Out and About Update !!!

Out and About WILL take place at St. Ann’s Hospital on May 15, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

Deadline for registering for the event is May 11, 2022.
Register via email to the chairman: miriam@columbusharpist.com

The event is in the lobby of St. Ann’s Hospital at 1:30 p.m.
500 S Cleveland Ave
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Wear a mask at all times.
Use hand sanitizer before playing.
Only one adult per child is permitted.
Social distancing is followed.
Anyone coming into the building should be healthy and without symptoms.
Miriam Brown will have a printed program when you arrive.
Visit the website page at Out & About for more detailed information and to fill out the Student Image Permission Form:


Miriam Brown, NCTM
Out and About Chairman

IMTF is this Wednesday, April 6

Independent Music Teachers Forum
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Le Chatelaine – 627 High Street – Worthington, OH 43085

Topic: Continuing Education as an Independent Music Teacher

Come a few minutes early to order your coffee and/or breakfast and get seated at our large table in the private room! There is plenty of parking in the lot across W. New England Avenue, behind the old Worthington Inn. One of the benefits of belonging to a professional association is continuing education. We learn so much through conferences and meetings with colleagues. During the year of the pandemic, the Internet exploded with on-line conferences, as well as blogs and courses that were always available. We’ll discuss how to wade through the burgeoning number of resources. Bring with you any sites, courses, or websites you’ve found helpful. If you paid for a conference (especially the recent MTNA National Conference), was it worth it? What sessions were particularly insightful? I will share some of my experiences and then everyone can chime in. These forums are for YOU! We always save time at the end for free discussion of whatever is on our minds as independent music teachers in 2022. We will also have a follow-up discussion on our various organization projects. Join us!

Suzanne Newcomb, DMA, NCTM – Chairperson
snewcomb@columbus.rr.com – (614) 805-3886

Student Solo & Ensemble AND Honors Recital Updated Dates

The Student Solo & Ensemble Recitals will remain on this date, Sunday, April 10th, at Graves. It will be held between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. If there is sufficient enrollment, there will be multiple recitals.

TEACHERS ONLY can register the students and will be notified of the exact time after registration is complete. Two pianos will be available.

Rules and regulations can be found at:

The Honors Recital date and time has been changed to Saturday, April 23rd, at 10:30 am, at Graves Recital Hall.

Winners of the OhioMTA Summer Music Study Scholarships and Buckeye Auditions are invited to perform at this special recital. There is no fee to participate in this recital. Registration information is to be submitted via EMAIL by TEACHERS ONLY. Students and parents should NOT contact the Recitals Chairman. The REGISTRATION DEADLINE is April 20, 2022.

There is no limit to the time each teacher is permitted for the Honors Recital. However, because of the number of participants, there is a limit to the number of minutes permitted each performer. Please take these time limits into consideration when planning a student’s program:

Elementary: 3 minutes
Middle school: 5 minutes
High school: 10 minutes

We would like to recognize the winners who are participating in the Honors Recital by sending write-ups to local newspapers and posting on our district website and social media pages. If you would like to help us do this, please have the parent/guardian of the participating winners fill out this form by April 20th:


Thank you!

Dr. Caroline B. Salido-Barta
614-440-3555 • thepianoartsstudio@yahoo.com

More information can be found at: