American Music Teacher

A bimonthly journal focused on music education. Provides articles, news of the field, information, reviews and regular columns designed to inform, educate and challenge music teachers, and to foster excellence in music programs. For music educators.

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 3, December

2011 Milwaukee: Music Teachers National Association: National Conference * NATS Spring Workshop * March 26-30
MTNA heads to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for this year's National Conference and NATS Spring Workshop, March 26-30, 2011, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and the Frontier Airlines Center. The Year of Collaborative Music, introduced at the 2010 MTNA...
Double Thirds as Gatekeeper?!?
I first heard the Brahms Second Piano Concerto in my early 20s, sitting atop one of the hills surrounding Philadelphia's original Robin Hood Dell with Van Cliburn at the piano. It was love at first hearing. The music was heavenly, yet seemed to speak...
Leadership
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers Ann Gipson, NCTM President 11500 Northview Dr. Aledo, TX 76008 (817) 361-0661 a.gipson@tcu.edu Benjamin D. Caton, NCTM President-elect Box 70661 ETSU Music Department Johnson City, TN...
MTNA and NATS Present Denyce Graves
AMT: Describe your early training in music. Denyce Graves: My early music training, I would say, came from home, school and the church. I come from a home where there was always music playing and singing constantly. My mother sang and continues...
Music Academy or Private Studio: Where Should I Teach?
As I plan my pedagogy curriculum each fall and review materials regarding the business of studio teaching, considering the economic viability of life as an independent music teacher (IMT) consistently raises a difficult question: how can young, new...
Music Teachers National Association Bylaws: Adopted March 2001
ARTICLE I. NAME The name of the corporation is MUSIC TEACHERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC., hereafter referred to as MTNA or the Association. ARTICLE II. PURPOSE The purpose for which this corporation is organized and operated is exclusively...
Playing Your Best When It Counts
In this issue we revisit a former AMT "Polyphony" column and interview that Jane Magrath conducted with Bill Moore regarding his work helping musicians perform with confidence in high pressure environments and the mental performance strategies introduced...
Random Access: A Ringside Seat
Imagine that you could go back in time and witness any historic moment of your choosing. What would it be? I can think of many different events that I would love to watch, such as the Sermon on the Mount, the battle of Lexington Green, the trial of...
The Next Decade and Beyond
As a child growing up in the 1960s I remember watching The 21st Century, a television show hosted by Walter Cronkite. The show focused on the future and what life might be like years from then. I remember thinking how far into the future the 21st century...
The Prince of American Collaborative Pianists
Pianist Warren Jones, "the prince of American collaborative pianists according to Richard Dyer of The Boston Globe, is truly setting the standard for collaborative artistry and inspiring his students and colleagues in the process. Named "Collaborative...
Travel and Tour Information
Registration Registration for the 2011 MTNA National Conference is quick and easy when you register online at www.mtna.org or by completing the form on the following page. Cancellation Policy Refund requests must be submitted in writing to...
Why Collaborate?
Most musicians eventually discover the solitary aspect of life as a musician: practicing. In order to make progress, both technically and musically, one must "do the time" individually on an instrument or singing. Beyond the practice room, however,...