Denver Area Music Teachers Association

Where great teachers go to grow!

DAMTA Fall Course 2023

Registration Now Open!

9/13 ANASTASIIA PAVLENKO ~ The Fight for Identity: Ukrainian Music

9/29 MARGARET OZAKI GRAVES ~ Finding Freedom in the Classical Music Studio: Non Western Approaches to Musical Performance

10/11 GISELA FLANIGAN ~ Social Justice Through Music: The Worldwide El Sistema Movement

10/25 GILBERT RAPPAPORT ~ Russian Music and Social Justice: An Uneasy Alliance
11/8 STEPHANIE ANN BALL ~ The Science of the Spiritual: How Sound Vibrations Facilitate Stress Reduction from Slavery to Civil Rights
11/29 FERNANDA NIETO & NAZILA NEKOORAD ~ A Time for Courage and Bravery, a Time for Sound: Advocating for Women’s Rights in Iran Through Music

12/13 JACQUELINE WILSON ~ Inspired Native: Redefining Identity through Reclamation, Decolonization, and Artistic Sovereignty

$115 Early Bird Registration – Ends 8/31/23
$140 Registration – Begins 9/1/23

Student Registration is Free!

Group Pricing Available!

DAMTA is proud to be awarded:

2022 Local Association of the Year!

and a recipient of 

MTNA 2023 Community Engagement Grant, and

CSMTA 2023 Local Association Grant!

Welcome to the

Denver Area Music Teachers Association

Our Mission:
– To promote excellence in the teaching of music by offering learning opportunities in pedagogy and the basic knowledge of music;
– To promote the appreciation and study of music;
– To provide opportunity for exchange of ideas and materials;
– To foster fellowship among our members

The Denver Area Music Teachers Association (DAMTA) is a local chapter of the Colorado State Music Teachers Association, affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association

DAMTA Calendar 2023-2024

2023
9/13/23 DAMTA Business Meeting, 9:30-10:10am, Classic Pianos/Online
9/13/23 Fall Course: ANASTASIIA PAVLENKO ~ The Fight for Identity: Ukrainian Music, 10:30am-12pm, Classic Pianos/Online
9/24/23 Student Musicale, 2pm, Classic Pianos/Online
9/28/23 Fall Course: MARGARET OZAKI GRAVES ~ Finding Freedom in the Classical Music Studio: Non Western Approaches to Musical Performance, 10:30am-12pm, Classic Pianos/Online
10/11/23 DAMTA Business Meeting, 9:30-10:10am, Classic Pianos/Online
10/11/23 Fall Course: GISELA FLANAGAN ~ Social Justice Through Music: The Worldwide El Sistema Movement, 10:30am-12pm, Classic Pianos/Online
10/15/23 Student Musicale, 2pm, Classic Pianos/Online
10/25/23 Fall Course: GILBERT RAPPAPORT ~ Russian Music and Social Justice: An Uneasy Alliance, 10:30am-12pm, Classic Pianos/Online
11/8/23 DAMTA Business Meeting, 9:30-10:10am, ONLINE ONLY
11/8/23 Fall Course: STEPHANIE ANN BALL ~ The Science of the Spiritual: How Sound Vibrations Facilitate Stress Reduction from Slavery to Civil Rights, 10:30am-12pm, ONLINE ONLY
11/12/23 Student Musicale, 2pm, Classic Pianos/Online
11/29/23 Fall Course: FERNANDA NIETO & NAZILA NEKOORAD ~ A Time for Courage and Bravery, a Time for Sound: Advocating for Women’s Rights in Iran Through Music, 10:30am-12pm, Classic Pianos/Online
12/10/23 Student Musicale, 2pm, Classic Pianos/Online
12/13/23 DAMTA Business Meeting 2022, 9:30-10:10am, ONLINE ONLY
12/13/23  Fall Course: JACQUELINE WILSON ~ Inspired Native: Redefining Identity through Reclamation, Decolonization, and Artistic Sovereignty, 10:30am-12pm, ONLINE ONLY
2024
1/10/24 DAMTA Business Meeting, 9:30-10:10am, Classic Pianos/Online
1/10/24 Spring Program: TBA, 10:30am-12pm, Classic Pianos/Online
2/14/24 DAMTA Business Meeting, 9:30-10:10am, Classic Pianos/Online
2/14/24 Spring Program: TBA, 10:30am-12pm, Classic Pianos/Online
2/25/24 DAMTA’s 4th Annual February Student Musicale Celebrating Black History Month in collaboration with DU Lamont Piano Preparatory Program and Leah Claiborne, Hamilton Hall at Denver University
3/10/24 Student Musicale, 2pm, Classic Pianos/Online
3/13/24 DAMTA Business Meeting, 9:30-10:10am, Classic Pianos/Online
3/13/24 Spring Program with: TBA, 10:30am-12pm, Classic Pianos/Online
3/31/24 DAMTA 2023 Scholarship Applications Due via damta.org
4/10/24 DAMTA Business Meeting, 9:30-10:10am, Classic Pianos/Online
4/10/24 Spring Program: TBA, 10:30am-12pm, Classic Pianos/Online
4/14/24 Student Musicale, 2pm, Classic Pianos/Online
5/8/24 DAMTA Annual Meeting 9:30-10:30am, Classic Pianos/Online
5/8/24 DAMTA Teacher’s Musicale 10:30am-12pm, Classic Pianos/Online
5/19/24 Student Musicale and Honoring Ceremony for DAMTA Scholarship Recipients, 2pm, Classic Pianos/Online
General Information:
Submissions for our Lyrics newsletter is due on the 20th of each month.

Events: There's Always Something Happening at DAMTA

Whether it’s our Fall Course, monthly lectures, the PREP program, the Teachers Performance Group, or Student and Teacher Musicales;  there’s always something going on.  Click here to see what’s coming!

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