AMSF special events provide members educational opportunities to improve their understanding of music and appreciation of music. Our goal is to help amateur musicians grow in their abilities to perform. Such progress is brought about not only by opportunities to perform, but by an increased understanding of music theory, techniques, genres, history, cultural connections, and broad exposure to new experiences.
We host in-person and online events featuring guest lecturers and musicians, some of whom are world-class performers. Our guest lecturers discuss a wide variety of topics and perform pieces to demonstrate specific techniques, historical and cultural connections, and inspire.
Please see the AMSF Calendar for upcoming Special Events. All AMSF members are welcome to attend. Registration is required. Please register with the Coordinator, Michelle Powell, through the Evites sent to members in monthly emails.
Like all other AMSF in-person events, vaccination is required.
Special events in the last four years included:
- Russian 19th and 20th Century Music
- Spanish 19th and 20th Century Music
- Duo and Duet Playing
- How to Practice
- How to Study a Duet
- How to Study a Piece and Reduce Performance Anxiety
- How to Improve Strengthen Technique
- The Eyes Have It
- The Alexander Technique
- Spanish Music
- Duo and Duet Piano Playing
- Spanish and Latin American Music
- National Archives Tour of Music Manuscripts
03feb2:00 pm3:00 pmSpecial EventPedaling, A Lecture by Dr. Josh WrightIn this online event, you will learn about the intricacies, challenges and options in pedaling. Dr. Wright will demonstrate pedaling techniques using pieces by Chopin, Ravel, Debussy, and maybe Bach as examples!
Past Special Events
On May 7th, AMSF had its Inaugural Conference at Jordan Kitts, Fairfax Showroom. I had been looking forward to this event for months because AMSF invited not one but two world class pianists to discuss three different topics and perform all afternoon. On that Sunday,...