WELCOME TO NAMTA
As an organization, NAMTA's goal is to be a beneficial service to our teachers. We strive to be a valuable resource to colleagues in the Greater Nashville Area.
NAMTA establishes definite goals and awards for students of all levels. We hope to foster partnerships and services and make those assets readily available for busy professionals.
Our policy is to meet and exceed the expectations of music educators. NAMTA provides the best possible professional development for teachers and quality events for students.
Nashville Area Music Teachers Executive Board
2020 UPCOMING EVENTS
ONLINE WORKSHOP 2pm
with GARNET UNGER
Practicing Catalysts: Unusual Practice Strategies That Speed Change
FALLFEST (Online Only)
FALLFEST (Online Only)
Video Submission Deadline
Results will be available on November 21st.
FallFest Registration is Open!
FallFest registration is now open! Due to current events, FallFest will be conducted through an online platform this year.
FallFest is an opportunity for area students to submit a recorded performance of one or two memorized pieces in a non-competitive setting. Each student will receive a pdf critique and teachers may print out a certificate of participation from the template provided. Ratings are optional. FallFest is held annually for pianists and string players. Funds from this event support quality programs and workshops for NAMTA. There are no repertoire requirements.
Entry Deadline: October 31st, 2020
Video Submission Deadline: November 14th, 2020
Fee: $15 for all solo entries and $5 for each person in an ensemble.
Results will be available by PDF on November 21st, 2020
Congratulations to our 2020 Teacher of the Year!
Violinist Carolyn Huebl enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. She is currently Professor of Violin at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University and violinist of The Blakemore Trio. Prior to her appointment at Blair, she was Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Assistant Professor of Violin at Carnegie Mellon University. Critics have called her performances "unfailingly sensitive," "utterly fearless" and "pristine," and STRAD magazine declared that she "possesses a beguilingly warm sound and highly responsive expressive personality."
Since her appearance as soloist with the Detroit Symphony at the age of 17, Huebl has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Argentina, Europe, and Canada. She is an enthusiastic and convincing interpreter of contemporary music, and has commissioned several new works. Together with pianist Mark Wait, she gave the world premiere of Zwischen Leben und Tod, written for them by American composer Michael Hersch. They have also performed this important work at the new music venues National Sawdust in Brooklyn and The Icebox in Philadelphia. The duo also released recordings of the works for violin and piano by Igor Stravinsky, and the complete sonatas by Alfred Schnittke, both of which received critical acclaim.
Huebl is a founding member of The Blakemore Trio with cellist Felix Wang and pianist Amy Dorfman. Engagements have taken the trio to chamber series across the country, including a New York debut concert at Merkin Hall in 2010. The trio recently released its first recording of trios by Beethoven and Ravel on the Blue Griffin label. American Record Guide gave special note to the Ravel recording as "Impressionism at its best." In 2013, they released Susan Botti's Gates of Silence on the Albany label.
During the summer, Huebl has been featured on chamber series throughout the country, and in 2018, she and her husband, cellist Felix Wang, founded the Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute (HHCMI), a quartet program for advanced high school students. During the summer, she is also on the faculty of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival, and has previously taught at Brevard Music Center, Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory, National Music Camp at Interlochen, Intermountain Suzuki Institute, and the Killington Music Festival. She has presented master classes at leading schools of music across the country, and has recently been invited to give masterclasses at Rice University, the University of Texas—Austin, and the Austin Suzuki Institute.
Her students have been accepted as students with renowned pedagogues at leading schools of music including Colburn, Eastman, IU, Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Rice University, and Yale, among many others. They have been prize-winners and finalists in Nashville and Tennessee competitions, and have been featured numerous times as soloists with the Vanderbilt Orchestra, the Nashville Philharmonic, and the Nashville Symphony. They have also been prize winners at the regional and national competitions such as ASTA, Hellam, Hilton Head, LaGrange, MTNA, and Paducah. Many have gone on to satisfying careers in music and hold orchestral and teaching positions throughout the United States and South America. Others keep violin and music central to their lives as amateurs and audience members, and she is equally proud of both.
Huebl received her DMA from the University of Michigan and Bachelor and Masters of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her primary teachers include Andres Cardenes, Paul Kantor and Donald Weilerstein.