Our November newsletter is available here:
We had a very informative and engaging workshop about the piano on November 13, presented by Jason McDevitt, a local piano technician. A few children but mostly adults attended the workshop at Immanuel UCC and were able to see “hands on” how the piano is made and how it operates. Also, tips on how to care for the instrument were acknowledged as well.
VIRTUAL STUDENT RECITALS
These recitals are open to students of all ages, levels, and abilities. There is no restriction on repertoire and memory is not required, although selections should be performance ready. Teachers should view the videos before uploading.
First registration deadline: December 1, 2021 Register online
Recital posted: December 10, 2021
This is an exciting new initiative that encourages students to discover and explore how music bridges the arts and can deepen our understanding of all art forms. The program challenges the student to be an individual thinker and innovator and to use their own talent and ability to create a unique portfolio or program. Complete information is on the website and can be downloaded.
Video submissions due: January-February 2022
Projects due to teachers: February 1, 2022
Display of projects will be sometime in the Spring
MEETING/SHARING SESSION; January 21, 2022
Our next gathering is on January 21, 2022 at Immanuel UCC Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am. We will be having a brief General Meeting to discuss the upcoming events of 2022 and then a Sharing Session will follow. If you have never been to a Sharing Session, please consider attending. These meetings are very beneficial for discussing studio issues as well as a lot of fun!
News of Note
This is a very important reminder! I will need to know by December 20 how many teachers and an estimated number of students are interested in participating in our SpringFest on March 5 and 6, 2022. Specifics are on the website. https://readingmusicteachers.org/for-students/spring-festival/
Virtual Recital: February 1, 2022 submission; February 10 posted recital
Adult Recital: March 13, 2022 3:00 pm at Holly Altenderfer’s house 1175 Cedar Top Road, Shillington
General Membership Meeting: May 20, 2022 9:00 Board; 10:00 Meeting and Presentation at Immanuel UCC, Shillington
Thanks to our Community Sponsors for supporting our efforts!
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