Regular Meeting Schedule: 2nd Tuesday of the month 8:30am: Board Meeting 9am: Coffee & Conversation 9:30am: General Meeting 10-11am: Program Presentation Meetings are held at Graner Recital Hall at Graner Music unless noted otherwise. Please show your support to Graner Music by browsing their music, books, metronomes, pianos, and more, and by sending your students there. 4460 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Cancellation Policy: If School District 11 and/or District 20 cancel school, PPMTA meetings or activities scheduled for that day will be cancelled.
COMING UP NEXT! December 12, 2017 Our Holiday Potluck Brunch will be hosted by Dr. Joan Sawyer at 24 Polo Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. We ask that you bring a yummy brunch item to share. Coffee, juice, and paper supplies will be provided. Please RSVP to VP Programs, Paul Stephens, at email@example.com or by calling (719) 282-8589.
January 9, 2018 Linda Densmore: “The Janissary Sound in Western Art Music, or, Why is Mozart’s Sonata K. 331 Rondo finale Marked Alla Turka?” - Linda Densmore is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, with a Bachelor's degree in German. She is currently studying Music at CSU-Pueblo. In addition to teaching piano for 20 years in her home studio, she has a keen academic interest in music history. Her performance experience includes numerous recitals, accompaniment for the Woodland Park Community Choir, and pianist for churches in Colorado Springs and Woodland Park, CO. For the past 25 years she has served as the accompanist for Missoula Children’s Theatre. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and its local affiliate, and the National Music Teachers Association & its state and local affiliates. She serves as VP for Student Activities for PPMTA, Chair of the Student Theory Activity for CSMTA, and Treasurer of the Veronika String Quartet.
February 13, 2018 Sara McDaniel: “Why Memorize?” - Sara McDaniel is known throughout the western region as a performer, teacher, clinician and adjudicator. Much of her work has been done through MTNA affiliates. Her performance specialty is chamber music. She collaborates regularly with musicians throughout Colorado Springs and faculty of Colorado colleges. She has been a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and the Pikes Peak Philharmonic. She has given pedagogy workshops and master classes throughout Colorado and many other states. Teaching comprises a major part of her career, both in an independent studio and on the faculty at Pike’s Peak Community College and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. In 2001, she was Colorado’s first nominee for the Music Teachers’ National Association’s Teacher of the Year.
March 13, 2018 PPMTA Town Hall Meeting - PPMTA President, Barbara Taylor, NCTM, will lead our Town Hall Meeting. Please bring ideas, hopes and schedules to begin building an exciting path for next year. Conversation and attendance from this meeting helps to inspire the planning for our 2018-19 season and beyond!
April 10, 2018 David Korevaar – “Reading the Score: What is the Composer Telling Us?” - David Korevaar, whose playing has been called a “musical epiphany” by Gramophone Magazine, performs an extensive repertoire as a soloist and chamber musician around the US and internationally. In addition to his teaching at CU, where he holds the Peter and Helen Weil fellowship in piano and where he has been named Distinguished Research Lecturer (2016), he has been a regular participant as performer and teacher at Colorado’s Music in the Mountains summer festival and continues to teach and perform regularly in Japan under the auspices of The Music Center Japan. In the spring of 2016, Korevaar spent two weeks teaching in Kabul at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM). In October 2016, he made his first tour to Brazil, performing and teaching around the country; he will return this coming May. Korevaar’s extensive discography includes numerous solo and chamber music recordings. Recent releases include a disc of chamber works by Tibor Harsányi with Charles Wetherbee (Naxos), and a Chopin recital on MSR, Hindemith’s three Piano Sonatas and Suite “1922” (MSR) and two Schubert Sonatas (MSR). In addition, his collaboration with members of the Takacs Quartet has resulted in a number of releases, including a disc of Brahms with violist Geraldine Walther and cellist Andras Fejer (MSR), two Beethoven Violin Sonatas with violinist Edward Dusinberre (Decca), and Hindemith music for Viola and Piano with Geraldine Walther (MSR). In addition to his performing activities, Korevaar writes on various musical topics.
May 8, 2018 Our Spring Year-End Potluck Brunch will be hosted by Christi Barry at 3980 Canopy Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80908. We ask that you bring a yummy brunch item to share. Coffee, juice, and paper supplies will be provided. Please RSVP to VP Programs, Paul Stephens, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (719) 282-8589.
Past PPMTA Programs
November 14, 2017 Samuel Welsh – “Always Underfoot: New and Old Ideas About the Pedal”
October 10, 2017 Donna Stoering – “Music as Communication: Piano Playing That Unites the Head, the Heart and the Hands”
September 12, 2017 Our Welcome Back Potluck Brunch is a great way to kick off your teaching year. We will enjoy a business meeting that celebrates our 2017-2018 year, food, and fellowship. We will also draw to win a free student entry to each of our 2017-2018 festivals and free music will go to another lucky winner! The brunch will be hosted by the PPMTA Board Members at Graner Music. We ask that you bring a yummy brunch item to share. Coffee and paper supplies will be provided. Please RSVP to VP Programs, Paul Stephens, at email@example.com or by calling (719) 282-8589.