We have monthly programs that start right after our general meetings:
October 23rd, 2017 Tamara Friedman "Mozart a la Mode" — A double entendre meaning both "in style" and (more playfully) "with a cherry on top" She will focus on the identification of expressive subject matter in Mozart's music and how to convey it to the listener via the 18th - century performance practices espoused by C.P.E. Bach, D.G. Turk, and others.
November 27th, 2017 Forrest Kinney "Teaching Artistry, Musicality, and Creativity from the First Lesson” What is artistry? Musicality? Creativity? All these have to do with one's sensitivity and responsiveness. How can these essential qualities be cultivated from the very first lesson? In short: By learning in a way similar to the way that Clara Schumann was taught at the age of five. In the matter of a few years, she was practicing all the arts of music with artistry: improvising, arranging, composing, and interpreting. Forrest will present approaches that can be added to the approaches teachers already use, approaches that can develop the ability to listen deeply and respond to tones.
January 22nd, 2018 Tripp Hook- Financial Advisor / Investment "7 Steps to Financial Peace” He will review the seven steps and hold a question and answer segment.
February 26th, 2018 Robin McCabe “HEARING BETWEEN THE NOTES: Exploring ways to hone the ears of our students” The discussion will use examples of familiar repertoire, addressing issues of timing, melodic gradation, and other pillars of general musicianship.
April 23rd, 2018 George Bozarth "Brahms a la Brahms" Professor Bozarth will speak about how Brahms played his own music – rather different than the way we do now.