Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Important Dates Winter-Spring-Summer 2007

Monday, January 22: Winter/Spring Term begins at Slater Academy (17 lessons to be completed by June 3)

Saturday, March 3: OFMC (District 3-D) Junior Festival at Xavier University (click here for directions).

Saturday, April 28: OFMC District 3 Junior Honors Recital (1 - 3:30 PM at the Otterbien-Lebanon Retirement Center, 585 State Rt. 741, Lebanon, OH. Click here for directions.) Participation by invitation for those students who achieved a FOURTH consecutive superior in 2006.

Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20: Slater Academy Recitals (12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 on Saturday, and 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 on Sunday. 12 students per recital.) Recitals will be held at the Fort Thomas Location. For those of you who are not Academy students but would like to participate in the recitals, please contact me or let me know at the next lesson.

Monday, June 4: Summer term begins at Slater Academy. (9) 30-minute lessons or (6) 45-minute lessons to be completed by August 3.

Saturday, October 13: OFMC State Convention held in Columbus, Ohio. Students who have achieved FIVE consecutive superiors are eligible to perform at this event.

As the year progresses I will update this list with other dates of interest for performance opportunities and other events. Check back to this post periodically for updates by using the "Important Dates" link to the right.

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Looking for a Piano Teacher?

If you live in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area and are looking for a qualified piano teacher for private lessons, please feel free to contact me (via email only please; comments are disabled for this post). Potential students who are in the Northern Kentucky area might wish to inquire about my studio at Slater Music Academy, where I maintain most of my private students. For those located north of the river, I live near the University of Cincinnati in the Clifton area and can teach out of my home. I can consider teaching at a student's home if it is convenient (rates will vary based on travel time).

I have taught all ages and abilities and am comfortable teaching many styles of music. I really love and enjoy teaching and am committed to helping my students reach their potential as musicians. I teach from traditional methods (which means I teach you how to read music) with the focus on classical literature, though I encourage all of my students to explore contemporary styles and genres (rock, pop, jazz, etc.) in order to become a more complete and modern musician. If you want to know more about my professional experience and background, please see my resumé.

(Note of disclosure to Slater Academy students: You MUST remain at the Academy if you wish to study with me. No exceptions allowed!)

Serious inquiries only, please.

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Joshua Nemith's Resumé

Dr. Joshua S. Nemith, pianist


Education and Degrees Earned

· Doctor of Musical Arts (D. M. A.) in piano performance (cognate: electronic music composition), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 2004.
· Master’s (M. M.) in piano performance, University of Texas at Austin, 1997.
· Bachelor’s (B. M.) in piano performance, Eastman School of Music, 1995.
· Teachers: James Tocco, Michael Chertock, Nancy Garrett, Fernando Laires, David Burge, and Audrey Sherrill.
· Pedagogy: Michelle Conda, Martha Hilley, Sophia Gilmson, and Tony Caramia.

Teaching Experience and Recognitions

· Private Instructor, Slater Music Academy, Fort Thomas, KY. 2002-present.
· Adjunct Instructor, College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH. Graduate Seminar course in 20th Century Piano Literature. 2004.
· Private studio instruction (all ages, beginning to advanced levels), Miami Beach, FL, 2000-01.
· Graduate teaching assistant in secondary piano, UC-CCM, 1998-2000. Michelle Conda, supervisor.
Duties included:
Group piano instruction to freshman, sophomore, and graduate music majors.
Private piano instruction to nonpiano music majors, all classes and levels.
Private piano instruction to nonmusic majors, beginning through intermediate.
· Finalist, UC-CCM Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2000.
· Faculty, Musical Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. Karl Resnik, director. Private studio of students of all ages (5-adult), beginner to late intermediate. 1997-2000.
· Instructor, Northern Kentucky University Preparatory Department. Toni Sholar, director. Summer 2000.
· Instructor, Children’s Music Association, Sharonville, OH. Paul Jolly, director. Teach group piano to children ages 4-17. 1997-98
· Graduate teaching assistant, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1996-97. Martha Hilley and Sophia Gilmson, supervisors.
Duties included:
Group piano instruction to freshman music majors and nonmusic majors.
Private instruction to nonpiano music majors, beginner to advanced.
Private instruction to nonmusic majors, beginner to advanced.

Performance Positions/Experience

· Principal Keyboard, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton, OH. Neal Gittleman, music director. 2007-present.
· Principal Keyboard, IRIS Chamber Orchestra, Germantown, TN. Michael Stern, director. 2001-present.
· Accompanist/Organist, St. John’s Westminster Union Church, Cincinnati, OH. 2003-present.
· Substitute Keyboard, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton, OH. Neal Gittleman, music director. 2002-07.
· Keyboardist, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati, OH. Misha Santora, conductor. 2003-04 season.
· Piano Fellow, New World Symphony, Miami Beach, FL. Michael Tilson Thomas, artistic director. Chamber music, orchestral piano, and solo performances. 2000-02.
· Aspen Contemporary Ensemble Piano Fellowship, Aspen, CO. Sydney Hodkinson George Tsontakis, directors. Summer 1999.
· UT Austin New Music Ensemble, Dan Welcher, director. 1996-97.
· Solo, concerto, large ensemble, and chamber performances throughout the United States and abroad.

Administration/Business Experience

· Committee member, St. John’s Westminster Union Church Concert Series Committee, Cincinnati, OH. Larry Findlay, chair. 2003-present.
1. Prepare and plan for the professional five-concert season, contact artists, and
discuss logistical and financial arrangements for the season.
2. Attend monthly meetings.
3. Act as program director/planner and/or performer on a regular basis.

· Business administration assistant, CCM Summer Programs, 2001-04. Joan Van Brocklin, supervisor. Part-time. Duties and skills:
1. Organize records-keeping and processing of all funds transactions for CCM Summer Programs.
2. Process registrations for the programs that require it.
3. Participate in meetings with program directors and the Dean of Graduate Studies.
4. Prepare formal documents (spreadsheets, paylist master databases, balance reports, etc.)
5. Calculate and process payment for all presenters at each summer program.
6. Computer skills: Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.

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Initial launch of Cincinnati Pianist

I've just decided to start a blog that will function mainly as a resource for my students. Come to this site for schedule updates, music resource links, and other stuff. For now, I'll be keeping things simple.

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