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KAMTA Calendar of Events 2018-2019
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. 12, 2018
“A Conversation with Pierre van der Westhuizen, Director of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival”
Wed. Oct 10, 2018
Wed. Nov 14, 2018
In House Forum: “Sharing Our Tried and True Tips, Tricks, and Ideas”
Special Guest: Catherine Rollin in conjunction with The Gilmore Keyboard Festival
“Climbing to Masterwork Heights Without Falling into the Abyss”
*Held at The Epic Center in the Joliffe Theater
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019
Wed., Feb.13, 2019
Masterclass with Special Guest Annie Leong
Special Guest: Dr. Sookkyung Cho of Grand Valley State University
“Brahms Compositional Penmanship in his Third Piano Sonata”
Wed., Mar. 13, 2019
Wed., Apr. 10, 2019
In House Forum: “Prep for Student Achievement Testing”
Special Guest: Dr. Lia Jensen-Abbott Of Albion College
Wed., May 8, 2019
Annual Members Meeting
Other Special Events:
October 7-9, 2018
MMTA State Conference *
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
Sat. March 16, 2019
March 16-19, 2019
Mid May 2019
June 23-29 2019
July 7-20, 2019
Keysfest - Epic Center
KAMTA Student Recital*
MMTA Student Achievement Testing Day*
MTNA National Convention* in Spokane
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.