Some months back, I submitted a proposal to speak at the Ohio Music Teachers Association (affiliated with MTNA) 2014 state conference. I was thrill to learn it was accepted!
If you live in Ohio, you may want to consider attending this conference even if you are not a member of OhioMTA / MTNA. This year, it is being held in Wilmington College on October 16-18, 2014. The main speakers will be Louis Nagel and Julie Jaffee Nagel. It’s going to be a great conference! Learn more here.
Here is the info about my session:
Albums for the Young: A History & Overview of the Genre
Influenced by the emergence of children’s literature in the 18th century, Robert Schumann composed the groundbreaking Album for the Young Op. 68, a set of piano pieces intended for children to play. This presentation will discuss the circumstances that influenced Schumann to publish his Album for the Young and the extent of his influence on later composers who composed in this new genre. Attendees will hear samples from well-known and little-known collections of music for children and will receive a handout with a list of Albums for the Young by various composers.
On November 14, I will be giving the same session for the Cleveland Piano Teachers’ Organization. CPTO is an independent association that sponsors monthly meetings and other events for the benefit of the member teachers and their students.
CPTO has let me know that they welcome non-member teachers to attend their meetings as guests if desired — they only ask for a $10 donation to help defray the cost of sponsoring the meetings. If you want to learn more about attending as a guest, please contact me and I will connect you with the folks behind CPTO. I would be thrilled to see you there!
One more piece of news: I was recently asked to give a presentation during the the 2015 MTNA National Conference in Las Vegas! The conference runs March 21-25. My session is part of the “Young Professionals Track” on Pedagogy Saturday (which is the best day of the conference, IMO, albeit optional). Here is the title and 35-word description of my session:
Harnessing the Power of the Internet: Blogging and Social Media for the Musician
Joy Morin shares her story about starting a blog at ColorInMyPiano.com. Learn how you can harness the power of the internet to promote connection, interaction, and engagement for your cause.
I would be thrilled to see you at any of these events! Please let me know if you will be there because I would love to meet you afterwards.
Looking for programs for your local association? Learn more about my workshops on my personal website here.