Calendar of Events


GRMTA holds regular monthly meetings on the second Friday morning of every month between September and May.  As permitted during the pandemic, meetings will be held at the Starr Center of the  Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois and will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Meetings can also be attended via videoconferencing.  GRMTA also offers performance opportunities for students of GRMTA members.


September 11:  Business Meeting at MPAC Auditorium

October 9:  Ear Training Tips and Tricks – Beyond the AiM Syllabus
Facilitator:  Patricia Jeske

November 13:  Introducing the AiM Violin Syllabus
Presenter: Shannon Englert

December 11:  CANCELLED

January 8:  A.i.M workshop
Presenters:  Patricia Jeske and Jea Yi

February 12:  Injury Prevention for Musicians
Facilitator:  Marilyn Cade

March 12:  Repertoire Difficulty and Advancement
Facilitator: Jeffrey DeLay

April 16 (note new date): Music Technology Facilitated (via videoconferencing only)
Facilitator: George Litterst

May 14:  Business Meeting:  Election of officers and committee chairs; Program planning for next year.    Luncheon to follow.  Meet at Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles Street in Rockford. 

ISMTA CONFERENCE 2020: VIRTUAL CONFERENCE early November.  Check ISTMA website for more details  (

MTNA CONFERENCE 2021:  March 13-17- Virtual Conference, originally scheduled  in Atlanta, Georgia.  Check MTNA website for more details (



Happy Holidays Recital:     Cancelled
Music Achievement Recital:  March 20, via videoconferencing

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