News and Announcements of Bluebonnet Music Teachers Association, Williamson County Texas, USA

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Meeting: New Music for the Piano Studio

Join us at Austin School of Music North on November 8 at 9:30AM for the program "New Music for the Piano Studio: 20th Century Avant-Garde Piano Literature for the Intermediate Level Student," presented by Dr. Sallye Jeffcoat York. Via Skype technology, Sallye will
introduce contemporary literature that uses avant-garde techniques appropriate for intermediate level piano students, such as clusters, aleatory, and extrapianistic activities. Specific pieces and collections will be discussed as well as creative ideas on how to easily incorporate this music into your piano studio.

Sallye Jeffcoat York recently earned her DMA from the University of
Alabama, where she studied with the former MTNA Teacher of
the Year, Amanda Penick.  Dr. York holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance with an Emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma as well as a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Louisiana State University. She has studied under the instruction of Mrs. Constance Knox Carroll, 
Dr. Ed Gates, Dr. Jane Magrath, Dr. Ronald Shinn, and Dr. Lynn Faulkner.  Sallye has taught applied piano, class piano, and aural skills for the past six years at the collegiate level and has also served as an accompanist in multiple states and institutions. Dr. York has served on the faculty at the Tennessee Valley Music Festival and the Huntingdon College Junior Piano Camp.  She has participated in summer programs such as Brevard Music Center and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Muskegon, Michigan. Dr. York currently is the accompanist for The Montgomery Academy and runs a private piano studio in Montgomery, AL.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided, and the program will be followed by a short business meeting. Interested in a one-year subscription to Clavier Companion magazine? If at least 5 of us subscribe, we can get a group membership for just $20 a person! Read more about Clavier Companion and view the latest digital issue at