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.
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.