Music Educators Association of New Jersey

Serving teachers and students since 1927

MEA Presents... The 2023 - 2024 Season

The Music Educators Association of NJ is proud to present the following world-class musicians and pedagogues at our monthly MEA Presents... meetings. Music lovers, MEA members and their guests are cordially invited to attend these meetings and stay to enjoy the programs

September 21, 2023
MEA Annual Piano Competition (APC) Committee
Committee members showcase the competition pieces for this season.

October 19, 2023
Eduardus Halim - “Goyescas by Granados”
“Goyescas” is one of the pinnacles of Spanish music. It is a richly written work and consists of absolute gems in many aspects. Mr. Halim will present and perform selections from this suite.
Eduardus Halim Website

November 16, 2023
Jerome Lowenthal - Phrasing and Expressivity in Piano Playing
Jerome Lowenthal teaches piano and chamber music at the Juilliard School in New York City and is past chair of the Piano Department there.  He has been a great friend of the MEA, having given many marvellous and memorable lecture-recitals over the years. We welcome him back.
Jerome Lowenthal Website

January 18, 2024
Lisa Yui - Piano Music by Composers from Asia (Zoom only)
In this presentation, pianist, educator, and music historian, Dr. Yui will explore the literature of piano music by composers from Asia and its expatriates. The social history and the dominance of the western music in selected countries will be explored as we examine works composed from the late nineteenth into the twentieth centuries.
Lisa Yui Website

February 15, 2024
Victor Rosenbaum - “The Perils of Practice: How to Make Practice more Purposeful and Productive” (Zoom only)
Much practice consists of mindless repetition that often does more harm than good.  I will discuss how this pattern develops and how to break that pattern to make practicing more fruitful and productive in even less time.

March 21, 2024
Mikhail Voskresensky - Teachers’ Master Class
Mikhail Voskresensky Website

April 18, 2024
Boris Bloch - The Transformation of the Piano Etude
Boris Bloch Website

May 16, 2024
Vanessa Cornett - Performance Anxiety Management for Musicians” (Zoom only)
Vanessa Cornett Website

June 8, 2024
Irina Morozova - Young Artist Master Class
Irina Morozova Website