The 2011 Indiana Music Teachers Association Conference on October 21-22 will be held at Indiana University. This year’s Conference Artist is Mr. James Tocco. Mr. Tocco is internationally renown as a recitalist, orchestral soloist and Chamber musician. He has been widely praised for his interpretations of Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt. This year’s Conference offers an impressive array of topics from lecture/recitals to three exciting Tech sessions. The Tech sessions are titled: Teaching Piano Literature with the Variations Digital Library, Teaching Piano-is there an app for that? and Building a Teaching library using Social Media Tools. Conference attendees will have many choices to make during the two day event.
On Friday we have the College Faculty Forum, Independent Music Teachers Forum and the Collegiate Chapter Forum in one time slot. The last session before the banquet offers two opportunities: Guiding Young Composers or Brazilian Modern Nationalism-An exploration of Camargo Guarnieri’s 10 Momentos.
On Saturday, from Mr. Tocco’s Masterclass to the world premiere of the 2011 commissioned work by Aaron Travers to a performance by our own Hoosier Audition Winners and Opus Composition Festival Winners, there will be something for everyone. Our on-site Conference Chair David Cartledge has organized an amazing Conference!
Two days in southern Indiana during the turning of the leaves, with time to study, converse with fellow musicians and enjoy a world class concert by our Conference Artist is an opportunity not to be missed..