2020-2021

All meetings are virtual.

September 18th Friday 10:30 am

ZOOM Virtual Board/Committee Chair Meeting- Open to All Members. Please email David Brunell for the ZOOM link at dbrunell@utk.edu

October 16th, 10:30 am                                           

Synergy of Ears and Fingers 

Lecture by Dr. Vladimir Valjarevic 

Effective piano pedagogy trains both ears and fingers from an early  age, and the well-trained ear enables the fingers to create endless  varieties and nuances of expression at the piano. The lecture will  look into ways of making this bond stronger and more efficient. 

Valjarevic teaches piano at Mannes School of Music and Rutgers  University, and piano literature and pedagogy at Mannes. For more  information, visit http://www.vladimirvaljarevic.com 

November 20th, 11:00 am 

French Salon Pieces 

Lecture by Dr. Gwendolyn Mok 

This program will explore pieces written during the Belle Epoque period (1875-1920) by genre. Works by Ravel, Faure and Debussy will be paired with Coleridge-Taylor, Enescu and Tailleferre. The level of these pieces range from Advanced Beginner to Advanced Intermediate. Dr. Mok will provide links to scores available for these little gems and will focus on two or three works in more detail with regard to teaching points.

Dr. Mok teaches at San Jose State University. For more information, visit http://www.gwendolynmok.com

December 11th, Time TBD

Town hall- sharing teaching tips for online teaching.

January 15th, 10:30 am 

Debussy’s Children’s Corner: Parody or Homage? 

Lecture by Dr. Edward Neeman 

Hidden behind the outward charm of the six pieces that make up Claude Debussy’s Children’s Corner lie hidden references to fellow composers Muzio Clementi, Jules Massenet, Camille Saint-Saens, and Richard Wagner. Was Debussy merely poking fun at his colleagues, or was he paying a tongue-in-cheek homage at composers he in fact admired? This lecture examines this question by searching out the likely original sources of these whimsical pieces.

Dr. Neeman teaches at Australian National University. For more information, visit https://music.cass.anu.edu.au/people/dr-edwardneeman

February 

Knoxville’s Got Talent (Online Version) 

Co-hosted by UT KMTA Student Chapter 

An online showcase of our local talent. Please prepare to send music videos by 2/15. Shorter solo and ensemble pieces are preferred. The student chapter will select videos and compile an  online recital.  

March 

KMTA Theory Exams 

April 

KMTA Performance Auditions 

May/June 

TMTA Conference