EVMTA Event Calendar
Join us in a meeting to get a glimpse of each exciting activity waiting for you and your students. Look for more information in your email.
Includes all‐you‐can eat pizza and drinks ‐ Friends and family are welcome.
Presenter: Jennifer Foxx
Have you ever had a student say to you, “I never learned that!” when you know for a fact that you have taught the concept over a dozen times? As frustrating as that comment may be, there is actually a reason this happens and it all has to do with what is going on in the brain.
Join us to play through all of this year’s music for Piano Ensemble.
Your students may play in costume in celebration of the Halloween season. You may program your students according to a theme (jazz, movie themes, etc.)
The Fall Student Recital is open for students of all levels to play one memorized, polished piece.
Presenter: Cathal Breslin
Focus will be on music written by women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and other
We are announcing a new concert for Fall 2021: Celebrations and festivities! After making it through the challenging year of 2020, let’s make this event a day of celebrations and festivities! Music representing celebrations of all occasions are welcome: New Years, Christmas, Hanukkah, Independence Day, weddings, birthdays, traditional holidays, etc. A participant may perform original compositions as well as arrangements. Classical and modern compositions are all welcome as well as ensemble works.
The Nancy Spitzer Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship funds for lesson tuition or music books.
Presenter: Frank Huang
This presentation will explore how to use creative practice approaches and methods in resolving some of the most common technical issues in repertoire.
Piano Ensemble is one of the events our students enjoy the most, and look forward to each year. Our “duet concert,” features ten groups of varying musical difficulty, performing two duets together as an ensemble. Each group can have up to twelve pairs of participants, giving each participant the opportunity to play Primo in one duet, and Secondo in the other. Each group is directed by a conductor, who will help students play as an ENSEMBLE during their three rehearsals and final performance. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Presenter: Stuart Foster
Come celebrate humor in classical instrumental music! We’ll look at music that imitates animals or people; pokes fun at other composers; makes humorous demands of the performer; contains written-in mistakes; ‘ruins’ a serious or beautiful moment with something incongruous; plays jokes on the listener; etc. There are a few composers for whom humor is an indispensable part of how they conceive of music and by the end of the hour we will have definitively conferred the title of “Funniest Composer of All Time”.
Winners of each category will receive a medal and cash awards. Up to $1,700.00 will be distributed among the winners, based on the number of awards.
Presenter: Mary Beth Barteau Shaffer
This presentation will explore a variety of engaging studies from the early to late intermediate piano repertoire, and their benefit both technically and musically.
The Spring Student Recital is open for students of all levels to play one memorized, polished piece.
This event provides a competitive performance opportunity to students of all levels and ages in a recital format. There will be a recital for each level. The winners will receive trophies and cash prizes.
All graduating Seniors are invited to perform 1 piece or 2 short pieces. Seniors receiving the Senior Award (by separate application) are expected to perform in the recital.
The Arizona Study Program is a twelve-year graded course of study developed by the Arizona State Music Teachers Association to provide for the development of musical performance, technique, and theory. It is organized in terms of the twelve years of public school, with one level available for each of the years a student would be enrolled in school. It requires continual work throughout the year. Each spring, students are evaluated on repertoire and technique requirements by a master adjudicator and are required to complete a written theory test.