Tuesday, March 19

(Subject to Change)


8:00 a.m.

National Finals: MTNA–Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

  • eNovativePiano
  • Faber Piano Institute
  • FJH Music Company, Inc.
  • KOA Music

9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:15–10:45 a.m.

Plenary Session: Advanced Piano Master Class

  • Barry Snyder

11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Biotensegrity: A New View Of Anatomy And Its Implications For Piano Technique

  • Alan Fraser

Chopin’s Markings: The Keys To Inflection And Rubato

  • Fred Karpoff

Creating Electricity! Teaching Improvisation In Groups

  • Sarah Buckley, Christopher Norton
Dancing With The Hands: Four-Hand Piano Pieces By South American Composers
  • Alejandro Cremaschi, NCTM; Jessica Pacheco Hjelmstad

The Dog Ate My Homework—Look Behind The Excuses!

  • Sally Ritchie, Michelle Sisler

The Ottline: Examining The Legacy Of Margaret Saunders Ott

  • Nancy O’Neill Breth, Donald Manildi, Greg Presley, NCTM
Secrets And Dilemmas: From A Music Editor’s Desk
  • Immanuela Gruenberg

What Pianists Can Learn From Singers (And Vice Versa!)

  • Martha Fischer

12:00 noon–12:45 p.m.

Simply Stretch

  • Jacqueline Herbein, NCTM

12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Time

Poster Sessions

1:00 p.m.

MTNA–Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition Winner Announcement

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

  • Alfred Music
  • Neil A. Kjos Music Company
  • My Music Staff
  • RCM Publishing

Business Meeting Of The Association

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Alexander Technique

  • William Conable

Celebrating Clara: A 200th Birthday Tribute To The Other Schumann

  • Nanette Kaplan Solomon, NCTM

The Curious Careers Of “Originals” And Independent Music Teachers

  • Karen Thickstun, NCTM

Historical Improvisation And “Standard Repertoire” As Equal Partners In Concert

  • John Mortensen
Seeing The Unobservable: An Exploratory Study Of Incorporating Video Modeling Into Piano Teaching
  • Huiyun Liang

Techniques, Technology, Tools And Tips For Working With Special Needs Students

  • Lori Frazer, Connie Wible
You Can Teach Improv: Myths And Methods Of Hymn And Folk Improvisation
  • Peter Davis

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Beyond The Duet: Collaborative Piano Activities For Teens

  • J. Amber Kao, Veena Kulkarni-Rankin

Building Healthy Practice Techniques: From Injury To Prevention

  • Artina McCain
Creating “Music Addicts”: The Psychology Behind A Highly Successful Music Studio
  • Julia Sansone, NCTM
Gems Of The African-American Piano Repertoire
  • Thomas Otten, NCTM

How To Teach Classical And Jazz Improvisation Step-By-Step

  • Brian Chung

Smartphones, Tablets And Chocolate Cake

  • Justin Krueger, NCTM

So You’re Ready To Teach RMM! Tips And Resources To Help You Succeed

  • Brandon R. Bascom, NCTM

3:30–5:00 p.m.

Winners Concert: National Winners Of The MTNA Young Artist Performance And Composition Competitions Winners; Winner Of The MTNA–Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Certification Reception

8:00 p.m.

Ingrid Fliter