World Piano Teachers Association USA-Missouri was founded on 4/27/2020 as a part of the World Piano Teachers Association, a member of Alink-Argerich Foundation. Kyu Butler, NCTM was inaugurated as the first President and Artistic Director of WPTA USA-Missouri. Tugce Tari-Roth was appointed as the Assistant Director of the Amateur Piano Competition.

WPTA USA-Missouri was founded to support young professionals, students and piano communities. 

Headquarter: World Piano Teachers Association



1. Beethoven's 250th Anniversary Concerts - 32 Complete Piano Sonatas

To celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birth Anniversary, 19 pianists are going to perform his entire 32 Piano Sonatas during fall 2020.

Performers residing in US, Germany and S. Korea

Kyu Butler, Dr. Deago Caetano, Dr. Chia-Ying Chan, Dr. Ian Gindes, Dr. Samuel Gingher, Dr. Bouna Kim, Dr. Anne Marie Kuhny, Dr. Frank Kuhny, Dr. Huiyun Liang, Bomin Park, Dr. Yoon-Wha Roh, Dr. Peter Ryan, Dr. Tatiana Shustova, Tugce Tari-Roth, Dr. Pei-I Wang, Dr. Amanda Marie Wilson, Dr. Jiafeng Yan, Dr. Hyunki Yoon, & Faith Zuniga


2. African-American Composers Series

The work of African-American Composers' will be performed in three concerts in the fall of 2020 (9/26, 10/03, & 11/07). Performers from different countries and backgrounds will unite and harmonize together to speak in one voice. All donations during the concerts will be donated to the "Castle of Our Skins", (www.castleskins.org) a music organization dedicated to Black artistry through music. Please join us in listening to the neglected works of African-American composers' works, and stand together with them in music.


3. Woman Composer Series

To support Women's right and the Month of Women's History, WPTA USA-Missouri presents Women Composers Series. Concerts will take place during the month of March in 2021. This will be a mixture of solo piano recitals and ensemble, and gala.


4. Master Class Series 1 & 2

Master Class 1: Prof. Alan Chow (Eastman School of Music)

Master Class 2: Prof. Robert Plano (Indiana University)

World Piano Teachers Association USA-Missouri hosts a master class with Prof. Alan Chow from Eastman School of Music. The master class will take place on 11/14 3pm EST/2pm CST via Zoom and the application fee is $60. ​​

Master class with Prof. Plano will take place on 10/25 4pm EST/3pm CST via Zoom and the application fee is $60.

These Master Classes should be applied separately. 


5. Amateur Piano Competition

World Piano Teachers Association USA-Missouri hosts an Amateur Piano Competition online edition. 

The purpose of the competition is

1. To support Classical music communities and piano lovers and

2. To provide a positive goal for aspiring artists during this difficult time, setting a goal for self-development.



World Piano Teachers Association USA-Missouri has two classes of memberships - Teacher Membership and Artist Membership. Please join us to support piano communities and classical music.



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