2009 National Conference Highlights: March 28-April 1 Atlanta, Georgia

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COLLEGIATE EXPO/PROFESSIONAL STUDIO SATURDAY

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"A Studio Without Walls," was the theme of Professional Studio Saturday. Presenters included, from left, George Litterst, Jennifer Snow, Lisa Yui, Mario Ajero, Stella Sick, Shana Kirk and Janet Lopinski

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Phyllis Pieffer, NCTM, at right, moderated a session titled, "From Ivory Tower To The Real World--Is It Really A Jungle Out There?" Panelists, from left included Allan Gilreath, Brandon Pearce, Robert Henry, Beth Chitwood and Mandy Munoz

PEDAGOGY SATURDAY

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Robert Roush, left and Kathryn Roulston, right were keynote speakers for Pedagogy Saturday.

RECITALS AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Left, Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor, in collaboration with Margo Garrett, pianist, presented the opening session recital

Above, Pianist Olga Kern presented a recital to a full house.

Left, Don Greene, performance coach, was the keynote speaker at the conference.

SESSIONS

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Above, Ingrid Clarfield, NCTM, with left-hand assistance from Sigrid Luther, NCTM, explained how to prepare students for auditions and competitions.

Left, Brian Chung presented a session about classical improvisation.

Below, Deborah Barrett Price explored the connection of movement and sound in rehearsal and performance for string, wind and pianists. …