The purpose of these matching grants is to provide assistance for projects and programs that provide professional and educational development, as well as promotion of music in the state and community.
Below are descriptions of recently awarded projects.
The Secret Of Musical Creativity Project description: Forrest Kinney, author of Pattern Play and Chord Play, would present a session for teachers, students, parents and the community entitled, “The Secret of Musical Creativity,” demonstrating how he teaches improvisation by engaging the student’s latent intuitive guidance—that’s the secret!
Guest Artists For 2015 Tennessee MTA Conference Project description: CMTA requests the MTNA matching grant to help pay the fees and expenses of guest artists, Ingrid Clarfield and Gloria Chien.
Faculty Visit From Murray State University Project description: Will invite faculty members from Murray State University to visit their Chapter. The faculty members have offered the Chapter a variety of programs including a recital; joint master class for area students; and lectures on a variety of subjects, from building a solid piano technique to navigating the college application and audition process.
The Life And Work Of Moritz Moszkowski Project description: Much about Moritz Moszkowski (1854–1925) remains an enigma. Although there is a vague general awareness of his musical oeuvre, Moszkowski is more or less forgotten by modern scholars and musicians. The Chapter will present a seminar to reveal his previously untold life story and discuss his contribution to the transcription genre and present one of his most magnificent virtuosic piano transcriptions in a live performance.
Guest Artist And Singer At State Conference Project description: The Chapter will invite Marvin Blickenstaff and a guest singer with collaborative pianist to the Indiana Music Teachers Association State Conference November 7–8, 2014.
Classically Cool Project description: They will offer a “Classically Cool” education concert series supported with “cool” music appreciation software.
2015 Winter Piano Pedagogy Conference Project description: The Winter Piano Pedagogy Conference aims to bring continuing education to music teachers and professionals in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area and features presentations from recognized clinicians in the area of piano pedagogy. The conference also includes master classes and/or recitals featuring local students and performers.
NEOMTA-BlueWater Young Artist Concerto Competition Project description: They will offer a collaboration between Northeast Ohio Music Teachers Association and BlueWater Chamber Orchestra that provides a Young Artist concerto competition and concert for students grades 5–12 in the greater Cleveland community.
Raise the BarProject description: The purpose of the project is to expand and build diversity in classical music audiences. We offer innovative programming and educational concerts for youth and their communities.
Chamber Music Concerts in Austin Schools Project description: To introduce local students to classical music through interactive chamber music concerts.
2014 CSMTA Conference Keynote Speaker Project description: To bring in a nationally recognized speaker, Joanne Haroutounian, to the Colorado State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA) Conference scheduled for June 4–7, 2014.
IN-SERVICE = COMMUNITY SERVICEProject description: Provide workshops for members of the Douglas Elbert MTA. The information gleaned from these seminars would provide educational opportunities and information that teachers can take back into the communities where they teach.
HMTA Concerto CompetitionProject description: Winners (age 18 and under) of the Concerto Competition will have the opportunity to perform for the community with the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra.
Bringing Guest Artist Gilbert Kalish to Indianapolis: November 1–3 2013Project description: To bring renowned pianist and master teacher, Gilbert Kalish, to the Indianapolis area to perform a recital and conduct a master class for area piano students.
KMTA String and Piano Community OutreachProject description: To provide help for string and piano students who need help with proper instrument rental and lessons. To provide performing outlets for these students to encourage their music education.
88 Keys and 24 SongsProject description: Performances opportunity for our members' students to perform for the community on stage.
Ann Schein Lecture & Master Class Joint VentureProject description: Lecture of musical insights and perspectives by Ann Schein followed by the artist conducting a master class with selected students.
Northern Kentucky Winter Piano Pedagogy ConferenceProject description: To provide opportunity for continuing education for independent piano teachers in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati areas.
Marshmallows and Music 3.0Project description: The purpose of the project is to provide a fun fall musical student program and marshmallow roast for students families and the Derby area community.
Robert Vandall Meet the Composer EventProject description: To provide young musicians in our community with the opportunity to connect and interact with a "living" composer and to provide an outreach opportunity in which we can attempt to educate prospective members to the value of joining our local association.
Texas MTA Teacher Enrichment ConferenceProject description: To provide a retreat/enrichment event that focuses on the essential elements of teaching music and allows a social and networking opportunity for music teachers.
Encounters with a Concert Pianist with Rebecca PenneysProject description: To provide an exciting and inspiration experience for our district's students and teachers that will enhance depth and understanding of our mission to invigorate music, with emphasis on the piano and its repertoire.