3 days ago
One of the benefits of an APTA membership is continuing education scholarship opportunities. These scholarships are available to current APTA members who have a 2020-21 membership. Since membership renewal is right around the corner, this is a perfect time to encourage your non-APTA friends to join APTA and for you to renew your own membership!
The unexpected circumstances we find ourselves in
have necessitated some changes in this year's scholarships.
We would like to thank the sponsor of the Alberta Nerbas Memorial Scholarship for their generous support towards conference fees for a new conference attendee. With the postponement of this year's conference, we will not be offering this scholarship or the Artisan Table Full Conference Scholarship. Please keep these scholarships in mind for next year, especially if you have not had an opportunity to attend conference!
The adjudicated scholarships offered this year are:
Long & McQuade Scholarship for Continuing Education $300
Long & McQuade Music Scholarship $200
Piano Center (Steinway & Sons) Performance Scholarship $300
Following RCM's extension of this year's spring examination dates to July 31st, we felt it was necessary to extend our scholarship deadline to August 15 (this year only) to make it possible for anyone taking exams this session to apply for the marks-based scholarships. Remember that we accept exam marks from a 12-month period. If you missed the deadline last year because you had not received your exam marks in time, or you took an exam in the summer or winter sessions, you can still apply this year!
The marks-based scholarships are:
Dale Wheeler/Ethel Huber History Scholarship $150
Michele Tamtom/anonymous Theory Scholarship $200
Veronica Weber Advanced Practical Exam Scholarship $150
APTA Written Pedagogy Scholarship $150
APTA Viva Voce Scholarship $150
Applications for scholarships must be received via e-mail or postmarked by August 15th, 2020.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Dara Fensky, Scholarship Convenor
Ph: (403) 618.8340
4 days ago
Dear APTA Family Members,
June 1 was set as the opening of registration for our September APTA Conference- “2020 Vision-The World of Piano Today”, featuring headliner Nicola Cantan from Ireland. Unfortunately our 2020 vision does not allow us to foresee guidelines and regulations regarding large group gatherings in September. So rather than face a compromised conference with limited registrations and social distancing procedures, your APTA executive made the extremely difficult decision to postpone our conference to September 24 & 25, 2021 with the same headliner and presenters.
Much as we will miss the warmth, comradeship and mingling over meals that accompanies our in-person conference, we are making enthusiastic plans to reach out to you in other ways. We will be offering online presentations and seminars throughout the coming year, beginning with a late September “launch”. You also have the opportunity to contact the President, or any other executive member with ideas for sessions you would like to present or hear.
Lastly, during uncertain times the arts need us more than ever. Being a musician is not merely a profession, it is a way of life. Since governments and schools may shift budget priorities during this time, we must remember we are caretakers and guardians of a most precious time capsule. Please renew your membership and support “The World of Piano Today”. We will ramp up our efforts to keep you informed and connected.
Veronica Weber, President
and the APTA Executive ...
1 week ago
Streaming Recitals 101
Sunday, May 24
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Don't cancel that year-end recital quite yet. Rhona-Mae Arca will be offering a webinar this Sunday afternoon for teachers wanting to learn more about streaming and sharing live events through StreamYard.
-- Learn about streaming and live streaming
-- Learn about the benefits and applications for streaming
-- Learn about streaming options
-- Detailed walk-through of StreamYard
-- Live demonstration of live streaming using StreamYard
-- Learn how to prepare for a live stream recital
-- Learn tips for improving your technology setup to give you a smoother online teaching and streaming experience
We have sent an email to all APTA members with the Zoom meeting link. The webinar will also be available for replay on Rhona-Mae's website, free for APTA members and as a paid course for non-members. ...