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2021 State Conference

Featured Artist: Jeremy Siskind

Pianist-composer Jeremy Siskind is “a genuine visionary” (Indianapolis Star) who “seems to defy all boundaries” (JazzInk) with music “rich in texture and nuance” (Downbeat). A top finisher in several national and international jazz piano competitions, Siskind is a two-time laureate of the American Pianists Association and the winner of the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition. Since making his professional debut juxtaposing Debussy’s Etudes with jazz standards at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Siskind has established himself as one of the nation’s most innovative and virtuosic modern pianists.

Conference Schedule

FRIDAY OCTOBER, 8, 2021

8:00AM – 9:00AM Registration and Check-in, Boise Centre East, Room 420

9:30AM Welcome by Juli Draney and National President, Karen Thickstun

10:00AM – 10:45AM “Fun and Finney Games” by Davis Hill
10:00AM – 10:45 AM “Romantic Etudes by Western and Russian Composers” by Dr. Svetlana Nagachevskaya Maddox

11:00AM – 11:45AM “Form and Performance in the Under-Performed Repertoire of Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn” by Peter Shelley

12:00PM – 1:00PM LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (vendor booth open)

1:30PM – 2:15PM “Diversifying Repertoire” by Dr. Eneida L’Arti
1:30PM – 2:15PM “Muzio Clementi’s Sonatinas: Editions, Misconceptions, and Interpretive Possibilities” by Dr. Arthur Houle

2:30PM – 3:15PM “Playing By Ear – a Rock ‘n Roll Approach” by Jeremy Schrepple
2:30PM – 3:15PM “Engaging Elementary Level Students Online” by Julie Heard

3:30PM – 4:15PM “The Spiritual Tradition: From the Southland by Harry T. Burleigh” A lecture Recital by Roger McVey

4:30 – 5:30PM MEMBER RECITAL

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

8:00PM Jeremy Siskind Concert

MEET AND GREET THE ARTIST (no refreshments for public health safety)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021

8:30AM – 9:15 AM “The Business of Teaching Music” by Scott Love

9:30AM – 10:00AM MTNA National President, Karen Thickstun

10:00AM – 11:00AM “5 Things Every Piano Teacher Should Know About Jazz (But Is Afraid to Ask)” by Jeremy Siskind

12:00PM – 1:00PM LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (vendor booth open)

1:00PM – 2:00PM “Four Skills for Improvisation – Studio-Ready Activities to Fill in Your Students’ Improv Gaps” by Jeremy Siskind

2:30PM IMTA ANNUAL STATE BUSINESS MEETING

4:00PM “My Piano Arrangement is Better than Your Piano Arrangement (And Here are the Secrets)” by Jeremy Siskind

5:30PM GROUP ACTIVITY, RAFFLE

6:00PM CLOSING Juli Draney and Karen Thickstun