Monday, April 4, 2016


8:00 a.m.

National Finals: MTNA Young Artist Performance Competitions

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

  • Alfred Music; Piano Safari; Willis Music Company; Yamaha Corporation of America

9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:15–9:35 a.m.

Becoming Dispensable: Training Independent Learners

  • Southern Methodist University Collegiate Chapter: Jessica Welsh, advisor: Catharine Lysinger

Hacking The Piano Lesson: Discovering The Advantages Of Limited Lesson Time

  • Courtney Crappell, NCTM

Injury Prevention Strategies For You And Your Students

  • William J. Dawson, MD

It’s Bass-ic! Shining A Light Down Under

  • Andrew Hisey, NCTM

9:55–10:15 a.m.

Effortless Trills And Tremolos

The End Of Memorizing? Implications Of Performing From An iPad

  • Andrew Cooperstock

Performance Psychology: From The Practice Room To The Stage

  • Stephen F. Austin University Collegiate Chapter: Polina Golubkova; Kelsie Sullivan; Kyle Saunders; Ginny Staton; Olga Wong; Alan Zamarron; advisor: Mario Ajero, NCTM

The Varsity Musician's Playbook: Commitment-Building Strategies From Team Sports To The Studio

  • Christina Whitlock, NCTM

10:30–10:50 a.m.

The 40-Piece Challenge: Strategies For Repertoire-Rich Learning

  • Elissa Milne

Five Tickle Touches For Teaching Mozart

  • Mary Robbins, NCTM

Girl Scout Tricks–What Music Teachers Can Learn About Retention From Scouting

  • Mary Beth Molenaar, NCTM

The Long And Short Of It: The Interpretation Of Articulation

  • Christopher Hahn, NCTM

10:30–11:30 a.m.

MTNA Certification Open Meeting

11:10–11:30 a.m.

The Art Of The Piano Duet: Teaching Artistry Through Ensemble Experience

  • Christopher Fisher, NCTM; Katherine Fisher

An Introduction To The Piano Music Of Lowell Liebermann

  • David Korevaar

Keeping Things Fresh: Invigorating Classes For The Mature RMM Student

  • Susan Geffen, NCTM

Teaching Students To Talk About Music

  • David Cartledge

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

One For All Open Meeting

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Time

Poster Sessions

12:00 noon–12:45 p.m.

Simply Stretch

  • Jacqueline Herbein, NCTM

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

  • Dorian Business Systems, Inc.; Entrada Piano Technique; G. Schirmer, Inc.; JoyTunes

MTNA State Presidents Advisory Council Meeting

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Beyond Für Elise: Stimulating Repertoire For Teacher AND Student

  • Kevin Chance, NCTM

Independent Music Teachers Forum Meeting

Wellness Forum Meeting

Establishing And Maintaining A Successful Private Studio Or How To Buy That Refrigerator In 15 Lessons Or Less...Guaranteed

  • Edward A. Francis

Online Piano Lessons: Making Meaningful Connections

  • Mario Ajero, NCTM; Joao Paulo Casarotti, NCTM

The Score Is A Window Not A Wall: Interpreting The Beethoven Piano Sonatas

  • Peter Takács

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