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Fundraising Party at Kuck Motorsports

posted Apr 21, 2017, 2:07 PM by Webmaster LMTA   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 2:27 PM ]

Pre-Give to Lincoln Day Fundraising Party at Kuck Motorsports



    On May 17, six arts organizations will host a pre-Give to Lincoln Day fundraising party from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at Kuck Motorsports, 2251 Humphrey Avenue, Lincoln, Nebraska.  The public is invited to attend, enjoy refreshments and view an amazing line up of cars, many from famous movies and TV shows.  Music will begin at 5:45 PM with Chad Houk as Master of Ceremonies.  


    Admission is a donation of $30 or more cash or check directed to the arts organization of choice or to all collectively.  A minimum $30 donation can be made online starting May 1 to one or all of the six hosting organizations at www.givetolincoln.com.  Show your receipt at the door.


    New this year is a first-come, first-served VIP tour given by Gary Kuck at 4:15 PM for a $75 donation. Contact Talea Bloch, taleabloch@gmail.com 402-440-9163.  


    Arts organizations involved this year include:  Friends of Opera, Lincoln Boys Choir, Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Lincoln Music Teachers Association Music Outreach Program, Lincoln Youth Symphony, and Nebraska Chamber Players.


    Dietze Music will donate a keyboard, and Word of Life Lutheran Church will donate the sound system for the event.  


The actual Give to Lincoln Day is May 18.


Promoting the May 17 pre-Give to Lincoln Day fundraising party at Kuck Motorsports are: L to R Becky Van de Bogart, Friends of Chamber Music and Nebraska Chamber Players; Talea Bloch, Friends of Opera; Jo Riecker-Karl, Lincoln Music Teachers Association for their Music Outreach Program; and Kirsten Drennon, Lincoln Boys Choir.  Not pictured:  Alex Fall, Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music and Clark Potter, Lincoln Youth Symphony

Please download this flyer to post and share about this event: Kuck Motorsports Flyer

Composition Contest Winners Recital

posted Apr 17, 2017, 9:48 AM by Webmaster LMTA   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 9:49 AM ]


Winners in the 2017 LMTA Composition Contest recently showcased their compositions in a recital held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. There were thirty-seven total student entries in divisions elementary through adult.  All compositions will be published in the 2017 LMTA Composition Volume publication which will also be available to the public.  Inquire at www.LMTA.info. The following student compositions were performed:  Their teachers are in parenthesis:

First Row left to right: Penelope Willis, Grair Meranda, Zander A. Ferguson, Josiah Rabe, Emily Lovegrove.

Second Row left to right:  Marge Underwood, Jessica Freeman, Sarah Webb, Grace Niebuhr, Noah Robb, Gabriel Marks

Third Row left to right:  Marina Fabrikant, David Campbell, Julia Ehlers, Nathan Makinson, Ella Shaddick, Dorothy Marks

Fourth Row left to right:  Marcia Wiebers, David von Kampen, Jane Sonneland, Daniel Ikpeama, Alex Arstrong, Nancy Schoen, Charlotte Heermann, Svetlana YashirinNot pictured:  Martha Walstad and Elise Friesen


Early Elementary (though grade 2):  1st  place tie, Emily Lovegrove (Marcia Wiebers) with Josiah Rabe (Jessica Freeman);  2nd place tie: Zander A. Ferguson (Nancy Schoen) with Grair Merand (Wiebers); 3rd place, Penelope Willis (Charlotte Heermann).

Late Elementary (grades 3-5):  1st place: Gabriel Marks (Jessica Freeman); 2nd place: Sarah Webb; 3rd place: Noah Robb; Honorable Mention: Grace Niebuhr (all Marcia Wiebers).

Junior Division (grades 6-8):  1st place: Dorothy Marks (Freeman); 2nd place: Ella Shaddick (Wiebers); 3rd place: Nathan J. Mackinson (Wiebers); Julia Ehlers (Jane Sonneland).

Senior Division (grades 9-12):  1st place: David Campbell (Wiebers); 2nd Place: Martha Walstad (Nancy Schoen); 3rd place: Elise Friesen (Heermann).

Adult Student Division:  1st place: Alex Armstrong; 2nd place Daniel Ikpeama (both Marina Fabrikant).

David von Kampen adjudicated the event. He is a Lincoln-based composer whose work spans a wide variety of genres and styles, including jazz, choral music, hymnody and liturgy, solo voice, chamber music, and musical theater.  

First, second and third place winners won cash prizes.  Honorable Mention awards were given gift certificates donated by Dietze Music House.  All students received a certificate of participate in addition to helpful comments by the judge.

Participating teachers included Nancy Buxton, Marina Fabrikant, Jessica Freeman, Charlotte Heermann, Nancy L. Schoen, Jane Sonneland and Marcia Wiebers. The event was co-chaired by Marcia Wiebers, Marina Fabrikant and Marjorie Underwood.

For PDF of Program please follow this Link.

LMTA Wins National Award

posted Apr 8, 2017, 3:49 PM by Webmaster LMTA   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 9:53 AM ]


By Jo Riecker-Karl


The Lincoln Music Teachers Association [LMTA] recently received the Music Teachers National Association [MTNA] 2017 Local Association of the Year Award. Charlotte Heermann, long standing LMTA member, accepted a $1,000 check and plaque from MTNA President Johnson on behalf of LMTA at the MTNA National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland during their Annual Business Meeting on March 21. This award recognizes the significant accomplishments and important work of LMTA for Nebraska MTA, MTNA, and the music teaching profession.  MTNA stated in its congratulatory letter, "Your local association and its membership exemplify the very best in MTNA through your activities, participation in state and national programs, and membership growth".

 

Charlotte Heermann (left) with LMTA President Svetlana Yashirin. Heermann (left), long standing LMTA member, accepted a $1,000 check and plaque from MTNA President Johnson on behalf of LMTA at the MTNA National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland during their Annual Business Meeting on March 21.


The MTNA Local Association award comes at a special time in LMTA history. Founded in 1942, LMTA is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. On May 17th LMTA will host a celebratory luncheon catered by Greta’s Gourmet Catering from 11:30-1:00 PM at Fellowship Community, 8601 Holdrege, Lincoln, Nebraska.  Joan Reist and Charlotte Heermann will present reflections of LMTA history. Marcelo Lian, pianist, will play tangos. Past LMTA Presidents will be recognized and scrapbooks and awards displayed. Interested parties may contact www.LMTA.info for more information and to register.

As another way to celebrate its 75 years, LMTA will reimburse the ticket cost for students of LMTA members who attended the Piano Lied Series concert by artist Richard Goode on April 2.


LMTA is a nonprofit organization of independent music teachers and college faculty whose mission is to provide quality music instruction, continuing education and mutual support among members and their students, and community outreach for the promotion of the arts. The highlights for the 2016-17 school year include the LMTA Extravaganza (a monster concert consisting of a keyboard orchestra and strings) and the biennial LMTA Composition Contest.  


In 2016 The Lincoln Music Teachers Association won the Gladys Lux Education Award from the Mayor’s Arts Awards for its LMTA Music Outreach Program which offers deeply discounted lessons, instruments and free sheet music to children who could not otherwise afford them.  LMTA-MOP is supported in part by grants from the Lincoln Arts Council, Nebraska Arts Council & the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Lincoln Community Foundation, the Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation, the Cooper Foundation, the Harris Foundation and Viking Foundation in addition to private donations, LMTA fundraisers and partnerships with local businesses. In 2011, the M.U.S.I.C. (Music for UnderServed Interested Children) Endowment was established with the Lincoln Community Foundation to benefit MOP.



Meetings with an educational component are held each month from September through May. Music teachers from all disciplines are invited to join. More information may be found at www.LMTA.info.  Tax-deductible donations to LMTA-MOP or the M.U.S.I.C. Endowment may be made through the website.


LMTA Board of Directors:  First Row left to right:  Jo Riecker-Karl, Publicity Chair; Lois Burger, Corresponding Secretary; Svetlana Yashirin, President; Jessica Freeman (Assistant Treasurer/Music Outreach Chair); Cindy Matz (Member at Large); Charlotte Heermann (Lincoln Arts Council Representative); Wanda Mandigo (MOP Grants Chair), Karen DeJabet (Treasurer); Second Row left to right:  Marcelo Lian (Vice President/(Membership); Marcia Wiebers (Teacher Information Secretary); Chad Houk (Advisory); Jane Sonneland (Immediate Past President/Advisory); Priscilla Kliewer (Historian)

Not pictured:  Marina Fabrikant (President –Elect/Programs); Shoira Khamidova (Notification Secretary); Nancy Schoen (Recording Secretary/Advisory); Lisa Myers (Member at Large); Alice Miller (Yearbook Sponsorship Ads)



Dr. Mark Clinton Masterclass

posted Apr 1, 2017, 12:10 PM by Webmaster LMTA   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 1:36 PM ]


On April 8, 2017 Dr. Mark Clinton will be presenting piano Masterclass for LMTA students and teachers. This masterclass is free and open to the public. Its starts at 10:00 a.m. at UNL Glen Korff school of music . 

Dr. Mark Clinton is a Hixson-Lied Professor of Piano, Keyboard area head at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. For more information on Dr. Clinton click Here




Student Spring Recital

posted Apr 1, 2017, 12:04 PM by Webmaster LMTA

The Lincoln Music Teachers Association Spring Recital will be Sunday, April 9th at 3pm.  Enjoy students of all levels performing either one or two pieces.  LMTA has a spring recital each year where students of any LMTA member may participate

Richard Goode

posted Mar 25, 2017, 4:33 PM by Webmaster LMTA


Lied Center for Performing Arts
presents
Richard Goode 

Sunday, April 2, 2017   3:00 pm

LMTA Members please note:

Student tickets purchased are eligible for reimbursement up to $8.00 per ticket.  For the best discount, purchase discounted tickets through the Lied Box Office (http://tickets.liedcenter.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=865) using the promo code: FORTE. 

To avoid single ticket fees, purchase a block of 10 tickets (any combination of student/adult) through Matthew Boring at 402-472-4700 or ask for the Box Office Manager at 402-472-4747

Submit copies of student ticket receipts to Donna Gunn by April 15.

Tickets for MOP students will be reimbursed by Jessica Freeman

Bravo! Bösendorfer Piano Series KAREN KUSHNER

posted Mar 18, 2017, 12:04 PM by Webmaster LMTA   [ updated Mar 18, 2017, 12:09 PM ]

Saturday, March 25:  Piano master class from 1:00 to 3:30 PM for students of LMTA members 
presented by Dr. Karen Kushner from UMKC. FREE.  All invited

Sunday, March 263 pm: Bravo! Bösendorfer Piano Series
KAREN KUSHNER, pianist will play an all Chopin program.
     Admission: $12 adults, $10 senior citizens, $6 students
     NWU Students, Faculty and Staff admitted free

                                       
    
 
                                            Biography:
Karen Kushner is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Piano at UMKC Conservatory of Music. Kushner (The Juilliard School, MM; Northwestern University, BM) is active as soloist and chamber musician (Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; Kosciuszko Foundation; Chopin Foundation; United Nations; National Gallery of Art; Phillips Collection; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series). She toured internationally, recorded, and taught with the late Igor Kipnis as a member of the Kipnis-Kushner Duo, Piano: Four Hands. She participated in summer festivals in the United States (Aspen, Newport, Ravinia, Skaneateles) and, in Europe, festivals in Spain, France, and Poland.
In New York City, Kushner taught at the Mannes College of Music, Turtle Bay Music School, and for many years maintained a private studio. She is sought after as a writer of articles and book reviews, program notes (Carnegie Hall), and liner notes. She has been featured nationally on radio and television. Kushner’s recordings for Connoisseur Society, Epiphany, VAI, and Albany Records; as well as recordings by the Kipnis-Kushner Duo (Parnassus, Palatine); have been highly recommended by Newsday, Fanfare, and Stereophile.

Music Students to play at Barnes & Noble South Pointe Store to raise funds for Music Outreach

posted Feb 4, 2017, 12:27 PM by Webmaster LMTA


Music Students of Lincoln Music Teachers Association (LMTA) members will play from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at SouthPointe Pavilion, 2910 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln, Nebraska on Sunday, February 12 to raise money for the LMTA Music Outreach Program (LMTA-MOP).

 

Barnes and Noble will donate a percentage of all sales made at this store on Feb 12 for those who identify themselves as friends of LMTA.  Online sales will also qualify for the donation from February 12th to February 17th.   Go to www.bn.com/bookfairsand use Bookfair  ID 12091484.

 

LMTA is a nonprofit organization of independent music teachers and college faculty whose primary objective is to provide educational and performance opportunities for their member teachers and students.  The Music Outreach Program is administered by a nine-member volunteer committee of LMTA teachers, partnering with local music stores, piano tuners and businesses. Chet’s Moving and Storage houses donated MOP pianos and delivers them to student’s homes free of charge. Dietze Music donates free print music for MOP students. The Violin Shop, Capital City Strings and CGSmusic repair stringed instruments as needed and provide reduced-cost rental instruments for string students. Approximately five local piano tuners provide one free tuning and several will do extra reduced cost tunings. Scott Kerns, (That Tuning Guy) evaluates potential piano donations for suitability.

 

Presently, a maximum of 50 students are being served by 14 professional teachers who meet continuing education criteria. The annual cost of lessons for an individual student is approximately $850. The LMTA Music Outreach Program is supported in part by grants from the Nebraska Arts Council & the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Lincoln Community Foundation, the Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation, the Cooper Foundation, the Harris Foundation, Viking Foundation, private donations and LMTA fundraisers.

 More information regarding the LMTA Music Outreach Program may be found at www.LMTA.info. Tax-deductible donations may also be made through www.LMTA.info to support the Music Outreach Program.  


A student plays at the Barnes & Noble fundraiser last year.


  B&N will donate a percentage of their profits to the LMTA Music Outreach Program for sales by LMTA supporters at the South Pavillion Store on Feb 12, or online sales from Feb 12 to Feb 17 with Bookfair ID 12091484.



Jo Riecker-Karl
​, PR Chair
LMTA

LMTA selected as the 2017 MTNA Local Association of the Year

posted Dec 31, 2016, 5:43 PM by Webmaster LMTA   [ updated Dec 31, 2016, 5:44 PM ]

Congratulations to the Lincoln Music Teachers Association for their accomplishments and recognition as the 2017 Music Teachers National Association Local Association of the Year!



 

 

    On behalf of MTNA President Rebecca Grooms Johnson and the Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to inform you that the Lincoln Music Teachers Association has been selected as the 2017 MTNA Local Association of the Year.  Your selection recognizes the significant accomplishments and important work of the Lincoln Music Teachers Association for Nebraska MTA, MTNA, and the music teaching profession.  Your local and its membership exemplify the very best in MTNA through your activities, participation in state and national programs, and membership growth.

 

Lincoln Music Teachers Association will be recognized at the MTNA National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland during the Annual Business Meeting of the Association.  At the presentation, President Johnson will present the Lincoln MTA a check in the amount of $1,000 in recognition of its accomplishments.  


Congratulations to you, the Board of Directors, and the membership of Lincoln Music Teachers Association upon receiving this significant honor.  I look forward to seeing you in Baltimore.

 

Sincerely,

 

Gary L. Ingle

Executive Director & CEO


Extravaganza 2017 "Dance!"

posted Dec 20, 2016, 1:14 PM by Webmaster LMTA

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The Lincoln Music Teachers Association [LMTA] will host an “Extravaganza” at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the O’Donnell Auditorium in the Vance D. Rogers Center for Fine Arts, Nebraska Wesleyan University Campus, 50th & Huntington, Lincoln, Nebraska. The “monster concert” will feature a multi-keyboard orchestra and a string ensemble composed of approximately students of LMTA piano and string teachers and LMTA teachers themselves.  Del Whitman, Music Department Chair at Lincoln East High School and string teacher at Lincoln East and Lux Middle School will be the conductor. Radio personality Joe Skare will narrate the event.

This year’s theme is entitled “Dance!”  The program will feature pieces representing a wide variety of dance styles as well as music inspired by dance. Fourteen separate groups of students and teachers will play duets simultaneously on fifteen digital keyboards donated by Dietze Music House and several duets will be accompanied by strings.


The concert highlight will be the world premiere of a special work entitled “Vals Melódico”, commissioned by and written for LMTA by FJH Composer Martín Cuéllar, Assistant Professor of Piano at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.


The public is cordially invited.  General Admission tickets may be purchased at the door for $5.00 for adult; $3.00 for ages 4-16 and under. Children 3 and under are free. Doors open at 2:00 PM.


LMTA, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1942 and will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017.  The mission of LMTA is to provide quality music instruction, continuing education and mutual support among members and their students, and community outreach for the promotion of the arts.  


More information about this event and the Lincoln Music Teachers Association may be found at www.LMTA.info.




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