CFMTA offers opportunities for teachers and students alike.
In October 2016, CFMTA hosted our first annual Halloween recital at Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall. It was such a great success for teachers and students that we hosted Halloween recitals in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, the 4th annual recital was so well attended it was standing room only!
For the past five years in December, CFMTA has held an annual Play-A-Thon to raise money for Hospice of Wilmington. The event is traditionally held at Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall, and teachers and students, as well as residents of Carolina Bay, enjoy the opportunity to get into the holiday spirit and raise money for a good cause! During Covid-19- the event has moved to Ogden Baptist Church in Wilmington.
Workshops, masterclasses, and conferences.
Dr. Kerry Carlin, from East Carolina University, presented a pedagogy workshop to CFMTA members and guests on November 11, 2017 in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building. Dr. Carlin is the immediate past-President of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association.
Our teachers are involved in statewide activities with NCMTA.
Members representing CFMTA at the North Carolina Music Teachers Association conference at East Carolina State University in October 2017.
Members representing NCMTA at the conference at UNCSA in 2018.
The photos below are from the Fun Day festival. The students participated in many enjoyable and educational activities, led by the teachers, that reinforced note reading, rhythm, improvising, and composing.
May 2018 End of the year luncheon.