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Part-time music teacher wanted this summer in Waterville

Maine Arts Camp, located on the campus of Thomas College in Waterville, is looking for one or two part-time music teachers for July, 2020. One position involves conducting the chorus and playing the piano accompaniment for a musical theater. The other position involves teaching guitar, ukulele, and rock shop. One person could potentially fill both positions.

Interested teachers should contact Rick Mades at 561-865-4330, https://maineartscamp.com/maineartscamprick@gmail.com

Gulimina Mahmuti and George Lopez to perform piano duo recital on Feb 22nd at Bowdoin.

Bowdoin’s Beckwith Artist in Residence George Lopez and MaineMTA President Gulimina Mahamuti will perform a piano duo recital on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3 pm at Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall of Bowdoin College. They will perform works including Schumann’s Cannonic Studies and the epic Rachmaninoff Suite no. 2. The recital is open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations.

Portland Ovations Pre-Concert Lecture with Laura Kargul on Saturday, Jan. 25,

Portland Ovations Pre-Concert Lecture with Laura Kargul on Saturday, Jan. 25, 3:00 pm Hannaford Hall, USM Portland Campus. Free and open to the public

This free, public lecture, “Hot Off the Keyboard: Great Composers as Improvisers,” will precede the concert by pianist Gabriela Montero, which starts at 4:00.  Concert tickets are not required to be admitted to the lecture.


Hot Off the Keyboard: Great Composers as Improvisers

In a pre-concert lecture, “Hot off the Keyboard,” pianist Laura Kargul will discuss the renowned improvisational skills of some of the greatest classical composers. Works such as the Bach toccatas, Mozart variations, Chopin nocturnes and Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies often sound as though they were forged in the fire of a solo late-night jam session, perhaps under the influence of wine, or worse. When a pianist performs such works as if they were “transcribed improvisations,” listeners can experience the music as if it is being composed in the moment.  Dr. Kargul will discuss and demonstrate how a pianist can make a work composed long ago sound spontaneous and new, “hot off the keyboard.” 


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ovations: https://portlandovations.org/event/pre-performance-lecture-hot-off-the-keyboard/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/409671619965580/

Elliot Schwartz Memorial Practice Rooms Project at Portland Conservatory on Saturday, January 18th at 7 pm.

Bridget Convey and Gulimina Mahamuti will be among eight featured pianists performing at the Elliott Schwartz Memorial Practice Rooms Project – a unique and fun musical adventure taking place the day before Schwartz’s birthday on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7 pm at the Portland Conservatory. The Project will feature premieres of nine pieces for multiple pianos, to be performed in the practice rooms of the Portland Conservatory.  While the performers will be in different rooms, they will play the compositions at the same time and explore new means of ensemble communication. See details in the enclosed poster.

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