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

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
Date:                                                       Program:                      

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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
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
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Friday, February 9, 2018             
A Modern Minstrel:  Making Music, Teaching Music

Presenter:  Calvin Weatherall

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.
Location:  Aurora Central Library

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Friday, March 9, 2018  
HAPPY 100th LEONARD!
Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial

AMTA members join the global commemoration of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated musicians,  as we perform selections from some of Bernstein’sworks , and acknowledge his contributions to the world of conducting, pedagogy, and humanitarian accomplishments.
Location:  Aurora Central Library

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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
Location:  Aurora Central Library

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**Friday, May 11, 2018     AMTA Luncheon and Installation of New Officers
**Location TBD
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FALL 2017 ARCHIVE :
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

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

Location:  Aurora Central Library
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**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
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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