Sonatina Festival 2016

 

A huge thanks goes out to Kay Lowry and the Sonatina Committee for another successful year with the Sonatina Festival.  This year KMTA’s Festival was hosted once again by the Kingsland Baptist Church.  The event was held November 5, 2016 with 169 students enrolled and 154 that actually performed!  Here are some pictures from behind the scenes!  Thank you to all the KMTA teachers whose students participated and those teachers who volunteered to be monitors, etc.  We also want to express our appreciation to  our judges, Dr. Cho, Rick Valentine, Cheryl Marshall and Pamela York.

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Jazz and Pop Recital

Some of our KMTA students presented a wonderful Jazz and Pop Recital this Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church on South Fry.  The performances included pieces from some popular movie sound tracks such as, “Star Wars”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Entertainer”, etc.  The students enjoyed preparing for this recital as much as the audience enjoyed listening to it.  Great job KMTA teachers and students!

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KMTA September Meeting

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016, the Katy Music Teachers Association met for their regular monthly meeting.  Nancy Stevenson introduced the special guest speaker, Becky Landreth from TMTA (Texas Music Teachers Association).  Ms. Landreth (see bio below) presented a power point on … Continue reading

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Duet on a Dare

Duet on a Dare This Friday, August 12, our KMTA member, Kay Lowry, will be performing at the Kingsland Baptist Church at 7:00 pm.  It will be joyous recital of duo piano repertoire!  She will be performing with Steven Elkins Kennedy.  The video is … Continue reading

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Lady Psyche

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  Our own KMTA voice/piano teacher, Mary Lieberman (right), played Lady Psyche in the summer production of “Princess Ida” by the Houston Gilbert & Sullivan Society! Congratulations Mary on a job well done! (Picture credit to the Houston Chronicle)

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American Recital

On June 25, 2016 the Katy Music Teachers Association held it’s American Recital at the Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church in Katy.  Pictured below are the 24 performers from the studios of Linda Bryan, Nancy Stevenson, Carmen Yip and Diana Lopez.  The program consisted of either patriotic pieces or pieces written by an American composer.  Congratulations to all the participants for a job well done!

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KMTA Presented with Certificate of Appreciation

The Katy Music Teachers Association was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation during the General Session of the Texas Music Teachers Association’s Convention.  KMTA was recognized for their donation to the Texas Music Teachers Educational Foundation.

The TMTEF Collegiate Award of $2,000 is available for a qualified college freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior who is a music major or music minor.Applicants must be an undergraduate college student working towards a music major or minor. This award is funded by the Texas Music Teachers Educational Foundation.

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KMTA received a certificate of appreciation for the organization’s donation to the Education Foundation Fund.

 

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