PMTA Ensemble

On February 25, 2012, The Phoenix Music Teachers Association held it’s 60th Annual PMTA Piano Ensemble Concert, the longest run Ensemble event of its kind.  The first concert was held on May 7, 1953 featuring 204 students playing on 21 piano’s. This year our concert featured over 400 performers representing various levels of music study and performance experience.  In one of the pieces performed, Souvenir de Porto Rico, the Judd family covering 3 generations, played together.  Members of this family has been performing in the PMTA Ensemble for almost 40 of the 60 years of the PMTA Ensemble!  What a fun experience for them to be able to perform all together.  Not all of them lived in the same state so thanks to technology they practiced together online until they could get together for the final rehearsal and performance.

I know there are several teachers who like to hear about good duets for their Ensembles, whether in the studio or for a big concert so I thought I would list our pieces for this year.

Fanfare Celebration by Robert D. Vandall

Memory by Andrew Lloyd Webber arranged by Marion Verhaalen

Stormy Sea by Melody Bober

Hoedown at Cripple Creek by Kevin Olson

Le Bal from Jeax d’enfants by George Bizet

Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen arranged by Dan Coates

Parade of Toy Soldiers by Leon Jessel

Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel arranged by Kevin Olson

Souvenir de Porto Rico by Louis Moreau Gottschalk arranged by Amanda Christensen

Brother Come and Dance with Me by Engelbert Humperdink arranged by Mary Elizabeth Clark

Sneaky Fox Boogie by Emilie Linn

Perpetual Commotion by Kevin Olson

Let There Be Peace on Earth by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson arranged by Carol Klose

Feed the Birds by Richard and Robert Sherman

Festival Tocatta by Robert D. Vandall

Hungarian Dance, No 2 in d minor by Johannes Brahms

All Star Marching Band by Judy East Wells

My Bold Argentina by Kevin Costley

Ship Ahoy by Kathy Holmes

Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues arranged by Jason Sifford

I thought I would share some pictures… Enjoy.

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