Idaho Music Teachers Association



Past Conferences

2012 State Conference

“Color My World With Music”

Our featured presenter Marvin Blickenstaff is known among piano teachers throughout the country for his teaching, lecturing, performing, and publishing. For sixteen summers he was on the faculty of the International Workshops where he performed and lectured in Canada, Austria, Scotland, Norway, France, and Switzerland. In 1995 and again in 2004, The Registered Piano Teachers of New Zealand sponsored him in concert and workshop tours of that country. The Marvin Blickenstaff Endowment Fund was established in his honor by the Music Teachers National Association Foundation, and he was named Teacher of the Year by the Indiana MTA.

In 2007 the on-line journal Piano Pedagogy Forum published tributes to Blickenstaff honoring his contribution to piano teaching in America. Also in 2007 he was named Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He was honored in 2009 with the MTNA Achievement Award. Formerly head of the piano departments at the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill and Goshen College (IN), he has taught on the faculties of the Westminster Choir College and The College of New Jersey. Currently he maintains a private studio in the Philadelphia area and teaches at The New School for Music Study in Princeton. Blickenstaff is Board President of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy and is on the Executive Planning Committee of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.

Conference Location

Dunkley Music Recital Hall
410 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702

Conference Schedule

Friday, October 5
8:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday, October 6
9:00am – 4:00pm

pdf Conference Schedule of Events

Conference Recital

October 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Whitney United Methodist Church
3315 Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83705