On Wednesday, the final day of the conference, Susan Hong and I began our morning at Bakery Lorraine to enjoy coffee and some baked goods. Those treats were so good, they were even featured on a coffee blog and awarded many great reviews. I’m so thankful she invited me to stay with her during the conference!
We attended two more sessions before MTNA 2016 came to a close.
8:00am Extended Piano Techniques for Children: Reading and Playing the Language of Our Time, by Kevin Richmond
The last day of the conference often offers some of the best sessions. Kevin Richmond gave an engaging and informative session about six types of extended techniques used in music written for children. Accordingly, he also discussed the various forms of non-conventional notation that composers have come up with to indicate each type of extended technique.