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Music Teachers Association Music Outreach Program (LMTA-MOP) will participate
in the Lincoln Community Foundation’s Give to Lincoln Day. This event will be
a 24 hour day of giving which will start at 12:00 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m.
on May 16, 2013. For every donation made that day, LMTA will receive a
proportional share of a $200,000 challenge match pool.
To make a
donation click on the link below or scan the bar code.The
Lincoln Community Foundation office will also receive gifts from individuals
who prefer to donate in person.
Music Outreach Program serves low income or at-risk school-aged students who
desire to pursue music study, but whose families cannot afford lessons. LMTA-MOP has been active in Lincoln since
1997. During this time students have
had the opportunity to take private or small group lessons in piano, voice,
violin and guitar, as well as a variety of other instruments. Several Lincoln businesses offer free
sheetmusic, instrument tuning and repair free or at a reduced cost. Donated
pianos are stored by Dietze Music House and delivered to families who need an
instrument. Cgsmusic offers reduced-price stringed instruments for students. The
collaboration with community businesses helps to make the program a success.
each teacher a reasonable fee for the lessons they teach. This is made
possible by grants from Nebraska Arts Council, Lincoln Arts Council, Cooper
Foundation, St. Marks Lincoln Outreach Foundation and the Lincoln Community
Foundation. Private donations and fundraisers make up the balance of the
yearly cost of lessons and other expenses.
families that are served must be eligible for the Federal Free or Reduced
Lunch Program. Without this help most
of them would not be able to afford private music lessons for their children.
This program can provide a life-line to those students who may otherwise not
have the means to reach their full potential.
More information may be found at www.LMTA.info, Music Outreach.
The winners of the LMTA Composition Contest will perform their compositions in a recital at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington Streets. Composer and local musician Kurt Knecht, this year's adjudicator, will also play one of his own compositions. The recital is free and open to the public.
Article by Amy Flamminio
Dr. Linda Christensen will present “Piano Teaching on the High Seas: Recreational Music Making in a Vacation Setting” at a Lincoln Music Teachers Association (LMTA) meeting scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Christensen will relate her experiences teaching group piano and private lessons to senior citizens while touring the world on a cruise ship from January 18 to April 21, 2012. The cruise company, Crystal Cruises, in partnership with Yamaha, had a piano lab on board that accommodated up to 20 keyboards. The 94-day long cruise was broken up into 5 segments: LA to Sydney; Sydney to Singapore; Singapore to Hong Kong; Hong Kong to Osaka; and Osaka to LA. Guests could purchase one or more segments or the entire World Cruise.
Christensen teaches Group Piano, Private Piano, and Music Technology at Wayne State College, where she also serve as Department Chair. She is a frequent presenter for national and international conferences including MTNA, NCKP, and WPTA.
LMTA, a nonprofit organization, provides continuing education for members and regularly sponsors events to enhance student learning and performance. More information about the Lincoln Music Teachers Association may be found at www.LMTA.info. This meeting is free and open to the public. Nonmembers who wish to attend may inquire at the website or by calling 402-488-6423.
The Lincoln Music Teachers Association (LMTA) will sponsor a day with composer Melody Bober on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington Street, Lincoln, Nebraska in conjunction with their tri-annual Theory Fun Fair. Ms. Bober will present two workshops for teachers in the morning: one from 9:30 to 10:30 am, “Five Ways to Energize Your Studio”, and one from 10:45 to 11:45 am, “Revitalize Your Recitals”. Students of LMTA members are invited to participate in the afternoon activities. Bober will give a master class to students playing her compositions from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m., and then present a recital of her new music before students transition to Fun Fair activities at 2:45 pm.
Melody’s approach to music performance, composition, and education will make this event worthwhile for music teachers and students of all ages and abilities. LMTA was able to bring Ms. Bober to Lincoln by a grant from MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Foundation Fund which paid a portion of expenses.
Non LMTA teachers and interested parties are invited to attend the morning workshops and the afternoon recitals from 1:00 to 2:45 free of charge. Seewww.LMTA.info for more information on LMTA. Call 214-406-3559 with questions.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Wanda Mandigo, email@example.com -Community Days will be held on November 9th and 10thThe Lincoln Music Teachers Association is selling $5 booklets to support LMTA’s Music Outreach Program. Our non-profit 501C3 organization keeps 100% of the booklet price and the customer receives up to $400 in special shopping offers at Younkers or any Bon Ton Store.Booklets can be purchased on the LMTA organization’s website,www.lmta.info, or Lincoln Music Teachers Association Facebook page. Books may also be purchased online at http://bit.ly/QA7d7J until November 1st and they will be mailed to the purchaser free. Community Day’s is a two-day shopping event at Younkers. The company has generously created this event to enable non-profit 501C3 groups and schools to raise money to support their mission.“Community Days has been an important fundraising event for our organization,” said Wanda Mandigo, Music Outreach Program Chair of Lincoln Music Teachers Association.“ It’s a win win for everyone, we raise funds and the purchaser gets great shopping offers at Younkers.LMTA-MOP provides music lessons with an LMTA professional teacher for students in the Lincoln area who would otherwise not be able to afford full price lessons. LMTA-MOP presently supports 40 scholarship recipients with sixteen Professional level teachers providing services. They receive partial payment for teaching a Music Outreach student. This program is sponsored in part by grants from the Nebraska Arts Council www.nebraskaartscouncil.org, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, St. Mark’s Lincoln Outreach Foundation, Cooper Foundation, Lincoln Community Foundation, The Lincoln Arts Council, Delta Omicron, local piano tuners, CGSmusic who offers string repair, and Dietze Music House who provides free sheet music, piano delivery and instrument repair services. Donations of cash, instruments and sheet music from the community are accepted.
The Music Outreach Program is once again doing the Barnes & Noble Book Fair on Sunday, October 7. Any purchase made at the 52nd & O St. store that day will qualify for a percentage of sales given as a donation to the M.U.S.I.C Endowment Fund if LMTA is identified at check-out. We are asking you to promote this in your studios. Online sales also qualify October 7-12, when using our Book Fair Code: 10839991.
We will have students performing during the afternoon, 1-5:00 pm. Most of the time is filled, but if you have students who would like to perform, please contact me, and we will try to have a spot for you. If needed, we can expand the hours for performance. The Book Fair goes all day, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, so sales during any of those hours will qualify when LMTA is designated. Books, CDs, games, and cafe all are included, and 5% of Nook sales will be donated as well. Gift cards and magazines do not qualify for the book fair. I have attached 3 documents for your use in your studio, or posting at church, school, or anyplace that might be visible. Please copy the sheet of coupons to pass out to student families, friends, relatives,etc. The more we spread the news, the more money is donated to the M.U.S.I.C Endowment. Last year we received over $500, and hope to do at least that much this year, as well. You may also send e-mails, post on your facebook timeline, etc. to let friends and relatives who live away from Lincoln know about the online code and dates. Any help you can give is much appreciated! If you have further questions, please contact me at 402-261-3740 or send an e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Klose, an
accomplished performer, teacher, clinician, composer and arranger, will present
a workshop to members of the Lincoln Music Teachers Association on how to teach
composition skills to their students. The workshop will be from
10:00 a.m. to
11:45 a.m. on
Saturday, September 8, 2012, at
Calvary Lutheran Church,
28th & Franklin Streets,
Nebraska. A luncheon will be
available for a nominal cost after the workshop. Non-LMTA teachers are invited
to attend, but registration is requested. Call 402-488-6423 or e-mail email@example.com to register for
the Saturday workshop at
See www.LMTA.info for more details.
Ms. Klose will also
be featured in a Hal Leonard Publisher’s Showcase to be held at Dietze Music
House on Friday, September 7. Registration
will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
There will be refreshments, free sheetmusic for every attendee, and special
discounts. To register for the Friday event entitled “Creative Tips for
Teaching”, contact Ric Ricker, 402-476-6644 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formerly on the
faculty of the Wisconsin College/Conservatory of Music, Ms. Klose has conducted
workshops and master classes in the U.S. and Australia, specializing in student
composition. Ms. Klose has over twenty years’ experience in the music publishing
field as author, editor, arranger, and composer. Original works include piano solos, duets,
art songs, a musical version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as well as pieces
in the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library and the NGPT Allison Contemporary
Piano Collection. Ms. Klose holds
degrees in Piano Performance from Rosary
College (Dominican University) (Summa cum Laude) and Villa
Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts, Italy.
This should be another great start to our year of LMTA offerings! Our first meeting/workshop will be held on September 8 at Calvary Lutheran from 10:00 to 11:45. Carol Klose, a Hal Leonard composer from the Milwaukee area will be in Lincoln to present a Composition Workshop to us. She will be featured in a Publisher's Showcase at Dietze Music on Friday, September 7 with registration beginning at 9:00 and the session ending around noon. Dietze's participation has been key in making this event happen for LMTA. Please thank Ric Ricker in particular for all they have done to sponsor this. Music purchases during this event would be another great way to express our thanks, as well. Special thanks go to Debra Heald for initiating this idea of inviting Carol and extending the invitation to her from the LMTA Board, and to Svetlana Yashirin for her efforts and creativity in putting all the details together for us.
There will be additional information coming out closer to the dates. A luncheon will follow our workshop on Saturday. Mark your calendar for this very special workshop and invite any teachers who don't know about LMTA. See you in September!
At 10:00 a.m. on August 25th and 1:00 p.m. on September 8th, Lincoln Music Teachers
Association member and Sheldon Art Gallery docent Joan Reist, NCTM, will lead a
visual tour of the art on display at the Sheldon Art Gallery. The tour will be offered to
students of LMTA members in order to give them inspiration for composing original
In the spring of 2013, LMTA will sponsor their biannual Composition Contest with
categories available for students of LMTA members in Elementary, Junior, Senior and
teacher categories. Constructive comments are provided by an adjudicator. Winners in
each category receive prizes and play on a winners recital. The Composition Committee
consists of Marcia Wiebers, Chair, Marina Fabrikant and Marge Underwood. For more
information on the tour, composition contest or LMTA, access www.LMTA.info, or e-
We hope you will consider entering promo code LMTA2012 every time you purchase a Lincoln Journal Star Today’s Deal in the month of June. For each Deal purchased in June with our promo code entered, the Lincoln Journal Star will make an in-kind donation of advertising space which will be used to advertise the LMTA Music Outreach Program and other LMTA projects. See www.LMTA.info for more information on the Lincoln Music Teachers Association and their Music Outreach Program/M.U.S.I.C. Endowment for children who could not otherwise afford lessons.
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