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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

Member Events, 2016–2017

Welcome Back Brunch

2016–2017 Season October 14, 2016, 10:30am – 12:30pm

All members are invited to our annual Welcome Back Brunch on Friday, October 14, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, 95 Cedar Street in Newington, Connecticut.

There is no charge to attend this event! But please bring a dish to share with others. Notify ccnagl@eqoecuv.pgvAnne Lee ASAP if you plan to attend. Directions: If using a GPS device, put Mill Street in for the library address. The entrance is on Mazzoccoli Way (formerly Mill Street), there is no direct access from Cedar Street.

Book Discussions

November 18, 10:00 – 11:30am

Hosted by Suzan Korman, 100 Old Maids Lane, South Glastonbury, CT. Book: The Ways Children Learn Music, by E. Bluestine. Please RSVP as soon as possible to qjmydayuiku@xejcqyb.secSuzan Korman.

April 21, 10:00 – 11:30pm

Hosted by Suzan Korman, 100 Old Maids Lane, South Glastonbury, CT. Book: Questions and Answers, by Frances Clark.

Pedagogy Workshop

2016–2017 Season February March 10, 10:00 – 11:30 am

NOTE: Dr. Julie Knerr's Piano Safari pedagogy workshop which was scheduled for this Friday am has been postponed due to the winter storm to March 10, 2017 10:00-11:30 am. Please RSVP to enypmiorivvtmers@kqemp.gsqJulie Knerr. Thank you and see you then!

Introduction to the Piano Safari Piano Method
Written by Dr. Julie Knerr and Katherine Fisher

Hosted by Julie Knerr, Location 60 Wilton Road, Windsor, CT.

Please join us for an introduction to the Piano Safari Method, an innovative method for beginning pianists that combines patterned pieces taught by rote with an intervallic approach to reading. Also included are technical exercises based on research, and a teacher-friendly approach to improvisation. Refreshments will be served.


With Paul Rutman February 4, 2017, 3:00-5:00 PM

Featuring advanced students of CSMTA teachers.

Shawn’s Piano, 221 Newfield Avenue, Hartford, CT.
FREE to all CSMTA Teachers and students wishing to observe!

CSMTA Conference

2016–2017 Season Saturday, October 22, 2016 9am - 4:30pm

The CSMTA State Conference Committee has been busy planning the Fall Conference 2016. I think the CSMTA members are in for a big treat! We have Catherine Rollin and Nick Ambrosino presenting! The following pages include the registration forms, directions to the venue, information on the presenters and sessions, a schedule of the day and an advertising poster. Please feel free to print the poster and hang in your studio, your local music store or library.

There are time sensitive materials included! The early registration deadline ends September 30th. Final deadline for mail-in registration is October 15th - when head count and food choices go to the caterer. Please send in the appropriate fees accordingly and note same day registrations do not include lunch. Mail-in registrations will not be accepted after October 15th. These forms are also accessible on the state's website. We hope to see you there!

Details and form.