Ohio University | Walter Hall Rotunda | Athens, Ohio June 23-25, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022
12:00-2:00 Registration Exhibit Hall Set Up
1:00-2:30 OhioMTA Executive Committee Meeting
2:30-4:00 OhioMTA Board Meeting (including District Presidents)
4:00-5:00. Thriving vs. Surviving: The Musician as Entrepreneur | Stephen Pierce, clinician The professional landscape for Classical musicians challenging, and entrepreneurial solutions are required for career success. Ideas about how to create a thriving career in music will be explored, and inspiring role models referenced. This session is aimed at both young and established professionals.
7:30-8:30 Collegiate Chapters/Young Professionals Networking Event | Sponsored by Piano Safari
Friday, June 24, 2022
8:30-8:50 Coffee and Pastries
8:00-5:00 Exhibits Open
8:50-9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00-10:00 Lost Gems of the Teaching Repertoire | Julie Knerr Hague, clinician This session will present pieces that until now have been lost to history. Teachers will be inspired to expand their teaching repertoire as they hear some superb pieces by lesser known composers such as Boëly, Battmann, Chabeaux, and others. Repertoire from the elementary through early advanced levels will be featured. During this session, Dr. Hague will debut a prototype of her new searchable piano repertoire database, www.pianorep.com, which will officially launch in the next year.
10:15-11:15 Implicit Grammar and Instinctive Musicality | Emely Phelps, clinician What do we really mean when we describe a performance as being "musical"? While most musicians would agree that vivid interpretations balance fidelity to the composer's intentions with individual instincts, how exactly are those instincts formed? Looking beneath the layers of a musical score, this workshop will explore the inherent grammar of music, simple in its essence yet incredibly nuanced in its expression. Focusing on rhythm (how meters create hierarchies of beats, characterizations of dance forms, hyper meter, etc.) and harmony (what it actually means to experience tension and release, how chords express functions through voice leading, etc.), we'll look at how these basic building blocks are manifested in a variety of musical examples, and discuss how students can be guided to experience these elements in meaningful, personal - and ultimately - musical ways.
11:30-12:00 Grass-Roots Music and Arts Advocacy: Expanding our Impact Independent Music Teachers Forum | Annette Hoverman, moderator College Faculty Forum | Dr. Jenny Cruz, moderator Collegiate Chapter Forum | Dr. Christopher Fisher, moderator
12:00-12:30 Luncheon Tickets must be purchased in advance.
12:30-1:00 Keynote Address: Dr. Matthew Shaftel, Dean, Ohio University College of Fine Arts Arts Advocacy
1:00-1:45 Collegiate Poster Presentations, Exhibits, and Stretch
1:45-2:45 "Best Practices" Practicing | Nancy O'Neill Breth, clinician Corporate executives aspire to their industry's "Best Practices". What are best practices for a music student? How do we turn daily practice into best practice? A toolbox of creative practice strategies may be the key. Join Nancy for a demonstrate of fifteen fun and effective ways to make practicing the best that it can be.
3:00-4:00 The Versatile Pianist | Andrew Higgins, clinician In this workshop, the clinician will demonstrate methods of teaching that bring all the disparate musical attributes into the same lesson, so multi-faceted learning is the norm not the exception. This approach takes the basis of notation and music theory and exploits its strengths and weaknesses to explore how it can be manipulated, interpreted, and expanded, and how it can then be used to create new ideas through improvisation and composition. This all helps us better understand a composer's intentions so that performances escape the grip of notation and become naturally musical.
4:00-4:50 The RCM Certificate Program: The Perfect Pedagogical Tool | Stephen Pierce, clinician Learn how the RCM supports the art of teaching and the music teaching profession! This session will explore the complete RCM program that includes student curricula, teacher professional development and advanced certification, and a national awards program. Those unfamiliar with the RCM Certificate Program will have a complete program overview including program content and components, publication, digital apps, courses, and more! Those already familiar with the RCM Certificate Program will learn about the new teacher portal, certification opportunities, new digital offerings, and how participating in the RCM Certificate Program supports OhioMTA.
4:50-5:30 Visit Exhibits
5:30-7:00 Dinner on Your Own
7:00-8:30 Featured Artist Recital | George Li, piano
8:30-9:30 Post-Concert Reception | Sponsored by Solich Pianos and the Yamaha Corporation of America
Saturday, June 25, 2022
8:30-9:00 Experience the Alternatively-Sized Keyboard | Sponsored by D.S. Standard Foundation 9:15-10:15 Who's That? Creating a New Standard Repertoire | Artina McCain, clinician Teaching underrepresented composers is experiencing a renaissance. A current trend, this is not a new topic. While works for females and Black composers have been discussed for decades, there seems to be a disconnect between individual research and what we see represented in our student auditions, concert halls, and competition programming. In this session, we will learn how to pair "new" pieces with standard programming for intermediate through advanced repertoire. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of three to four pieces or resources of BIPOC/underrepresented composers from beginner to advanced levels to share.
10:30-12:00 Featured Artist Master Class | George Li, piano
12:00-1:00 Ohio Music Teachers Association Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon All are invited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
1:00-1:30 OhioMTA Commissioned Composer of the Year Premiere Featuring a new work for cello and piano titled "The Me You See" by Ching-Chu Hu, composer
1:30-2:30 Professional Piano Teaching: A Town Hall Meeting | Christopher Fisher, moderator Participants will have the opportunity to ask pedagogical questions and receive advice from panelists and participants during the lively, interactive session.