Idaho Music Teachers Association



Past Conferences

2013 State Conference

September 27-28, 2013
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho

Headline Presenter and Artist: Dr. Theresa Bogard

Dr. Theresa Bogard is in high demand as a teacher, performer, clinician, and adjudicator, and is Professor of Piano and Chair of the Music Department at the University of Wyoming. She is an active performer combining varied interests in historical performance practice, contemporary music, chamber music and the music of women composers. She studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Eastman School of Music. In 1988, she received a Fulbright grant to study fortepiano with Stanley Hoogland at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in The Netherlands, and was a top-prize winner in the International Mozart Fortepiano Competition in Bruges, Belgium the following year.

Theresa has presented programs of solo and chamber music in several cities in the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Korea, Indonesia, China, and Brazil and is also featured on a compact disc recording of piano works by Louise Talma. As a collaborative pianist she can be heard on two recordings for saxophone and piano with saxophonist Scott Turpen on the Albany label, a CD of music by Hummel with Red Cedar Chamber Music on the Fleur de son Classics label and on Eastern Gems a disc of flute and piano music by eastern European composers with flutist Nicole Riner on Centaur Records.

In June 2000 she was one of ten international adjudicators for the First Governor’s International Piano Competition in Saratov, Russia, and she has adjudicated numerous regional and national competitions in the US. Well known as a teacher, Bogard has been honored with numerous teaching awards, including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education 2008 Wyoming Professor of the Year Award. Her students have distinguished themselves in several national and international competitions and have been accepted into graduate and undergraduate programs at the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Rice University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, Indiana University, University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan. Dr. Bogard is also interested in traditional Balinese gamelan music and has studied gender wayang in Bali, Indonesia.

Conference Schedule

Friday, September 27

1:00 – 1:30Registration
1:30 – 2:20Presentation – Dr. Stephen Thomas, BYU-I: Works of Carl Nielsen
2:30 – 4:00Master class with Dr. Bogard
4:10 – 5:00Member meeting
6:00 – 7:15Theresa Bogard, recital
7:30 – 9:30Idaho State Civic Symphony Concert*

Saturday, September 28

9:00 – 10:00Presentation by Dr. Bogard: Basic Technical Principles/Troubleshooting The Problems Right Away
10:15 – 11:45Master class with Dr. Bogard
11:45 – 1:00Luncheon
1:00 – 2:00Presentation – Dr. Thom Kloss, Director of Music Education, ISU
2:15 – 3:15Honors Recital
3:30 – 4:30Presentation – Dr. Bogard: Memorization: How to Take the Fear Out of Playing From Memory

*Note that tickets for the symphony must be purchased separately. To purchase tickets to the Idaho State Civic Symphony concert, call the Stephens Center Box Office, at 208-282-3595, or visit the Symphony Website.

Conference Registration

 Registration Form