Idaho Music Teachers Association



Past Conferences

2005 State Conference

Our 2005 conference was held November 18-19, 2005 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Boise. Keith Snell from KJOS publishers presented four sessions with emphasis on Certificate of Merit repertoire and Piano Town, co-written with Dianne Hidy over the last 10 years.

Photos courtesy of Sylvia Hunt Click any photo to enlarge.

Corrine VanDyk and Linda Aufderheide

Sylvia Hunt and Barbara Atteberry

Marian Corron and Halimah Brugger

Sandra and Jay Mauchley

Gay Pool and Debbie Wallace present the benefits of MTNA Certification

Fern Davidson, Barbara Attebery and Keith Snell

Anne and Reed Burkholder

Linda Aufderheide

Music for Young Children representative

Del Parkinson talks about the challenges of teaching teenagers

Geri Harrison and Lyle Samuel explain Treasure Valley MTA’s Certificate of Merit program

Geri Harrison and Lyle Samuel explain Treasure Valley MTA’s Certificate of Merit program

Dave Tacher and Liz Holsinger

Renee Bedont and Jill Wright

Lyle Samuel, Reed Burkholder, Halimah Brugger, and Gay Pool

Presenter Keith Snell

Performers at the evening concert

Geri Harrison and Fern Davidson

Arthur Houle and Luann Fife

Bonnie Lamborn and Fern Davidson

Cheryl Beymer and Christine Rasmussen

Conference Sessions


8:00 amRegistration
8:30 amWelcomeGay Pool
8:45 amSession #1 “Piano Town” KJOSKeith Snell
10:15 amBreak
10:30 am“Who Wants to be an NCTM?”Debbie Wallace
11:15 am“Get Smart” Certficate of Merit demoGerri Harrison Lyle Samuel
12:15 pmLunch/exhibits
1:15 pm“The Young and the Restless”Del Parkinson
2:30 pmSession #2 “Your Hit Parade” Certificate Of Merit repertoire booksKeith Snell
3:45 pmBreak
4:00 pm“I’ve Got A Secret”David French
5:00 pmHonor Concert
6-7:30Dinner on your own
7:30Teacher’s Duo/Ensemble Concert


8:00 amRegistration
8:30 amSession #3 This Is your Life! “Playing to Your Strengths — A Personal Teaching Inventory”.Keith Snell
9:30 amConcentration “How DO they Learn”Jill Wright
10:15 amHallway Break
10:30 am“Match Game” Colors of Our PersonalitiesRenae Bedont
11:00 amMaster Class IntermediateKeith Snell
1:00pmMaster Class AdvancedJay and Sandra Mauchley

Saturday Competitions at Boise State Recital Hall

8:00-11:30 a.m.7 Sr. Hi Piano Students
1:15-2:30 p.m.3 Jr. Hi Piano Students
2:45-4:30 p.m.3 Young Artists
1:00-2:10 pm Rm. C1252 Woodwinds

Teacher’s Duo/Ensemble Concert

Friday, November 18, 2005
7:30 P.M.
Admission: $5

Souvenirs: Ballet Suite, Op. 28….Samuel Barber
Pas de Deux
Halimah Brugger & Marion Corron, pianists

American Dance Suite (III. All the Pretty Little Horses and IV. Chicken Reel)….Julia Smith
Kristie Rue & Jill Wright, pianists

Golliwogg’s Cakewalk….Claude Debussy
Heidi Naylor & Jill Wright, pianists

Variations on an Hungarian Folk Tune….Leo Weiner
Barbara Attebery & Sylvia Hunt, pianists

Anne Counsil Rag….Reed Burkholder
Sweet and Low-Down (transcription from piano rolls that Gershwin produced in the 1920’s)….George Gershwin
Anne Counsil & Reed Burkholder, pianists

The Blue Danube Waltzes….Johann Strauss/Adolf Schultz-Evler (arr. Abram Chasins)
Jay & Sandy Mauchley, pianists

The Barber of Seville Overture….G. Rossini
Russian Dance (“Tr�pak”) from the Nutcracker Suite….P. I. Tchaikowsky
Luann Fife & Arthur Houle, pianists