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Member Events, 2017–2018

MAP Seminar

Friday September 29, 2017 10:00-11:30 am

Our first member event for CSMTA Hartford Chapter will be on Friday September 29 at 10:00 am at the Home of Suzan Korman, Former Chapter President 100 Old Maids Lane, South Glastonbury, CT. 06073. Come join us for a lively and informative meeting as Suzan (MAP Chair) leads the discussion on the Music Achievement Program. This program will give an overview of the MAP syllabus, as well as answer questions for those of you who have already done MAP!

Please RSVP ASAP to Suzan Korman. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Come learn and have fun with your CSMTA friends!

CSMTA Conference

CSMTA will hold a conference on October 14th, 2017 from 12:30 to 5:30 PM at the Cultural Arts Center, Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill RD, Hamden, CT 06517. The conference will include Luxuan Elly Wen on Introduction to Chinese Piano Music, Aaron Butler on Dalcroze: If you can move it, you can play it, and Joey Lieber on Improv Pedagogy for beginners.

For more information or registration contact csmtapres@gmail.com, and see the following documents:

Conference Poster
Conference Presenters and Sessions
Conference Registration & Directions
Conference Schedule
Conference Session Descriptions

Games Workshop

Friday December 8, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Our second meeting will be held at the home of Maryjane Peluso, Chapter President 32 Pequot Road, Plainville, CT. We will discuss how to bring FUN and spontaneity to our studios, as we prepare for the new year. Come join, bring ideas, and share ideas on how to use games, contests, and incentives to your studio. Please RSVP lxuatlyz22@rxltw.nzxMaryjane Peluso.

Honors Student Masterclass

January 20th, 2018 3-5pm

Join us as we welcome back Professor Margreet Francis for an Honors Level Master Class, January 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm. SPACE IS LIMITED. Location: Hartt School of Music, Rm 144 at the Fuller Music Center at the University of Hartford. Registration information to follow in the next newsletter. Free of charge to CSMTA teachers and students who attend! If you have interested students, please contact lszfcjd7564@nzxnlde.ypeHoury Schmeizl. MAXIMUM number of students to perform is 4. (Maximum space in studio approximately 22 people).

MARGREET FRANCIS is on the collegiate faculty of The Hartt School where she serves as Co-Director of Performance 20/20, Hartt’s Honors Chamber Music Program and Co-Chair of the Piano Department, as well as Chair of the Piano Department of The Hartt School Community Division. She is also a member of the Hartford Symphony where she plays piano, harpsichord and celesta. Her performances have been recorded for the Centaur label and regularly broadcast over radio and T.V. Ms. Francis studied at the Eastman School, The New England Conservatory and The Hartt School of Music, where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Piano Performance. As a soloist, Ms. Francis has appeared with many orchestras throughout the Eastern United States including the Hartford Symphony, the Manchester Symphony and the Baroque Arts Chamber Orchestra of D.C. performing a wide variety of literature including piano concerti, harpsichord concerti, two piano concerti as well as all of the Bach Brandenburg Concerti. In the collaborative arena, Ms. Francis has recently resurrected the Hartt Faculty Recital Series bringing together the talents of the many Hartt Faculty members including the Miami String Quartet and Hartford Symphony musicians. She also spent several years playing piano with the New World Chamber Ensemble, a group known for its championing of works by contemporary composers. Other Chamber Music performances have included appearances on the Hartford Atheneum’s Sunday Serenades Series, the Trinity Carillon Series, Chamber Music Plus, the Soni Fidelis Woodwind Quintet and Trio ARIOSO. As an accompanist, she works regularly with world renowned instrumentalists including performances at the National Flute Convention and the International French Horn Convention.

Book Discussion

Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:00-11:30 am

Join us for lively discussion at the last Member Event of the year, held at the home of CSMTA long time member Anne Cassarino 1020 Hillstown Road, Glastonbury, CT. The book we will discuss is titled: The Little Girl in the Yellow Dress by Nancy Kaesler. The book discusses the very important subject of how to deal with Stage Fright. Please RSVP Anne Cassarino directly at 860-633-3867.

Coffee and Light refreshments will be served.