January 12 3:00-6:00pm Membership Party, Hannah Gruver's Home
We will kick off 2020 with a party hosted at the home of our GLMTA Vice President, Hannah Gruver. 10400 Ballardsville Road, Louisville KY 40241.
February 7 10:00am Presentation by Gabe Evens, Kentucky Country Day School, Jeannine Ary’s classroom.
Piano students of all ages can increase their versatility and fun by learning basic improvisation. In this clinic, University of Louisville professor, Gabe Evens, will teach you techniques that you can use with your students to enjoy this wonderful, spontaneous, and creative way of playing. By patiently working with simple methods, teachers and students can become more confident in the art of making it up as you go along. Learning to improvise is helpful for their other repertoire, can help with theory, and most importantly is a blast! Gabe Evens is the Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano, Composition and Arranging at the University of Louisville, Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program. He has performed
throughout the United States and in Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, and France and has played with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Miami City Ballet Orchestra, the
University of North Texas Symphony and Concert Orchestras, the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band, and the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band. He is a faculty member of the prestigious Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops, a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, holds an MA in Jazz Piano Performance from the University of Miami, and a DMA in Performance, Major in Jazz studies (composition emphasis) from the University of North Texas.
March 21-25 MTNA National Conference, Chicago, IL
April 17 10:00am Presentation by Daniel Light, Location TBA
"Encouraging Students to Compose"
May 16 9:00am-3:00am Keyboard Festival, Location TBA
In order to encourage the many young keyboard students throughout Kentucky, and to give support to the private teachers of our state, the Kentucky Music Teachers Association holds Keyboard Festivals throughout the state for students of member teachers of piano. Each student plays two pieces from different eras for an adjudicator and will receive comments and potentially be eligible for four different scholarships of $200. They also have the option to take a theory test according to their ability, with study guides provided on the website. Come celebrate the end of your school year with us at this exciting event!