WHO WE ARE
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 (click here)
WHAT WE DO
WPTA USA-Missouri offers concert series, master classes, and an Amateur Competition via online.
1. Young Virtuoso Series
WPTA USA-Missouri features young talented pianists (15 or under) during 2020-2021.
3. 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.
(click the name to view their repertories, performance videos, and bio)
1st Place- Seung Yeop Lee (S. Korea)
2nd Place - Alain Mari (France)
Peitao Zhu (China)
Honorable Mention - Bryan Kelly (Canada)
1st Place - Laura Kluener (Germany)
2nd Place - Kyeong Hah Roh (S. Korea)
3rd Place - Aurele Streicher (France)
5. Women Composers 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.
6. Chopin Ballades & Scherzos
World Piano Teachers Association USA-Missouri hosts a Chopin concert.
Dr. Diego Caetano
Dr. Angela Kim