TMTA seeks to raise standards of music teaching and performance in the state,
to cultivate fraternal relations among members of the profession, to support members in all matters pertaining to their profession, to develop productive relationships with school and community organizations, and to promote accreditation for qualified music teachers in Tennessee.
Piano Arts Festival "Pianists and Friends" - Celebrating Solo and Collaborative Piano - Honoring the Memory of Sin-Hsing Tsai
Friday, March 3, 3:00 in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall. Collaborative and Piano Ensemble Master Class Special guest ChoEun Lee will coach students in an eight-hand piano ensemble number as well as two accompanied vocal selections. Dr. Lee is on the faculty of Lee University and is a specialist in collaborative piano and vocal coaching. Free admission. Parking is available in lot 10, which is in the block across the street from the Fine Arts Center. You can access this lot from either East 5th Street or Palmetto Street.
Friday, March 3, 7:30 in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall. UTC Music Faculty Concert Hear accomplished instrumentalists and singers from the UTC faculty along with a tribute to Dr. Tsai by Dr. Lee Harris, Music Division Chair. Performing are Monte Coulter, marimba (with guest Monte Coulter IV, clarinet); Ronda Ford, flute; Eric Hanson, double bass; Rebecca St. Goar, mezzo-soprano; Jocelyn Sanders, horn; Clint Schmitt, saxophone; Nikolasa Tejero, clarinet; David and Gigi Walters, piano duo; Perry Ward, baritone; Kenyon Wilson, tuba; collaborative pianists Sigrid Luther and Jenny Parker; and guest pianist Alan Nichols performing a composition by Jonathan McNair.
Saturday, March 4, 7:30. Benefit Concert for the UTC Piano Program, with guest pianist Chih-Long Hu. Dr. Hu is on the faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and performed piano duo concerts with Dr. Tsai. There will also be tributes to Dr. Tsai by Dr. Stuart Benkert (Interim Head of the Department of Performing Arts), Kelsey Huffman (former student of Dr. Tsai), Dr. Nikolasa Tejero (friend and colleague) and Sung-Ho “Andy” Tsai (brother of Dr. Tsai). A slide show will present highlights of a remarkable life. Tickets $15 ($5 for students), reception following. Tickets can be purchased the night of the concert. For advanced ticket sales, CLICK HERE
Sunday, March 5, 3:00. Piano Extravaganza! Four concert grands on stage, with works for two, four, six and eight hands! Hear UTC students and alumni dazzle with favorites like “Dance of the Flowers,” “Variations on a Theme by Paganini,” and “Bolero.” Special guest pianists Hsin-I Guo and Patrick Rice will perform a stunning two-piano arrangement of “The Serpent’s Kiss” Rag Fantasy. The alumni performers and most of their music were selected by Dr. Tsai for this year’s event. Our fourth grand piano, a Steinway D, is provided through the generosity of Summitt Pianos. Free admission
30th Anniversary Scholarship Awards Fund Drive
Funds Raised as of 7/15/16: $3,390
Funds Needed to Reach Goal: $6,610
The TMTA Board of Directors invites you to help us celebrate this milestone. A gift of $30 will enable us to reach our goal of raising $10,000 for the Fund. Donations of any amount will help the Fund grow, so that we can give more significant scholarship awards to students across the state. Visit our Scholarship Page to donate now through Paypal!