2013 State Music Teachers Association Convention

September 27 & 28, 2013

The 2013 Idaho Music Teachers Association Convention has recently been moved to Pocatello and will be hosted by the ISU School of Performing Arts.  The headline presenter and performing artist, pianist Dr. Theresa Bogard, will be featured as a master class clinician, lecturer, and performer.  All events will be at the Fine Arts Building on the ISU campus, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday the 29th.  Registration fees to this year's convention are being offered at highly discounted rates.  The conference and the IMTA are encouraging non-member participation by charging non-MTNA members a record low of only $50.  Professional MTNA members pay only $35,  and all students with a valid ID are admitted free!  Anybody can register for the convention by visiting the IMTA website: www.idahomta.org.  

The annual convention is held to provide applied music teachers and students of all instruments (with an emphasis on piano) and voice an opportunity to learn about leading ideas in the fields of music and pedagogy, and to hear professional and student performances.  This year's headliner, Dr. Theresa Bogard, is a specialist in piano teaching and performance, and has one of the most successful piano studio's in the West.  Currently, she is Professor of Piano and the Chair of the Music Department at the University of Wyoming.  She is a world-renowned solo a collaborative performer, and her students have been winners in countless state, regional, national, and international piano competitions.  Dr. Bogard's lecture topics include piano technique and memorization.  Her solo piano recital is open to the general public, even to those who are not registered for the convention.  Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults, $7 for ISU faculty and staff, and FREE for students with a valid student ID.  Please note that the time for the recital is early in the evening on Friday, Sep. 27, at 6:00 p.m., and will be completed before the Idaho State Civic Symphony concert, which begins at 7:30.

Other presenters at the conference are BYU-Idaho faculty member Stephen Thomas and the ISU Director of Music Education, Dr. Thom Kloss.  For a full schedule and other information, see the IMTA website, at www.idahomta.org.  Any questions about the conference can be directed to Dr. Kori Bond, Professor of Piano at ISU, at 282-2551 or bondkori@isu.edu.


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