SEPTEMBER 2019

Tuesday, September 17
Recital Hall, Pecknel Music Company
1312 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
10:00 am - meeting
11:30 am - annual light luncheon

Panel Discussion:
Tips for Choosing Appropriate & Inspiring Repertoire for Study and Performance
Dr. Lorri Turcios, moderator

Choosing literature for our students can be a daunting task. Teachers want performance pieces to serve a purpose within the overall curriculum as well as motivate and inspire. Experienced teachers will share their ideas on how to find that "perfect piece."

                   

 

 

 

 

Panelists: Anna Burrell, Rachael Mulnix, Muriel Murr

Light "Kick-off" Luncheon
Inspiration • Food • Fellowship

Members with last names A-G are asked to bring a protein-type salad (chicken, tuna, taco, etc.).
Members with last names H-O are asked to bring other salads (pasta, veggie, fruit, etc.).
Members with last names P-Z are asked to bring a dessert.

GMTA will provide rolls and beverages.


OCTOBER 2019

Tuesday, October 15
Musical Innovations
150-G Tanner Road at Butler Road, Greenville, SC 29607
Greenville, SC 29607

9:30 am - hospitality
10:00 am - meeting

REAL ARTISTS DON'T HAVE TO STARVE
with Lori Lane, Founder of Artios Academies

Although our generation was taught about the "starving artist," entrepreneurship and success in the arts are alive and well! Learn how marketable, arts-related skills can evolve into successful careers. Walk away with practical information that will assist your students (and their parents) to celebrate creativity and entrepreneurship in the arts. You may even find yourself dreaming new dreams as well.

Lori Lane is a visionary, educator and administrator with 36 years of experience in entrepreneurship, the arts and arts education. She is the founder of Artios Academies for the Visual and Performing Arts with six campuses throughout the United States. Lori currently serves as the Director of Development for Artios and also teaches The Entrepreneurial Musician class at BJU.

Hospitality: Rita Hassig, Dot Kelly, Gina Sprunger


NOVEMBER 2019

Tuesday, November 19
Recital Hall, Pecknel Music Company
1312 N. Pleasantburg, Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
9:30 am - hospitality
10:00 am - meeting

YOU CAN TEACH IMPROV—MYTHS AND METHODS OF HYMN AND FOLK IMPROV
with
Dr. Peter Davis

Teaching improvisation—it's simpler than you think! Dispel myths and discover improvisation activities. Explore combinations of basic chords and fun patterns with simple songs. Discuss skill scaffolding for smooth learning. Free starter kit included.

Dr. Peter Davis has degrees in Piano Performance and Church Music from Bob Jones University and a PhD in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. He has studied padegogy with Jane Magrath and Reid Alexander, and piano with Jane Magrath, Laurence Morton, George Katz, Kenneth Cooper and Jerie Gail Ramsey. On the music faculty of BJU since 1985, Dr. Davis has taught piano, pedagogy, composition, arranging, and advanced keyboard skills. He is currently the BJU Keyboard Studies department head. 

Hospitality: Becky Hughes, Rachel Siglin, Lorri Turcios


JANUARY 2020

Tuesday, January 21
Recital Hall, Pecknel Music Company
1312 N. Pleasantburg, Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
9:30 am - hospitality
10:00 am - meeting

ROTE OR NOT TO ROTE? 
MTNA WEBINAR EXCERPTS AND DISCUSSION
with
May Lauren Brinkman and Dr. Lorri Turcios

         

 

 

 

 

Most of us have inherited a transfer student who was taught mostly by rote . . . they could copy by ear or sight, but music reading was lacking. Is rote teaching merely to "copy," or does it have a deeper purpose? Does it have a place in our studios? Come join the discussion with May Lauren Brinkman and Dr. Lorri Turcios and maybe gain a new perspective on an old teaching method.

GMTA President May Lauren Brinkman has a private studio in Simpsonville with the goal of creating life-long musicians. Students learn improvisation, arranging, and composition alongside practice habits, problem solving, and reading approaches to music learning. She holds degrees from Furman University and UGA.

GMTA VP of Programs, Lorri Turcios, holds masters degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Bob Jones University and Southern Methodist University respectively, and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from Bob Jones University. 

Hospitality: May Lauren Brinkman, Jan Flinte, Shelley Johansen


FEBRUARY 2020 ~ INTERMEDIATE MASTER CLASS

Saturday, February 1
Steinway Piano Gallery
743 Congaree Road, Suite A  •  Greenville, SC 29607
Master Class Time: 2:00 pm

PIANO MASTER CLASS: ARTFUL ADVICE FOR THE INTERMEDIATE PIANO STUDENT
with Dr. Kenon Renfrow

GMTA members will submit intermediate piano students to perform and learn in this unique "lesson" environment. We will be privileged to have Dr. Kenon Renfrow, a well-known composer and pedagogue, as our master teacher. His varied experience as a composer performer and educator on both the pre-college and collegiate levels promises to offer inspiration for both participants and audience members alike.

Submit intermediate piano student's information (name, age, repertoire and publisher) to Lorri Turcios. Submissions are limited to one entry per teacher and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. DEADLINE: January 22, 2020, 8:00 pm.


MARCH 2020

Tuesday, March 17
Musical Innovations
150-G Tanner Road at Butler Road • Greenville, SC 29607
9:30 am - hospitality
10:00 am - meeting

PRODIGIES: LESSONS FOR THE YOUNG MUSICIAN 
with
Dr. Michael Linings, Prodigies Representative

Prodigies is based on the idea that during formative years of language development, children can learn music like a language. By introducing "meaningful play" with pitch and solfege syllables, children can be taught a high degree of musical literacy and even develop absolute pitch. Prodigies is a website, an app and a curriculum that's all about giving young children a fun, effective and accessible music education with an emphasis in aural and rhythmic development.

Michael Lining holds a B.S. in Music Education and an M.A. in Church Music. He is passionate about music education in the early childhood realm, and leads a pre-kindergarten music class at Bethel Baptist Child Development Center where he also leads worship music on Sundays. Michael helps Prodigies with their day-to-day business operations and also records music for the curriculum in his home studio.

Hospitality: Julie Carrier, Rianne Cho, Muriel Murr


APRIL 2020

Tuesday, April 21
Recital Hall, Pecknel Music Company
1312 N. Pleasantburg, Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
9:30 am - hospitality
10:00 am - meeting

Summer Studio Shape-Up!
with
Dr. Lorri Conder Turcios



How do we avoid the "summer slide" and keep our students engaged and progressing from the end of May through August? Dr. Lorri Turcios will give us an update on the newest possibilities for a fun-filled, productive summer!

GMTA VP of Programs, Lorri Turcios, holds masters degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Bob Jones University and Southern Methodist University respectively, and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from BJU. 

Hospitality: Ina Pegram, Deanna Moore, Lorri Turcios