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Fall State Conference

Every other year, MaineMTA holds a state conference on a Saturday in the fall, offering continuing education and networking opportunities for both members and non-members alike. Most often, three different speakers are chosen to present informative sessions of interest to private music educators.


The lunch hour serves as catch-up time with valued colleagues and is followed by a meeting of the general membership in attendance. Sometimes there is a performance late in the day. Each unique conference is an opportunity to learn new ideas, gain inspiration and reconnect with colleagues. 

Our next MaineMTA Fall State Conference will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2024 in the lovely Studzinski Recital Hall on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The following speakers are confirmed:

Donna Mulzet Beech, President, Delaware MTA, will present Piano Music of Ann Wyeth McCoy (1915-2006) Book Two: Of Paintings and a Sculpture​. This lecture-recital/slide-presentation combines music and art, with allusions to poetry and mythology. The focus is Ann Wyeth McCoy’s piano repertoire that is inspired by paintings done by family members – father N. C. Wyeth, brother Andrew Wyeth, son Jamie Wyeth, sister Henriette Wyeth, and husband John W. McCoy.  View famous paintings that are housed in museums across the country, and hear Ann’s musical interpretation of each.  Learn more about this highly creative, perceptive, intuitive, sensitive family of artists.

Kate Beever, Board Certified Music Therapist, Maine Music & Health. In this session, participants will gain new insights into the mechanisms of music processing in the brain and experience music interventions that can be easily translated into engagement opportunities for students of all ability levels. We'll discuss ongoing research initiatives in music and medicine and learn how these can be incorporated into funding requests for educational music programs. 

George Lopez and Gulimina Mahamuti (both MaineMTA members) will present The Art of “Tone Painting” in Duo Piano Music. Inspired by the kaleidoscope of cultural diversity forecasting their tours of China, Brazil, and Italy this summer, Duo Mundi George & Guli explore piano literature with rich sonorities, evocative imageries, and aesthetic ideas through international gems of duo piano repertoire.


George Lopez, the Artist in Residence and Director of the Symphony Orchestra at Bowdoin College and faculty member Dr. Gulimina Mahamuti will lead you through a sonorous garden of tone painting inspired by music of Asia, Europe, Central and South America. 

Check back here in August, 2024 for specific information about the day’s schedule and how to register.

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