The 2011 Indiana Music Teachers Association annual conference will be held on the campus of Indiana University October 21-22, 2011. More information will be available on the IMTA website soon.
Photos of IMTA members attending the 2011 MTNA Annual Conference in Milwaukee, WI.
The snow fell on the conference center
The 2010 IMTA Annual Conference was held at Wabash College, October 8-9 2010.
2010 Teacher of the Year Lori Rhoden with 2009 winner, Richard Ratliff
The Butler MTNA Collegiate Chapter has been invited to present a session at the 2011 MTNA national conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their session, “Grow and Play Together: Preparing Children to Be Successful Collaborative Musicians,” will be on Monday, March 28, 11:00am. The Chapter invites all Indiana attendees at the national conference to come! The session was selected by MTNA as part of a competitive proposal process for collegiate chapters. There were submissions from eight chapters and three were selected for the upcoming conference. The Butler proposal was written by five graduate students in piano performance and pedagogy. The session will feature eight members of the collegiate chapter (five graduate, three undergraduate). Here’s a short description of their session: “Children are our future collaborative musicians! Come explore ensemble and group activities to develop collaborative performance skills in young musicians. Designed for ages 5-12, these activities include body percussion, singing and chanting, improvisation and movement.”
by Lori Rhoden
Three members of the Ball State University Collegiate Chapter represented the state of Indiana at the 2010 Music Teachers National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Each student submitted a conference retrospective on what this experience meant to them. We attended the collegiate chapters forum as well as the collegiate members reception and got to interact with a lot of other chapter members and their advisors. The national conference will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 26-30, 2011. Make your plans now to attend the conference – let’s have a great representation from Indiana next year!
Conference Retrospective from Yuka Nakayama, Doctor of Arts Candidate at BSU
While I have attended the IMTA state conference several times in the past, this was the first time for me to attend the MTNA national conference. I had a great experience; I made many musical contacts, was musically inspired by the master classes and performances, and gained a new respect for piano pedagogy. There were many sessions and master classes on Chopin’s works, some of which I have played in the past, but not to the level of detail that was taught. I especially enjoyed attending the master classes where the pianism as well as the teaching were of the highest caliber.