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MTMTA Guest Artists

MTMTA offers guest artist presentations for its members each year. These offerings typically include a guest artist masterclass in February and occasionally a featured speaker on a pedagogical topic of interest to the group in the fall and/or the spring.


The following are the guest artists scheduled for 2023-2024:

Sunday, September 10, 2023 – 3:00pm - Phillip Keveren

"Beyond Repertoire: Incorporating Improvisation into Lessons"

Preceded by Business Meeting / Meet and Greet (2:15 / 2:45)

Saunders Fine Arts, Room 117 

Sunday, October 22, 2023 – 2:30pm - Dr. Jackie Edwards-Henry

"From the Body to the Keys: Simple, Fun and Physical Ways to
    Introduce New Concepts"

Description and Bio: See below

Preceded by Business Meeting at 2:00

Saunders Fine Arts, Room 101

Sunday, February 4, 2024 – 2:30pm - TBD

Guest masterclass*

Preceded by MTMTA Business Meeting at 2:00 (SFA 207)

Hinton Music Hall

Send information by Friday, January 26

Sunday, March 10, 2024 – 2:30pm - TBD event

Preceded by Business Meeting at 2:00

Hinton Music Hall

*Students interested in participating in the masterclass should send 

the information below to Sheri Harris (

by Friday, January 26. Since time for the class is limited, selection to

to perform depends on the overall number of requests and the specific

repertoire submitted. The final selection of partipants is left to the

instructor for the class, however, a variety of repertoire styles and

levels are encouraged and typically included.

     Student name:

     Student age:

     Exact title: (sample: Sonatina in G Major, Op. 20, No. 2)

     Specific movement: (sample: II. Adagio e sostenuto)

     Composer's complete name: (sample: Friedrich Kuhlau)

     Composer dates: 

     Piece length:

     Approximate level (use Primer, followed by levels 1-10)


From the Body to the Keys: Simple, Fun and Physical Ways to Introduce New Concepts

Dalcroze Eurhythmics can be used as a powerful tool to introduce and strengthen retention of musical concepts.  Jackie will guide attendees through activities that have been successfully integrated in lesson plans for independent students, college piano classes and groups of hobbyist adult beginners.


Jackie Edwards-Henry, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Music, Mississippi State University.  She remains active as a collaborative pianist, harpsichordist, church musician, group piano specialist and teacher of adults. She serves as Vice President for MTMTA, as Chair of the Committee on Adults for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP), and as a member of the editorial board for the MTNA E-Journal.  She has written articles for American Music Teacher, Keyboard Companion, Clavier Companion and The Piano Magazine, and has given presentations for MTNA, CMS, NCKP, Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Conference (GP3), and the World Piano Pedagogy Conference.  Her Dalcroze training includes Levels 1 and 2 at DePaul University, 2003, and update classes at the Lucy Moses School, New York City, 2010.

Phillip Keveren: 


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