Saturday, January 02, 2010

The Collaborative Piano Blog Will Be an Official Partner for the MTNA Year of Collaborative Music

This March in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Music Teachers National Association will be launching The Year of Collaborative Music, a year-long initiative to bring attention to the art of collaborative music-making. More about the YCM:
The Year of Collaborative Music will celebrate the importance of collaborative music making in society and in the profession worldwide. Begun by collaborative pianists within MTNA and led by significant national and international music associations, YCM will promote the diversity of ensemble playing opportunities available to musicians of all ages and skill levels.
I am now proud to announce that the Collaborative Piano Blog will be a partner organization with the MTNA for the Year of Collaborative Music. Starting in March 2010, stay tuned for listings, descriptions, and articles about events throughout North America that will be offered as part of this initiative.


  1. That's great, Chris! Are you planning to attend the conference? I just completed my registration and am looking forward to live-blogging it!

  2. No, unfortunately...I'm playing in a show that opens on March 24th.

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    They are working in the english version but the Spanish is very intuitive. I think this site could be a good complement for your readers. The sheets are graded by levels and free, very useful ;)

  4. Quinn Patrick6:38 PM

    How does one apply to give a poster presentation or a lecture at the event, and is it too late to do so? I am a singer, and am giving a lecture soon entitled "The Art of Being 'Accompanied'- When the Piano Sings".

  5. Quinn Patrick6:42 PM

    P.S. appendix to the last comment - I am getting my DMA at Eastman, and have worked with Dr. Barr quite a bit. The lecture is actually my lecture recital, and I hope to spread awareness to other singers about the essence of collaboration. No need to publish this post, I would just like to let you know about what I'm doing.

  6. Quinn, the MTNA festival has its own process of approving presentations. I think the info is on the MTNA web site. On the other hand, there are countless MTNA locals who might be willing to put on this kind of workshop. In fact, I'm doing a collaboration workshop for ORMTA later this month (details to follow shortly).