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:

Except where indicated (**), all AMTA monthly meetings will be held at:
Location:  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

2017-2018 PROGRAM SCHEDULE           
Friday, March 9, 2018  
A Modern Minstrel:  Making Music, Teaching Music
Presenter:  Calvin
Calvin is a consumate entertainer and a passionate teacher of music. He has been doing both since the ’70s in his native Canada, the United States, and in Europe. With an extensive repertoire and versatility for many musical genres.  When teaching guitar, bass, harmonica, ukulele, mandolin, voice, or music theory, his patience and enthusiasm for students of all ages knows no bounds.

Friday, April 13, 2018     

The Care and Feeding of your Studio Piano

Presenter:  Julie Cotton, RPT
Location:  Aurora Central Library


**Friday, May 11, 2018     AMTA Luncheon and Installation of New Officers
**Location TBD
Friday, February 9, 2018
Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial through performance and stories.

Performance Program, arranged in chronological order :2018 AMTA February meeting

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”

            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”



Friday, September 8, 2017   
Whimsically Macabre Compositions

Presenter: Stacy Fahrion
CCA Adjunct Instructor and AMTA member Stacy Fahrion shares her original compositions.
Location:  Aurora Central Library

Friday, October 13, 2017
Presenter:  Dr. Steve Fiess, NCTM, pianist, composer
Minday Marcus, choreographer

Location:  Aurora Central Library

**Friday, November 10, 2017                 
Ready, Set, Go ACHIEVEMENT DAY 2017

On site set-Up for AMTA’s big event, Achievement DAy 2017
**Location:  Trinity Baptist Church
                       15555 E. Quincy Ave.  Aurora, CO 80015

Friday, December 8, 2017       
Join AMTA members for our annual potluck and share your favorite…song, poem, etc.
Location:  Aurora Central Library

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
Kristin Jordheim couldn’t have  known that singing at the hospital bed of her  grandfather at age four would lead to a career in music therapy and teaching.   She holds music therapy and therapeutic recreation degrees from New York University. She is a Certified Music Therapist and a Neurologic Music Therapist, maintaining a private practice, called Advantage Music Therapy, and teaching studio in Denver.  

Kristin has been a CSMTA State Conference presenter twice in the last few years.  She is active in DAMTA where she is a  DAMTA Past President. Kristin is a member of AMTA (American Music Therapy Association), MTNA  and the AGO   (American Guild of Organists).
Location:  Aurora Central Library