Calendar of Events


GRMTA holds regular monthly meetings on the second Friday morning of every month between September and May.  Unless indicated otherwise, 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 1O:  Business Meeting

October 8:  Teacher Time Management Roundtable Discussion
Facilitator:  Jea Yi

November 12:  Historical Pianos
Presenter:  Kenneth Drake.  Note:  This will be a field trip to Kenneth Drake’s residence/studio in Baileyville.

December 10:  Business Meeting and Sharing Music with Each Other

January 14:  A.i.M. Workshop
Facilitator:  A.i.M. chairs

February 11:  Ensemble Playing Discussion
Facilitator:  To be announced

March 11:  Program:   Robert Schumann
Presenter:  Andrea Azar

April 8:  Jazz Improvisation for the Classical Teacher
Presenter:  Eric Sutz

May 13:  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 November 5-6.  Check ISTMA website for more details  (

MTNA CONFERENCE 2021:  March 26-30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Check MTNA website for more details (



Saturday, March 5, 2022:  Online Student Recitals beginning at 2 p.m.

GRMTA teachers may also have their students perform in Young Musician student recitals hosted by the Mendelssohn Center for the Arts.  Dates are:
November 20, 2:00 PM – solo
February 26, 2:00 PM – ensemble
April 9, 2:00 PM – solo

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