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2013 State Conference
November 7-9, 2013
University of West Georgia
HEADLINER & MASTER CLASS ARTISTS
The GMTA Conference Headliners and Master Class Teachers are known for their energized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos. Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Notable performances include MTV's Total Request Live, NPR's All Things Considered and From the Top, APM's Performance Today, the Cliburn Concert Series, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, and dozens of summer chamber music festivals. They have received over 2 million hits on YouTube.
The GMTA conference Pedagogy Clinician is Marvin R. Blickenstaff, known throughout the nation for wonderful sessions on studio teaching and learning as well as his publications. For sixteen summers he was on the faculty of the International Workshops where he performed and lectured in Canada, Austria, Scotland, Norway, France, and Switzerland. The Marvin Blickenstaff Endowment Fund was established in his honor in 2001 by the MTNA. Attendees will be enlightened and excited about the new ideas that will be shared in the pedagogy sessions. To learn more about Marvin Blickenstaff go to www.nsmspiano.org/About/Faculty.
The 2013 MTNA-GA Commissioned Composer this year is Atlanta Native Curtis Bryant, whose music has been heard across North America and in Europe, Asia and Australia in concerts, music festivals and on radio and television broadcasts, including National Public Radio's Performance Today.
YOUNG COMPOSER COMPETITION
Our students will be invited to participate in the Young Composer Competition. Winners will have the opportunity to have orchestration lessons with Steinway artist Terry Lowry and their work will be premiered at the orchestra concert. This contest is open to the whole state so be sure and let your students know about this opportunity and go the following page for more information: www.musicaloverture.com/2013-young-composer-competition.
CARROLL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The GMTA Auditions Concerto winners and winners of the Young Composers Competition will be performing with the Carroll Symphony Orchestra. Since its founding in 2002, the CSO has performed over 50 concerts and has premiered over 40 new works written specifically for the CSO. The CSO's mission also includes activities designed to enrich the lives of children through great music, education outreach programs, private instruction and the CSO Young Composer Competition. www.facebook.com/CarrollSymphonyOrchestra
RECEPTION WITH 'ATLANTA BY SIX'
Join your colleagues for a Post-Concert Concert and Reception honoring our collegiate members on Friday evening and featuring Atlanta by Six, an innovative chamber music ensemble performing a unique blend of classical and contemporary compositions. They would love for you to visit them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AtlantaBySix.
Our Conference Hotel is the Hampton Inn Carrollton. A state track meet will be taking place during our conference so you are encouraged to reserve your room early. A limited number of rooms are blocked for us during the competitions and the conference. To get the conference rate, use this link: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/C/CARGAHX-GMT-20131104/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.
Hampton Inn Carrollton
102 South Cottage Hill Road
Carrollton, Georgia 30117