Affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association

Wood-Ottawa Counties MTA

This recently-formed OhioMTA chapter meets in the Bowling Green area on the first Friday of each month at 10am.

President, Jessica Briggs
Secretary, Lynne Long

2016-17 PROGRAM:


September 9, 2016

“Interactive Taiko Drumming Demonstration” by Allison Merrill

Location: Arts Village, BGSU’s Kreischer Dormatory, begins 10:30am

October 7, 2016

Field Trip to Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit

Location: 2700 E. West Maple Road, Commerce Township, MI 48390

November 11, 2016

“Alexander Technique” by Nancy Crego

Location: Susan Holtzscher’s The Studio Connection (1039 Haskins Rd).

December 2, 2016

“Schumann’s Big Bang: The Ever-Expanding Universe of Piano Literature for Children” by Joy Morin

Location: Joy Morin’s home (261 Windsor Court in Perrysburg).

January 13, 2017

“A Window into the Musikgarten World” by Susan Holtzscher

Location: Susan Holtzscher’s The Studio Connection (1039 Haskins Rd).

February 10, 2017

[Topic TBD] by Cole Burger Location: ____________

April 8, 2017

“Successful Business Strategies for Private Music Teaching-
A Professional Development Symposium”

Location: Owens Community College

May 5, 2017

Planning Meeting
Location: Panera (139 S Main St. in BG).

Summer 2017

Dates to meet for lunch in June, July, and August will be organized.


Wood-Ottawa Counties Recitals

Cost for participation is a one-time teacher fee of $20, which covers all three recitals.  Each teacher is allowed 11 minutes of playing time for his/her students on each recital.  Please send recital information to the chairperson by the closing date.  Include the performer’s name, age/grade, approximate skill level, number of years of lessons, title of composition, composer/arranger, and length in minutes.  Selections should be performed from memory.  Contact our Recital Chairperson, Susan West, with any questions.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 @ 2:15pm
Location: Wood County Public District Library in BG
Closing date: October 26

Sunday, March 26, 2017 @ 2:15pm
Location: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in BG
Closing date:  March 15

Student Adjudication Festival

Certain years, this event is held in collaboration with BGSU’s MTNA Collegiate Chapter. Teachers of the Wood & Ottawa Counties area are welcome to enter students in this adjudicated event, which will be judged by the student members of BGSU’s MTNA Collegiate Chapter and pedagogy students. More information will be forthcoming.

Music at Artwalk (in BG)

We hope to again provide music at Bowling Green’s Art Walk event this year, which is taking place in April.  Details will be forthcoming.