October 10, 2023
Nelita True's Legendary Approach to Memorizing Music and the Technic Routine we all learned when entering her studio.
November 14, 2023
From Emotion to Motion: Exploring Emotion to Create Story and Sound
Experience mindfulness tools that explore the connection between emotion, story, and sound through Chee-Hwa’s newest piano book, Once Upon A Journey Book 1. Learn how to move from identifying emotion to communicating story through motion.
December 12, 2023
General Meeting & Holiday Potluck Brunch
BRING YOUR MUSIC FOR THE USED MUSIC SALE!
Meeting Time: 9:30am
Brunch Time: 10:00am
Where: Joan Sawyer’s home
24 Polo Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
RSVP: Sylvia Holt, NCTM
Bring something to share!
January 9, 2024
Lynn Godfriaux Maloy, MM, NCTM
Presented by Lynn Godfriaux Maloy, MM, NCTM
This presentation will introduce approaches to teaching Debussy using three of his works: Revere, his first Arabesque, and Clair de lune. I will demonstrate ways his compositional style reflects use of harmonies for color as well as progression, how he melts bar lines, and how the pianist can incorporate balance to create washes of images and sound. (An optional performance of the three above-mentioned works can be offered after conclusion of the presentation.)
February 13, 2024
Intermediate Master Class
Sara McDaniel, NCTM, Clinician
April 9, 2024
From Habaneras to Huapangos: Developing a sense of rhythm and timing with Latin American repertoire
Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi, NCTM
During this presentation I will introduce Latin American intermediate and advanced pieces that contain rhythmic and timing challenges, and I will demonstrate practical techniques to help students develop a better understanding of rhythm, timing and direction. Some of these challenges include rubato, syncopation, hemiolas, cross-rhythms, irregular rhythms and rhythmic groupings, and toccata-style rhythmic writing. Many of these pieces wer einspired by folk rhythms, including the germinal Habanera dance rhythm, and Huapangos and other 6/8 dances. The goal is to help students learn how to feel music "beyond the beats," to help them develop better rhythmic control, and more efficient and musical ways of organizing phrases based on a sense of embodied rhythmic flow and macrobeat.