Workshops and Monster Concert

MONSTER CONCERT : “A Journey Through Time”
February 16, 2019
North Kitsap Auditorium

The signup sheet is linked through our Members Only page.

-Special guest artist and composer: Kevin Olson!  He will be doing workshops for students and teachers, and we will be playing his newly commissioned piece! (See below)

-The links provided are to ensure you are getting the right arrangement; you are under no obligation to buy from a particular website!  (But if you use amazon, be sure to use and select KMTA!)

– If you happen to have spare music for any of these pieces that you are willing to loan, please let us know.

– We’d love to have as many participants as possible in each piece! If you would like to add an instrument or voice to a piece please talk to Melanie or Laura!



Friday evenings (Jan 11, 18, Feb 8; Feb 1 if needed)

6:00 Flintstone’s Theme   Piano (elementary primo/intermediate secondo) and vocals

6:20 Wipe out  FULL

6:40  In the hall of the mountain king FULL (piano)

7:00  Eye of the tiger  Piano (elementary primo/intermediate secondo), vocals

7:20 Boogie woogie bugle boy vocal: SSA + piano and trumpet/trombone/tenor sax (music available from Laura Meredith)

7:45 Don’t Stop Believin FULL (piano) 

8:15 Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5  Piano (intermediate)


Saturday Mornings (Jan 12, 19, Feb 9; Feb 2 if needed)

9:00  Star Trek  Piano (intermediate)

9:30  A Carmen Celebration  Piano (intermediate)

10:00  The Entertainer Piano (intermediate)  

10:30 Commissioned Kevin Olson piece: TIME MACHINE   Listen here   FULL (piano)

11:00  Pistol Pete’s Piano Posse Rides Again  Piano (intermediate) (music available from Melanie Stroud)

11:30  CS Theme and Variations  Piano (late intermediate) 



Sat Feb 2, at 1 pm: strings only, all pieces.

Fri Feb 8, at 6 to 8:30 p.m.:
6-6:30, strings only:     Eye of the Tiger: Score_and_Parts Violin | Int. Viola Easy ViolaCello

                                     Hall of the mountain King:  Score_and_Parts | Easy_Violin |  Int. Violin  | Easy_Viola  | Int. Viola  |  Cello 

6:40-7:20:                     Eye of the Tiger and Hall of the mountain King with pianos

7:30-8:30, strings only: Back to the future 

                                     The Entertainer: Strings-Score_and_Parts |  Violin  |  Viola  |  Cello 

                                     Time Machine:  Listen here    Strings-Score
Parts:  Time Machine-Violin I |  Time Machine-Violin II  |  Time Machine-Viola | Time Machine-Cello  |   Time Machine-Double Bass  


Sat Feb 9, at 10-11 am: strings and pianists on The Entertainer and Time Machine


SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY 16 (all at the North Kitsap Auditorium):

9-10 a.m. Teacher showcase with Kevin Olson

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Student composition workshop with Kevin Olson

2-5 p.m. Dress rehearsal 


About Student Workshops and Concerts

Multi-day workshop events for students and the community are occasionally programmed by KMTA. In 2017, KMTA hosted film composer and arranger Grant Fonda to visit from Southern California and share his experiences and inspiration with our members and their students. The resulting weekend took months of preparation, but the result was a workshop and Monster Concert attended by scores of students and their families. Association music teachers volunteered their time to select music, organize rehearsals, arrange for multiple grand pianos at the concert venue, and host Grant during his visit. Events like this are a great example of the collaboration and creativity that teachers can exercise as members of KMTA.

January 2017: A Movie Music Weekend with Grant Fonda

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