Grant Event – Practice Smarter, Not Longer

Virtual/Online

Presenting District: Lincoln County Presenter: Dr. Lark Powers Program Description: Practice is the most significant element which will determine a musician’s success and enjoyment of their craft. However, many musicians were never taught how to practice, and some of what we think … Read more »

Grant Event – The Art of Memorization

First Congregational Church 1050 E 23rd Ave, Eugene, OR

Presenting District: Eugene Presenter: Dr. Michelle Huang Program Description: “I played through it without the music just fine before!” We have all been there. What makes someone a better memorizer than others? In this talk, we will look at the four different … Read more »

Grant Event – Stepping into the Light: Thoughts on Performance Anxiety

First United Methodist Church - Medford 607 W Main St, Medford, OR

Presenting District: Rogue Valley Presenter: Dr. Diane Baxter Program Description: Why are my hands cold and clammy? Why is my heart pounding? Did you just say something to me? No, I can't just relax! Performance anxiety is a complex topic that involves … Read more »

Grant Event – Tips for Terrific Technique

Centerstage Theater, Whipple Fine Arts Bldg, Umpqua Community College 1140 Umpqua College Rd, Roseburg, OR

Presenting District: Umpqua Valley-South Coast Presenter: Dr. Thomas Otten Program Description: Technique may seem like rocket science—but it’s really not! In today’s world, where we’re using our hands not only for piano playing but also for texting, typing at a computer, etc., … Read more »

Grant Event – The Sustainable Studio

Brookwood Library Community Room 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, Oregon

Presenting District: Hillsboro Presenter: Dr. Lisa Neher Program Description: Most music teachers experience burnout and overwhelm. How can we create and maintain a studio that is sustainable for our economic needs and our personal and family well-being? This presentation will offer … Read more »

Grant Event – Practice Smarter, Not Longer

Presenting District: Central Oregon Location: Studio of Melissa Farle, Bend, OR (Contact Melissa Barker for directions) Presenter: Dr. Lark Powers Program Description: This presentation will delve into fascinating research on how the brain learns and how this relates to music and practicing. Offering … Read more »

Grant Event – Master Class

Shepherd of the Valley Church 1631 8th St, Hood River, OR

Presenting District: Mid-Columbia Presenter: Dr. Michelle Huang Program Description: The master pianist/teacher will work with piano students in a master class setting while the audience is invited to learn by observing About Michelle Huang: A native of Taiwan, pianist Michelle Huang has … Read more »

Virtual Syllabus – Spring 2024

Virtual/Online

Virtual Syllabus is available to all current OMTA members whose students aren't able to attend in-person Syllabus. A teacher conference is required.

Grant Event – Decoding a Baroque Score

First United Methodist Church - Medford 607 W Main St, Medford, OR

Learn how to "decode" a Baroque score, the least informative of all music styles.