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!
Beethoven's Transition from the Classical to Romantic Period presented by David Watkins
Date: Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 10:30am
Location: Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church 101 N Peachtree Pkwy Peachtree City, GA 30269
A discussion of Beethoven's work and how he influenced compositional form and piano technique throughout his career, from the historical perspective of what came before and after his work.
Pianist DAVID WATKINS is an international Steinway Artist. He is Professor Emeritus of Piano and former coordinator of keyboard studies at Kennesaw State University. Mr. Watkins made his solo recital debut in New York at Carnegie Recital Hall in May of 1986 and has since released three commercial recordings on the ACA Digital label. His students have received recognition on state, national and international levels. He also served on the summer artist faculty of the Eastern Music Festival. Mr. Watkins holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He has studied and coached with many renowned artists and is certified as a master teacher by the Music Teachers National Association. He was President of the American Matthay Association from 1994-1998 and president of the Georgia Music Teachers Association from 1994-1996. Mr. Watkins continues to teach, adjudicate and serve as clinician, locally, regionally and nationally. He is a strong believer in life-long learning.
With an unusually varied repertoire at his command, Mr. Watkins has been active as a solo recitalist throughout the country, and concerto soloist with many regional orchestras. As a collaborative performer, he has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. He has performed on the national convention programs of the Music Teachers National Association, the American Matthay Association for Pianists, the College Music Society, and the International Conference on the Arts and Humanities in Honolulu.
Understanding the GMTA Theory Exam presented by Diane Boyd, NCTM
Date: Saturday, October 23th, 2021 10:00am
Location: via Zoom (Link will be emailed prior to event)
Dr. Elena Dorozhkina in Recital: Russian Piano Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries
Date: Sunday, Januar 16th, 2022 3:00pm
Location: North Fayette United Methodist Church 847 New Hope Road, Fayetteville, GA 30214