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KAMTA Calendar of Events 2016-2017
Business and Professional Development Meetings:
Regular KAMTA meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the months from September through May in the Dorothy U. Dalton Center on the campus of Western Michigan University.Any exceptions are noted below.
Detailed directions to the Dalton Center can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this web page.
Come prepared to pay the meter!!!(Suggested:Bring $4.00 in American quarters.Each quarter buys 10 minutes of time.)
Meetings begin promptly at 9:30 a.m., so it is recommended that you arrive in the ramp no later than 9:15 in order to get into the Dalton Center in a timely fashion.
Wed., Sept. 14
"Technology for the Classical Pianist" Jeanne Hanley Thelen
Wed., Oct. 12
"Schumann's Big Bang: The Ever-Expanding Universe of Piano Literature for Children" Joy Morin
Sat., November 5
"Building a Solid Foundation in Technique" Susan Uchimura
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
"Piano Literature of Gershwin" Giuseppe Lupis
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
Wed., Mar. 8, 2017
"Building Creativity into Every Lesson" Jeremy Siskind
SAT Prep and KAMTA Forum: "Performance Preparation Strategies:
Wed., Apr. 12, 2017
"Effective Teaching Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum"
Wed., May 10, 2017
Annual Members Meeting and Luncheon ( location TBA)
Other Special Events:
MMTA State Conference in Midland, MI*
Saturday, Nov. 19
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
Sun. March 12, 2017
Sat. March 18, 2017
March 18-22, 2017
Mid May, 2017
July 9-14, 2017
July 9-22, 2017
Keysfest - Epic Center
KAMTA Student Recital*
MMTA Student Achievement Testing Day*
MTNA National Convention*
National Guild Auditions
Gilmore Piano Camp
WMU Summer Music Seminar
Directions to Western Michigan University’s Dalton Center Building:
From I-94 Eastbound: At exit #74, turn north onto U.S. 131, go 2.8 miles, then follow the directions listed below for U.S. 131.
From I-94 Westbound: At exit #74, turn north onto U.S. 131, go 2.8 miles, then follow the directions listed below for U.S. 131.
From U.S. 131: At exit #36, turn east onto Stadium Drive.Proceed on Stadium Drive to Howard Street and turn left.Turn right at the 2nd drive after crossing the railroad tracks. Stop and turn left onto Western Avenue (you should see the parking structure ahead of you and slightly to the right).Turn right onto Auditorium Drive (the parking structure is now to the left). Turn Left at the parking structure entrance.Meters accept only quarters and change machines are located on each level.
From Downtown Kalamazoo via Stadium Drive:Take Stadium Drive west to Howard Street and turn right.Turn right at the 2nd drive after crossing the railroad tracks. Stop and turn left onto Western Avenue (you should see the parking structure ahead of you and slightly to the right).Turn Right onto Auditorium Drive and the parking structure should now be on the left. Turn Left at the parking structure entrance. Meters accept only quarters and change machines are located on each level.
From the parking structure, go across the courtyard keeping the fountain on your right.The Dorothy U. Dalton building should be just ahead. Enter the building at the recital hall entrance, and there should be an easel or a music stand with directions for the KAMTA meeting location.