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ECCF Grant Catalog

Monday, July 12th, 2021

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary by helping local non-profits raise funds. CVMTA proudly supports area music teachers as they train the next generation of musicians. The money we raise will help students share their music with the community and set them on a life-long track of making music. Spread the […]

From Our President

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Greeting! I am very excited about our upcoming CVMTA year. You have a great board and they have been at work this summer on your behalf. I am also excited to see you, my music colleague. So, as your President and fellow teacher I have two invitations for you. Program The first is an invitation […]

Body Mapping Workshop

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Do you or your students …   Have performance-related pain? Aim to avoid injury? Want to experience more freedom in playing? This is the workshop for you! Using our bodies in the most efficient way is vital to producing a good sound and maintaining good health. Dr. William Conable, a pioneering Alexander technique teacher and professor […]

March 2014 Program

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

March 1, 2014, 1-3 p.m. UWEC Haas Fine Arts, room 160 Dr. Aurélien Pétillot (bio) will be with us to present “The Art of Musical Interpretation…or how to justify spending way too much time on YouTube.” Through a great variety of audio visual examples, performance comparisons, and extra-musical elements, Dr. Pétillot’s lecture will focus on […]

March 2014 Presenter: Aurelien Petillot

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Violist Aurélien Pétillot has garnered much esteem as a versatile and engaging performer and pedagogue. He has been invited as a guest artist and soloist by many ensembles and orchestras, in Europe and North America, both on Baroque and modern violas. A passionate chamber musician, and an ardent advocate of music by living composers, he […]

Up-coming Events

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

February 4, 2014, 7:30 pm (Tuesday) Faculty Recital: Dr. Elizabeth Petillot, contralto, with Dr. Owen Lovell UWEC Haas Fine Arts February 6, 2014, 7:30 pm (Thursday) Guest Artist Recital: Carlos Rondon, viola UWEC Haas Fine Arts February 8, 2014, 7:30 pm (Saturday) Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra American Music Through the Years State Regional Arts Theater […]

Jane Scheef on Taxes

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

On January 18, we had a wonderful Skype presentation from Jane Scheef about taxes. She gave a general overview of deductions music teachers can take and gave many tips. She also took questions from the floor and was able to address the concerns of attendees. A smorgasbord of her information: The income tax was established […]

January Program

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

  Jane Scheef – Taxes for Music Teachers Jane Scheef has a degree in Music Education from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota with an emphasis in piano. She taught in the public school systems in South Dakota and Iowa until moving to Wisconsin in 1973. From that time until April of 2012, she […]

November Program

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

On November 16, 2013, from 1-3 p.m., Catherine Walby (bio) will be presenting to us on the topic of student assessments. This will include ways in which to communicate with families about student progress. She will share some of the methods and forms she uses to assess her own students each year. Attendees should bring […]

Catherine Walby

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Read about our November presenter: Catherine Walby has been teaching piano at the Lawrence Academy of Music since 2000. In addition, she teaches class piano and secondary piano lessons at Lawrence University. She has run the week-long Academy Piano Odyssey camp each summer since 2003 and has served as theory teacher and keyboard department coordinator […]