2019 ISMTA Conference Schedule

Friday, November 1

7:30am - 5:00pm…….Registration: Lobby of the Doudna

8:00am - 9:15am……..Board Meeting: Recital Hall

8:00am - 5:00pm…….MTNA Competitions:

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  Young Artist Piano, Dvorak Concert Hall
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Young Artist Woodwind, Doudna 1550 - Band Room
  • 8:30 am - 1:00 pm  Senior Strings, Doudna 1360 - Jazz Choral Room
  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Junior Strings, Doudna 1360 - Jazz Choral Room

9:00am - 5:00pm…….Exhibitions: Doudna Lobby / Hall of Mirrors

9:15am - 9:50am……..Advisory Council Meeting: Recital Hall

10:00am - 10:30am….General Meeting: Recital Hall

10:45am - 11:45am…..Pedagogy Session with Noreen Wenjen: Two Year Waitlist: An Entrepreneurial Guide for Music Teachers. Recital Hall.

12:00pm - 12:45pm…..Forums

    AIM Local Chairs: Nancy Liley, Moderator, Lecture Hall

    Local Association Presidents: Linda Barker, Moderator, Recital Hall


12:45pm - 2:00pm…..Lunch. University Ballroom at MLK Jr. University Union


2:00pm -  2:25pm…Forums

  • Group Piano: "Games" - Kathy Sbarboro, Moderator, Lecture Hall
  • Wellness: Dora Diephouse, Moderator, Recital Hall

25-minute Sessions

2:30pm - 2:55pm… Peak Experience: A Triptychal Approach to Transformative Rehearsals.

Dr. Cory Ganschow, Lecture Hall


Compositions and Life of Clara Wieck vs. Clara Schuman.

Dr. Junghwa Lee, Recital Hall


3:00pm - 3:25pm…Nurturing the Desire to Learn.

Dr. Christina Tio, Lecture Hall


Forgotten Masterworks: Carl Czerny’s 4-Handed Piano Fantasies on Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley Novels

Drs. Samuel Gingher & Pei-I Wang, Recital Hall


3:30 - 4:20pm….Session 1:

Incorporating Assessment into University-Level Group Piano Classes to Enhance Student Learning

Dr. JeongSoo Kim, Lecture Hall


Piano à la Quartette©: How to Forge a Fabulous Foursome

 Emi Murata & Bette Coulson, Recital Hall


4:30pm - 5:20 pm….Session 2

Website Perfect Pitch: Fine Tune Your Music Studio Website to Generate Extra Income

Sarah Eastman, Recital Hall


Music Moves Us . . . Literally! — Using Movement to Enhance Musicianship

Clinton Pratt & Kristen Regester, Doudna 1550 - Band Room.


5:30pm - 6:00pm….Cocktail Hour. University Ballroom at MLK Jr. University Union

6:00pm - 7:30pm….Banquet and Awards Ceremony. University Ballroom.

7:30pm….Conference Artist’s Recital: Ralph Votapek – Dvorak Concert Hall.



Saturday, November 2

7:30am - 5:00pm…..Registration: Doudna Lobby - Hall of Mirrors

8:00am - 5:00pm…..MTNA Competitions

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Senior Piano, Dvorak Concert Hall
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm  Junior Piano, Doudna 1360 - Jazz Choral Room


8:30 - 9:20am…..Session 3

Music, The Brain, and Autism

Marge Lucas, Lecture Hall


Rubato: what, where, why, when, and how

Dr. Jeff Kleinsorge, Recital hall


9:30 - 10:00am…..Q & A with MTNA President, Dr. Gary Ingle, Recital Hall


10:00 - 11:30am…..Masterclass with Ralph Votapek, Recital Hall

11:30- 12:30pm….. Recital: Commissioned composer Ivette Herryman Rodriguez & EIU Faculty Recital. Recital Hall.

11:30am - 1:50pm…..Collegiate Chapter Poster Sessions. Doudna Lobby / Hall of Mirrors.

Bradley University
Teaching Music to Students with Autism
Lizbeth Jansen, Conor Sadauskas (undergraduates)

Northwestern University
Reading is Vital: Developing Sight-Reading Fluency With Effective Strategies
Nansong Huang, Lam Wong (graduates)

Roosevelt University
The Evolution of the Mazurka from Fryderyk Chopin to Karol Szymanowski
Lisa Mioduszewski (graduate)

12:30 - 1:50pm…..Lunch. University Ballroom at MLK Jr. University Union.



Young Professionals and Collegiate Members

Dr. Marcia Bosits, Moderator, Lecture Hall


Independent Music Teachers

LeAnn Halvorson, Moderator, Recital Hall


2:30 - 3:20pm…. Session 4

Mindfully Musical

Aubrey Faith-Slaker, Lecture Hall


Beyond 10,000 Hours: Teaching Effective Practice Habits

Dr. Paul Kenyon, Recital Hall


3:30 - 4:20pm..…. Session 5

Preparing Your Students for Music School Auditions

Dr. Lynnsey Lambrecht, Lecture Hall


Introducing Jazz to Students

 Paul Johnston, Recital Hall


4:30 - 5:20pm…. Session 7

How much could you students improve their Sight Reading in 7 weeks?

Mary Faith Williams, Lecture Hall


J. S. Bach's "Goldberg Variations" as Comprehensive "Keyboard Practice"

Dr. John Orfe, Recital Hall


5:30 -  6:30pm…..Competition Winners Recital: Concert Hall