–  Monthly Meetings  –

 

WSMTA Meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of each month, except for December, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wheaton, Illinois. Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 130 North West St. on the corner of West and Wesley Streets in downtown Wheaton. Refreshments are provided so join us for coffee and meet with other members at 9 am. The monthly business meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by our monthly presentation.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Note – This program begins at 9:15 AM

Creativity in the Group Piano Teaching Studio
Dr. Steve Havens

Chicago-area pianist Steven L. Havens is an active soloist, collaborative musician, accompanist, and free-lance performer. Recent performances include piano four-hand duo, flute and piano, cello and piano, and art song programs. As an accompanist he has performed with choral organizations, opera, musical theater, and ballet. Local performances include recitals at College of DuPage, Wheaton College, Luther College, and Coe College. He has appeared as a guest artist at the Mansion Series at Cantigny and venues in Chicago. He has also performed in Austria, Germany, France, Spain, England, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Steven earned a Master of Music degree in piano from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate of Music degree (Ph.D.) from the University of Iowa. Primary teachers include Michael Campbell, Gregory Allen, Danielle Martin and René Lecuona, with additional performance studies with Daniel Shapiro, Jeanette Haien, and Carl Schachter. He was one of six pianists selected to participate in the International Festival-Institute at Round Top (Texas), and was later named an International Rotary Foundation Scholar to Austria. While in Europe he attended the Hochschule für Musik (Mozarteum) in Salzburg, and was chosen to participate in the prestigious Vienna International Master Classes, where he studied with Alexander Satz and Paul Badura-Skoda.

Dr. Havens is currently on the piano faculty at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois where he was named one of the outstanding faculty members in 2005. He has also been affiliated with Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Wheaton, Illinois. He was a faculty member at the University of Iowa All-State Music Camp and a teaching assistant at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan.

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MEETINGS – 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 9:30 a.m.  Trinity Episcopal Church
Dr. Svetlana Belsky: Decoding the Bach Inventions

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m.  Home of Carol Ann Ishman
West Suburban Board Meeting

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – noon  Trinity Episcopal Church
Joint Chapters Board Meeting

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 9:30 a.m.  Trinity Episcopal Church
AIM Judging Session – 9:45
Michelle Russell: The Spectrum in Music Therapy – Vital and Revealing

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 9:30 a.m.  Home of Kathy Christian
Teacher Information Exchange (TIE) and Teacher Performance Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 9:30 a.m  Trinity Episcopal Church
Panel on Constructive and Effective Judging Techniques with
Stephanie Myers, Janna Williamson, and Lynette Zelis

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.  Home of Lynette Zelis
AIM Theory Packet Stuffing Meeting

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9:15 a.m.  Trinity Episcopal Church
Dr. Steve Havens: Creativity in the Group Piano Teaching Studio

MEETINGS – 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 9:30 a.m.  Trinity Episcopal Church
Jeff Capelli: Why (Some) Pianos Sing

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 9:30 a.m.  Home of Julie Crull
Teacher Information Exchange (TIE) and Teacher Performance Meeting

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m.  Trinity Episcopal Church
AIM Judging Session – 9:45 a.m.
Mark Edwards: Importance of the Pipe Organ to Pianists
*presentation given in Trinity’s organ loft

Wednesday, February 21, 2019, 9:30 a.m.  Home of Carol Ann Ishman
AIM Performance Packet Stuffing Meeting

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:30 a.m.  Wheaton College*
Joint Chapters Workshop

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m.  Trinity Episcopal Church
Dr. Susan Tang: Piano Masterclass

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.  Trinity Episcopal Church
Eric Sutz: Classic Foundations – via Jazz Greats – In The Piano Studio

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m.  Home of Liz Mackenzie
Teacher Information Exchange (TIE) and Teacher Performance Meeting

(*Not a function of Wheaton College)