Pedagogy Saturday

This year’s Pedagogy Saturday has something for everyone. Five tracks will offer an array of topics sure to be of interest to all teachers.

Click the Track title to learn more about the track. All Times are Eastern Time.


The Resilience of the Artistic Mind: Tools for the 21st Century

Michelle Cann and Kimberly Cann, chairs

The Artistry Track will dive deeply into topics centering around the resilience of the artistic mind: from scientific studies to practical tools and know-how for aspiring young artists and their dedicated instructors. With advice from leading experts in artist management, creative programming, flexible pedagogy techniques, performance psychology and more, this is a day that’s certain to leave you bursting with fresh ideas and encouragement!


8:00–9:00 a.m.

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: Ideas for Productive Lessons When Students Are Unprepared or Disinterested
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  • Laura Chu Stokes, NCTM

9:15–10:15 a.m.

The Incredible Value of the Modern-Day Musician: A Psychologist's Perspective

  • Julie Jaffee Nagel

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Creating the Concert Pianists of the Future

  • Kimberly Cann; Leah Claiborne; Zahari Metchkov; Julie Jaffee Nagel

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch On Your Own

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Renewing the Conservatory Student Experience for the Mid-21st Century

  • Dean Southern

2:15–3:15 p.m.

What Attracts Management? The Foundations of a Performance Career

  • Andrew Lane

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Building a Career as an "Artist-Leader"

  • Ray Furuta

4:30–5:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Resilience Across the Board: Supporting Our Artistic Community

  • Michelle Cann; Ray Furuta; Andrew Lane; Dean Southern

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