2017 MSMTA Conference

Tentative Schedule

Viva La Musica: Celebrating the Music of Latin America


Thursday, November 2

9:00-11:45  Meetings of Executive Committee, State Board, and Strategic Plan Update

11:45-1:00  Lunch

1:00-2:30  Rhythm and Latin American Music: Developing Rhythmic Sense and Timing through Latin American Piano Pieces, Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi

2:45-3:45  Gems of the Intermediate Concerto Repertoire: The Pianist’s Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Concertos, Christopher Hahn, NCTM, and Karen Beres, NCTM * Unison Session

4:00-5:00  Independent Music Teachers Forum, Ruth Plesner, NCTM * Unison Session

5:15-6:00   Conference Reception: Get to know your fellow teachers and support the vendors and sponsors who support our conference with cocktails, games, and a drawing!

Friday, November 3
(Free Friday: Sessions free for non-members. Session materials, luncheon, and recital not included.)

9:00-9:30   UM Keyboard Society Presentation

9:45-11:15   Teaching Beyond the Notes: Instilling Artistry in Your Students, Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi

11:30- 12:45   Local Association Presidents Luncheon, Dorothy Beck Peterson, NCTM

1:00-2:30   Teacher Success: An Inside Job, Dave Meldahl, M.Ed. * Young Professionals/Unison Session

2:45-3:45   I See You: A Millennial Perspective, Julie Gosswiller and MSU Students * Unison Session

4:00-5:30   Spanish Piano Music: What Makes it “Spanish?”, Dr. Susanne Skyrm

7:30   Conference Recital, Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi 

Saturday, November 4

9:00-10:00 General Meeting of the Association

10:15-11:15 Master Class, Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi

11:30-1:00 Awards Banquet

* Unison sessions are designed to be inclusive of a variety of teaching areas, and the young professionals session may be of particular interest to beginning teachers. All sessions are open to all attendees.

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