Calendar of Events


GRMTA holds regular monthly meetings on the second Friday morning of every month between September and May.  Unless otherwise indicated, the meetings will be held at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illionois and will begin at 9:30 a.m.   At least twice a year, GRMTA also offers performance opportunities for students of GRMTA members.


September 8:  Business Meeting

October 13:  Program: Incorporating general music education into private lessons
Presenter: Darlene Karvelius

November 10:  Tour of Bob Hohf’s piano restoration business

December 8:  Sharing music with each other and short business meeting (Location changed)

January 12:  A.i.M workshop  (Location changed)
Presenters:  Patricia Jeske & Jea Yi

February 9:  Roundtable Discussion:  Teaching time management and using practice motivators
Facilitator:  Marilyn Cade

March 9:  Roundtable Discussion: Engaging the busy teenager: Ways to keep music relevant for teens
Facilitator: Susan Lipnick

April 13:  The works of John Knowles Paine
Guest Presenter: Christopher Atzinger, Ph.D,, Associate Professor of Music (Piano) at St. Olaf College

May 11:  Business Meeting:  Election of officers and committee chairs; Program planning for next year


ISMTA CONFERENCE 2017:  November 3-5, 2017 at Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois



Happy Holidays Recital:   December 9, 2017, 2 p.m. at Morning Star Village.
Music Achievement Recital:  March 24, 2018, 2 p.m., at Morning Star Village.


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