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April 2019

Grant Event: Acquiring Aural Skills: Listening Deeply

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Dr. Bonnie Esbensen Residence, 2993 NW Acacia Place
Corvallis, OR 97330
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This workshop, facilitated by Dr. Johnandrew Slominski (former theory and aural skills faculty at the Eastman School of Music), opens a conversation about teaching and learning through a nuanced aural curriculum.

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Grant Event: Ornamentation and Performance Practice in the Sonatas of Scarlatti

April 12 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Studio of Jean Shrader, 11480 W Hwy 126
Redmond, OR 97756
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Dr. Matt Cooper will cover the realization of turns, trills, and appoggiaturas, as well as arpeggios and the so-called “Haydn ornament" in the Scarlatti Sonatas.

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Grant Event: Pianists and the Brain – Part 1

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dr. Diane Baxter, NCTM, will present basic information about neurological functions from the musical performer’s point of view and give some practical insight on performance anxiety.

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Grant Event: Pianists and the Brain – Part 2

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Artistic Piano Gallery, 1390 Biddle Rd Ste 107
Medford, OR 97504
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Dr. Diane Baxter, NCTM, will continue the weekend's talks about the pianist's brain, performance anxiety and preparing for a musical performance.

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ESMAR Assesments

April 27
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202 United 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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District Event: Sacred Recital

April 27
Tigard United Methodist Church, 9845 SW Walnut Ct
Tigard, OR 97223 United States
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Chair: Laura Davis
District: Tualatin Valley
Event Information: https://tvomta.org/events-1
Registration: https://omta.leggierosw.com/

Specifically sacred music—any music appropriate for some part of a worship service—can be performed. Open for solos, duets or ensembles. It is non-competitive, and unique in that students do NOT have to memorize their piece (no photocopies). It is the only festival of its type in the state.
Register on Leggiero. Checks to Laura Davis, postmarked by April 6, 2019.

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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, OR 97850 United 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, OR 97366
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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, OR 97702
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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, OR 97601
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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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