Weekly News at PMA:  

April 16, 2018.  

Week 11, Semester II



New items to:



Ok Adult Students at PMA,


You need group class, too.  

Sign up if you are able to attend the inaugural class on April 22, 2018 from 1:30-3:00 pm at Greentree (Unity Presbyterian Church 1146 Greentree Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15220).  Room TBA.  This class will be facilitated by Amaury Morales.

This is a CLASS, not a performance, so please don't let anxiety hold you back.  Come with your questions and possibly something to play.  You are also welcome to watch learn from your colleagues and not required to play.   All instruments welcome!


Please sign up here:



Please do sign up as class will be cancelled in advance if not enough students sign up.  Reply to this email if you have questions and discuss this class with your private teacher!


Attention Flute Students, Viola Students, and Guitar Students!  

Your Traditional Suzuki Playdown Concert will be Sunday, April 29th, at 2:00 pm at Unity Presbyterian Church in Greentree.  The rep lists are posted under RESOURCES on our website as well as from your group class teacher.



Group Class News... 

Violin Books 3-4 Classes:  Students may now sign up for the pre-concert performance on Sunday, May 20, 2018!  Click the picture for the information and the sign up.



Group classes end April 30.  Make a commitment to attend this week and next.  Your student will gain confidence, improve his/her technique, and be more motivated to practice!  An email announcing all of the 'final class' activities will be sent out soon.



The Next solo recital is scheduled for Sunday, May 6 at EAST.  Ask your teacher to sign you up!  












Don't forget to submit your recordings for the Review and Record a Book Challenge! info@pghma.com or give it to your teacher.  The CD release party will be scheduled for May.

All the information can be found below.  


You can submit your recordings (if electronic) to info@pghma.com.  Hard copies can be given to your teacher.  No deadline is yet set.  


Achievement Days!  May 11 and 12  

Students in book 3 and above are encouraged to participate.  With teacher's input, the student will prepare scale(s), an etude and a solo or two to perform for a "jury" of teachers.  The jury make written comments that will be distributed to the student at a future lesson.  This event can help prepare students for experiences like competitions and auditions, and takes the place of one lesson.  Sign up TODAY at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA5A92BA7F49-achievement



Chamber Music Intensive Camp Registration is Now Open! 

Click the picture to visit the website.  Discount now available for early registration!

Our camp is geared towards advanced students entering 7th-12th grades. The camp will be made up of Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano and Flute. Students should be prepared for a full week of hard work and personal growth. Students will receive their music ahead of time so they should come to camp knowing their parts, and be ready to work on the artistic and ensemble aspects of the music.







Cello Fury Rock Camp for Strings:  Click the picture to be taken to their website.

Cello Fury Rock Camp provides young string players a musical experience beyond the traditional, classical style of playing. Each day, campers play in a rock orchestra, practice with their own rock bands, and participate in masterclasses. Special workshops take place daily, which in past years have included music composition, songwriting, world music, improvisation, world drumming, steelpan, fitness for musicians, music photography, martial arts, music promotion, screen printing, and more!  A performance by the campers will take place on the final day of camp for parents and friends to attend. Camp is open to string students of all levels aged 7 to 12 (Junior Rock Camp) and 12 to 16 (Senior Rock Camp).

Camp Dates

June 25-29, 2018 in Greentree (Pittsburgh), PA (ages 7-12)

July 9-13, 2018 in Greentree (Pittsburgh), PA (ages 12-16)

July 23-27, 2018 in Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh), PA (ages 12-16)

August 6-10, 2018 in Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh), PA (ages 7-12)