Programs & Calendar

Middle West District Programs & Calendar Overview

Programs & Calendar

Middle West District Programs (2021 – 2022)

“The Impact of Music on the Mind” 
September 7  – 9:45 a.m. – Noon  (Host: Bluffton University)

Music can influence our life in a positive or negative way as music has the power to transform our emotions.  How does music affect our mind?  As musicians and teachers, what should we consider when we teach our students?  Presenter:  Dr. Daeun Choi 

“Expanding Our Influence”
October 5 – 9:45 am – Noon (Host: OSU-Lima)

We all understand the value of music learning and the joy that comes from playing music together.  What are some of the ways in which we can expand our influence and the definition of what it means to be a musician?  Presenter:  Dr. Margaret Young

“Focus on the Ears”
November 2 – 9:45am – Noon  (Hostess:  Elesha Wey)

Most A look at developing and expanding a listening-based approach to learning piano music.  Presenter:  Kathy Price

Musikgarten Group Keyboard”
March 1 – 9:45am – Noon  (Hostess:  Vicki Mills)

Participate in a group keyboard class, Musikgarten style!  Come prepared to move, sing, respond, and play the keyboard in this aural group approach for ages 6 and up – and even adults!  Presenter:  Vicki Mills

“Getting a Used Piano…technically speaking”
April 5 – 9:45am – Noon (Hosts:  Krysti & Phil Schey)

You’re so excited – your student is FINALLY getting a real piano!  But is that Craiglist piano worth getting or leaving?  Also, see some basic technical demos of how an upright piano works, along with troubleshooting a couple issues which cause “sticky keys”.  Presenter:  Phil Schey

“Thoughtful Transitions”
May 3 – 9:45am – noon (Host: Shawnee Alliance Church)

How do you assess transfer students and help them transition to your studio?  Do you chage all their music, or do a little at a time?  How do you handle students who need to “catch up” on concepts?  Come ready to share ideas!  Presenter:  Paula Deardurff
Afterour meeting we will go to Old Barn Out Back for lunch.


Calendar Overview (2021-2022)



  7      Middle West District Meeting


   1     Duettist Competition Registration Deadline (to Kathy Jendrusik)

   5    Middle West District Meeting

 17-19  State Conference, Northern Kentucky University
23   Ribbon Festival Registration Deadline (to Paula Deardurff)
30  Duettist Competition @ Sidney Church of God


 2    Middle West District Meeting
20  Ribbon Festival  – location TBA



26    Music Evaluation Day Registration Deadline (to Karen Heath)


1   Middle West District Meeting
26   Music Evaluation Day – location TBA
26  Buckeye Auditions registration deadline 

26-30 MTNA Conference – Minneapolis, MN


1    Deadline for District Scholarship Application
5  Middle West District meeting
23  Buckeye Auditions – OSU/Lima


3  Middle West District Meeting