Browning Memorial Performathon

Cynthia Papierniak, Coordinator

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Where: PianoForte Chicago – Showroom, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Registration Deadline: October 22, 2017

Performers: students, teachers, adults. Teachers do not need to be present for their students to participate. All students need to be accompanied by a parent or adult proxy.

All instrumentalists and ensembles using one piano may participate. Music does not need to be memorized. Students may wear Halloween or other costumes.

Music genre: classical, contemporary, jazz, blues, rags, sacred, or showtime. Any music that can be performed well and befits a fundraiser is accepted.

Students performing will be sharing their talent, dedication and enthusiasm to raise funds for the MTNA Foundation in honor of William Browning, revered Chicago pianist and teacher.

The MTNA Foundation provides

  • Teacher education enrichment grants
  • Matching grants for local associations
  • Educational projects
  • Community outreach
  • MTNA performance and composition competitions
  • Commissioning of new American music

Families and friends are encouraged to attend.
Students are encouraged to collect donations to the MTNA Foundation Fund. Students collecting more than $25 will receive a gift, and the student collecting the most donations will receive a cash prize. Donations may be made by cash or by check made out to the MTNA Foundation Fund and are tax deductible.

Participation/Registration:

Teachers sign up students for one or more 10-minute slots. They need not be consecutive, and a slot may be filled by one or more students.

Teachers do not need to list repertoire. The program will only list performers’ names.

Registration: papierniak2004@yahoo.com (email preferred) or call (708) 834-0847

Students performing will be sharing their talent, dedication, and enthusiasm to raise funds for the MTNA Foundation in honor of William Browning, revered Chicago pianist and teacher.

The MTNA Foundation provides

  • Teacher education enrichment grants
  • Matching grants for local associations
  • Educational projects
  • Community outreach
  • MTNA performance and composition competitions
  • Commissioning of new American music

Browning Play-a-Thon 2017 Letter to Teachers and Parents