The 2011 IMTA Conference was a marvelous event. As conference Artist, James Tocco played a brillant recital and in the Saturday morning masterclass demonstrated several teaching styles. Karen Taylor’s enthusiastic keynote address on Friday evening was titled In Praise of Teachers. She shared the legacy of her teacher, Walter Robert. On Saturday we were treated to the premiere of the commissioned composition, Sonatina, for Piano Solo composed by Aaron Travers and performed by Vincent Adragna. Also on Saturday afternoon the Hoosier Audition Winners and Opus Composition Performers took the stage to present their music to an appreciative audience. Sessions on both days offered a balance of news in technology to informative lecture-recitals. With two days of beautiful weather, the lovely IU campus location and months of behind the scenes effort by David Cartledge and the Conference committee, this Conference has left each of us with inspiration and fond memories of our time together.
Editor’s note; Cheryl Everett is the IMTA Conference Chair. Members are invited to submit their reflections on the conference to firstname.lastname@example.org