AYMA Master Class: Prof. Patti Wolf, clinician

A Master Class given as part of the Austin Youth Music Ambassadors program will take place next Saturday, November 23rd.   Music Masters Piano Showroom has generously agreed to host this class at their piano showroom in South Austin.  Professor Patti Wolf will serve as the clinician for the class, and ADMTA members and piano students are welcome to attend.  In order to respect the master clinician and the professional format of a master class, we request that guests be age 6 and above.  The students participating in the class have been pre-selected as part of the AYMA audition process.   Location: Music Masters Piano Showroom, 11190 Circle Drive, #102, Austin, TX 78736.
Date: November 23rd; 10am to 12pm

Student Performers include:  Ichiro Lin, Ashley Xu, Aidan Zhao, Joshua Henselman, and Padt Skawratananond.


Dr. Ivan Hurd Presents at General Meeting, October 7th, 2019

Please attend our next general meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, 10:15 am.  Dr. Ivan Hurd, will present “Colors of Sound:  Preparing Students for the Music of Debussy.”  

Ivan Hurd

Piano Pedagogy and Class Piano



Ivan Hurd currently serves as Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Coordinator of Class Piano at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches piano pedagogy, piano literature, class piano, applied piano lessons, and coordinates the class piano program. He holds piano performance degrees from Eastern Michigan University (M.M.) and the University of Iowa (B.M.), and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. His major teachers include Dr. Jane Magrath, Dr. Barbara Fast, Dr. Joel Schoenhals, and Dr. Réne Lecuona.

In summer 2013, Ivan attended the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, where he performed in the famed Haydnsaal at the Esterházy Palace. Ivan has performed in master classes for pianists such as Alan Chow, Theresa Bogard, and Read Gainsford. Ivan was one of ten pianists in the state of Michigan selected to compete for the Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Piano Award. As a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma, Ivan received the Provost Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching for two consecutive years.

Ivan has presented at workshops at national conferences such as MTNA, GP3, and NCKP  in Illinois, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, and Ohio. In 2019, Ivan presented at the CFMTA conference in Winnipeg, Canada. He has also served as co-chair for the planning committee of the Young Professionals Track for the 2016 MTNA National Conference, and currently serves on the Collegiate Pedagogy Committee for NCKP. When he is not teaching or performing, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

ADMTA Nominates Flossie Young for TMTA Teaching Fellow Award

ADMTA is proud to nominate Flossie Young for a 2020 TMTA Teaching Fellow Award!  This award seeks to honor Flossie for her years of service to ADMTA, TMTA and to the teaching profession here in central Texas.   ADMTA has raised almost half of $1,000.00 donation needed move this nomination forward to TMTA leadership.   If you would like to donate to this award, please send your check made out to “ADMTA” to our Treasurer, Jodi Blount, at PO Box 1892, Cedar Park, TX  78630.