NEPTA Speaker Series 2017-2018
Meetings are held on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church Street, Watertown, MA, unless otherwise indicated. Stormy weather cancellations will coincide with Watertown school closings.
September 25, 2017— Catherine Kautsky: “Teaching Debussy: A Gateway to Story-Telling, Pedaling, Coloration, and Imaginative Listening”
October 23, 2017—Gabriel Chodos: “Some Thoughts on Schubert’s Piano Music”
November 13, 2017—Fall Teachers’ Exchange: Jean Stackhouse, “Musical Musing Continued”, Wellesley Library
December 4, 2017 —Phyllis Lehrer: Teacher’s Masterclass with NEPTA Members – Fundraising for Susan B. Demb Teacher Enrichment
January 22, 2018—Seymour Bernstein: “Examining Chopin’s Notational Indications”
February 26, 2018—Julie Knerr: “152 Strategies for Effective and Efficient Teaching”
and “Lost Gems of the Piano Repertoire”
March 26, 2018—Bruce Brubaker: “Again and Again: Minimalism and Postminimalist Piano Music”
April 9, 2018—Spring Teachers’ Exchange: Nina Grimaldi, “Improvisation Made Accessible”, Wellesley Library
April 30, 2018—John Ferguson: Master Class with Student Performers
May 21, 2018—Annual Meeting, Awards Recital & Luncheon
Competition winners and winners of the Alice Proctor and Louise Hodder Olsen awards will perform in the awards recital.