Resources and Opportunities
- The TMTA Speakers List is a reference of presenters, masterclass teachers and judges for Local Associations.
Please contact Adam Clark with questions or to add / update your information.
- Advocacy for the arts at all levels throughout Tennessee where needed, including supporting local arts organizations, promoting education and working with legislators to secure funding.
- Teach Piano Today
A website brimming with innovative piano teaching resources!
- New York Philharmonic for Kids
New York Philharmonic’s Kid Zone – A wealth of activities for children!
- From the Top
A full archive of more than 300 radio shows, hundreds of pages about our young musicians, and application information for our radio show, scholarships, and arts leadership programs.
- American Music Teacher Sign in with your email address.
- MTNA e-Journal Your email address is your login and password.
Upcoming Events - Competitions, Festivals and Camps
As part of the TTU Summer Music Institute, I am offering a 3-day piano camp from May 28-31. I will be joined by my piano colleague Paul Thurmond ; we will be offering sessions on collaborative playing, sightreading, technical development, practicing ,memorization and performance anxiety. Students will also have the opportunity to accompany small choral groups. Students will receive private lessons, and all students will perform on the final concert on our new Steinway Concert Grand. I look forward to working with the students and hope you will encourage your high school piano students to join us. the application and brochure is available on our newly designed website: www.tntech.edu/fine-arts/music
The 15th annual TTU Young Artist Piano Competition will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019. I will let you know when the application is online.
HAVE YOU BEEN WANTING TO EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF SOUTH KOREA?
Here is your opportunity! The East/West International Piano Festival will hold its fourth annual summer festival in Seoul, South Korea from July 29th to August 10th, 2019. The previous three festivals were held in major locations throughout China. Founded in 2016 by Dr. David Northington, the Festival is open to gifted students and teachers of all ages, and provides an opportunity for students to study with an outstanding international faculty, including Dr. Jerome Reed from Nashville (Lipscomb University), Dr. Cahill Smith from Cleveland (Lee University), and Dr. David Northington from Knoxville (Powell Endowed Professor Emeritus from the University of Tennessee). The application deadline is June 15th, and complete information on the Festival and its distinguished faculty is available on the official website: www.ewpianofest.com. For further questions, please contact Dr. David Northington at email@example.com. SEE YOU IN SOUTH KOREA!!!
June 23-29, 2019
Lee University’s School of Music will host an International Piano Festival and Competition. The festival is open to participants of all ages and levels and will include masterclasses and recitals by international world-class artists, classes on piano literature, historical performance, chamber music, and collaborative piano. College and pre-college applicants may enter the competition, with prizes totaling $10,000. The total cost for the festival’s tuition, accommodations, registration, and meals is $600 for participants. Visit www.leeupiano.com to apply.
The MusicLink Foundation links low income families with professional music teachers who are willing to reduce their fee to make the lessons more affordable for the student. Assistance is available for music, materials, instruments and music camp scholarships.
More than 40 piano resources on everything from learning and teaching piano to tuning and genre resources.