Idaho Music Teachers Association



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2014 State Conference

September 26-27, 2014
Dunkley Music Store
Boise, Idaho

Headline Presenters and Artists: CanAm Piano Duo — Karen Beres and Christopher Hahn

Karen Beres and Christopher Hahn will be presenting pedagogy workshops, masterclasses, and a recital.

The CanAm Piano Duo won the Silver Medal at the 2008 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Bonston, and received a Distinguished Ranking a the 2009 IBLA Grand Prize competition in Ragusa, Italy. As avid proponents of contemporary music, Karen and Christopher perform a varied repertoire of new works and masterpieces of the twentieth century alongside more traditional works for the genre. The Duo recently released a CD on the Albany Records entitled This Is The World featuring their commissioned work for two pianos and percussion by David Maslanka. A review in the American Record Guide states, “these players are impressive, and their work should interest all devotees of the piano four-hands genre.”

The CanAm Piano Duo is frequently engaged to present recitals, master classes and workshops in the United States, Canada and Europe. They are also extensively involved in music education and have been recognized for their motivating programs for students of all ages. The Duo will release a book with Alfred Music Publishing in 2015 entitled The Pianist’s Guide to Standard Performance and Teaching Concertos. Visit them at for more information.

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Masterclass Applications

The CanAm Piano Duo, Dr. Karen Beres & Dr. Christopher Hahn, NCTM, will present a masterclass in conjunction with the 2014 IMTA Conference. The masterclass will take place on Saturday, September 27 at 1:00pm at Dunkley Music, located at 410 S. Capitol Boulevard in Boise, Idaho. Ensembles of any instrumentation are especially encouraged to apply, but solos are also welcome. Two pianos will be available.

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