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April 2019

Grant Event: The Art of Phrasing

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Studio of Janel Hahn, 354 Northstar Lane
Sutherlin, OR 97479
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Mary Hall Kogen teaches how to put excitement and meaning into every note, played from your musical heart and soul.

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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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Presenter: Dr. Matt Cooper Presenting District: Central Oregon Program Description: Many of us are familiar with the principles of ornamentation in the Baroque, but are less certain about what to do with ornaments in the Viennese Classical period and the time of transition leading up to it (mid-to-late 18th century). This lecture will cover the realization of turns, trills, and appoggiaturas, as well as arpeggios and the so-called “Haydn ornament.” Possibilities for adding ornaments to Classic repertoire will also be explored. About…

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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.

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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, presents basic information about neurological functions from the musical performer’s point of view.

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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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May 2019

ESMAR Recital

May 19
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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June 2019

State Composition Celebration

June 1
Portland Piano Company, 8700 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97220 United 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, OR 97220 United 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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