2024 Schedule


8:15–9:00 a.m.


9:00–9:15 a.m.


9:15–9:50 a.m.

plenary session

Painting at the Piano with Science: The Physiology of Tone Color

  • David Mach, Arkansas State University

9:50–10:05 a.m.


10:05–10:30 a.m.

split session

Analysis of Pianists’ Gaze Behavior During a Sightreading Task

  • Margaret Brown, University of Texas at Austin

Beyond Keyboard Skills: Emulating STEM model in Group Piano Teaching

  • Florida State University: Janelle Crane; Emily Gilbertson; Nicki Howard; Mikayla Kreider; Xiao Liang; Melody Morrison, NCTM; Jackie Yong; Xixi Shen; Huixian Wu; Nina Yim

Scores on Scores: The Importance of Music Editions in Piano Pedagogy and Performance

  • Matthew Henderson, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Voice of Taiwan: Ma Shui-Long

  • Er-Hsuan Li, University of Colorado Boulder

10:30–10:45 a.m.


10:45–11:30 a.m.


Musicians' Mental Health: How to Elevate Mindfulness and Minimize Stress

  • Paola Savvidou

11:30–11:45 a.m.


11:45 a.m.–12:10 p.m.

Split Session

Essential Skills for the Non-major Pianist?!

  • Allison Shinnick Keep, University of Michigan

One Hand...and a Piano

  • Olivia Adams, OA Music Studios

Uncovering the Two-Piano Repertoire of Joan Trimble

  • University of Texas at Austin: Jeanne Hourez, Ellen Sirower

Unique traditional Korean rhythmic and melodic aspects in the Korean dance suite by Young Jo Lee

  • Jumyeong Lee, Texas Tech University

12:10–2:10 p.m.

LUNCH (on your own)

2:10–3:40 p.m.

Teaching Master Class

  • Catherine Rollin, NCTM

3:40–3:55 p.m.


3:55–4:55 p.m.

Lightning Session

Beginner Pianists’ Eye Focus on Piano Instructional Videos: A Pilot Investigation Using Eye Tracker

  • Ting Ting Goh, NCTM, Texas Tech University

Enriching Beginner Piano Education with Brazilian Folkloric Rhythms

  • Fiama Andrade, Baylor University

Exploring Expression and Storytelling Through Video Game Music

  • Kathryn Hardgrave, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Musical Quotation in John Corigliano’s Piano Works

  • Lin Lao, University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Ready to Recruit: 5 Tips for Acquiring New Students

  • Nora Mello, NCTM, Texas Christian University

Sampling in Modern Music: The Art of Borrowing

  • Joseph Rich, University of Alabama at Huntsville

Strategic Recital Planning: Maximizing Time with Chunking and Backward Design

  • Yi Chang, University of Kansas

Three Off-The-Bench Movement-Based Activities That Enhance Aural Learningg

  • Emily Gilbertson, Florida State University

Transforming Student’s Practice with Insights from Our Brain

  • Annika Cahill, Butler University

Unlocking Virtuosity: Liszt's Octave Mastery for Today's Piano Teachers

  • Ka Man Carmen Ching, University of Kansas

Who Dictates Musicality in Non-Western Countries?—Rediscovering Visayan Musicality

  • Alexis Faye Pal, Western Illinois University

4:55–5:10 p.m.


5:10–5:45 p.m.


Embracing an Athlete’s Mindset: Physical Wellness & Injury Prevention Strategies for Musicians

  • University of Southern California: Angela Lin; Juo-Hsuan (Ariel) Liu; Tzu-Jung Peng; Zhaoyuan Qin; Shelby Wong

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