Meeting Schedule, SMMTA

Teacher Get Together

When: October 7, 2023, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where: Baked Beans Recording Studio in Harrison, Maine

The event will take place at Kim and Alan Bean’s residence, where they have a state-of-the-art recording studio in their home. Musicians from all over the state record there. We will have the opportunity to learn about audio production and if you would like, you are able to record something.

We will discuss the following questions. How can you utilize digital music in your studio teaching? Is there a need for having a basic understanding on how to mix music? Are students more and more interested in learning how to record music and use online recording software?

Student Evaluation Recitals

When: November 18, 2023

Where: To be determined

Student Evaluation Recitals provide an adjudicated performance opportunity for students of MaineMTA members. The format is a recital where two adjudicators alternate commenting on consecutive performers. Students receive written comments at the end of the recital. There is a $25.00 fee for participation. The recital is free and open to the public.

Board Meeting and Get Together

When: March 2, 2024

Where: Liz Manduca’s Studio

The board meeting will be from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Members are invited to attend beginning at 10:00 am for treats and duet playing.

Outdoor Music Celebration

When: June 1, 2024

Where: Fort Allen Park Gazebo in Portland

Students of MaineMTA members sign up to perform oceanside under the gazebo at Fort Allen Park. Audience members bring lawn chairs and enjoy the outside spring air, while being serenaded by students performing a variety of solo and duet music. This event is free and open to the public. Rain Date will be June 8, 2024.