2021 Schedule


Virtual Symposium Live Event Schedule—Click the day to view the schedule

(Schedule subject to change)

Saturday, January 16
All times are listed in Eastern Time

1:00–1:15 p.m.


1:15–1:45 p.m.

Plenary Session: Using Music Cognition to Promote Inclusive Teaching
Timothy Stephenson

1:45–2:10 p.m.

Questions & Answer Session on Online Teaching

2:10–2:20 p.m.


2:20–2:50 p.m.

Formal Networking Session

  • Entrepreneurship (Joanne Chang)
  • Graduate School (Curtis Pavey)
  • Group Teaching (Leonidas Lagrimas)
  • Independent Teaching (Rachel Hahn)

2:50–3:15 p.m.

Question & Answer Session on Pedagogical Approaches

3:15–3:25 p.m.


3:25–3:35 p.m.

A Special Announcement from MTNA

3:35–3:45 p.m.

Informal Networking Session

3:45–4:35 p.m.
Best Idea Sessions
  • Free Improvisation: Who Needs Notes? (Garrett Snedeker)
  • How to Drill Your Elementary Students' Music Reading? Baking Rhythms! (Ricardo Pozenatto)
  • Talk To the Lens: Speaking Tips in Recording Teaching Videos (Yeonkyung Kim)
  • A Haunted Halloween: A Group Workshop Format That Will Literally Have Your Students Glowing with Excitement! (Valerie Merrell)
  • A Better Method to do Studio Class Other Than Zoom (Chen Liang)
  • Let’em Finish! (Chi Hoi Jimmy Cheung)
  • Contrapuntal Success through Finger Independence (Brice Hackler)
  • How Private Music Teachers Can Contribute to Equity in Music Education (Natalie Burton)
  • Mental Health First Aid: You Don’t Need to Be an Expert to Help (Alexander Pack)

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