Important October Deadlines

Oct. 17: Deadline for Nov/Dec Music Development Program Oct. 23: Deadline for Ribbon Festival/Scale Olympics. Mail applications and one check to our Student Activities Chair: Janet Davis, 8718 Highmount Dr., Springboro, OH 45066 Oct. 27: Deadline for Nov. 5 Student Recital, send info to Daira Skriblis at [email protected] or mail to 559 E Rahn Rd., Dayton 45429

Wednesday, September 6- Our Year Ahead:

This meeting will provide an overview of OhioMTA Western District and highlight upcoming activities for members and their students throughout the year.  All are welcome! Want to learn how the Ohio Western District can help you? Please come to meet members and mingle. Members, pick up your yearbook!  The student activities packet will be available…

Help the Western District with Amazon Smile

Amazon’s third-annual Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. This is a reminder to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Ohio Music Teachers Association Western District. When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to…

Last District Recital For 2016-2017 Season

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:30 P.M. – “Honors Recital” Place:  Beavercreek Baptist Church 3511 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, OH Co-Chairs:  Ellen Bailey and Mary Anne Blazer This recital features outstanding students in the Ohio Western district, including award winners for our various district competitions. Consider nominating one of your exceptional students. Send program information to Mary…

Effective Practice Habits of Overachievers- Dr. John Mortensen

TOMORROW- Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Westminster Presbyterian Church 8:30am Board Meeting 10:00am Program   “Effective Practice Habits of Overachievers” Presented by Dr. John Mortensen of Cedarville University John Mortensen is a pianist, improviser, educator, and author. He appears frequently as a concert artist and masterclass teacher at colleges and unviersities nationwide. He is a Steinway…

National Federation of Music Clubs Work Day- Saturday, January 7

Mandatory Processing Meeting ~ Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 9–11 AM at the Piano Preparatory School in Beavercreek, Ohio, for all participating teachers. Forms will be processed to prepare for the National Federation of Music Clubs District III-G Festival to be held March 4, 2017, at Wright State University.

Amazon Smile- Donate to OMTA While Online Shopping this Season

When doing your online shopping this holiday season, start at Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate %0.5 of all your eligible purchases when you sign up! Type in or search for “Ohio Music Teachers Association Western District” and select us as your organization. Then have fun shopping, knowing you are also supporting your local music teachers and students….

Benefit Concert Featuring The Elias Duo, Saturday, November 12

The Elias Duo, formed by violinist Carlos Elias and pianist Andrea Arese-Elias, will present a Benefit Concert at Kirkmont Presbyterian Church in Beavercreek on Saturday, November 12 th at 7:00 pm. The duo has performed throughout the US and in countries such as Argentina, El Salvador, Italy, Japan and South Korea. The program will feature…

Workshop This Saturday, October 8, at University of Cincinnati!

There is a FREE workshop sponsored by OhioMTA Southwest District, this Saturday, October 8th at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (Mary Emery Hall, Bauer Rom). William Westney will be presenting “The Perfect Wrong Note”. Registration and snacks are from 9:00 to 9:30 am and the presentation starts at 9:30 am. If you have any questions please contact Darlene Suggs…

3rd Annual Member’s Night Out- Saturday, October 1

Members will be attending a concert, featuring Anastasia Rizikov performing Rachmoninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade performed by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Neal Gittleman conducting. Ticketing is closed. We hope Western District members enjoy this wonderful time together!

Keyboard Pedagogy Workshop – This Saturday! September 24, 2016

Cedarville University is presenting their Annual Pedagogy Workshop this Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:30 – 12:15 PM. Dr. Scott Price will be presenting. Topics include working with students in private lessons that have special needs and uses for improvisation. Participation Fee is $10. For further information and to RSVP, please contact Connie Anderson at…

MTNA Competitions Deadline is THIS Wednesday, September 14, 2016!

The entry deadline for the 2016-2017 MTNA Competitions is THIS Wednesday, September 14, 3:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME. Applications must be fully completed and submitted by that time. Find guidelines and applications here. Due to the anticipated volume of last-minute submissions, MTNA advises you to submit your registration early. For questions, contact MTNA at (888) 512-5278, or…

OhioMTA WD May 2016 Luncheon

Our teachers had a wonderful time at our annual luncheon! We honored our Certified Teacher of the Year, Sonya Szabo-Reynolds, and welcomed the new officers for 2016-2017. We look forward to another great year of music-making!  

IMPORTANT: Change in Date for RF/SO Application Deadline

Dear Members, Please take note that we have changed the application deadline for Ribbon Festival and Scale Olympics from Dec. 1, 2015 to Oct. 26, 2015. This allows the relative personnel ample time to handle scheduling of participants. Remember to send word out to your students as early as possible! We would love to see…

Honors Recital 2015

Our students did a FANTASTIC job at the May Honors Recital. Outstanding work to all the participants, and congratulations to the Buckeye Winners! Keep up the good work, and we look forward to seeing more students at our recitals next year!

Ohio MTA Western District’s May Luncheon

Two of our teachers from Ohio MTA Western District were honored at our recent May Luncheon. Congratulations to them, and a big Thank You to all that they do!    

Happenings at 2014’s Fall Conference

Check out what we did at the 2014 Fall Conference here!

State Conference 2014

Ohio Music Teachers Association State Conference October 16-18, 2014 Wilmington College Wilmington, Ohio This year’s state conference, hosted by Western District OhioMTA, takes place at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Wilmington College is conveniently located between Columbus and Cincinnati, just 6 miles off of I-71, Exit 50. Conference Venues Boyd Cultural Arts Center and adjacent…

2013-2014 Programs

OhioMTA Western District 2013 – 2014 Programs, Workshops and Conventions Sept. 4: “Our Year Ahead”: Information Session for the upcoming year’s Local (Western District), State (OhioMTA) and National (MTNA) Student and Teacher Events, including: Student Activities Buckeye Auditions Ribbon Festival and Scale Olympics Student Composition Contest Student Recitals and Adult Recital Music Development Program Programs, Workshops &…

Student Improvisation Workshop with Jeanine Yeager

STUDENT IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP Offered This Summer!  Register Early—Limited to 15 Students   Facilitator: Jeanine Yeager, prolific composer/artist/teacher When: Saturday, June 29, 2013 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  (two scheduled breaks/refreshments) Where: Wasson Music Center 35 Marco Lane, Centerville, OH  45458  Details, Contact: Kathleen Husko 771-3682/694-5764 (cell) [email protected] Registration Deadline: June 4, 2013 Please note: Student participants should…