Sunday, March 17

(Subject to Change)


7:00–8:00 a.m.

New Member/First-Time Attendee Breakfast

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

  • Little Gems for Piano
  • RCM Publishing
  • TimeWarp Technologies, Inc.
  • Willis Music Company

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

  • Alan Walker

11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

MTNA Distinguished Composer Of The Year Recital

Celebrating Excellence: The Innovative Principles Of Piano Teacher Education 60 Years Later

  • Sara Ernst, NCTM; Rebecca Mergen Pennington; Amy Glennon

The Closed Piano Lid: Maximizing The Brain And Muscle Memory While Increasing Technical Facility

  • Rose Shlyam Grace, NCTM

Intermediate Piano Master Class

  • Helen Marlais

Know Flow, Optimize Performance: Yoga For The Musician

  • Carrie Koffman
The Musical Artistry Of Florence Price: Hidden Figure No More
  • Linda Holzer

Native American Songs From The Columbia Plateau/Celebrating Mildred Bailey

  • Brent Edstrom; Julia Keefe; Pat Moses; Loran Olsen, NCTM

Preparation, Practice, Perfection And Performance: Developing Artistry In Ensemble Performances

  • Mauchley Duo

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
  • Neil A. Kjos Music Company
  • Stipes Publishing, LLC
  • Yamaha Corporation of America

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Contemporary Chinese Piano Repertoire For Teaching And Performing: A Lecture-Recital
  • Susan Chan, NCTM
The Elephant And The Blind Wisemen: Exploring Sound Through Multi-Sensory, Whole-Body Processes
  • Jessica Johnson, NCTM; Midori Koga

From The Pen To The Premiere

  • Victor Labenske, NCTM; Mona Rejino
Learning To Face Fear: Anxiety And The Adolescent Student
  • Lesley McAllister, NCTM

The “Me Too” Movement: Challenges for Music Teachers

  • Julie Jaffee Nagel
  • Annika Scharosch

The Musician’s Journey: Preparing Our High School Students As Entrepreneurs

  • Jill Timmons, NCTM

Transforming Elementary-Level Music Instruction: An Integrated Approach To Comprehensive Musicianship

  • Lori Rhoden, NCTM

3:30–4:30 p.m.

The ABCs Of Artistry

  • Randall Faber

Adding Notes To Bach

  • Dmitry Rachmanov, John Salmon
Articulating Bartók: Understanding The Touch And Pedal Notation In His Pedagogical Works
  • Victoria Fischer Faw, NCTM

The Business-Minded Music Teacher: Entrepreneurial And Technology Tips For Your Music Studio

  • Noreen Wenjen, NCTM
The Most Celebrated Composer You’ve [Probably] Never Heard Of—Leopold Koželuch And His 50 Piano Sonatas
  • Ann M. DuHamel, NCTM

Practicing Like A Pro

  • Robert Henry

A Step Farther—Adapting Basic Piano Teaching Techniques For Children With Special Needs

  • Elizabeth Watkins Caluda, NCTM; Monica Caluda

Use Any Device To Engage And Interact With Students

  • Linda Christensen, NCTM; Michelle Sisler

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