Meet the Composers Day

Hosted by the Grand Valley State Collegiate Chapter of MTNA

April 23, 2022

8:40 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Haas Center for Performing Arts

Grand Valley State University

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Piano Ensemble Festival 2020
Piano Ensemble Festival 2020

Hello Music Lovers!

This year, Grand Valley’s MTNA Collegiate Chapter will be hosting a “Meet the Composers” Day!

This event will be an exciting chance for students to learn about music history, composers, and perform a piece by one of their favorite composers!

The day will consist of multiple hour-long masterclasses given by members of the GVSU Piano Pedagogy Certificate Program and MTNA Collegiate Chapter.  Masterclasses will be comprised of 8-12 students, depending on the size of the room or hall.  We will follow Covid guidelines with students in large rooms or halls throughout the day, all wearing masks.  GVSU pianists will perform some of their favorite piano works while teaching music history.  There will be lots of fun facts about composers for students to learn and music to listen to!   Parents and teachers are encouraged to attend the day.

A lunch for students will be provided at 12:15 pm, and the day will end with a final concert at 1:00 pm!

Before each student performance, each student will say something about the composer whose piece they are playing.

The Registration fee is $15 per student.

We hope to see you here on April 23!


Grand Valley’s MTNA Collegiate Chapter

Dr. Helen Marlais, Advisor and Director of Piano Pedagogy

For more Information: Facebook:   MTNA Collegiate Chapter GVSU

Piano Ensemble Festival 2020
Piano Ensemble Festival 2020
Piano Ensemble Festival 2020

Schedule of events:

8:40 am Registration in the Haas Performing Arts Center

9:00 am Masterclasses with GVSU members

10:00 am Recital of GVSU Piano students performing: Pinocchio Ballet Suite for piano with narration, by living composer, Dr. David Jex.

10:45 -11:45 Masterclasses with GVSU members

11:45 – 12:15  Composer Trivia with GVSU members

12:15 – 12:45  Lunch

1:00– Final Recitals

If you have any questions, please email Mei Lin Wooden at [email protected]  or Dr. Helen Marlais, Faculty Advisor, [email protected]

Registration will appear after January 10, 2022

Deadline for registering will be Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first served basis. Parents should sign their children up. We can only fill a specific number of time slots due to covid requirements, so please register early!

Piano Ensemble Festival 2020

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