Conference Forums

IMTA hosts four forums at the annual State Conference: Independent Music Teachers, College Faculty, Collegiate Chapters, and Wellness. These forums provide a medium for open discussion and expression of ideas.  The mission of each form and past topics are listed below.

 

 

Independent Music Teachers Forum

The Independent Music Teachers Forum is an active resource for independent music teachers in the state of Indiana. This Forum and the IMTF Chair exist to be a liaison between independent music teachers and the IMTA Board of Directors and provides useful tools, information, and conference topics to enable teachers to be more successful and effective in their teaching. Please email suggested topics for the forum to Becky Baker, chair.

2016 Independent Music Teacher's Forum

2016 Independent Music Teacher’s Forum at Goshen College

Topics

2017 – Preparation for the Opus Composition Competition
2016 – Achievement in Music (AIM): Strategies for Preparing Students for Festival Day
2015 – Music Mind Games: Engaging Students from Elementary through Intermediate Theory
2014 – Using Music Mind Games for AIM Theory Prep
2013 – Teaching Composition / OPUS Composition Festival
2012 – Motivation Matters
2011 – Irina Gorin: “Tales of a Musical Journey” piano method
2010 – Musicians & Social Media:  Why the Two Should Collaborate
2009 – Music Entrepreneurship Education: Setting the Groundwork for our High School and College Music Students
2008 – The piano in collaborative music experiences
2007 – Exploring intermediate piano repertoire with learning styles in mind
2006 – Keys to a well-balanced professional studio
2005 – Motivating students in the private lesson
2004 – Using technology in the independent studio
2002 – Early childhood instruction
2001 – Collaborating for better teaching: Tips of the trade
2000 – The importance of standardizing the music curriculum
1999 – Wellness issues for the independent music teacher
1998 – Getting the job done: Efficiency within the independent music studio
1997 – Panel: Issues for the private music instructor

 

College Faculty Forum

The mission of the College Faculty Forum is to provide opportunities for communication and collaboration on professional issues affecting college music faculty. Please email suggested topics for the forum to Claudia Bossard, chair.

2016 Collegiate Faculty Forum

2016 Collegiate Faculty Forum at Goshen College

Topics

2017 – Modifying the Traditions of the Senior Recital
2016 – Guiding Our Students in their Practicing
2015 – Sight Reading: How Do We Teach this Skill?
2014 – The Faculty Recital: Are we performing outside of the university?
2013 – Recruiting College Piano Students
2012 – Memorization
2011 – Teaching Collaborative Skills in the Undergraduate Private Piano Lesson
2010 – Preparing Our Performance Majors for a Secondary Field of Study
2009 – Music Entrepreneurship Education: Setting the Groundwork for our High School and College Music Students
2008 – Let’s Get Out of the Cocoon: College Professors Promoting Advocacy for Piano Lessons during Elementary and Secondary School Years
2006 – Oh the Pain!:  Retraining Strategies for College Pianists
2005 – Career Possibilities for the Piano Major:  How do we advise our students?
2004 – The Undergraduate Piano Proficiency:  Preparation for prospective music majors
2002 – Preparing Students for College Music Study

 

Collegiate Chapter Forum

The Collegiate Chapter Forum is for collegiate members and advisers on topics related to the collegiate members. Please email suggested topics for the forum to Lori Rhoden, chair.

2016 Collegiate Forum

2016 Collegiate Chapter Forum at Goshen College

Topics

2016 – MTNA Collegiate Membership: Stop missing out and chart your own chapter
2015 – My Back Hurts: Strategies for Lifelong Healthy Music-Making

 

Wellness Forum

The Wellness Forum provides topics related to musician health and wellness. Please email suggested topics for the forum to the wellness chair, Abigail Smith.

Topics

2015 – My Back Hurts: Strategies for Lifelong Healthy Music-Making