Dear KCMTA Members,
In light of the current challenges revolving around the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are certainly questions and concerns about KCMTA’s upcoming events. While this is a very fluid situation, be assured that we will continue to provide learning opportunities for teachers and our students! We will be challenged to “improvise” as true musicians rising to the occasion. Plans are coming together for this year’s events and will be adjusted if necessary, keeping in mind the safety of our students, teachers, and the community at large. As suggested by MTNA Legal, waivers for events will be required. Take a moment to check the MTNA website to review the COVID-19 plans.
Kellie Harvey, President and Mickey Gehring, Corresponding Secretary
June 25-26 The Oregon Music Teachers Conference – Online Only – oregonmta.org
Registration is OPEN, the cost is $20.00.
Featured clinicians are Dr. Peter Mack and Dr. Jessica Pachecho-Hjelmstad
Subjects to include:
Well-Known Intermediate Pieces and How to Teach Them
Lower the Rear End of the Elephant Slowly Into the Keys
The Flavor of Brazil: A Lecture-Recital on Solo Piano Pieces for Beginners and Beyond by Brazilian Composers
Brazilian Four-Hands: the history, repertoire, and traditions of piano duets in Brazil
You Tube, Emojis, and Memes: How to be One of the New Decade’s Coolest Teachers
OMTA’s Composer of the Year Recital
A Closer Look at MTNA Certification
Luyben’s Music Closing After 70 Years
With a heavy heart, we say good-by to an iconic landmark in the musical landscape of Kansas City. Annette Luyben has been a tireless supporter of KCMTA for years. She would appreciate cards and letters as she journeys through this transition. 4318 Main Street, KCMO 64111. Also check out the Going-Out-of-Business sale online as well as on FaceBook. Sale ends June 20.
Congratulations to Mary Davis!
Mary Davis was recently honored for her 50 years of membership and service to KCMTA. See her listing in AMT. Thank You Mary! You are an inspiration to us all!
Membership payment deadline has been extended to Sept. 1.
PLANNED EVENTS, WITH POSSIBILITY OF “IMPROVISATION”
July 11 Member Appreciation/Housewarming event Shining Light Music
Plans are being made to hold an event at the new Shining Light Music location as a housewarming for Deana Haines, and as a gathering for our members. More details coming soon!
September 19 Fall Kick-Off at Shining Light Music
October 2-5 Master Lessons & Recital with Dr. Jason Sifford, Kari Johnson, Chair,
October 24-25 Fall Festival, Contemporary Repertoire, Lisa Wilson, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
MidAmerica Nazarene University, Bell Cultural Center
Details will be available by late July.
Multi-Piano Concerts “Reflections of America,” Heather Lewis, Chair, email@example.com, 913-485-2739
Rehearsals Nov. 21 Shining Light Music, and Jan. 9 MidAmerica Nazarene University
Concerts Jan. 10, 2021 MidAmerica Nazarene University
Registration Aug. 1-Sept. 30