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  • Piano Workshops

     

    The Martin Area Music Teachers Association and
    The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music
    present a

    WORKSHOP FOR PIANO TEACHERS

    Saturday, October 1, 2011
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    with

    DENNIS ALEXANDER

    Teaching Romantic Literature to Young Students
    Showcase of New Music
    Why Didn't I Think of That?
    Master Class

    Weldon Public Library
    100 Main Street
    Martin, Tennessee 38237

    Registration fee: $25 for teachers, $15 for students


    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
    AT MARTIN
    Department of Music

     

     

    WORKSHOP FOR
    THE CHURCH PIANIST

    SATURDAY
    NOVEMBER 14, 2009
    9:00 A.M. TO NOON

    Weldon Public Library
    100 Main Street
    Martin, Tennessee

    What shall I play?
    How can I improve the hymns?
    Accompanying the choir
    Can you really play classical music in the service?

    For additional information, contact Dr. Elaine Harriss,
     731-587-7411 or elaineh@utm.edu


    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
    DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

    DENNIS ALEXANDER
    PIANIST, COMPOSER, TEACHER
    WORKSHOP FOR PIANISTS

    Saturday, October 18, 2008
    Fine Arts Recital Hall

    Topics 
    Artistry at the Piano
    Anatomy of a Piano Piece
    Teaching Adults
    New Music for Students

    Dennis Alexander retired from his position at the University of Montana in 1996 where he taught piano and piano pedagogy for 24 years. He recently returned from a tour of Australia and has toured twice to the far East where he performed recitals and workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia.  In addition to his many solo and ensemble pieces published, Professor Alexander is a co-author of the exciting and innovative new piano method recently released entitled "Alfred's Premier Piano Course."

    Amro Music Store of Memphis and Alfred Music Publishers will have an exhibit of piano music available for purchase by attendees.

    The workshop is sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin and the Martin Area Music Teachers Association with assistance from Alfred Publishing Company and Amro Music of Memphis.


    Martin Area Music Teachers Association
    UT Martin Department of Music

    present

    MEMORIZATION FOR THE MUSICIAN
    “THE PROMPTER IN THE SCORE”

    with
    Lynn Rice-See, MTSU Professor of Piano       

    Saturday, October 20, 2007
    9:00 a.m. to Noon
    UTM Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

    Techniques and strategies for memorizing and performing with security. Hints and ideas for all pianists from the student through the professional.

    Free Admission


    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
    DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

    FROM HARPSICHORD TO GRAND
    WORKSHOP AND CONCERT
    WITH
    ANDREA ANDERSON, PIANIST
    www.andreaanderson.com

    This free workshop and concert is co-sponsored by the
    UTM Department of Music, the UTM College of Humanities and Fine Arts,
    Trinity Presbyterian Church, and the Philharmonic Music Guild of Martin (NFMC).

    Saturday Workshop
    November 11, 2006
    10:00-4:00
    *Trinity Presbyterian Church, Martin, TN

    Schedule

    9:30 Registration (no admission charge) and Coffee
    10:00 Experiencing the Clavichord: Stepping into the World of C. P. E. Bach.
    10:45 Break
    11:00 Experiencing the Harpsichord: the Perfect Instrument for Baroque Music
    11;45 Experiencing the Fortepiano: the Need for Expressiveness
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Performing 18th Century Music on the Grand Piano
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Masterclass
    4:00 End

    Ms. Anderson will bring a harpsichord, clavichord, and fortepiano for the workshop.


    Sunday Afternoon Concert
    November 12, 2006
    3:00 p.m.
    *Trinity Presbyterian Church, Martin, TN

    Ms. Anderson's program will include works by familiar composers such as Bach, Mozart, Ravel, Liszt, and will include stories about the instruments she is playing as well as the composers and their music. Her performance for UT Martin is the exclusive Tennessee engagement on her nation-wide tour this fall. She brings on her tour some of the ancestors of the modern piano, such as the clavichord, the harpsichord, and the fortepiano. The first half of the program will showcase these earlier instruments; the second half will be devoted to the modern grand piano. There is no admission charge. Trinity is handicap accessible.

    *Trinity Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Hannings Lane and Moody Street, on the southeast edge of the UTM campus and adjacent to University Village housing.

    For additional information, contact Dr. Elaine Harriss at 731-881-7411 or elaineh@utm.edu .


    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
    DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

    JANE MAGRATH
    and
    THE INTERMEDIATE PIANO STUDENT

    Saturday, October 1, 2005
    Harriet Fulton Theater

    This FREEworkshop is co-sponsored by the UTM Department of Music
    and the Martin Area Music Teachers Association

    Schedule

    9:00 Registration and Coffee
    9:30 – 10:45 Choosing Literature to Pique Student Interest
    10:45 – 11:00 Break
    11:00 – 12:00 Video Performances: The Intermediate Student as Transfer
    12:00 – 1:15 Lunch
    1:15 – 2:20 Intermediate Student and Romantic Period Literature
    2:30-3:30 Master Class

    This workshop is co-sponsored by the UTM Department of Music and the Martin Area Music Teachers Association and is presented with funding assistance under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. There will be no charge for this workshop. For additional information, contact Dr. Elaine Harriss at 731-881-7411 or elaineh@utm.edu .

    Copies of Dr. Magrath's book, The Pianist's Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature , will be available for purchase at the special workshop price of $23.96 in the lobby during break times.


    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
    DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

    Piano Literature Workshop
    with Dr. Maurice Hinson

    Saturday, November 13, 2004

    Fine Arts Building Recital Hall


    Workshop Schedule
    8:30-9:00 - Registration and browsing
    9:00-10:15 - What the Printed Score Does Not Tell You
    10: 30-11: 30 - Piano Editions: the Good and the Bad
    11:30-12:00 - Free time to browse the display
    12:00-1:00 - Focusing on Piano Repertoire: What, Why, and When
    1:15-2:00 - Masterclass

    Print music display from Alfred Publishers
    Hinson's The Pianists Dictionary available
    Keyboard representative from Amro Music, Memphis
    A certificate of attendance for those present

    Registration fee: $15 for adults, students admitted free.

    For additional information, contact Dr. Elaine Harriss at 731-881-7411 or elaineh@utm.edu. This workshop is funded in part under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Support is also provided by Amro Music of Memphis and Alfred Publishers.



    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
    DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

    Piano Ensemble Workshop
    Masterclasses by the Fetterman-Smith Piano Duo

    Performances by the UTM Piano Ensemble

    Saturday, November 22, 2003

    Harriet Fulton Theater

    8:30 a.m. Registration
    9:15 a.m. Welcome
    9:30 a.m. History of Piano Ensemble: Dr. Allison Nelson
    10:30 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m. Holiday Music for Piano Ensemble: UTM Piano Ensemble
    11:30 a.m. Masterclass with the Smith-Fetterman Duo, Part I
    12:15 p.m. Catered lunch in the University Center
    1:30 p.m. Ensemble Literature for Young Students: Dr. Elaine Harriss
    2:15 p.m. Masterclass with the Smith-Fetterman Duo, Part II
    3:00 p.m. Music for Multiple Pianos: What's New for You: Dr. Elaine Harriss
    3:30 p.m. End

    The appearance of the Fetterman-Smith Duo is made possible by the Martin Area Music Teachers Association.

    Contact: Dr. Elaine Harriss, UTM Department of Music, 38238, Ph. (731) 587-7411elaineh@utm.edu
    Cost (includes lunch): $40 for teachers, $20 for students


    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
    DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

    Natural Piano Playing Workshop
    featuring
    Dr. Vicki King  

    Saturday, June 21, 2003
    Harriet Fulton Theater
    Fine Arts Building

    8:30 Registration
    9:00 Introduction and History of Natural Playing
    10:10 Music from the University of Tennessee at Martin
    10:30 Break
    10:45 Putting It into Practice: Masterclass Performances
    12:00 Catered Lunch in the University Center , Room 206-C
    1:00 Putting It into Practice
    1:30 Improving Your Technique: Group Session in Piano Lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Musicale by Vicki King with works by Schubert, Chopin, Liszt
    3:00 Teaching Students to Play Naturally; Literature for Enhancing Good Technique
    4:00 Conclusion


    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
    DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

    Piano Workshop
    Masterclasses with Dr. Andreas Klein
    Saturday November 16, 2002

    Masterclass by guest artist Dr. Andreas Klein
    Performances by the UTM Piano Ensemble and Faculty Piano Quartet
    Harriet Fulton Theater

    8:15 Registration: coffee and refreshments
    9:00 Welcome: Dr. Kevin Lambert, Chairman, UTM Department of Music
             Dr. Elaine Harriss , Workshop Coordinator
    9:10 Massage for Pianists: Carol Stone with Teneia Preuett
    9:30 Performance by UTM Piano Ensemble, Dr. Elaine Harriss , Director
    10:00 Recital Literature: Dr. Andreas Klein
    10:30 Break
    10: 45 Masterclass Performances: Dr. Andreas Klein
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Piano Maintenance and Repair: Elwood Doss
    1:45 Performance Practice in Baroque Keyboard Music: Scott Roberts
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Effective Practice Techniques: Dr. Allison Nelson
    3:30 Performance by UTM Piano Ensemble
             Closing Comments: Dr. Elaine Harriss
             Finale: “Stars and Stripes Forever”

    The appearance of Dr. Andreas Klein is made possible by the UTM Arts Council.

    Workshop fee is $50 ($30 for students) and includes lunch.
    Contact Dr. Elaine Harriss , 731-587-7411.