Idaho Music Teachers Association



Past Conferences

2011 State Conference

“Music, the Language of the Heart”

October 7-8, 2011 – Coeur d’Alene

Clinician & Concert Artist

Dr. Peter Mack
Cornish College of the Arts

Irish pianist Peter Mack is celebrated for his moving performances and easy rapport with audiences. A choral scholar at Trinity College Dublin and a fellow of Trinity College London, he received a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Washington. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in Australia and the former Soviet Union. Known for his extensive repertoire, he has played 25 concertos with orchestras. He is the winner of the New Orleans, Young Keyboard Artists, and Pacific International piano competitions, and received a Steinway grand piano as first-place winner of the Sherman-Clay Competition.

Dr. Mack is in demand as a performer, clinician, convention artist, adjudicator, and teacher. His students are frequent winners of local, national, and international competitions. In 2011 students of his won both the national junior solo piano, and the national senior piano duet categories of the Music Teachers National Association piano performance competitions. Dr. Mack is Professor of Piano Performance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and serves on the board of MTNA. In the 2011-12 season, he will be the convention artist for the Idaho, Minnesota, and New Mexico state conventions, and has upcoming engagements as judge, performer, and clinician in the USA, Canada, and India. Dr. Mack is a Steinway artist.

“Mack is one of those lucky ones, born with a completely balanced set of talents. He has perfect piano hands, his technique is all but infallible, he has boundless temperament, style and taste, and above all, he communicates directly…. In all capacities he is indefatigable….”
–Los Angeles Times

Conference Sessions

Friday, October 7, 2011
Registration 8:00am
Sessions 8:30am-6:00pm
Artists’ Recital 7:30pm

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Sessions 9:00am-4:00pm
Closing of Conference 4:00pm

Preparing for Performance How to ensure our students are ready for the big day

Masterclass with Dr. Peter Mack

Tricks of the Trade 52 ways to organize your studio

Unknown Pieces by Master Composers Chopin’s Contredanse, Bach’s Duettos, and more!

Artists’ Recital featuring Peter Mack

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Conference Location

Ameritel Inn
333 Ironwood Ave.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814
Phone: 208-665-9000
$79.75 plus tax – IMTA Group Code: Music
Includes Free Breakfast, 24-hour Business Center, Pool, Hot Tub, and Fitness Center!