If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you'll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you'll get to where you want to be.
Eddie Van Halen

Dallas Music Teachers Association

DMTA Program Schedule

Meetings are held at Steinway Hall Dallas unless otherwise noted. 


Sunday, October 15 2017, 4:00 PM

(Steinway Hall Dallas) 
Drs. Cathy Lysinger (SMU) and Alex McDonald (Basically Beethoven Festival Director) present a program of virtuosic orchestral transcriptions. Program to include Ravel's La Valse, Brahms' Haydn Variations, and Stravinsky's Firebird (arr. by McDonald)

Wednesday, November 1 2017, 10:00 AM

(Steinway Hall Dallas) 
Sean Kennard returns to give another recital. Back by popular demand, his recital last year was one of the finest heard in a while. You won't want to miss it! Sean is newly appointed piano faculty at Stetson University in Florida; he was a finalist in the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition.

Sunday, January 7 2018, 4:00 PM

(Steinway Hall Dallas) 
Newly appointed Ohio University piano faculty Dr. Stephanie Wu comes to give a recital of Bach, Schumann, Ravel and Gershwin. Dr. Wu holds her DMA from Juilliard; she has soloed with the Chicago Symphony and has performed on WQXR (NYC)

Sunday, February 11 2018, 4:00 PM

(Collora Piano)
Dr. Esther Park, piano faculty at Eastern Tennessee University, will present a recital. She holds degrees from Yale and Juilliard; she has performed with many major orchestras in the United States and Europe, including the Houston Symphony, the Shanghai Philharmonic, among many others. She has also been a top prize winner in many different international piano competitions.

Sunday, March 4 2018, 4:00 PM

(Steinway Hall Dallas) 
Business Meeting

Sunday, April 8 2018, 4:00 PM

(Steinway Hall Dallas) 
Performances by the High School Senior Musician Candidates and Hazel Cobb Memorial Original Composition Recital

Sunday, May 6 2018, 4:00 PM

(Collora Piano)
Our very own Andrey Ponochevny (piano faculty, University of Dallas) presents a recital. Mr. Ponochevny was awarded third prize in the XIII Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow; he has toured all over the world. His sound is rich and incredible.