2003 MTNA National Conference Highlights

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This year's exhibit hall was more popular than ever, with 175 booths and nearly 100 exhibitors.

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Irene Peery-Fox, NCTM, spoke at the Opening Session about the joys and challenges of teaching the Brown siblings.

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The Titan Brass provided the musical prelude at the Opening Session.

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Juilliard's Five Browns, Gregory Ryan, Desirae, Deondra and Melody performed during the Rising Stars Concert. Their appearance was made possible in part by the Utah Music Teachers Association.

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A panel of piano teachers and print music dealers/publishers answered the question, "What's Right with Being Personal?"

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The National Association of Teachers of Singing presented its Spring Workshop in conjunction with the conference. Robert McIver, Eastman School of Music, presented the voice master class.

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Monica Dale had attendees on their feet during her Dalcroze Eurhythmics session.

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Jean Barr, Eastman School of Music, and Gerald Fischbach, University of Maryland, took attendees on a "tour" of their favorite pieces of violin-piano repertoire.

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Maurice Hinson, of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, spoke of the life and teaching of Olga Samaroff.

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Mormon Tabernacle Organist Richard Elliott outlined the history and demonstrated the tonal resources of one of the world's largest and most famous pipe organs. …