Daily Schedule


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Sunday, March 26

(Subject to Change)


7:00–8:00 a.m.


New Member/First-Time Attendee Breakfast

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

8:15 a.m.

National Finals: MTNA Senior Performance Competitions

9:00–5:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

  • Lara Downes

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Applying the NafMe Standards in the Studio to Empower and Sustain Learning
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  • Amy Claire Catron

Elementary Piano Master Class

  • Melody Bober

The Madonna Relaunch: How to Embrace Every Age and Stage as an Entrepreneurial Music Teacher

  • Noreen Wenjen, NCTM

A Million Little Etudes: Teachable Moments Within Beginning to Advanced Levels of Repertoire

  • Catharine Lysinger

MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year Recital

Music, Dreams and Mystics: Connections Explored
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  • Catherine Kautsky

11:45 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session

Defining Your Method: Curriculum Workshop for the Private Studio

  • Alexander Crosett, NCTM

Getting Organized with Google Drive
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  • Linda Christensen, NCTM; Michelle Sisler

Sing, Move, Breathe and Play: The Benefits of Mindful Movement for the Beginning Musician
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  • Lesley McAllister, NCTM

Student-First Piano Pedagogy: Best Practices for Creating Dynamic Relational Connections in the Piano Studio

  • Jessie Welsh, NCTM

12:20–12:40 p.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session

Exploring Frank Martin’s 8 Préludes pour le piano (1948)

  • Lim Angela Tchoi, NCTM

Five-Finger Patterns and Famous Composers: Fresh Ideas for Solo and Duet Piano Works

  • Vicente Della Tonia, Jr., NCTM

Healing Together: Using Group Music Instruction to Combat Work-Related Stress

  • Carla Davis Cash

Zen and the Art of Post-Performance Reflection

  • Melody Quah

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Bach to Black: Piano Suites by Composers of African Descent
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  • Rochelle Sennet

Background Listening: Tapping into the Subconscious Mind to Build a Soundbank

  • Chan Kiat Lim, NCTM; Siok Lian Tan, NCTM

Femmes de Légende: A Collection of Piano Solo Works by Mel Bonis

  • Joanne Chew Ann Chang

It’s All About the C’s: Color, Choreography, Character and Continuity

  • Kevin Chance, NCTM; Ingrid Clarfield, NCTM

Me, Myself and Motivation: A Student-Centered Approach to Developing Intrinsic Drive

  • Evan Mitchell

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Arranging Their Success: The Piano Pedagogy of Amanda Vick Lethco

  • Victoria Fischer Faw, NCTM

Beyond the Piano–Transcriptions as Teaching Tools

  • Joachim Reinhuber, NCTM

Empowering Piano Students with Valuable Skills through Virtual Accompaniments

  • Mario Ajero, NCTM

A Global Perspective of Music Performance Anxiety

  • Vanessa Cornett, NCTM

Hidden Motives: Quotes, Symbols and Other Compositional Techniques Found in the Works of Pedagogical Composers

  • Victor Labenske, NCTM

Marketing Roadmap: Go and Grow Online!

  • Yelena Wells

Repertoire Swaps: Developing Technique and Musicality through Traditionally Underrepresented Composers

  • Jenna Klein

3:30–5:00 p.m.

Winners Concert: National Winners of The MTNA Chamber Music, Junior Performance, Elementary and Junior Composition Winners

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Announcement of Senior Performance Competitions Winners

Division Meetings

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