Nebraska Music Teachers Association Sponsors Free Piano Recital during State Conference

Oct 17 2019 - 7:30pm

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Nebraska Music Teachers Association Sponsors Free Piano Recital during State Conference Alexander Kobrin, Guest Artist/Presenter for the 2019 Nebraska Music Teachers Association [NMTA] Conference, will perform a Piano Recital at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 17, at the UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public. Kobrin was awarded the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, TX in 2005. He has won numerous top prizes at international competitions and has appeared in recital at major halls worldwide. He has performed with many of the world’s great orchestras and is on the piano faculty at the Eastman School of Music. Nonmembers and college students are also invited to attend the 2019 NMTA State Conference hosted by the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18 in conjunction with the state level of the Music Teachers National Association [MTNA] Competitions also held at the UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center. The NMTA State Conference will include workshop sessions and performances, as well as a master class for the winning soloists of the MTNA Junior, Senior and Young Artists Piano Competitions. The main highlights of the conference include the following guests in addition to Alexander Kobrin who will also give several presentations along with a master class to the winners of the MTNA Competitions. Go to [2019 Conference] for more information. Diane Hidy is well-known for co-writing the acclaimed method Piano Town with fellow educator Keith Snell. She teaches youth and adult students in San Francisco and provides practical advice for fellow teachers at her website She will be giving four sessions during the conference. Charlie Albright was recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and Gilmore Young Artist award and won the Ruhr Klavier Festival Young Artist Award. He is known for making special connections with audiences by breaking the ‘classical’ rules and will be presenting a session about improvisation. Albright will also be performing with the Omaha Symphony on Friday evening. Bryan Stanley, 2019 NMTA commissioned composer, is published by Hal Leonard, Boosey & Hawkes and G. Schirmer. His compositions have been performed by symphonies and festivals internationally. Dr. Stanley is also active as a performer, with recent recordings and frequent collaborations at UNO and Opera Omaha’s special concert events. His Three Concert Etudes for solo piano will be premiered at the conference. The conference will also feature presentations by NMTA members. Kristín Taylor, University of Nebraska-Omaha, will present a session on Grieg’s Lyric Pieces; and Angela Miller-Niles, Wayne State College, will discuss using repertoire to incorporate world music into lessons. New to the conference this year will be a poster session featuring NMTA student members’ research and activity. Biographies of the guest artists/clinicians are available on the NMTA website: A tentative schedule and registration form may be downloaded at the website. The conference is open to nonmembers. All college students can register for free.
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Strauss Performing Arts Center
6305 University Dr N
Omaha, NE 68182
United States
Phone: 4024775647