Serving Manhattan, Kansas and the Surrounding Communities
Welcome to MAMTA!
Guests are welcome to attend our meetings. They are usually held at Glenn's Music on Poyntz Avenue or Manhattan Christian College on Anderson Avenue. Please contact us with any questions you may have!
MAMTA Honors Recital
Kirmser Recital Hall, McCain Building, K-State
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Information regarding event times and locations is provided by various members of the organization. Times and locations are subject to change and manhattanareamusicteachers.org is not responsible for incorrect information. Please contact the event chairperson or performer to verify event information.
Recent Past Events
January 8, 2021: MAMTA Meeting via Zoom, Program by Mary Ellen Sutton: "'Chopin's Piano: In Search of the Instrument that Transformed Music,' by Paul Kildea"
February 12: MAMTA Meeting via Zoom, Program: Dr. Bruce Lin (guest presenter)- Zen Piano Studies: The Role of Piano Playing in Dealing with Anxiety and Overall Wellness
February 13: MAMTA Concerto Competition (in-person and pre-recorded)
March 12: MAMTA Meeting via Zoom
April 9: MAMTA Meeting via Zoom, Program by Paula Neihouse Moseman -- "Tonara Online System for Lesson Management"
May 21: MAMTA Meeting via Zoom
June 5: MAMTA Honors Recital
August 20: MAMTA Meeting at Cheryl Savage's home
September 10: MAMTA Meeting at Pickering's home; Program by Paula Moseman: "This Is Your Brain on Music" by Daniel Levitin
October 8: MAMTA Meeting at Joyce Nelson's home; no presentation due to the KMTA conference
October 22-23: KMTA Fall Conference, hosted by MAMTA at Manhattan Christian College
(No November MAMTA meeting)
December 4: Holiday Music at the Mall
December 10: MAMTA Meeting at Pickering's home; Program by Joyce Nelson and Nancy Blockcolsky on teaching students how to play from chord charts and lead sheets
January 14, 2022: MAMTA Meeting via Zoom; Program by Julie Crucian --"Codes and Secrets: Help to Solve the Most Common Teaching Problem"
February 11: MAMTA Meeting via Zoom; Program by Dr. Olga Kleiankina --"The Language of Music Today"
February 19: Duet Competition at St. Paul's Episcopalian Church
March 11: MAMTA Meeting
March 26: Piano Fair at FUMC (First United Methodist Church)
April 8: MAMTA Meeting; Mary Ellen Sutton presented the program, “J.S. Bach, The Teacher”
May 13: MAMTA Meeting
August 19: MAMTA Meeting at Manhattan Christian College
September 9: MAMTA Meeting; Agnieszka Lasko, graduate assistant at K-State presented the program “Elements of Piano
Improvisation at the Early Stage of Piano Education.”
October 8: KMTA District Auditions (KState)
October 14: MAMTA Meeting; Julie Crucian gave a presentation on accompanying ballet classes.
October 30: KMTA State Auditions (KU)
November 11: MAMTA Meeting; Dr. Fred Burrack gave a presentation on “Teaching Improvisation and Creativity.”
November 12: Improvisation Master Class and Concert with Fred Burrack (Manhattan Town Center Mall)
December 9: MAMTA Meeting; Nancy Blockcolsky gave a program entitled “Seventh Chords and Beyond—Cracking the Code."
December 17: MAMTA Holiday Music at the Mall (Manhattan Town Center Mall)
January 13, 2023: MAMTA Meeting; Program- The History of the All Faiths Chapel Organ by Dr. David Pickering
February 10: MAMTA Meeting
February 10: MAMTA Members Recital at Meadowlark Retirement Community
February 18: Concerto Competition (KState)
March 10: MAMTA Meeting; Program -- Using Microsoft Word for creating recital programs by Nancy Blockcolsky
March 25: Piano Fair (Mid-America Piano)
April 21: MAMTA Meeting and retired MAMTA teachers potluck luncheon; Program -- “Under the Hood: Are You “PREPARED” to Take Your Students Inside the Piano?” by Dr. William Whipple via RockOutLoud
April 22: KMTA Music Progressions