Calendar of AMTA Meetings

AMTA monthly meetings are open to all members and their guests.  Meetings are designed to keep members updated on our activities at the local, state, and national level, as well as enriching our teaching skills with informative programs.  Presentations  feature a broad variety of topics including motivating our students, teaching literature, implementing  new materials, and supporting performance experiences.  
Have a great program idea?  Share it with AMTA’s Vice President for Programs Grace Christus:  grace_christus@yahoo.com

** NOTE:  This fall, September-December 2018, we are unable to hold meetings at the library due to library functions.  Venue locations are listed below.  Please pay special attention to meeting locations indicated with ** for these months.  Beginning in January 2019, we will return to our regular meeting venue at the Aurora Central Library:
                    Aurora Central Library Large Community Meeting Room
                     14949 E. Alameda Parkway
                    Aurora, CO  80012
Date:         Second Friday of each month September-May
Time:        9:30 to 10:30 am  Business Meeting
                    10:30 to 11:30 am  Program Presentation

2018-2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE           
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Friday, September 14, 2018: 
** Calliope Music Studios:
     2600 S. Parker Road  Building 7, Suite  170    Aurora, CO  80014
Presenter:  Leila Viss
Program:  New Teaching Repertoire Available Only Online
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Friday, October 12, 2018: 
** Calliope Music Studios:
     2600 S. Parker Road  Building 7, Suite  170    Aurora, CO  80014
TBA
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Friday, November 9, 2018: 
** Trinity Baptist Church
     15555 E. Quincy Avenue   Aurora, CO  80015
Presenter:  AMTA Members
Program: Setting Up our annual AMTA Achievement Day Festival
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Friday, December 14, 2018: 
** Colorado Music Studios:
     12201 E Arapahoe Rd C-6, Centennial, CO 80112
Presenter:  AMTA members
Program: HolidAMTA
Join AMTA members for our annual potluck and share your favorite…song, poem, etc.
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Friday, January 11, 2019:
Aurora Central Library
Presenter:  AMTA member Jerome Gilmer
Program: Setting Up Your Simple Home Recording and Videotaping Studio and Posting Online
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Friday, February 8, 2019:
Aurora Central Library
Presenter:  Nicole Rafferty
Program:  Alexander Technique
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Friday, March 8, 2019:
Aurora Central Library
Presenter:  Dr. Zahari Metchkov, CSMTA President
Program:
The Clavichord – the Forgotten Ancestor of the Piano
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Friday, April 12, 2019:
Aurora Central Library
Presenter:  AMTA Members
Program: Humor in Music:
IN -house presentation of musical example to be intertwined with video presentations.
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Friday, May 10, 2019:
** Location:  TBA
Presenter:  AMTA Spring Luncheon and Installation of Officers

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AMTA 2017-2018 Meeting Program Archives:

Friday, September 8, 2017          
Whimsically Macabre Compositions

Presenter: Stacy Fahrion
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Friday, October 13, 2017
MUSIC, DANCE, RHYTHM
Presenter:  Dr. Steve Fiess, NCTM, pianist, composer
                    
Minday Marcus, choreographer

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**Friday, November 10, 2017                 
Ready, Set, Go ACHIEVEMENT DAY 2017 Set-Up
**Trinity Baptist Church
15555 E. Quincy Ave.  Aurora, CO 80015
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Friday, December 8, 2017              
HolidAMTA    
Join AMTA members for our annual potluck and share your favorite…song, poem, etc.
Location:  Aurora Central Library
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Friday, January 12, 2018               
Be the Teacher That Says “Yes!”:
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurodiversity, and Music Lessons

Learn to see abilities, strengths, and joys in teaching students with neurological differences.
Presenter:  Kristin Jordheim CMT

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Friday, February 9, 2018
HAPPY 100th LEONARD!
Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial through performance and stories.
Presented by AMTA Members.
See pictures below May’s announcement.
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Friday, March 9, 2018  
A Modern Minstrel:  Making Music, Teaching Music
Presenter:  Calvin Weatherall
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Friday, April 13, 2018     
WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR PIANO?
The Care and Feeding of your Studio Piano
Presenter:  Julie Cotton, RPT
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**Friday, May 11, 2018     11:o0 AM
AMTA Luncheon and Installation of New Officers
The Athenian Restaurant
15350 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80013

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February 2018:  Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial: Performance Program pictures , arranged in chronological order: 2018 AMTA February meeting
program
Performers in order of appearance:
     Some Other Time (ˆfrom "On the Town"), Jerome Gilmer, piano
     Jerome Gilmer:  Some Other Time  from “On the Town”    
    
     Mary Vanderslice: Selections from Four Anniversaries:
          Felicia Montealegre
            Johnny Mehegan
           David Diamond
           Helen Coates

    
     Stacy Fahrion:  Lukas Foss from Four Anniversaries

     
     Uri Ayn Rovner, trombone solo:  Elegie for Mippy II
 
    
     Grace Christus and Mandy Bomar-Townend:  Overture to “Candide”

      
       Larisa Lewis, violin, with Grace Christus, piano accompanist:  Selections from “West Side Story”
        
    Tonight

            Maria
            I Feel Pretty

    
     Linda Combellick, soprano and Joycelin Grier, Soprano with Mandy Bomar-Townend, piano accompanist:  A Boy Like That  from “West Side Story”

              
     Kerry Cottingham and Cynthia Allor:  America from “West-Side Story”

     

     Nemo, saxophone with Grace Christus, piano accompanist:  A Simple Song from “Mass”