August 17, 2023
9:30 – 11:30am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Opening Social

Get a glimpse of each exciting activity waiting for you and your students while socializing and networking amongst fellow colleagues.

September 21, 2023
10:00 – 11:30am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Ensemble Music Preview

Presenter: Marcia Havlovic
Join us in a play through of this season’s piano ensemble literature, when the repertoire will be unveiled.

October 19, 2023
10:00 – 11:30am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Piano Tuning and Maintenance

Presenter: Tom Flowers
So What’s the Difference?—Well vs. Equal Tempered
This workshop will include a brief and basic overview of the history and evolution of tuning as well as a direct comparison of the two tuning systems in plain and digestible language.

November 16, 2023
10:00 – 11:30am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory


Presenter: Christopher Oill
10 Ways to Get Your Feet Wet with Improvisation
The field of improvisation is as expansive as the ocean, so for newcomers, it can be pretty scary. In this session, you’ll “test the waters” with some easy tools that sound great right away. Specifically, the 10 tools you’ll learn about are storytelling, left hand patterns, blues, ornaments, “comp”ing, editing, form riding, element mashups, common progressions, and el-ement isolation.

January 18, 2024
10:00 – 11:30am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Members Recital and Forum

All are welcome to participate in a members’ concert and forum for EVMTA teachers. Stay tuned for an open invitation to perform and/or participate in a panel discussion in the EVMTA bi-monthly newsletters.

February 15, 2024
10:00 – 11:30am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Duo Recital and Masterclass

Presenters: Lin-Linder Piano Duo
The Lin-Linder Duo (Fanya Lin and Daniel Linder, Associate Professors of Practice in Piano at the University of Arizona) will present a recital showcasing vibrant 20th- and 21st-century works for two pianos. Their Program will include Gabriela Lena Frank’s Danza de los Saqsampillos, an exciting dance-toccata inspired by the image of the Peruvian jungle-warrior, alongside Three Seascapes by UA Professor of Composition Yuanyuan (Kay) He, a three-movement work depicting paintings inspired by the ever-changing ocean waves. Finally, the program will conclude with Francis Poulenc’s exuberant Concerto in D Minor for Two Pianos.

March 28, 2024
10:00 – 11:30am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Music Teachers’ Technology Roundtable

Presenter: Nancy Keuper
There are a lot of technology tools out there that can help streamline teaching and studio management tasks, but technology often comes with a learning curve. This technology roundtable will offer some tips and tricks for wrangling some of these technology challenges.

April 18, 2024
11:00 – 12:30am
la Madeleine

Annual Members’ Luncheon

Join us for the last social gathering of the year where teachers discuss anything and everything music over a meal!