Monday, March 20, 2017


8:00 a.m.

National Finals: MTNA Young Artist Performance Competitions

8:00–9:00 a.m.


  • Anacrusis; Faber Piano Adventures; Stipes Publishing, LLC; TimeWarp Technologies

9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:15–10:15 a.m.

MTNA Certification Open Meeting

MTNA Foundation Fund Chairs Open Meeting

9:15–9:35 a.m.

Avoid The House Of Corrections: Use The Simultaneous Learning Method To Develop Musicianship And Artistry

  • Claudia Bossard

“I Am Not A Good Sight-Reader”: Tools And Techniques To Improve Sight-Reading Skills

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Collegiate Chapter: Matthew Baumler; Aurélien Boccard; Kowoon Lee; Hyunki Yoon; advisor: Diane Helfers Petrella

A Piano Teacher’s Guide To The Galaxy

  • Shana Kirk; Stella Branzburg Sick, NCTM

Piano Anatomy And Care 101

  • David G. Hughes, RPT

What Can Musicians Learn From Sport Psychologists?

  • Vanessa Cornett, NCTM

9:55–10:15 a.m.

Connecting The World Through Music: Teaching In Kenya In Person And Online

  • Pete Jutras, NCTM

From William With Love: 100 Years Of William Gillock

  • Lia Jensen-Abbott; Laurie Marshall

Meaningful Memorization: A Holistic Approach To Secure Memory

  • Baylor University Collegiate Chapter: Clara Boyett, NCTM; Hayden Coie; Serenity Fung; Kristen Neel; Blake Proehl; advisor: Lesley McAllister, NCTM

Overcoming The Brain’s Negativity Bias: Facilitating Student Self-empowerment In Private And Group Teaching

  • Barbara Fast, NCTM

Rising To The Top: How To Create Successful Performance And Teaching Videos

  • Lucia Unrau, NCTM

10:30–10:50 a.m.

Better Than “Good”

  • Andrea McAlister, NCTM

Every Good Boy Deserves...Forgetting?

  • Samantha Coates

For The First Time In Forever: Introducing Your Students To The World Of Accompanying Through Popular Song

  • Tracy Cowden, NCTM; Richard Masters

Pianos Without Borders

  • University of Kansas Collegiate Chapter: Benjamin Dominguez; Rosy Ge; Mi Ou Lee; Christina Liu; Ivy Lu Wang; advisor: Scott McBride Smith, NCTM

The Secret Pain Of Pianists: Quantitative Study Results And Recommendations

  • Paola Savvidou; Jeremy Stanek

11:10–11:30 a.m.

The Freakonomics Of Practice

  • Peter Oehrtman, NCTM

A Guide To Community Arts Engagement

  • Ohio University Collegiate Chapter: Tony Bruno; Lillie Hooper, Eunmi Kang; Ami Scherson; Joseph Stacy; Belinda Sterling; advisor: Christopher Fisher, NCTM

Professional-Level Arpeggios: Making The Jump From “Intermediate” To “Advanced”

  • Fred Karpoff

Successful Teaching Tips For Young Piano Students

  • Amy Immerman, NCTM

The Trooper And The Terminator: Comparing Motivation Between Continuing And Dropout Piano Students

  • Karen King

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

12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.

One For All Open Meeting

1:00–2:00 p.m.


  • Hal Leonard; Neil A. Kjos Music Company; OMF Music Resources; Playground Sessions

MTNA State Presidents Advisory Council Meeting

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Independent Music Teachers Forum Meeting

Wellness Forum Meeting

The Importance Of Connections: Don’t Go It Alone!

  • Elaina Burns, NCTM; Beth Klingenstein, NCTM; Susan Oetgen; Christine Steiner, NCTM

The Accompanist’s Toolbox: Five Foundations To Artistic Accompanying

  • Kevin Olson

The Art And Science Of Memorizing Music

  • Lois Svard, NCTM

North American Lightning Talks: Innovative Teaching In The USA And Canada

  • Vanessa Cornett, NCTM; Patricia Frehlich, NCTM; Amy Immerman, NCTM; Leslie Linton; Lorna Wanzel

Perils Of Social Media

  • Alex Ruthmann

Teaching Students With Special Needs: Answers To YOUR Questions

  • Beth Bauer, NCTM; Dr. Barry Gordon, NCTM; Derek Polischuk; Scott Price, 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