Music Educators Association of New Jersey
Serving teachers and students since 1927

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Music Educators Association of New Jersey

The Music Educators Association of NJ is a non-profit organization of private piano teachers founded in 1927. Our mission is to raise the standards of private music teaching throughout New Jersey, while encouraging musical excellence and instilling a love of music in our students. To achieve these goals, we provide continuing education opportunities for our member teachers through monthly lectures, workshops, recitals and master classes. For our students, we offer auditions, competitions, recitals, scholarships and master classes given by artist teachers.

We invite you to browse our website and discover the exciting world of music MEA offers. Click the words in red below for quick links to information.

Celebrating 85 Years + of Music Excellence

April 17: CLAUDIA KNAFO - Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
New York-based pianist Claudia Knafo has captivated audiences here and abroad with her distinctive programming and her passionate artistry. A winner of the 1993 - 1994 Artists International Competition, she received critical acclaim for her "fiery and passionate approach to the piano" and "for her luscious sonority and definitive execution of technical complexities." Ms. Knafo's provocative interpretations have led to invitations to perform in Ecuador and Brazil. This April MEA welcomes Claudio Knafo to Madison in a dynamic performance/lecture on the music of Latin America and the Caribbean.
2014 COMPETITION RESULTS
The results are in! This year's Eric Steiner Composition Competition presented a unique array of pieces by promising young musicians. The Basically Beethoven Piano Competition, likewise, resulted in outstanding performances of works by the "Master" at the Winners' Recital at NJ City University in March.
TEACHER' MASTER CLASS
This year's class, conducted by world-renown pianist and Juilliard professor Jerome Lowenthal, brought March Music Madness to Madison. Click Teachers' Master Class for highlights of three stellar performances by MEA members.
$$ MEA Scholarship Fund $$
MEA awarded more than $3,500 in scholarships this past year to deserving music students. Please help this worthy cause by making a tax-deductible donation today! Click Donate to Scholarships.
Scherzo Club - For All Music Lovers!
The Scherzo Club provides opportunities to meet and share beautiful music in comfortable home settings. Because of a unique relationship with Steinway Piano, MEA also holds these meetings at the Steinway Gallery in Paramus. Click Scherzo Club to see the sparkling April event.
May 15: AARON WUNSCH -
Chopin and Liszt as Piano Teachers
We know their music well, but how were they at teaching? MEA members will get a rare look at Chopin and Liszt when pianist and Juilliard professor Aaron Wunsch explores the teaching techniques of these two famous pianists. Mr. Wunsch studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, received his Bachelor's cum laude from Yale University and Master's and Doctoral degrees from Juilliard. An avid proponent of contemporary music, he has performed in New York (Lincoln Center), Paris (the Salle Cortot), Salzburg (as a Fullbright Scholar) and London. He regularly gives master classes at conservatories and universities throughout Asia; he is Visiting Professor at Shanghai Normal University as well as a returning guest artist and faculty member at the Jakarta Int'l. Summer Music Festival. He is Co-Artistic Director of the Music Mondays concert series in NYC.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Program Highlights recap the presentations made at the monthly general meetings by the top professionals in their field. Click Program Highlights to view what you may have missed.
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