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The Virginia Music Teachers Association Fall 2017 Conference and Competitions

October 26 - October 28

Professor Ritter will be attending and exhibiting at the annual Virginia Music Teacher’s Association Fall Conference .  RMAOA Piano lessons will be rescheduled for these days.

“Something for Everyone…” is the focus of this year’s VMTA Fall 2017 Conference and Competitions to be held Oct 26-28, 2017 (Thursday through Saturday) on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

You spoke and we listened! Ingrid Clarfield is our Conference Artist. The Opening Session on Friday morning features remarks from Ms. Clarfield and the movie Take a Bow which chronicles her life story as a musician, how she overcame paralysis, and how she continues to thrive in her career. In addition, she will be presenting a pedagogy session (The Road to Chopin) Friday afternoon, a masterclass with students of various ages and abilities on Saturday morning, and a showcase of her publications with Alfred Music on Saturday afternoon. Alfred Music has graciously agreed to fund that showcase in part.

Other suggestions from last year’s conference evaluation have been implemented as well, including a less crowded schedule and ending the conference late Saturday afternoon to accommodate those of us who are Church Musicians to return home in time for Sunday morning services.

The complete conference schedule is at VMTA Fall 2017 Conference and Competitions Schedule. Inevitably, the schedule is subject to change. Updates will be sent via periodic e-mails or visit the VMTA website listed above.



October 26
October 28


Elza Ritter


George Mason University
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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