District 1: Manhattan-Bronx

October 9, 2020

Zoom Members Meeting: Friday, October 9th, 11:00am. Please contact District 1 Chair, Claudine Joelle Robins, for meeting details: claudinejrobins@gmail.com

District 4: Westchester-Rockland-Putnam



All events will be online:

November 8 and 15, 2020

Fall Recitals on zoom

December 13, 2020

Musicianship Festival - online

April 18 and 25, 2021

Spring Recitals on zoom

May 15 and 16, 2021

Recital “Plus” (for longer pieces) held on zoom 

May 17, 2021

Annual Audition application and audition recording due 



Young Originals - student composers zoom performances 

June 5, 2021

Young Musicians Competition 

District 6: Capital Region

Sunday, January 31, 2021, 4-6 pm

Virtual Workshop

Cultivating Self-Assessment Skills In Our Students
Christine Carter, clinician


District 10: Buffalo-Niagara

Attention District 10 current and potential members!  We do not have any "official District activities" planned just yet, but I am happy to report that our future plans include trying to get some activities going in the Buffalo-Niagara area to bring our membership together and start getting involved!  

We will also be trying to get the word out to our local piano teachers about making our District active, so please start spreading the word to potential members about joining.  

In the meantime, I am looking for ideas for the types of activities that would benefit you as a piano teacher and our District as a whole.  Among possible activities include:

-Recital opportunities (either an "honors" recital or an "open to all" recital performance in our District)

-Teacher workshops/professional development opportunities

-Concert field trips (professional concerts, college performances, etc.), taking advantage of the wealth of opportunities in Buffalo, or free concerts at SUNY-Fredonia, UB, Buffalo State, etc.)

Please send ideas/input to me at lagr2149@fredonia.edu!

-Leonidas Lagrimas,

District 10 Chair

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 1:40-2:30 pm 

Evaluating (and Composing) Pedagogical Repertoire

Dr. Andy Villemez

Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:40-2:30 pm.  

The Essentials for Success: Self-directed and Intelligent Practicing

Dr. Helen Marlais 

District 12: Greater Rochester

Friday, October 2, 2020

Talk on rhythm

Curtis Madigan. Hailing from Denver, CO


Sunday, February 7, 2021

RPTG/NYSMTA Howard Hanson Auditions

Sunday, March 7, 20201

RPTG/NYSMTA Howard Hanson Winners’ Recital

Sunday, March 7, 2021
NYSMTA Student Achievement Technique Exam

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Deadline for NYSMTA Student Achievement Theory exam


Saturday, April 10, 2021
Gold Cup Festival

Tuesday, April 30, 2020
Postmark application deadline for Junior All-Star Piano Competition

Saturday-Sunday, May 22-23, 2021
NYSMTA Student Achievement Performance Exams
Nazareth College

Junior All-Star Piano Competition


Monday-Tuesday, June 21-22, 2021
RPTG/NYSMTA Pedagogy Workshop
Marvin Blickenstaff, clinican