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Monthly Meetings have Changed

They are now held the Second Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:30. 

(December and June meeting locations may be changed. No meetings in March, July and August) Currently we are conducting most meetings at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church: 1515 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502.

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Welcome guests, and visitors to our site! We are happy to announce the return of our student programs and competitions, and teacher presentations and meetings. In addition, this is the year for another special bi-annual teacher workshop for OMTA members and members of neighboring Chapters. I invite you to visit a meeting, receive a special gift, and find out what opportunities are available to members  

and their students. Please also see our calendar of events below.  Happy music teaching! 

Jean Johansen-Kuehn, OMTA President

Calendar 2023-2024

OMTA General Meeting, November 10, 2023, 9:30 AM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Presentation: Greg Burgess 
"Making Music an Old Fashioned Way"

Greg will be discussing keyboard improvisation in the classical tradition and related historical pedagogy. Topics covered will include 18th century Italian methods, current trends in schema theory, and various resources to explore. 

Born in the Puget Sound area, Greg was introduced to music at a young age. His first instrument was the guitar. Later he would go on to study piano at PLU. It was there that he was exposed to early music! After graduating he went on to study privately with Dr. Paul Tegels, meeting regularly to discuss early keyboard topics including basso continuo. Greg also studied guitar and lute with Elizabeth CD Brown. 

Having a keen interest in creative music making, Greg was drawn to composition and improvisation early on. In 2012 he discovered the Partimento tradition, and has been studying its methods ever since, even having published several related articles in the Lute Society’s quarterly publication. 

During the wedding season Greg can be spotted performing on mandolin accompanied on guitar by his twin brother. 

OMTA Concerto Competition: November 18-19, 2023
Gospel Outreach Church, Times TBA
Judges: Dr. Ricardo de la Torre, Oksana Ejokina
Co-Chairs: Dilyara and Amy
OMTA Board Meeting, December 1, 2023, 9:00 AM
December Playathon at Barnes & Noble
December 9th from 9 AM to 4 PM
OMTA Holiday Luncheon/brief meeting, December 8, 2023
11am - 1pm Mercato Ristorante 111 Market St. NE Olympia
OMTA Board Meeting, January 5, 2024, 9:00 AM
OMTA General Meeting, January 12, 2024, 9:30 AM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Presentation from WSMTA leadership
WSMTA/OMTA Music Artistry Program (MAP)  registration deadline, January 14, 2024
OMTA Board Meeting, February  2, 2024, 9:00 AM
OMTA General Meeting, February 9, 2024, 9:30 AM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Presentation: Wolfgang Wortberg, Topic TBA
OMTA Board Meeting, March 1, 2024
March: No general meeting due to MAP (Music Artistry Program)
WSMTA/OMTA Music Artistry Program, March 4-6, 2024
St. Martins University, Music Building
OMTA Board Meeting, April 5, 2024
OMTA General Meeting, April 12, 2024, 9:30 AM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Presentation: Sue Dick, Organization Skills
OMTA Board Meeting, May 3, 2024
OMTA General Meeting, May 10, 2024, 9:30 AM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Presentation: TBA

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