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Monday, March 27

(Subject to Change)


8:00 a.m.

National Finals: MTNA Young Artist Performance Competitions

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:15–9:35 a.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session: Music Therapy Principles in the Piano Lesson

  • Texas A&M University-Commerce Collegiate Chapter

Branded Degenerate: Voices Silenced

  • Christopher Creviston; Hannah Creviston, NCTM; Amanda DeMaris

Building Better Habits: Consciously Choosing our Unconscious Behaviors for Successful Practice and Performance

  • Andrea McAlister, NCTM

Fear of Missing Out (FOMO): Retention Strategies that Keep Students Coming Long-Term
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  • Marie Lee

Hidden Gems of Underrepresented Composers from Latin America
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  • Rosangela Yazbec Sebba

If You Like That You’ll Love This!: Piano Repertoire Alternatives for Overplayed Pieces

  • Kate Boyd

You Go Girl! New Variations on Diabelli's Waltz by Women from Around the World
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  • Lia Jensen-Abbott, NCTM

9:55–10:15 a.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session: The "Happy Birthday" Predicament: Teaching Functional Skills to Beginning and Intermediate Pianists

  • Texas Christian University Collegiate Chapter

ERICA: A Framework for Elementary Technique Training

  • Michael Clark, NCTM

Goal-Setting and Efficient Practice Strategies

  • Silvan Negrutiu

How to Play a Mazurka

  • Wojciech Kocyan

Music and Story Telling

  • Olga Kleiankina

Priming Gen Z to Save the Arts

  • Lynn Worcester Jones

Reaching Out: The Pedagogical Works of Emma Lou Diemer

  • Brianna Matzke, NCTM

10:30–10:50 a.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session: A Survival Guide for Small-handed Pianists—An Application of Taubman Technique

    Florida State University Collegiate Chapter

Performance Practice of Innovative Caribbean Rhythmic Notations in Stylized Compositions of the Haitian Méringue
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  • Bill Harned

Recording 101: The Basics and How It Can Transform Your Teaching Studio/p>

  • Joshua Tan

Underrepresented Teaching Repertoire from Scandinavia: Exploring Wilhelm-Peterson Berger’s Flowers from Frösö Island
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  • Shelby Nord, NCTM

Words Matter: Ching-a-Ring Chaw and Minstrelsy in Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs Arranged for Solo and Choral Performance

  • Penny Lazarus, NCTM

You Be the Judge—An Adjudication Workshop
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  • Clinton Pratt, NCTM; Siok Lian Tan, NCTM

11:10–11:30 a.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session: Practical Guidelines for the Modern Realization of Baroque Continuo

  • University of Idaho Collegiate Chapter

“A Delicious Musical Buffet:” Tyler Kline’s Orchard

  • Ann Duhamel; Grace Huang; Agnieszka Zick

Making a Case for the Arts: Articulating the Power of Music
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  • Olivia Ellis, NCTM

Ready, Set, PLAY! 20 Group Game Ideas in 20 minutes!
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  • Jennifer Foxx

Sing, Listen, Move, Play! Integrating MLT and Eurythmics into Your Piano Lessons

  • Ricardo Pozenatto

Traditional Melodies through a Contemporary Lens: Exploration of Korean Female Composers’ Solo Piano Works

  • Chee Hyeon Choi, NCTM

Worship Service Improvisational Skills for Classical Pianists
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  • Lori Rhoden, NCTM

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Poster Sessions

11:45 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session: Know Your Self-Worth: Using Key Economic Indicators to Determine Your Financial Value

  • University of Southern California Collegiate Chapter

Color My Music! Bring Tonal Color to Repertoire Through a Variety of Touches
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  • Joanne Haroutounian

Musical Star or Supernova? Preventing Burnout of 21st-century Professionals

  • Pamela D. Pike, NCTM

The Power of the Visual in Teaching, Learning and Performing

  • Lois Svard, NCTM

The Socially Engaged Studio: Changing Lives Through Music

  • Brendan Kinsella

Techniques for Teaching Contemporary Music

  • Brendan Jacklin

Under-Represented Latin American Repertoire: The Piano Music of Luis Abraham Delgadillo

  • Fanarelia Guerrero Lopez

12:20–12:40 p.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session: Nature and Nurture: Is Talent Born or Made?
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  • College of the Ozarks

Incorporating Improvisation into Classical Piano Lessons

  • Steven Graff

The Mighty Five. Developing Fingering Strategies for Effective Practice.

  • Fabio Menchetti, NCTM

Shape the Studio Culture of Your Dreams through Your Studio Policy

  • Sarah Silvia, NCTM

Spice Up Your Studio Recital with Works by Latin American Composers

  • Luis Sanchez

Standing Out From the Crowd: Practical Tips for Success in Every Phase in Obtaining an Academic Teaching Position

  • Linda Li-Bleuel

Study of Aural Heritage: Transforming from Student to Artist

  • Eunice Kim

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

MTNA State Presidents Advisory Council Meeting

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Discover Hidden Abilities: How You Can Use Everyday Psychology to Unleash Students’ Potential to the Max
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  • Diana Dumlavwalla, NCTM; Ka Man “Melody” Ng

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Open Meeting

Let’s Talk About Bruno: How the Pros Teach Popular Music

  • Kate Acone, NCTM

Responding to the PERSON Who Walks into Our Studio and Addressing Both the Musical and the Emotional Challenges that Accompany Them
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  • Gail Berenson, NCTM; Linda Cockey, NCTM

Setting the Foundation: Strategies for Addressing the Unique Needs of Adolescent Beginners

  • Omar Roy; Todd Van Kekerix, NCTM

Two Clicks Away: Piano Music of Our Time
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  • Nancy O’Neill Breth

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Diversifying Piano Repertoire with Anime Music

  • Heather Gillis

The Gig-Ready Pianist: Teaching Keyboard Skills to Pre-College and College Pianists

  • J.P. Murphy

Modern Marketing for the Independent Music Teacher–Encouragement, Strategy and Outlook for What Comes Next

  • Eric Branner

Reaching Diverse Learners Through Differentiated Instruction in a Group Piano Class

  • Leonidas Lagrimas, NCTM

Stoking the Flames: Teaching Tips to Ensure Emotional Engagement
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  • Thomas Lanners, NCTM

When Rewards and Punishments Fail: Connection and Engagement Strategies
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  • Gloria Tham-Haines, NCTM

Xinjiang Piano Music of China for Intermediate and Advanced Students

  • Gulimina Mahamuti, NCTM

3:30–5:00 p.m.

Winners Concert: National Winners of the MTNA Senior Performance and Composition Competitions Winners

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Announcement of Young Artist Performance Competitions Winners

6:00 p.m.

Conference Gala

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