Our CFMTA Programs generally occur between many of our larger events and encompass a variety of platforms. Please visit our Past Programs page for previous headliners, workshops, and videos!
CFMTA Events - An Orientation Seminar
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Music & Arts 308 City Circle Ste 1420 Peachtree City, GA 30269 10:00am
We will be highlighting all the student events we have to offer, including Local Auditions, Federation, Fall Festival, Theory Exams, etc., followed by a Q&A session. If you find yourself overwhelmed by all the different events and their registration procedures, you won't want to miss this opportunity to get acquainted and informed.
Music & Arts will also be increasing their Teacher Discount to 30% during this event, so bring your shopping list!
Pam Asberry presents Teaching the Transfer Student
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
The Music Garden 2860 GA-54 Peachtree City, GA 30269 10:00am
Transfer students come with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. In this workshop, we will explore ways to assess skill level, choose teaching materials, break bad habits, and keep motivation high.
Described as “a new age solo pianist of uncommon melodic grace, insight and heartfelt intuitiveness,” Pam Asberry is an award-winning performing artist and composer who combines contemporary, new age and classical sounds to create music that is alternately melodic and graceful, dramatic and powerful, peaceful and hypnotic. Classically trained from the age of seven, she completed a master’s degree in piano performance and piano pedagogy and maintains a private teaching studio in Lawrenceville, Georgia, offering lessons in piano, clarinet, music theory, and composition. She has played concerts across the United States and abroad and her twin passions are sharing her music and the stories behind them with listeners around the world and inspiring others, especially young people, to find their own joy in music making.
Kemal Gekić - In Recital
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church 101 N Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree City, GA 30269 2:00pm
Flamboyant, daring, provocative, exciting, seductive and sensitive are some of the words used to describe one of today's most formidable pianists, Kemal Gekic, whose playing has been acclaimed worldwide by public and critics alike. Born in Split, Croatia, Gekic entered the Art Academy of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, graduating in 1982 with the highest mark ever granted on a diploma exam recital. He was immediately given a faculty appointment as assistant professor and eventually headed the piano department until 1999. He has won prizes at the Franz Liszt Competition in Parma (1981), the Viana da Motta in Lisbon (1983) and the Yugoslav Artists' Competition in Zagreb (1984). Since then, Gekic has been artist-in-residence at the Florida International University in Miami.
His venturesome manner of approaching sound and form prove him to be a maverick in the music world: "Gekic moves on the charismatic threshold to genius," pronounced Richard Dyer in the Boston Globe. His oustanding recording of the Rossini-Liszt transcriptions (Naxos) won "The Rosette" of the Penguin Guide for Music, the recording of the 12 Transcendental Etudes by Franz Liszt is considered one of the best cycles overall.