HMTA Member Programs

2017-2018 Programs

September 29, 2017 — HMTA Annual Business Meeting

10 a.m.

UAH Choral Rehearsal Room

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2016 – 2017 Programs

September 23, 2016 — HMTA Annual Business Meeting

10 a.m.

UAH Choral Rehearsal Room

November 4, 2016  – – Judges’ Workshop

Presented by Dr. Kevin Chance

10 a.m. -11 a.m.

UAH Choral Rehearsal Room

December 3, 2016 – – Community Music Palooza

Huntsville Public Library

December 9, 2016 – – Teachers’ Exchange

Topic: Student Motivation and Retention

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Home of L. Knaupp

January 13, 2017 – – Teachers’ Exchange

Topic: Informal Performance get-together

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Home of J. Irvine

April 30, 2017 – – HMTA Honors Recital

Time: 2pm & 3:30pm

Location: UAH Roberts Recital Hall

2015 – 2016 Programs

September 18, 2015 — HMTA Annual Business Meeting

HMTA President Diana Pettit, Presiding

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

October 17, 2015 —  HMTA Fall Palooza

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Dress Rehearsal                                         

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Award Ceremony

Concert presented by HMTA Members and Students

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Roberts Recital Hall, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

October 30, 2015   —    The Road to Parnassus: A Suggested Technical Path from the Piano Teaching Methods to Chopin

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Presented by Dr. Kevin Chance, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

February 27, 2016  —   PREMIER HMTA Commissioned Work: “Celebration Suite” by Eugenie Rocherolle.

Concert includes premier work in addition to other Rocherolle compositions

Presented by HMTA Members and Students

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Roberts Recital Hall, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

April 24, 2016  —  Honors Recitals

Presented by HMTA Members’ Students

Times: 2:00 and 3:30

Location: Roberts Recital Hall, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

2014 – 2015 Programs

September 19, 2014   —    Piano works by Asian Composers for Students of Various Skill Levels

Presented by Dr. Melody Ng, Assistant Professor/Artist-teacher in Piano, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

October 18, 2014  —   Piano Palooza — Piano Ensemble Event

Presented by  Students and Members of  HMTA

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Roberts Recital Hall, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

January 16, 2015   —   “You want me to do what?!” — A Workshop on Improvisation

Presented by Dr. Mark Laughlin, Assistant Professor of Music, Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, Georgia

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

Meetings will begin promptly at 10:00.

*The UAH Choral Rehearsal Room is located directly above the NEW Music Department Office on the tall side of Roberts Hall.  Please enter the tall building, take the elevator to the second floor, turn left and go to room 201.

A special thank-you to Dr. Colwitz and University of Alabama Huntsville for allowing HMTA to use this room for the Association meetings!

Frances Schwemmer, NCTM
HMTA Vice President and Program Chair

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2013 – 2014 Programs

August 16, 2013    —     Basic Piano Care — Tuning and Maintenance

Presented by Eric Davis, Registered Piano Technician

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

September 13, 2013   —   Unconventional Piano Literature

Presented by Dr. Kevin Chance, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

October 18, 2013   —   Jam Sessions, Pop Music, and Improv

Presented by Wendy Bramhall McGee, NCTM

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

November 15, 2013   —   Incorporating Composition Techniques in the Teaching Studio

Presented by Dr. Mary Crowell

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

January 24, 2014   —   Chamber Music and the Art of Collaboration

Presented by Dr. Joshua Pifer, Lecturer in Piano, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

Meetings will begin promptly at 10:00.

*The UAH Choral Rehearsal Room is located directly above the NEW Music Department Office on the tall side of Roberts Hall.  Please enter the tall building, take the elevator to the second floor, turn left and go to room 201.

A special thank-you to Dr. Colwitz and University of Alabama Huntsville for allowing HMTA to use this room for the Association meetings!

Frances Schwemmer, NCTM
HMTA Vice President and Program Chair

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2012 – 2013 Programs

August 16, 2012      Music Therapy 101

Presented by Ellyn Hamm

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: 126 Robin Lane SE, Huntsville, AL 35802

September 28, 2012   The Effective ABCs and 123s Technique for

            Teaching Reading to Beginning and Transfer Students

Presented by Dr. Kevin Chance, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

October 26, 2012 Part I–Preparing Students for AMTA Auditions:

                                         What, Why and How

        Part II—Judging AMTA Auditions:

                   What You Need to Know to Judge

            Presented by Debbie Gray, AMTA Clinician

Time: 9:45 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

Note: Two students are needed to participate in this judging demonstration session.  Members may contact Frances Schwemmer to have one of their students, of any age or level of advancement, play for this session.

 

November 30, 2012 What to Do for Practice—

                                           The Other Six Days Between Lessons

Presented by Professor William DeVan

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Location: UAH Choral Rehearsal Room*, University of Alabama,

Huntsville, AL

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