Upcoming meeting calendar

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: 
3413 Pembroke St
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: 
3413 Pembroke St
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 
3413 Pembroke St
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:00am
Location: 
3413 Pembroke St
Contact: 
Vanessa Felhauer
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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 9:00am
Location: 
3413 Pembroke St
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 9:00am
Location: 
Vanessa's house - 3413 Pembroke St.
Contact: 
Vanessa Felhauer
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Monday, September 11, 2017 - 9:00am
Description: 
General Meeting at 9:00 and presentation at 10:00 Lori Frazer will present - Here are some of the topics: Rights of copyright owners. What are the exemptions for reproducing. Recording copy written materials. Performance laws. Copyright durations. What are the penalties. Topics will also include digital sheet music apps, as well as legal arranging tips. There will be handouts:-)
Location: 
Piano Center of the Rockies 2721 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Notes: 
970-663-0808 home 970-215-3154 cell
Contact: 
Don Hahn
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Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:00am
Description: 
The topic of the presentation is "social media presence". Briana Harris from UNC will take us through the steps to make our own website and to create our own "studio" FaceBook page.
Location: 
Trinity Lutheran Church
Notes: 
There will be handouts!
Contact: 
Don Hahn
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Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:00am
Location: 
Vanessa's house - 3413 Pembroke St
Contact: 
Vanessa Felhauer
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Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Description: 
Alejandro Cremachi will lead us on a tour of the FCMTA website. His expertise on other subjects could be explored as well time permitting. We will have Alejandro's presentation at 9:00-10:00 and the business meeting from 10:00-11:00.
Location: 
Trinity Lutheran Church
Contact: 
Don Hahn
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Monday, January 8, 2018 - 9:00am
Description: 
Tina Vernon and others will go over the Student Achievement Day goals, requirements, and procedures. For the Colorado Music Teachers Association website information on StAD go to http://www.comusicteachers.net/sites/default/files/ADay/GeneralGuidelines.pdf
Location: 
Trinity Lutheran Church
Contact: 
Don Hahn
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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 9:00am
Location: 
Vanessa's house - 3413 Pembroke St
Contact: 
Vanessa Felhauer
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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:00am
Description: 
Bill Harned will present a program based on his research surveying the techniques that are in use in universities in the USA. Bill is currently in his second year of taking lessons with Dr. Adam Zukiewicz at UNC. He spent this past summer studying with him where he is on staff at the International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy. There, Bill performed the entire Ravel Piano Trio and accompanied opera scenes and singers. Also this past summer he participated in the Pablo Casals Music Festival in Prades, France and took lessons with Olivier Gardon, who teaches at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris. He also participated in a summer program in Salzburg, Austria, studying Lieder accompaniment with Mitsumi Moteki, a vocal coach at the University of Colorado. Bill is on the Board of Directors for FCMTA as the secretary. Kris Eveland Lund, MM, MT-BC will discuss her experiences of working with piano students with special needs and how those experiences lead her to seek a second degree in Music Therapy. She will highlight the distinctions between music education and music therapy; sharing ideas about when and how adaptive lessons are appropriate for bridging the spaces between. Kris is excited to present information that furthers her vision for making music accessible to all people.
Location: 
Trinity Lutheran Church
Contact: 
Don Hahn
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Monday, March 5, 2018 - 9:00am
Description: 
RE: playing with pain/injury It has come to my attention over the past few years that this is a wide-spread issue with performers. I attended a national music teachers conference and a state conference where there were presentations about this subject. I recently had a FaceBook friend comment that after a two hour gig he could not pick up a piece of paper. The latest magazine of the National Music Teachers Association had an article about this issue, "The Reality of Injuries in a Musician's Career" by Braulio Bosi. I have invited a number of gigging musicians in the area as well as a member of the CU faculty to speak about this. It has become clear to me that although there are some conditions which have a good prognosis there are others which do not. As music teachers we need to be more aware of the issue and be sure that students have good practice habits and a healthy approach to playing. Joe Scott of Acoustic Eidolon has consented to speak about his Focal Dystonia condition and his strategies to compensate in order to continue to play at a high level. "I have also invited former violist and string music teacher Kristin Schuett to share the positive and negative results of her injuries in her music career." I have invited Bill Bohnenblust to speak about playing in pain as a gigging jazz pianist. Val Smalley, an accomplished percussionist and a physical therapist is expected to be a member of the panel. CU Boulder doctoral student, Scott Schwab, has experienced injury  issues and worked with Barbara Lister-Sink. His dissertation project will be about her teachings on this subject. Bill Harned, FCMTA board member and piano performance doctoral candidate at UNC will share his rehab and maintenance progress after suffering a ski injury. Jennifer Hayghe, Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Colorado Boulder has agreed to chair the panel. March 5 at 10:00 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 East Stuart, Fort Collins CO
Location: 
Trinity Lutheran Church
Contact: 
Don Hahn
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Monday, April 2, 2018 - 9:00am
Location: 
Vanessa's house - 3413 Pembroke St
Contact: 
Vanessa Felhauer
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Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:00am
Description: 
Mary Ann Ranney will present the Taubman method. The Taubman approach to playing (any instrument really) includes principles and motions that both prevent injury and also free up arms/hands/ fingers for greater facility and freedom technically in order to produce beautiful sound and musical playing. Many of the principles also translate to preventing injury in activities of daily living.
Location: 
Trinity Lutheran Church
Contact: 
Don Hahn
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Monday, May 14, 2018 - 9:00am
Location: 
Home of Mary Ann Ranney
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:00am
Location: 
Vanessa's house - 3413 Pembroke St
Contact: 
Vanessa Felhauer
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