Join us Oct. 30 for a Workshop with Pianist George Lopez

Friday, October 30, 2020
9:00 AM on Zoom

Meeting ID: 975 905 6011
Passcode: Piano

“The Eyes have it!”
Important facets of eye movement in beginning to advanced piano playing to improve sight reading and technique featuring George Lopez.

Pianist George Lopez, Bowdoin College’s Robert Beckwith Artist in Residence, has been a dedicated and dynamic performer, educator, and lecturer for 30 years. Known in Europe, South America and the US for his “…kaleidoscopic colors and clarity of conception…” (LA Times) in the standard repertoire as well as being a champion of newly written works, Mr. Lopez is also comfortable in styles of music ranging from jazz, ragtime to more contemporary styles of improvisation. His 2019-2020 concert season has included tours of New England and New York, the Bay Area, Seattle, New Orleans, Boulder, Colorado, Vermont, Massachusetts, Mexico, with concerts in Switzerland and Italy this summer. He was invited to Cuba just before the embargo was lifted to give masterclasses and concerts as a member of the Aries Trio. Mr. Lopez initiated his “Music in the Museum” series at Bowdoin College that consistently sells out to audiences who enjoy his creative and engaging lecture recitals on the relationship of music to art and ideas.

He has taken up the baton and built up the all-student Bowdoin College Orchestra which performs full symphonic programs each semester. He resides in Brunswick, Maine.

This information can also be found on our website:

Workshop with Pianist George Lopez

Videos being accepted for upcoming workshop with Dr. Raymond Wise

On Monday, January 18, 2021, Dr. Raymond Wise will present “Exploring the classical piano works of African American composers for incorporation into classical piano studios”.

This lecture will provide an historical survey of the classical piano works of African American composers. Through lecture, listening and live performances, participants will become acquainted with selected classical works by African American composers and learn practical tips on teaching and incorporating these works into their personal and student repertoires. Participants will consider strategies to identify published works and be given a list of repertoire and resources to advance the performance of this body of works within classical piano studios and academic teaching environments.

Students and teachers are encouraged to submit one performance video of a piece by an African American composer. Please click on the following link for a list of recommended pieces – Piano Works by African American Composers. We will accept five video performances on a first come, first serve basis. Please email Lizbeth Atkinson, with the performer name, title and length of your video by Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Videos must be completed and emailed to the same address by Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Music does not have to be memorized but must be high quality and performance ready. Dr. Wise will include the submitted videos in his lecture.

A complete biography of Dr. Wise can be found on our website:



Piano Workshop with Dr. Cole Burger

Dear Members,

Please join us for the last Piano Workshop of the year on Friday, February 21 at 10am at Graves Piano & Organ Company.

Dr. Cole Burger from Bowling Green State University is going to talk about “A Creative and Comprehensive Approach to Sight Reading”. More information can be found at

Hope to see you there!

Fan Zhang
CEOMTA Piano Workshop Chair