Date Day & Time Event
September 9 Saturday
11:00 A.M.
Annual Kickoff Meeting & Potluck Luncheon
Home of Lois Broadwater
September 25   POSTMARK DEADLINE for October 8th Student Recital
Mail to Betty Ann Spiers
September 30   POSTMARK DEADLINE for entries in Fall Newsletter
Editor: Kristen Topham, kristen_topham@hotmail.com
October 1   VMTA Fall 2017 Conference Masterclass Application due
October 7 3:00 – 4:15 Paulo Steinberg Lecture/Recital
St Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Pkway, 23225
October 8 Sunday
3:00 P.M.
RMTA Student Recital
St. Catherine’s School, Bannard Chapel in Turner Hall
October 9   POSTMARK DEADLINE for VMTA Fall Festival
Mail to Savannah Hatcher
Oct 26 - 28 See website VMTA Fall Conference
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
October 30   POSTMARK DEADLINE for November 12th Student Recital
Mail to Betty Ann Spiers
November 4 Saturday VMTA Fall Festival
St. Catherine’s School, Richmond, VA
November 12 Sunday
3:00 P.M.
RMTA Student Recital
St. Catherine’s School, Bannard Chapel in Turner Hall
November 30   PLAYATHON Teacher Registration due
Email to BelleElliott88@gmail.com
December 1   POSTMARK DEADLINE for entries in Winter Newsletter
Editor: Kristen Topham, kristen_topham@hotmail.com
January 8   POSTMARK DEADLINE for January 21th Student Recital
Mail to Betty Ann Spiers
January 13 Saturday
10:00
Workshop with Magdalena Adamek
Home of Faye Barss
January 21 Sunday
3:00 P.M.
RMTA Student Recital
St. Catherine’s School, Bannard Chapel in Turner Hall
January 27   POSTMARK DEADLINE for Bach Competition Registration
Slow-mail or E-mail applications to Magdalena Adamek
February 1   POSTMARK DEADLINE for Theory, Skills, and Sightreading Tests
Theory: Send to Jennifer Scott
Keyboard & Sight Reading: Send to Fay Barss
Sightreading for Single-Line Instruments & Voice: Send to Hope Armstrong Erb
February 3 Saturday
10:00 – 4:30
PLAYATHON at Richmond Public Library
February 12   POSTMARK DEADLINE for February 25st Student Recital
Mail to Betty Ann Spiers
February 24   Playathon Pledge Sheets & Pledges/Money due
Wesley Pollard
February 25 Sunday
3:00 P.M.
RMTA Student Recital
St. Catherine’s School, Bannard Chapel in Turner Hall
February 25   SIGHTREADING & KEYBOARD SKILLS TEST
Rhapsody Piano & Guitar
March 3 Saturday
10:00 – 5:00
BACH COMPETITION
Richmond Public Library, Gellman Room, 101 East Franklin Street, 23219
March 11 Sunday VMTA Theory Test
Virginia Commonwealth University
Singleton Center/James Black Music Center
March 17 - 21   MTNA National Conference in Disney Orlando, Buena Vista, FLA
April 1   APPLICATION DEADLINE for RMTA Collegiate Chapter Scholarship
April 6   POSTMARK DEADLINE for VMTA Central District Auditions
Mail to Kim Cho
April 9   POSTMARK DEADLINE for April 22nd Student Recital
Mail to Betty Ann Spiers
April 15   POSTMARK DEADLINE for entries in Spring Newsletter
Editor: Kristen Topham, kristen_topham@hotmail.com
April 21 Saturday
10:00 A.M.
Workshop with Bonnie Kellert
Home of Faye Barss
April 22 Sunday
3:00 P.M.
RMTA Student Recital
St. Catherine’s School, Bannard Chapel in Turner Hall
Apr 28 Saturday
11:45 A.M.
Annual LUNCHEON
Amour Wine Bistro, 3129 W Cary St
May 5 Saturday VMTA Central District Auditions
Chapel at St. Catherine’s
May 15   POSTMARK DEADLINE: RMTA Summer Music Camp Scholarship Application
May 20   POSTMARK DEADLINE: RMTA Achievement Award Documentation
June 30   POSTMARK DEADLINE for entries in Summer Newsletter
Editor: Kristen Topham, kristen_topham@hotmail.com
ASAP or July 31   POSTMARK DEADLINE for entries in RMTA Yearbook

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Selected Sundays, 3:00 P.M.
Bannard Chapel in Turner Hall, St. Catherine’s School
6001 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226


Postmark Deadline       Recital Dates
September 25       October 8
October 30       November 12
January 8       January 21
February 12       February 25
April 9       April 22

Chair, Student Recitals:
Betty Ann Spiers, erspiers@comcast.net


General Information

Our recitals are hosted for students who want opportunities to perform outside their teachers’ studios. Students should have some performing experience before playing in these recitals, and should have a minimum of four months of instruction with their current teacher. Participating teachers must be members in good standing of RMTA. It is advisable for teachers to attend one of these recitals before submitting students.

To enter students in a recital, please send the following information to the chairman (see above):

  1. Student’s name as you wish to have it printed in the program;
  2. Age and school grade;
  3. Title and composer of the work to be played;
  4. Character and level of the piece;
  5. Duration of the piece;
  6. Teacher’s name as you wish to have it printed on the program, with telephone number and e-mail address.

Submit entries by e-mail or postal mail. Postal mail entry should be on 8½ x 11 inch paper. Please submit your entry AFTER the concert preceding the one you are applying for, and BEFORE the Postmark Deadline (see above).

Each participating teacher may submit up to three entries per recital. For special situations, please contact the chairman. Entries may include solos, duets, and ensembles (a grand piano is provided at the site). In case of a duplication of repertoire, the first entry received by the chairman will be accepted; another piece may be substituted if the entry is not accepted.

To allow for many participants, usually only one piece is played. In the case of multiple movements, the playing time for each entry is restricted to seven minutes.

Repertoire

Performance material should come from standard concert repertoire. If there is a question about repertoire, please consult the chairman. Solo pieces must be performed from memory; duet and ensemble players may use music. The order of the program is set by the chairman and cannot be changed on the day of the program.

Warm-Ups

The time for trying out the piano is 2:30-2:55, before the concert. The concert piece should not be played through during warm-up: only fragments or technical exercises are allowed. Time limit for warm-ups is 2 minutes.

Dress Code

"Party dress" is best: boys in slacks and dress shirts with a tie, girls in a modest dress or pants outfit . High heels, sport sneakers, and flip-flops are discouraged. It is advised that students stage a “dress rehearsal” at home, playing in the clothes he or she plans to wear for the recital.

Recital Protocol

  1. It is customary for performers to take a bow before and after the performance.
  2. No one in the audience should leave their seat while a student is playing, only between numbers.
  3. All participants and their guests are expected to attend the entire concert. If this is impossible, the student is asked to apply to play in a future recital.
  4. Cameras are admissible if they don’t flash. Video cameras with tripods must be set up before the concert in the rear of the recital hall.
  5. Cell phones and pagers must be silenced.

Teachers

Please introduce yourself and your student to the chairman or presiding teacher when you arrive, at which time you will be directed where to sit.

It will be assumed that your students and their families have been tutored in Recital Protocol, Dress Code, etc. (see above).

The chairman will ask participating teachers to serve occasionally as the Master or Mistress of Ceremonies (welcoming the audience, supervising the recital, dismissing for the reception). You may also be asked to be a member of the “clean-up crew” after the reception. If you are doing one of these jobs, you do not need to bring juice or cookies. Volunteers are welcome; if you have a preferred date to serve in one of these capacities, make that known to the chairman.

Reception

Each participating teacher should bring one package (2 dozen) cookies or a treat that is easily eaten out of hand (no plates, only napkins are provided). Each teacher should arrange their unwrapped cookies on one of three large platters that we provide for you. You may bring a plastic bag to take left-overs home.

Also, bring a 2-quart (approximately) jar of apple juice and put it on the reception table near the punch bowl. If the punch bowl is not already full, add yours to the bowl. An ice-ring will be provided to keep the juice cool. Unopened jars will be kept for a future recital.

 

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