2020 Virtual Conference

The ISMTA 2020 Virtual Conference will be free to all teachers and will be available online for an extended period of time.  While most of the events are pre-recorded, a number of interactive meetings and sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 6-7 (click interactive sessions for schedule).  Be sure to join us both nights for the evening social, where attendees will be placed in break-out groups to reconnect with old friends and meet new colleagues!  While the conference is free this year, it does not come without expense to ISMTA… please consider supporting the conference by using the DONATE button.

The Virtual Conference Webpage will launch in early November and will be available here at that time.


Peter Mack is a pianist, performer, clinician, convention artist, adjudicator, and teacher. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as in Australia, India, and the former Soviet Union. He is the winner of the New Orleans "Young Keyboard Artists," and "Pacific International Piano Competitions." His prize in the Sherman-Clay competition included a Steinway grand piano.

A choral scholar at Trinity College Dublin, and a fellow of Trinity College London, he has a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Washington. His principal teachers were Frank Heneghan, and Bela Siki. Past engagements include performances at the Salle Cortot of the Ecole Normale in Paris, and the Haydnsaal of the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria. Mack has been asked to deliver the Advanced Piano Masterclass at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) annual convention, and the Masterclass for MTNA Winners at the biennial National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) in Illinois. He is the proud teacher of twenty MTNA national finalists and three MTNA national first place winners.

Schedule of Interactive Events

Friday, November 6

9am - Board Meeting (restricted)

11am - General Meeting and Advisory Council (restricted to ISMTA members)

12noon - Local Association Presidents (restricted)

6pm - Awards (Members of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Foundation Fellow) and Evening Social


Saturday, November 7

1pm - Group Piano Forum:  Online Teaching Strategies and Tips - Kathy Sbarboro, moderator

2pm - New Professionals and Collegiate Forum:  Creative Ideas for Remote Piano Lessons with Pre College Students - Marcia Bosits, moderator

3pm - Independent Music Teachers Forum:  Holding Online Recitals - LeAnn Halvorson, moderator

4pm - Wellness Forum - Dora Diephouse, moderator

5pm - AIM Forum - Nancy Liley, moderator

6pm - Q&A with ISMTA Leadership and Evening Social