Calendar

2017-2018 CALENDAR:  

JUNE 2017

  • June 3:  FSMTA Executive Board Meeting, Gainesville, FL
    • Hampton Inn, Gainesville, FL | 9:00-4:00 pm
    • Reserve your hotel room by May 18 athis link or by calling the hotel directly at 352-371-4171 and using the group code FMT.
  • June 10:  SEU Piano Symposium
    • Southeastern University – Lakeland | 9:00-6:00pm
    • $20 Registration fee for teachers and students

AUGUST 2017

  • August 12:  RMTA Business Meeting & Presentation
    • Lakeland Christian School Choir Room, 1111 Forrest Park Street, Lakeland, FL 33803 | 10:00 A.M.
    • Roundtable discussion

SEPTEMBER 2017

  • September 7-10:  FSMTA State Conference, Coral Gables, FL

OCTOBER 2017

  • Date/Time TBA:  FSMTA District IX Conference
    • Topic: TBA
    • Location: TBA
  • October 28-29:  MTNA Competitions – Tampa

NOVEMBER 2017

  • November 4:  RMTA Master Class
    • More info to follow.

JANUARY 2018

  • January 20:  RMTA Business Meeting & Presentation
    • More info to follow.

FEBRUARY 2018

  • February 3:  FFMC Junior District Festival – Lakeland
    • Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803
    • Chairman:  Lorraine Latham (llatham@lcsonline.org)

MARCH 2018

  • March 17:  RMTA Business Meeting at National Conference in Orlando
    • Details of exact time and location to follow.
  • March 17-21: 2018 National Conference – Orlando
    • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

APRIL 2018

  • April 28:  FSMTA District Student Day
    • Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803
    • Student Registration Fee:  $13 per student
    • Registration Deadline:  TBD
    • Chairman:  Christy Fung (cfung@lcsonline.org)

MAY 2018

  • May 19:  RMTA Incorporation Business Meeting
    • More info to follow.

2016-2017 CALENDAR:  

AUGUST 2016

  • August 20:  RMTA Business Meeting & Presentation
    • Multiple Piano Festival – Music Preview presented by the Multiple Piano Committee (Jonathan Reed, Jane Spencer, and Sheron White) at Lakeland Christian School Choir Room, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803.  The business meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the music preview following.

OCTOBER 2016

  • October 8, 2016:  FSMTA District IX Conference
    • Topic:  Preparing Students for Competitions
    • Florida College Puckett Auditorium, 119 N. Glen Arven Avenue, Temple Terrace, FL  33617
  • October 27-30:  FSMTA State Conference, Altamonte Springs, FL

NOVEMBER 2016

  • November 4 & 5:  RMTA Multiple Piano Festival

JANUARY 2017

  • January 21:  RMTA Business Meeting & Presentation
    • More info to follow.

FEBRUARY 2017

  • February 4:  FFMC Junior District Festival – Lakeland
    • Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803
    • Chairman:  Lorraine Latham (llatham@lcsonline.org)
  • February 18:  FFMC Junior District Festival – Winter Haven

MARCH 2017

  • March 11:  RMTA Business Meeting & Presentation by Dr. Chen
    • Dr. Fen-Fang Chen, Assistant Professor of Music, Piano at Florida Southern College and RMTA member will be presenting the results of a research project.  The business meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the presentation following.
    • Topic:  The presentation will answer the question, “Is it possible to teach students to practice piano effectively and efficiently?” by identifying what practice strategies are presented by piano teachers in applied lessons and how their students practiced in subsequent practice sessions. Then, the presentation will discuss the educational implications of this study. Come learn about the correlation between what teachers say and what students do!
    • Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, Branscomb 204
      • Branscomb 204 is behind the Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall which is part of the Robert A. Davis Performing Arts Center.  Please see this interactive map of the campus for more specific details.

APRIL 2017

  • April 29:  FSMTA District Student Day
    • Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803
    • Student Registration Fee:  $13 per student
    • Registration Deadline:  March 10, 2017
    • Chairman:  Christy Fung (cfung@lcsonline.org)

MAY 2017

  • May 20:  RMTA Incorporation Business Meeting
    • Perkins Restaurant, 6005 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884
    • General Agenda:  
      • Decisions on events, schedules, and venues for the new year
      • Voting on officers for the next two years  
    • We’ll meet in the private room in the back of the restaurant at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast and the business meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.  
      • Breakfast:  9:00 a.m.
      • Meeting:  10:00 a.m.-Noon

2015-2016 CALENDAR:  

AUGUST 2015

  • August 29:  RMTA Business Meeting & Focus Session
    • FSMTA Student Day Theory Focus Session presented by Christy Fung and Lorraine Latham at Lakeland Christian School Choir Room, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803.  The business meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the focus session following.

OCTOBER 2015

NOVEMBER 2015

  • November 14:  RMTA Student Master Class
    • Clinicians:
      • Dr. Charles Hulin, SEU  (Room B201)
      • Jan Khorsandian, USF  (Room B202)
    • Location:  Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall at Florida Southern College, Lakeland


JANUARY 2016

FEBRUARY 2016

  • February 6:  FFMC Junior District Festival – Lakeland
    • Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803
    • Chairman:  Lorraine Latham (llatham@lcsonline.org)
  • February 20:  FFMC Junior District Festival – Winter Haven

MARCH 2016

  • March 5:  RMTA Business Meeting
    • Cancelled
  • March 12:  FSMTA District IX Concerto Competition
    • Location:  Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus                           Performing Arts Building, 2112 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL 33605
    • Registration Deadline:  February 12, 2016
    • Event & Application Info:  Concerto Competition 2016
    • Email Application:  Betty Chester bc88keys@gmail.com
    • Additional information is available:
      • FSMTA website

APRIL 2016

  • April 23:  FSMTA District Student Day
    • Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803
    • Student Registration Fee:  $13 per student
    • Registration Deadline:  TBA
    • Chairman:  Christy Fung (cfung@lcsonline.org)

MAY 2016

  • May 14:  RMTA Incorporation Business Meeting
    • The Back Porch Restaurant, 115 Co Rd 557, Lake Alfred, FL  33850
    • We’ll meet in the private room in the front of the restaurant at 10:00 a.m. for the business meeting.  Lunch will be served afterward.

2014-2015 CALENDAR:  

AUGUST 2014

  • Reed-Jonathan[1]August 9:  RMTA Business Meeting & Presentation
  • Musical Interpolation presented by Dr. Jonathan Reed at Jane Spencer’s studio, 5404 Marina Cove, Lakeland, FL  33813.  The business meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the presentation following.

SEPTEMBER 2014

  • September 13:  RMTA Business Meeting & PresentationOrgan-keyboard-200x300[1]
  • An Organ Crawl presented by Vince Treadway at First Presbyterian Church, 16 N. 3rd Street, Lake Wales, FL 33853.   Come and enjoy this opportunity to learn more about the pipe organ. The presentation is for students, parents, siblings, teachers, and others interested in learningRieger-Organ-300x222[1] about this magnificent instrument. The presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m.  The RMTA Business Meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m.
  • Organ Crawl Brochure:  Organ Crawl 2014

OCTOBER 2014

  • Amy GlennonOctober 11:  FSMTA District IX Conference
    • A workshop by Amy Glennon, Educational Director at the New School of Music in New Jersey will be presented.  Amy Glennon has written articles on piano teaching that have been published in Keyboard Companion Magazine and is the co-author of four duet collections comprising the Side by Side series, distributed by Alfred Publishing. A video tape of her group and private teaching was featured at the 2000 Music Teachers National Convention. Ms. Glennon established the Group Piano Program at Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA) where she was on the piano faculty from 1990-96. She has studied piano with Lee 2014 FSMTA District Conference2Luvisi at the University of Louisville, where she earned her masters degree in Piano Performance.
    • Florida College Puckett Auditorium, 119 N. Glen Arven Avenue, Temple Terrace, FL  33617
    • To Register:  2014 District IX Conference Brochure
  • FSMTA Conference 2014October 23-26:  2014 FSMTA State Conference
    • Conference Registration:  Early registration ($185) deadline is 9/25/14.  Registration after 9/25/14 is $225.
    • Hotel Accomodations:  Double Tree Hotel, 101 S. Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL  32301
  • Single Occupancy $105
    • Double Occupancy $115
    • Includes hot American breakfast buffet
    • Hotel registration deadline for these rates:  9/26/14
  • Conference Highlights:
    • Sessions:  Session topics include technology, as used in teaching; all about piano maintenance and care; the relevance of piano study to other disciplines; musical styles; improvisation and ensemble playing.
    • Friday Evening Concert:  The senior concerto winners will perform with a chamber group from FSU.
    • Saturday Evening Banquet & Concert:  The keynote speaker for the banquet is Brian Chung of Kawai America Corporation.  The conference guest artist is pianist Boris Berman.  His international career spans solo, chamber music, and teaching in all the major musical centers. He will be presenting a master class on Sunday morning.
    • For More Information:  http://www.fmta.org/conference.asp

 NOVEMBER 2014

  • November 7 & 8:  RMTA Multiple Piano Festival

DECEMBER 2014

  • December 4:  McDonald’s Piano-A-Thon from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
    • McDonald’s at 893 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven
    • If your studio is participating,please RSVP to Virginia James.

 JANUARY 2015

  • January 24:  RMTA Business Meeting & PresentationDebbie Mondale
  • Setting Up Young Children and Parents for the Pursuit of a Musical Life presented by Debbie Mondale at Jane Spencer’s studio, 5404 Marina Cove, Lakeland, FL 33813.  The business meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the presentation following.
  • For More Information:  http://musiconnx.com/about-us/debbie-mondale/

 FEBRUARY 2015

  • February 7:  FFMC Junior District Festival (Lakeland)
    • Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803
  • February 14:  Student Performance at Swiss Pro Tea & Spa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Swiss Pro Tea Room & Spa, 1 Park Place, Haines City
    • If your studio is participating, please contact Marie Hasse.
  • February 21:  FFMC Junior District Festival (Winter Haven)
    • NorthRidge Church, 2250 State Road 17, Haines City, FL  33844

 MARCH 2015

  • March 7:  FSMTA District IX Concerto Competition
    • Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus                               Performing Arts Building, 2112 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL 33605
    • Registration Deadline:  February 14, 2015 
  • March 7:  Student Performance at Swiss Pro Tea & Spa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Swiss Pro Tea Room & Spa, 1 Park Place, Haines City
    • If your studio is participating, please contact Marie Hasse.
  • March 21:  FSMTA District Student Day
    • Performance Audition Only
    • Student Registration Deadline:  February 6, 2015
    • Registration Information:  Registration Info and Tally Sheet
    • Registration Fee:  $13.00 per student (Theory Only or Performance Only $10.00 per student)
    • Chairman:  Kathleen Boatright (kboatright@lcsonline.org)
    • Location:  Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803

 APRIL 2015

  • April 11:  FSMTA District Student Day
    • Theory Examinations Only
    • Lakeland:  Lakeland Christian School, Lakeland
    • East Polk:  First Presbyterian Church, Haines City

 MAY 2015

  • May 16:  RMTA Incorporation & Planning Meeting
    • Swiss Pro Tea & Spa at the Train Station, 1 Park Place, Haines City
    • The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by lunch.

 JUNE 2015

  • June 3:  McDonald’s Piano-A-Thon from 3:30-6:00 p.m.
    • McDonald’s at 893 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven
    • If your studio is participating,please RSVP to Virginia James.

2013-2014 CALENDAR IN REVIEW

AUGUST 2013

  • August 17:  2014-2016 Federation Bulletin Music Preview
  • Lakeland Christian School Choir Room at 9:30 a.m.

SEPTEMBER 2013

  • September 28:  RMTA Business Meeting & Presentation
  • How to Organize and Administrate Your Studio presented by Bruce Adams at his home, 122 West Beacon Road, Lakeland, FL  33803.  The business meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the presentation following.

OCTOBER 2013

  • October 26:  District IX Meeting & Conference
  • The Well- Balanced Piano Lesson featuring Dr. Judith Jain at Florida College Puckett Auditorium, 119 N. Glen Arven Avenue, Temple Terrace, FL  33617 from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Schedule of Events:  Meeting • Workshop • Boxed Lunch • Master Class
  • For More Information:  Contact Becky Barlar at barlarb@floridacollege.edu

NOVEMBER 2013

  • November 6-9:  FSMTA State Conference                                                       Omni Hotel, Jacksonville

DECEMBER 2013

  • December 5:  Mc Donald’s Piano-A-Thon from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

    • McDonald’s at 893 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven
    • If your studio is participating, please RSVP to Virginia James.

JANUARY 2014

  • January 25:  RMTA Student Master Class with Dr. Charles Hulin &                 Dr. Jonathan Reed
  • Southeastern University, Lakeland

Register by January 11, 2014:  Please email listing of student names, Junior Festival categories and name of piece to Marie Hasse (mhas80@earthlink.net) by January 11, 2014.

  • January 31:  FFMC Junior District Festival -Lakeland
  • Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803

FEBRUARY 2014

  • February 22:  FFMC Junior District Festival – Winter Haven
  • NorthRidge Church, 2250 SR 17 S, Haines City, FL  33844

MARCH 2014

  • March 8:  District Concerto Competition                                                Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus Performing Arts Building     2112 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL 33605
  • March 20:  RMTA at Harrison Arts Center & RMTA Business Meeting      Harrison Arts Center, 750 Hollingsworth Road, Lakeland, FL  33801                 Dr. Daryl Ward, the new principal at HAC, will give a brief presentation followed by a tour of the new facilities.  The RMTA Business Meeting will be immediately following the tour.

APRIL 2014

  • April 5:  FSMTA District Student Day                                                            Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803
  • Student Registration Fee:  $13.00 per student
    • Registration Deadline:  February 28, 2014
    • Chairman:  Kathleen Boatright (kboatright@lcsonline.org)

MAY 2014

  • May 17:  RMTA Incorporation & Planning Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.

    • Perkins Restaurant, 6005 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL  33884
    • We will meet for fellowship and food at 9:00 a.m. followed by the meeting at 9:30 a.m.
  • May 29:  Mc Donald’s Piano-A-Thon from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

    • McDonald’s at 893 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven
    • If your studio is participating, please RSVP to Virginia James.

2012-2013 CALENDAR IN REVIEW

SEPTEMBER 2012

  • September 8 @ 10:00 AM:  RMTA Business Meeting & Presentation

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASelling on Amazon.com:  Giving Great Literature New Life will be presented by Evonne Blackwelder at her studio at 23 Pine Forest Lane, Haines City, 33844 

  • Literature Distribution:  Frances Coburn will be bringing literature that she will be donating to any RMTA teacher interested.
  • Prospective members are invited to attend.

OCTOBER 2012

  • October 13:  FSMTA District IX Conference

    A workshop on Teenage Exuberance will be presented by Susan Bruckner, Author susanbrucknerheadshot-300x225[1]of The Whole Musician:  A Multi Sensory Guide to Practice, Performance, and Pedagogy.  It covers very recent discoveries in neuroscience and teens, applying them towards music education with specific strategies to make best use of the knowledge in studio and groups.  Emphasis is on avoiding junior high attrition rate and use of social structures to maximize learning, with many specific pedagogical tips in areas such as use of language.  Susan will have copies of her book for sale for $20 at this event.

This workshop will be followed by a master class where Susan will work with teen-age students and demonstrate some of the things that she has talked about in her presentation.  If you have middle school or high school students who would like to perform for this event, please Becky Barlar, District IX President, as soon as possible.  (Contact info below.)

Susan Bruckner is a pianist and teacher with degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the New School for Music Study, and the San Francisco Conservatory.  She has done extensive research on learning styles and brain research pertinent to musicians and is author of the book, The Whole Musician.  She is a frequent clinician and lecturer in the U.S. and abroad.  Susan is head of the piano department of Cabrillo College in CA and has taught formerly at the U. of Utah, Ithaca College in NY and Diablo Valley College in CA.  Her teachers include Frances Clark, Jerome Lowenthal and Paul Hersh.

The schedule of activities and pre-registration forms for this conference will be sent out in September.  There will also be an article in the FSMTA Newsletter about this event.  Please mark this date on your calendar and make your plans to attend.  This a wonderful opportunity not only to grow professionally but also to meet some of the other teachers in our area.  Becky Barlar, District IX President, (813) 988-5891

NOVEMBER 2012

  • November 1-4:  FSMTA 2012 Conference at Deerfield Beach Hilton.  For more information go to http://www.fmta.org/conference.asp

    RMTA Member, Dr. Liana Valente, NCTM will be presenting “Sight Singing in LEVHEAD3[1]the Piano Studio–From the Early Years On” at this year’s conference.  Many college and university programs now require all students to complete courses in sight-singing. In order to better prepare pianists for this challenge, and to introduce young musicians to the joys of group singing, attendees will learn pragmatic methods for including sight-singing in the piano lesson.

  • November 9 & 10:  Multiple Piano Festival

    • Student Registration Deadline:  October 1
    • Registration Fee:  $10.00 per student
    • Director:  Mr. Brandon Fung
    • Rehearsal:  Friday, November 9
    • Concert:  Saturday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m.
    • Both rehearsal and concert will be at Medulla Baptist Church, 3930 Old State Rd. 37, Lakeland, FL  33813

DECEMBER 2012

  • December 6:  Mc Donald’s Piano-A-Thon from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

    •  McDonald’s at 893 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven
    • If your studio is participating, please RSVP to Evonne Blackwelder by Wednesday, December 5th.

JANUARY 2013

  • January 19 @ 10:00 AM:  RMTA Business Meeting & Presentation

Adapting Student Practice Methods As They Progress will be presented by Bruce Adams at his home, 122 West Beacon Road, Lakeland, FL  33803.

  • January 30 & 31:  Master Class and Concert with Dr. Julie Jordan at Vanguard School

FEBRUARY 2013

  • FFMC Junior District Festivals

    • February 16:  Winter Haven District Festival at NorthRidge Church, 2250 SR 17 S, Haines City, FL  33844
    • February 23:  Lakeland District Festival at Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803

MARCH 2013

  • March 9 @ 10 AM:  RMTA Business Meeting

APRIL 2013

  • April 13:  FSMTA District Student Day

    • Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL  33803

MAY 2013

  • May 11:  RMTA Incorporation & Planning Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.

    • Perkins Restaurant, 6005 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL  33884
    • We will meet for fellowship and food at 9:00 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10:00 a.m.
  • DATE TBA:  Mc Donald’s Piano-A-Thon from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

    • McDonald’s at 893 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven
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