2022 Conference

November 4-5, 2022 at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

The Illinois State Music Teachers Association (ISMTA) is hosting the 2022 State Conference on November 4-5, 2022 at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL.

Registration opens September 19.

Early registration deadline October 23.

Conference Resources

Registration Fees: (Early Bird / Regular)

To attend the Friday night banquet or lunches (for an additional fee), you must register by October 23. There will be a cash bar Friday night.

Conference Hotel
Unique Suites Hotel: Thursday $90.90 before tax. Friday $92.70 before tax. Call to make the reservation and request the ISMTA conference rate.

EIU Dorm $25: Reservations can be scheduled by contacting the Conference Services Office at 217-581-7482 or by e-mailing Matt Boyer at mboyer@eiu.edu. Guests can pay by cash or check.

Conference Artist/Clinician: Sean Chen

A “thoughtful musician well beyond his years” (The Republic), pianist Sean Chen shares his “alluring, colorfully shaded renditions” (New York Times) and “genuinely sensitive” (LA Times) playing with audiences around the world in solo and chamber recitals, concerto performances, and masterclasses. After winning the 2013 American Pianists Awards, placing third at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and being named a 2015 Annenberg Fellow, Mr. Chen is now a Millsap Artist in Residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory.

Mr. Chen has performed with many prominent orchestras, including the Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Kansas City, San Diego, Knoxville, Hartford, Louisiana Philharmonic, Milwaukee, North Carolina, Pasadena, Phoenix, Santa Fe, and New West Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Chamber Orchestras of Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and South Bay. He has collaborated with such esteemed conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Michael Stern, Gerard Schwarz, Nicholas McGegan, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Marcelo Lehninger, and James Judd. Solo recitals have brought him to major venues worldwide, including Jordan Hall in Boston, Subculture in New York City, the American Art Museum at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Salle Cortot in Paris.

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