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Winter Cellobration with Amit Peled
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Sunday, January 14, 2018
3:00 PM
Education Center at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852 

Lecture/Performance:
The First Hour--What I Do to Start the Day as a Cellist

Presented by cellist Amit Peled
Professor at The Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University 

Jennifer Johnson Body Mapping Workshop
(with Short Master Class)
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Sunday, January 21, 2018
1:00-7:00 PM
The Potter Violin Company
7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Body Mapping: Re-educating Movement, Senses and Qualities of Attention for Healthier Music Making as String Players

PRESENTED BY: Jennifer Johnson
Author of What Every Violinist Needs to Know about the Body
and Teaching Body Mapping to Children


MD/DC ASTA 2017-2018 Events
 
Oct. 11 Studio Teacher meeting – EVENT FREE TO MEMBERS
Presenter: Megann Griffin, MM, MT-SC, music therapist at Lamax Homes
Potter Violins, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Title: Teaching students with unique challenges: Considerations for the studio teacher
 
Oct. 15 “How to Organize and Make Money Running a Private Music Studio”
Presenter: Mimi Butler
Potter Violins, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration deadline/early bird: Oct. 5th, 2017
Cost: $20 for members; $40 for non-members
 
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Nov. 5 and 6 “The Musical Path to Technique: Integrating Music and Technique in Practicing and Performing”
Presenter: Burton Kaplan
Potter Violins, Sun., 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm and Mon., 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Participant registration deadline (maximum 8): October 6th, 2017
Participant fee: $125
Observer registration deadline before price increase: October 28th
Observer fee:
   ASTA MD/DC Members: $50 for both days, $35 for one day
   All others: $70 for both days, $50 for one day
 
Nov. 15 Studio Teacher Meeting – EVENT FREE TO MEMBERS
Presenter: Dr. Dan Levitov, Coordinator of Cello and Chamber Music at the Peabody Institute Preparatory and Cello Faculty, The Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College
Potter Violins, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Title: “Scales: Not Just for Warming Up: Linking Scale Practice to Repertoire Success”
 
Jan. 14 Cellobration
Presenter: Amit Peled
Levine at Strathmore, 3:00 pm
Title: “The First Hour – what I do to start the day as a cellist…”
Registration deadline: January 12, 2018
Workshop Fee:
   ASTA MD/DC Members: $20 by January 12
   All others: $40 by January 12
   Day of the event: $50 for all
Sponsored by Gailes’ Violin Shop
 
Jan. 21 Body Mapping Workshop
Presenter: Jennifer Johnson
Potter Violins, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Topic: Body Mapping: Re-educating Movement, Senses and Qualities of Attention for Healthier Music Making as String Players
Workshop and short master class
Workshop Fee:
   ASTA MD/DC Members: $30
   All Others: $45
Master class participant fee (maximum 4 people, best if 3): $30, in addition to workshop fee
Registration deadline: January 15, 2018; late fee incurs after this date
Sponsored by Gary Frisch
 
Feb. 14 Studio Teacher Meeting – EVENT FREE TO MEMBERS
Presenter: Mary Ling, MS, Executive Function Coach, Academic Tutor, Course Developer at Learning Matters
Potter Violins, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Title: Executive Functions: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?
 
Feb. 25 ASTACAP Winter Exams
Temple Beth Ami, 2:00 pm to 7 pm exam times
Registration deadline: Feb. 4, 2018
February 28 Studio Teacher Meeting – EVENT FREE TO MEMBERS
Presenter: Mary Ling, Executive Function Coach, Academic Tutor, Course Developer at Learning Matters
Potter Violins, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Title: Building Executive Function Skills in Private Music Students
 
March 18 Mini-Conference and Annual Meeting
Presenter: Dr. Robert Duke, professor at the Colburn School and University of Texas at Austin
Levine at Strathmore, Time: TBA
Registration deadline: Mar. 10, 2018
 
April 8 Strings Plus Festival
Landon School, Bethesda, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Organized by MSMTA
Registration deadline: February 19

April 29 ASTACAP Spring exams
Temple Beth Ami, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm exam times
Registration deadline: Apr. 2, 2018
 
May 20 Solo Strings
Washington Adventist University
Organized by MSMTA
Registration deadline: Apr. 1, 2018

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