Monday, March 19

(Subject to Change)


8:00 a.m.

National Finals: MTNA Young Artist Performance Competitions

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

  • Alfred Music
  • Music Schools International
  • TimeWarp Technologies
  • Willis Music Company

9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:15–9:35 a.m.

Bridging For Success—Inspiring And Mentoring Young Professionals

  • Jennifer Snow

Community Music Schools As Advocates For Social Justice

  • Rachel Fritz; Catherine Walby, NCTM

Get Psyched To Achieve Greatness— The Psychology Of Motivation

  • Charles Blanchard

Piano Accompaniment—Pop/Rock To Praise & Worship

  • Trevor Olfert

#PostmillennialPianists: Connecting With The iGeneration

  • University of Idaho Collegiate Chapter: Elizabeth Dixon; Stuart Evans; Morgan Kline; Calvin Kong; Jin Xin Kong; Andrew Maurer; Melody Morrison; Tyler Sass; advisor: Jovanni-Rey de Pedro, NCTM

9:15–10:15 a.m.

MTNA Certification Open Meeting

9:55–10:15 a.m.

Are You Nuts? Building Healthier Communities! Developing Music And Interdisciplinary Arts Projects

  • Hana Janatova, NCTM

Behind Closed Doors: How Expert Pianists Practice

  • Carla D. Cash

Community Outreach Initiative: A Model For Piano Instructors

  • University of Northern Iowa Collegiate Chapter: Jenna Klein, Rebecca Nickles, Jordan Walker; Advisor: Lynn Worcester Jones, NCTM

Susie Broke Her Arm (And Other Misfortunes)

  • Rebecca Pennington

Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices For Video Auditions

  • Bryn Sowash

10:30–10:50 a.m.

Addressing Overlooked Skills In Group Piano Teaching

  • University of Colorado Boulder Collegiate Chapter: Cody Goetz, Robert Hjelmstad, Olivia Richardson, Sarah Rushing, Jiahui (Jenny) Sun; Advisor: Jennifer Hayghe

Art In Difficult Places: Effecting Change And Attitudes

  • Bradley Bolen; Scott Donald, NCTM

Brain Boosters: Off The Bench Activity To Maximize Musical Learning

  • Danielle Dallas, NCTM

Technique From Opposite Perspectives

  • Ivan Hurd; Kasandra Keeling

The Transfer Piano Student: Tools For Teaching Total Technique And Productive Practice Habits

  • Stephen Pierce

10:30–11:30 a.m.

MTNA Foundation Fund Chairs Open Meeting

11:10–11:30 a.m.

Building A Better Base In The Bass: Laying A Secure Left-Hand Foundation

  • University of Montana Collegiate Chapter: Scott Hamilton; Jodie-Lee Hostetler; Ellen Sears; Claire Wang; Advisor: Christopher Hahn, NCTM

Sleep Is NOT A Four-Letter Word!

  • Pamela D. Pike, NCTM

Teaching “Peace Through Music” In Refugee Camps

  • Bethany Nickel

Teaching ADHD Students Life Skills Through Music! A-Awesomely Accelerated D-Dynamic H-Harmonious D-Driven By Music

  • Jennifer John

The Secret Ingredient For Piano Teaching Success: The Powerful Role Of Parents

  • Christopher Fisher, NCTM; Katherine Fisher

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

  • The FJH Music Company, Inc
  • G. Henle Verlag
  • Ultimate Music Theory
  • Yamaha Corporation of America

MTNA State Presidents Advisory Council Meeting

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Arts Awareness And Advocacy Forum Meeting

Keeping The Spark Alive And Still Learning After 50 Years!: Pedagogical Tips From A To Z

  • Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, NCTM

Mind, Body, Music: From Proper Alignment To Artistic Performance

  • Elaina Burns, NCTM

Music Therapy 101

  • Rebecca Mudd Lewis, NCTM

The Flipped Classroom Approach In The Music Studio

  • Kathy Rabago

Tracking A Transformative Experience: Impressions Of Students And Teachers In An Adult Group Piano Class

  • Diana Dumlavwalla

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein At 100: The Solo Piano Works As Examples Of His Pedagogical Legacy

  • Andrew Cooperstock

Creating Authentic Performances On The Modern Piano

  • Ratko Delorko

Finding Center: Strategies To Awaken Energy, Clarity And Focus For Peak Performance

  • Lesley McAllister, NCTM

The Fantastic Sound-World Of Claude Debussy

  • Dean Kramer; Claire Wachter

What Small-Handed Pianists Can Learn From Biomechanics: A Technical Toolkit

  • Brenda Wristen, NCTM; Lora Deahl

Your Student Has Autism—Now What?

  • Susan P. Atkins, NCTM; Elizabeth Schabinger

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