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Note:  The Virtual Conference includes many (but not all) sessions planned for the Chicago 2020 MTNA National Conference. MTNA is deeply grateful to all presenters involved.

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Coping With Birthdays—Maturity Need Not Be the Enemy! (article)
Dr. Dawson discusses strategies music teachers may employ during their advancing years to maintain their musical skills and capabilities and help mitigate or prevent age-related and music-related problems that interfere with playing and teaching.
William J. Dawson, MD, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
A Musician Afraid of Sound (50 minute video)
Although there is more awareness about the possibility that a musician might be sidelined by injury, little attention has been paid to hearing impairment. Horvath relates her own experience with a career-ending ear injury.
Janet Horvath, former associate principal cello, Minnesota Orchestra, Minneapolis, Minnesota
One Note at a Time: Exploring the Connection Between Sport Psychology Principles and Musicians (60 minute video)
Sport and performance psychology help people perform consistently well when it matters most. Topics like motivation and cognitive appraisal in rehearsal and performance can help musicians achieve their potential and enjoy their experiences.
Chelsea Butters Wooding, National University, Carlsbad, California

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