Magazine article American Music Teacher

Music Teachers National Association Albuquerque 2010 MTNA National Conference: Albuquerque, New Mexico March 20-24

Magazine article American Music Teacher

Music Teachers National Association Albuquerque 2010 MTNA National Conference: Albuquerque, New Mexico March 20-24

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Take a trip down Route 66 as MTNA heads to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the 2010 National Conference, March 20-24, at the Hyatt Regency and Albuquerque Convention Center.

Join MTNA and 2,000 of your friends and colleagues in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, as we present a program focused on the needs of today's music teaching professional. Whether you've attended before or will be coming for the first time, there is truly something for everyone, a mix of fun and education. As always, MTNA offers an exciting evening recital bill with pianist Kevin Kenner in collaboration with cellist William De Rosa and mezzo-soprano Marta Wyrk, the American Pianist Association Fellows and the winners of the Canadian and United States Chopin Piano Competitions performing on three separate nights.

Pedagogy Saturday is back as a featured preconference event. Popular sessions such as the MTNA Technology, Recreational Music Making and Group Teaching and Collaborative Performance Tracks will be offered. And nearly 100 exhibitors will be on hand. The five-day event will also feature educational sessions, teaching demonstrations and master classes, industry showcases and exhibit hall demonstrations. And don't forget about the national student competitions finals and winners concerts!

MTNA has rolled back the registration rates this year to make it more affordable for our members to attend. So, come network. Come learn. Come have fun. Come see us in Albuquerque!

Conference Planning Committee

Chair: Scott McBride Smith, NCTM, independent music teacher, Irvine, California Peter Davis, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina Janet Lopinski, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Ontario Suzanne Schons, NCTM, Crane School of Music, Woodbury, Minnesota Jee Wong, NCTM, independent music teacher, Auburn, Washington

Master Classes/Teaching Demos

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Duet Master Class

Tuesday March 23

2:15-3:45 P.M.

Dallas Weekley and Nancy Arganbright

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Road To Chopin Teaching Demonstration

Monday March 22

10:30 A.M.-12:00 NOON

Ingrid Clarfield

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Collaborative Performance Master Class

Sunday March 21

10:30 A.M.-12:00 NOON

Jennifer Snow and Jens Lindemann

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Chopin Competition Winners Master Class

Monday March 22

2:15-3:45 P.M.

Kevin Kenner

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Nocturne Master Class

Sunday March 21

2:15-3:45 P.M.

Jack Winerock

Composition Master Class

Monday March 22

2:15-3:15 P.M,

2009 Distinguished Composer of the Year

Recitals

Opening Session Recital, Saturday March 20, 7:30 P.M.

Immediately following the Opening Session on Saturday, March 20, winners of the Canadian and United States Chopin Piano Competitions will perform in recital. The Canadian and United States Chopin Piano Competitions were designed to attract outstanding young pianists from across both countries. Both events are exclusive to pianists of the home country and will be judged by an international jury. The competitions celebrate the legacy of Frederic Chopin and aim to bring a deeper understanding of his music to all who attend. The winners of these events will advance to the preliminary round of the 16th International E Chopin Piano Competition to be held in April 2010 in Warsaw, Poland, after the MTNA National Conference.

American Pianists Association Recital Sunday March 21, 8:00 P.M.

Led by American Pianists Association Artistic Director Joel Harrison, the APA Classical and Jazz Fellows, Stephen Beus, Spencer Myer and Dan Tepfer, will play a diverse repertoire of jazz and classical music.

Before APA, Harrison spent 14 years at Mississippi State University, where he was an award-winning professor of music and the director of the Mississippi Piano Showcase. …

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