Workshop:  Elementary Ensemble Teaching

Workshop: Elementary Ensemble Teaching

Oct202022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online via Zoom

Presenter: Natalya Shkoda

Playing in ensemble is a life-long skill. Ensemble playing develops synchronization and socialization. It brings joy to all involved. What is the role of an ensemble in elementary piano education? What are the resources? How can ensemble music boost a teacher's creativity? CSU, Chico Piano Professor Dr. Natalya Shkoda, together with her student and daughter April Smirnoff, will discuss benefits and challenges of introducing ensemble music during the first two years of individual piano studies in the online Zoom presentation Re-thinking the Role of Ensemble Music in Elementary Private Piano Studies.

Arizona Study Program

Arizona Study Program

May122023
May132023
All-Day
ASU Music Building

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.

Senior Recital and Awards

Senior Recital and Awards

Apr222023
Time: 7:30 pm
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

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.

Jason Sipe Prize Piano Performers Competition

Jason Sipe Prize Piano Performers Competition

Apr152023
All-Day
Location TBA

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.

Spring Student Recital

Spring Student Recital

Mar252023
Time: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

The Spring Student Recital is open for students of all levels to play one memorized, polished piece.

Workshop: Open Studio Teaching

Workshop: Open Studio Teaching

Mar302023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Presenter: Snezana Krstic

Experience the insights of master teacher Snezana Krstic as she teaches an open lesson for the public. Ms. Krstic comes with decades of teaching many students to their highest potential, first from her native Serbia, where she was professor of piano and honored teacher of pedagogy, to the US, where many of her students have continued winning prizes from local to international levels.

EVMTA Piano Solo & Duet Competition

EVMTA Piano Solo & Duet Competition

Mar42023
Mar52023
All-Day
MCC Performing Arts Center

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.

Workshop: Artistry: Pursuing the Mysteries of Music Performance

Workshop: Artistry: Pursuing the Mysteries of Music Performance

Feb162023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Presenter: Robert Hamilton

Based on his recent co-authored book, Artistry: Pursuing the Mysteries of Music Performance, Professor Hamilton's workshop will probe the question: "What do composers want from us? Moving on from the printed score to the creation of Music.”

EVMTA Piano Ensemble Performance

EVMTA Piano Ensemble Performance

Jan282023
Time: 7:00 pm
Gilbert High School

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!