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Monday, March18

(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

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Diversity and Digitalization: Connecting with Generations Z and Alpha Students in Your Modern Music Studio

  • Diana Dumlavwalla, NCTM; Melody Morrison, NCTM; Ricardo Poenatto

Gesture—The Pathway to Musical Artistry and a Lifetime of Rewarding Music Making

  • James Litzelman, NCTM

How to Teach Beginners to Become Great Music Readers Through Pictures, Stories and Hands-On Activity

  • Rebecca Wilson

The Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Music: The Use of A.I. in Performance, Composition and Education

  • Jiwon Lee

The Legacy of Margaret Goldston

  • Christopher Goldston, NCTM

A Multisensory Approach to Memorization
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  • Daniel Linder

Negro Spiritual Pedagogy: How to Teach Negro Spirituals to the Piano Student
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  • Asia Passmore

10:30–10:50 a.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session

Clara Schumann’s Chamber Music: More Treasures from a Legendary Composer
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  • Olivia Ellis, NCTM

Creative and Collaborative Activities for Group Piano Classes

  • Jenna Klein, NCTM

In Search of a Lost History: The World and Music of Thomas H. Kerr, Jr.
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  • Susanna Garcia, NCTM

Passport for the Informed Pianist: Pedagogical Principles by Emile Naoumoff based on the Legacy of Nadia Boulanger

  • Jasmin Arakawa

Put On Your Thinking Hat! Problem Solving Strategies for the Studio
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  • Jennifer Foxx

Where the Magic Happens: Drilling In and Branching Out

  • Lynnette Barney; Valerie Merrell, NCTM

11:10–11:30 a.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session

Collaborative Piano and the Ballet Technique Class
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  • Peter Douglas

Discovering Cécile Chaminade's Enchanting Piano Duets and Duos: How the Composer Reinvented Her Own Music

  • Bonnie Choi

Fantastic Pieces and Where to Find Them: How to Find Piano Music by Underrepresented Composers

  • Jorge Briceño González

Let’s Get Dissed! Encouraging Piano Students to Embrace Dissonance and Extended Techniques Early on in Their Study.

  • Steven Graff

Pedagogical Uses for Rautavaara’s Etudes

  • Tiantian Liang, NCTM

Pick-A-Path Improvisation:Getting Started with Triads

  • Jeffrey Pettijohn

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Poster Sessions

11:45 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session

Armed Forces Veteran Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
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  • Raphaelita Justice

Beethoven’s WoO 47 as Musical Muppet Babies: Composer Juvenalia as Indicators of Style

  • David Cartledge, NCTM

Cooperation, Camaraderie and Competition: Motivating Students Through Studio-Wide Incentives
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  • Julia Parker; Lydia Sander; Spring B. Seals, NCTM; Suyoun Yi, NCTM

Performer’s Choice: Elements of Chance and Creativity in Dianne Goolkasian Rabhee’s Preludes for Piano
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  • Leonidas Lagrimas, NCTM

Real Piano Friends: Transitioning from Private Teaching to Group Experiences
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  • Veena Kulkarni-Rankin

12:20–12:40 p.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session

Believe: The Pedagogy of Ted Lasso
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  • Ann DuHamel, NCTM

Broadening Inclusion Through Technology: Creating a Virtual Local MTNA Affiliate

  • Victoria Fischer Faw, NCTM; Leonida Lagrimas, NCTM; Laura Chu Stokes, NCTM

The Importance of Piano Proficiency

  • Geoffrey Haydon

The “Joy of Toy”: Bringing Non-Traditional Instruments Into the Studio

  • Grace Huang, NCTM

Musical Globetrotting: Character Pieces from Around the World for the Intermediate Pianist

  • Emily Barr, NCTM

Piano Music from Ecuador

  • David Encalada; Angélica María Sánchez; Julio Dario Bueno; Francis Yang, NCTM

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

MTNA State Presidents Advisory Council Meeting

2:15–2:35 p.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Open Meeting

Survival Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Kyunghoon Kim, NCTM; Elizabeth Yao, NCTM

The Power of Mindfulness: A Transformative Practice to Enhance Your Teaching
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  • Danette Whelan

The Socially Engaged Studio: Changing Lives Through Music

  • Brendan Kinsella

The Ukrainian Identity: Dissonance as Storytelling in Larysa Kuzmenko's Piano Works

  • Shara Sun

Undine Smith Moore: Dean of Black Women Composers

  • Christian Bohnenstengel, NCTM

2:55–3:15 p.m.

Collegiate Chapter Session

Eight Inventions for Piano: A Look at the Idiosyncratic Piano Music of Ulysses Kay

  • Nnenna Ogwo

A Musician’s Guide to Effective Public Speaking

  • Joanne Chew-Ann Chang

Too Much of a Good Thing? Oversaturation in the Job Market

  • Sarah Rushing, NCTM

The Wow Factor: Crafting Winning Proposals and Engaging Presentations
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  • Amy Chaplin

Supercharge Your Studio Website

  • Nicola Cantan

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Gender Neutral Voice Pedagogy: It’s Not Just for Transgender Singers Anymore!
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  • Loraine Sims

Human Imagination or A.I.?

  • Catherine Rollin, NCTM

Making Happy Humans with Engaging Group Piano Lessons

  • Mario Ajero, NCTM

Plural of Me–A Narrative of Asian American Women through Art and Music
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  • Christina Lai; Ina Liu

Studio 101–Set Your Studio Up for Success!

  • Amy Immerman, NCTM; Clinton Pratt, NCTM; Richard Van Dyke, NCTM

Teach Students with Disabilities by Using Universal Design for Learning Approach
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  • Ga Kyung Jeong; Sunjoo Lee

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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