Dr. Berr will perform some of his currently published educational piano music, and will also reveal how the music has been composed to purposefully provide the teacher with opportunities to reinforce specific technical or musical ideas.
Each student will present two pieces: one performance-ready, the other new and in-progress—having been introduced no earlier than two weeks before the event. This will afford Dr. Berr the opportunity to demonstrate two kinds of instruction that are important in
Winners of the AMTA/AKTA Composition Competition will present their winning compositions. Dr. Berr will discuss the merits of each composition.
Alaska had two Honorable Mentions at NW Division: Isabelle Librecht, Woodwind (Flute) student of Laura Koenig Josiah Verbrugge, Composition student of Carolyn Nickles
November 13th at 7:30 p.m. University of Alaska Anchorage Fine Arts Building Recital Hall Sara Davis Buechner, this year’s AMTA competition judge, will give a recital of solo piano music by Mozart and Gershwin. Tickets are available at the door,
November 14th 2015, 1:30-4:30 pm University of Alaska Anchorage Fine Arts Building Recital Hall The Alaska State level of the Music Teachers National Association Competition will be held Saturday, November 14th from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., with winners announced following
April 30th and May 1st, 2016 University of Alaska Anchorage Fine Arts Building This annual UAA Music Department sponsored competition is open to intermediate and advanced students through age 18. Students of any Alaskan piano teacher who have been studying
October 8, 2016 at Classic Pianos Music educator Jill Timmons plans to visit Anchorage this spring to present her new book, The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan. Plans are also in the works for a masterclass with
January 29th, 2016, 9:30 a.m. University of Alaska Anchorage Fine Arts Building Dr. Laura Koenig, University of Alaska Anchorage professor of music, will present on a music history topic, to be announced. Dr. Koenig has presented for us many times
November 20th, 10:30 a.m. 6901 Round Tree Drive (please park in the nearby cul-de-sac) Dean and Cindy Epperson will give a presentation at their home on Piano Marvel, a teaching method that includes piano education software with instant feedback and