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2021 State Conference

October 8-9, 2021
Boise Centre
195 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83706

Featured Artist: Jeremy Siskind

Pianist-composer Jeremy Siskind is “a genuine visionary” (Indianapolis Star) who “seems to defy all boundaries” (JazzInk) with music “rich in texture and nuance” (Downbeat). A top finisher in several national and international jazz piano competitions, Siskind is a two-time laureate of the American Pianists Association and the winner of the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition. Since making his professional debut juxtaposing Debussy’s Etudes with jazz standards at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Siskind has established himself as one of the nation’s most innovative and virtuosic modern pianists.

pdf  IMTA State Conference 2021

Conference Schedule

All in person conference attendees must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination through presenting an app, a vaccination card, or a photo of their Covid-19 vaccination card.

FRIDAY OCTOBER, 8, 2021

8:00AM – 9:00AM Registration and Check-in, Boise Centre East, Room 410

9:30AM – 9:50AM Welcome by State President, Juli Draney and National President, Karen Thickstun, Room 420

10:00AM – 10:45AM   “Fun and Finney Games” by Davis Hill, Room 410
10:00AM – 10:45 AM “Playing By Ear – a Rock ‘n Roll Approach” by Jeremy Schrepple, Room 420

11:00AM – 11:45AM “Form and Performance in the Under-Performed Repertoire of Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn” by Peter Shelley, Room 410
11:00AM – 11:45AM “When Students Bring You Their Next Piece” by Ethan Seegmiller, Room 420

12:00PM – 1:00PM LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:30PM – 2:15PM “Muzio Clementi’s Sonatinas: Editions, Misconceptions, and Interpretive Possibilities” by Dr. Arthur Houle, Room 410
1:30PM – 2:15PM “Diversifying Our Teaching Repertoire” by Dr. Eneida L’Arti, Room 420

2:30PM – 3:15PM “Engaging Elementary Level Students Online” by Julie Heard, Room 410
2:30PM – 3:15PM “Romantic Etudes by Western and Russian Composers” by Dr. Svetlana Nagachevskaya Maddox, Room 420

3:30PM – 4:15PM “The Spiritual Tradition: From the Southland by Harry T. Burleigh” A lecture Recital by Roger McVey, Room 410

4:30 – 5:30PM MEMBER RECITAL, Room 410

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

8:00PM Jeremy Siskind Concert, Room 420

MEET AND GREET THE ARTIST (no refreshments for public health safety)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021

All Saturday events are in Room 410

7:45AM – 8:15AM Registration

8:30AM – 9:15 AM “The Business of Teaching Music” by Scott Love

9:30AM – 10:00AM  MTNA National President, Karen Thickstun

10:00AM – 11:00AM “5 Things Every Piano Teacher Should Know About Jazz (But Is Afraid to Ask)” by Jeremy Siskind

12:00PM – 1:00PM LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00PM – 2:00PM  “Four Skills for Improvisation – Studio-Ready Activities to Fill in Your Students’ Improv Gaps” by Jeremy Siskind

2:30PM – 3:45PM  IMTA ANNUAL STATE BUSINESS MEETING

4:00PM – 5:00PM “My Piano Arrangement is Better than Your Piano Arrangement (And Here are the Secrets)” by Jeremy Siskind

5:30PM GROUP ACTIVITY AND RAFFLE

6:00PM CLOSING State President, Juli Draney and National President, Karen Thickstun

Live Stream the Conference (Both Days)

One-Time Payment for Two Day Conference Live Stream

Amount: $50.00

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