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April 2019

Grant Event: A Good Less is Not Reliant on How Much or Little the Student Has Practiced

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
EOU Choir Room, Loso Hall, Room123
La Grande,OR97850United States
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Dr. Jeanine Jacobson will share how to make a music lesson a positive and effective learning experience when the student hasn’t practiced.

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May 2019

Grant Event: Becoming the Accompanist

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oregon Coast Community College/South Beach, 400 SE College Way
Newport,OR97366
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In this workshop, Mr. Katz will break down and demonstrate the few basic activities that will start a student on the road to becoming "the accompanist."

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Grant Event: Audiation and Learning

May 10 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Studio of Janet Smith, 60775 Breckenridge St
Bend,OR97702
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In this lecture, Mary Kogen will talk about hearing in many dimensions: tonality, harmonic progression, rhythm, meter, and melody, to mention a few.

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

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Klamath Falls, 601 Pine St
Klamath Falls,OR97601
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Dr. Diane Baxter, NCTM will introduce some of the causes of performance anxiety, and will offer some tips on how to do your best under duress.

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ESMAR Recital

May 19
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland,OR97202United States
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Chair: Jan Mittelstaedt
Forms: https://oregonmta.org/programs/esmar/

ESMAR (Extended Study of Musicianship and Repertoire) is an educational program, which gives advanced high school and adults students a challenging goal.

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June 2019

State Composition Celebration

June 1
Portland Piano Company, 8700 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland,OR97220United States
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Chair: Dianne Davies
Forms: https://oregonmta.org/programs/esmar/

The Composition Celebration is a non-competitive music festival that provides young composers with an opportunity for creativity and self-expression. Open to students from beginner through post-college adult levels, compositions of all musical styles and instrumentation are welcome!

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Syllabus Level X State Recital

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portland Piano Company, 8700 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland,OR97220United States
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Chair: Lacie Mitts
Forms: https://oregonmta.org/programs/syllabus/
Entry Deadline: May 24, 2019

For those students who are taking Level X Syllabus exams, there is an opportunity to share their advanced repertoire at a state recital where students from all districts gather to perform.

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Petri Scholarship Competition

June 23
Portland State University, Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave
Portland,OR97201United States
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Chair: Dr. Julia Lee
Forms: https://oregonmta.org/programs/petri-competition/
Entry Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019

The Petri Scholarship is a generous award to assist a musician on the cusp of a performing career with advanced study. The competition is held every two years and is open to residents of Oregon who are 21 to 35 years of age.

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August 2019

State Business Meetings

August 21
University of Oregon Erb Memorial Building, 1395 University St
Eugene,OR97403United States
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OMTA State Conference

August 22 @ 8:00 am - August 24 @ 12:00 pm
University of Oregon Erb Memorial Building, 1395 University St
Eugene,OR97403United States
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Chair: Sara Greenleaf
Forms: https://oregonmta.org/teachers/conferences/omta-state-conference/

The state conference attracts teachers from Oregon, Washington, and California and is generally held in the summer. Thanks to generous support from the Oregon Community Foundation, there is financial assistance available to help OMTA members attend the conference.

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