MAME offers events for continuing education. These are open to the public, so please invite your friends, students, and colleagues! Programs are followed by a half-hour business meeting (included in the 90-minute time slot) for those who choose to stay. Masterclasses are preceded by a 20-minute business meeting.

Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:00-11:30 AM Incorporating Composition in the StudioSam Ecoff

Let’s learn about how to teach composition as an integral part of lessons. Sam Ecoff is the Chair for the NFMC Junior Composers Contest in Wisconsin and WMTA Young Composers Competition. His compositions have appeared on many television programs. Join him for an interactive workshop!

Location:  Heid Music, 7948 Tree Lane, Madison, WI 53717

Friday, September 9, 2022,  12:00 PM — New Member Meet & Greet

Welcome event. It is going to be held at Denise Taylor’s house. Bring your own bag lunch.

Location: Will be shared after RSVP

Friday, October 28, 2022, 10:00-11:30 AM — The Win-Win for Your Studio: Entering Your Students in WMTA District Auditions — Denise  Taylor, PhD, NCTM and John Scoville, DMA

One of the best ways you can improve your teaching and help your studio grow is to enter students into district auditions. Learn the ways auditions benefit your students (of all levels), your teaching, and your profession. Join John and Denise, the new audition co-chairs, as they discuss the ins and outs of spring district auditions — who can enter, categories to consider when choosing repertoire and competitive possibilities beyond WMTA district.

Location:  Heid Music, 7948 Tree Lane, Madison, WI 53717

Friday, November 4, 2022, 10:00-11:30 AM — How to Start a Studio — Rachel Fritz

This workshop will help teachers think strategically about starting and building a studio, retaining students and other related topics relevant to the business end of managing student enrollment.

Location:  Heid Music, 7948 Tree Lane, Madison, WI 53717

Friday, February 10, 2023, 10:00-11:30AM — Diversity within the Piano RepertoireLina Yoo Min Lee, DMA

The blending of different musical cultures has been employed by composers from the twentieth century and is still a practice done today. Lina Yoo Min Lee will present two late works by renowned Korean female composer Hyo-shin Na (b. 1959) and talk about her innovative writing techniques and inspiration for composition.

Location: TBA

Friday, March 10, 2023, 10:00-11:30 AM — Demo Class

Shad Wenzlaff, Lana Robotewskyj, and Sarah Prescott will offer 20-minute sessions demonstrating/talking about a specific topic. 10-minute discussion will follow each session. This class is targeted at teachers, beginners and intermediate piano students of all ages including young students and adults.

Location:  Heid Music, 7948 Tree Lane, Madison, WI 53717

TBA, March 2023 — Performers Supporting Performers Recital

Come out and support the performers in this recital of MAME members. Musicians on any instrument are invited to join PSP and perform in the recital.

Location:  TBA

Friday, April 7, 2023, 10:00-11:30AM — Visualizing Music: Synesthesia in Musicians — Carrie Firman, MFA

Carrie Firman, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Edgewood College, will talk about neurodiversity and synesthesia. Carrie Firman is a Madison, WI based graphic designer and musician who conducts research and creates art informed by her synesthesia. She asks: Do you hear in color? Do numbers have personalities? Synesthesia is, as she notes on her website “the consistent, involuntary combining of sensory modalities which occurs most often in the mind’s eye.” This is a phenomenon that many researchers believe “we are all born with … but unlearn … as we are taught the difference between sight, sound, etc.”

Location:  Heid Music, 7948 Tree Lane, Madison, WI 53717

Friday, May 12, 2023, 10:00-11:30 AM — Scholarship Presentations and Year-End Roundtable

For the first half of the program, MAME members who have received MAME’s scholarships for continuing education will present on their findings. For the second half of the program, Lina Lee will facilitate a “year in review” community roundtable.

Location:  Heid Music, 7948 Tree Lane, Madison, WI 53717

Chairs: Lina Lee

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