Events and Activities

 

October 27 through 29, 2017 — Fall Syllabus Evaluations

OMTA offers a comprehensive syllabus consisting of 10 levels, providing an optional curriculum for use by member teachers.   The student evaluations, held in private homes and studios in the Bend area, cover technique, music theory, sight reading, ear training, and repertoire for a wide variety of instruments.   The OMTA Syllabus is very flexible, giving teachers options for students at all ages and stages of music study to shine and receive comments and encouragement from highly trained expert adjudicators.  (Entry forms due Oct 5/6)

Saturday, November 11, 2017 — Fall Festival: Students’ Choice!

A favorite of students young and old, these concerts offer a wide-ranging choice of repertoire from every musical genre, period and style.   Expect to hear our students perform everything from Beethoven to the Beatles, Classical to Jazz, in this Saturday morning series.   Location: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Sunriver.  (Entry forms due Oct 22 )

Saturday, February 24, 2018  — Winter Festival:  Contemporary Music Festival 

In this series of recitals, you can expect to hear music by composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.  Location TBA  (Entry forms due Jan 26)

2013 Romantic Music Festival

2013 Romantic Music Festival

 

April 7, 8, 9, 2018 — Spring Syllabus Evaluations

OMTA offers a comprehensive syllabus consisting of 10 levels, providing an optional curriculum for use by member teachers.   The student evaluations, held in private homes and studios in the Bend area, cover technique, music theory, sight reading, ear training, and repertoire for a wide variety of instruments.   The OMTA Syllabus is very flexible, giving teachers options for students at all ages and stages of music study to shine and receive comments and encouragement from highly trained expert adjudicators.  (Entry forms due March 9)

 Sunday, June 10, 2018 — Spring Festival : Ensemble Festival

Another student favorite on our annual calendar.   Students team up to form duets, duos, trios and more for this fun family event.  Teachers and parents often join in the ensemble fun.  (Location: Wille Hall, COCC — Entry forms due May 12)

2 Pianos, 12 Hands! Ensemble Festival 2012

2 Pianos, 12 Hands! Ensemble Festival 2012

'Quinn and the Aunts' Ensemble Festival 2012

‘Quinn and the Aunts’ Ensemble Festival 2012

 

State and National Events This Year

MTNA National Conference — March 17-21, 2018 — Lake Buena Vista, FL

Held in early spring each year, the MTNA national conference is a mind-expanding educational and networking blast for teachers from all over the country.   With world-class presenters, master classes, performance competitions on all instruments, publisher displays with special show prices, piano and technology displays, and virtuosic performers, this is the highlight of the year for independent and university music teachers.   Special travel rates make it worth saving for.

2018 MTNA Conference Highlights    Evening recitals include performances by the innovative trio Time for Three (back by popular demand) and pianist Jeremy Denk.  Dr. Eckart Altenmuller, author and lecturer on music and the brain, will give the keynote address.  Master classes will be given by Pavlina Dokovska and Fei Xu.  And don’t forget about annual favorites like Pedagogy Saturday, the amazing Exhibit Hall, and the MTNA National Student Competitions!  

OMTA State Conference — June 21-23, 2018

Once a year we gather for three days of inspiration, education and community.   OMTA has a strong support base from community foundations and teacher legacies, which allows us to bring in nationally known pedagogues and performers.   Travel and housing grants make this conference super affordable for members from the far-flung reaches of the state.  This year we partner with the Washington State Music Teachers Association at the beautiful Heathman Hotel in Vancouver WA.  Put this on your calendar.   Vancouver, Washington

 

Monthly Meetings — Second Friday of the Month

Central Oregon District members gather monthly during the school year for a short business meeting followed by a program by expert local members and guest presenters from around the state.   Topics in recent years have included ‘Student Motivation with Achievement Awards’, ‘Professional Communication in the Music Studio’,  ‘Into the Woods — Romantic Composers and Nature’, ‘Teaching Special Needs Students’, ‘Keeping It Legal’ and more.  Prospective members are always welcome;  for membership information, please check out the OMTA website http://oregonmta.org/

For a list of our 2016-2017 program topics and presenters, go here: 

C.O. District Meetings & Programs

Your Brain and Music -- Dr. Diane Baxter 2012

Your Brain and Music — Dr. Diane Baxter 2012

'The Pedagogical Wheel of Fortune' with Margaret Littlehales NCTM

‘The Pedagogical Wheel of Fortune’ with Margaret Littlehales NCTM

Pre-Meeting Music

Pre-Meeting Music

 

 

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