Spring Workshop

OMTA will be hosting Dr. Jane Magrath during our Spring Workshop on February 25, 2022.

The workshop will take place on Zoom on Friday, February 25th at: https://unomaha.zoom.us/j/93933422461.

There will be two sessions, as follows:

9:00 – 9:50am:  “Perspectives on Jane Magrath’s book Piano Literature for Teaching and Performance (2021)”

10:00 – 11:00am:  “A Treasury of Riches: An overview of contemporary piano teaching literature for intermediate students, 1900-today”

Although not required, as a courtesy, please RSVP to Dr. Kristín Taylor at kristintaylor@unomaha.edu by February 20th so we can know how many people will be joining us.

There is no charge for this OMTA workshop. Students and non-member teachers are encouraged to attend as our guests.

Dr. Jane Magrath

Professor Emeritus (Piano and Piano Pegagogy)

Jane Magrath is well known as an author, clinician, and pianist. Her book The Pianist’s Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature has become a classic reference work for pianists throughout the country, and Magrath’s work in the area of the standard classical teaching literature has been central to the current revival of interest in this music throughout the U.S. She currently has more than forty volumes published with Alfred Music, and her music editions are used widely throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Magrath has served as Piano Coordinator for National Conferences of Music Teachers National Association and given presentations at MTNA National Conferences, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the European Piano Teachers Association Conference, the International Society for Music Education, and at many state MTNA conferences. Her articles have appeared in Keyboard Companion, Clavier, and The American Music Teacher, among others. For many years she contributed New Music Reviews to Clavier and the column Polyphony to The American Music Teacher. Later her column Musings appeared regularly in Clavier Companion. Since 2011, Magrath has served as Director of the Classical Music Festival Piano Seminar in Eisenstadt, Austria.

Magrath was the first recipient of the MTNA/Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award for Outstanding Contribution to Piano Pedagogy and was inducted into the Oklahoma Heritage Higher Education Hall of Fame. In 2019 she was honored with the MTNA Achievement Award, MTNA’s highest honor, and also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy. Currently she is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Frances Clark Center.

Bio copied with permission from Dr. Jane Magrath

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