Sunday, March 18

(Subject to Change)


7:00–8:00 a.m.

New Member/First-Time Attendee Breakfast

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

  • Hal Leonard
  • My Music Staff
  • Piano Safari
  • Red Leaf Pianoworks

8:15 a.m.

National Finals: MTNA Senior Student Performance Competitions

9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:15–10:45 a.m.

Plenary Session: Preventing Overuse And Curing Injuries: A Neurological-Psychological Perspective From A Physician-Flutist

  • Dr. Eckart Altenmüller

11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Wellness Forum Meeting

MTNA Distinguished Composer Of The Year Recital

Bringing The Wisdom Of “Mr. Miyagi” To The Music Studio: Trust, Practicality And The Everyday Beauty Of Process

  • William Westney

Intermediate Piano Master Class

  • Fei Xu

The Struggle Is Real: Building A Thriving Local Association

  • Sarah J. Alexander, NCTM; Whitney Hawker, NCTM; Spring Seals, NCTM

Teaching Classical Improvisation, Step-By-Step

  • Brian Chung

12:00 noon–12:45 p.m.

Simply Stretch

  • Jacqueline Herbein, NCTM

12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Time

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

  • Faber Piano Adventures
  • JoyTunes
  • Neil A. Kjos Music Company
  • Universal Edition, Inc.

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Collegiate Chapters Forum Meeting

Choose Those Words Carefully—Perfecting Your Teaching Language

  • Sara Ernst, NCTM

From The Pen To The Premiere

  • Bruce Berr And Catherine Rollin, NCTM

Independent Music Teachers Forum Meeting

Songwriting: The Path To Encouraging Your Students’ Creativity

  • Jim Brickman

Teaching And Playing Bach’s 2-Part Inventions

  • John Bloomfield

3:30–4:30 p.m.

1918: War, Peace And The Piano

  • Catherine Kautsky

Balancing Clarity And Resonance With Artistic Pedaling

  • Fred Karpoff

College Faculty Forum Meeting Inclusive Piano Teaching—Same Lesson, Different Pedagogy, Your Questions WITH Answers

  • Beth Bauer, NCTM; Melissa Martiros; Derek Polischuk; Scott Price, NCTM

Level Up! Ascending Beyond The Standard Method Book

  • Erin K. Bennett, NCTM; Siok Lian Tan, NCTM; Richard Van Dyke, NCTM

Shooting For The Moon: Reversing Career Assumptions To Achieve The Impossible

  • Jonathan Kuuskoski

3:30–5:00 p.m.

Winners Concert: National Winners Of The MTNA Chamber Music, Junior Performance, Elementary And Junior Composition Winners

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Announcement Of Senior Performance Competitions Winners

Division Meetings