The 2018 IMTA State Conference planning committee would like to invite you to nominate talented young pianists to perform in this year’s IMTA Conference masterclasses with Christopher Fisher (Elementary/Intermediate) and Frederic Chiu (Advanced). This year’s state conference will take place October 5-6 at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, IN. Both masterclasses will be held in Sweetwater Sound’s beautiful Performance Theatre. Dr. Fisher’s masterclass for elementary and intermediate pianists will take place at 3:10 pm on Friday, October 5. Mr. Chiu’s masterclass for advanced pianists will take place at 9:15 am on Saturday, October 6.
Please submit YouTube links of your students. Applicants should not only play well—they should also be able to respond well in a public master class. Students should be secure performers who can change on the spot, and who are not overly sensitive to public criticism. Parents are strongly encouraged to bring young performers early enough to allow sufficient time for warm-up.
Performers must be studying with a current IMTA member. Pieces should be from the standard repertoire and should be polished and securely memorized.
One applicant per submission, please.
The deadline for receipt of application is Saturday, September 15. No extensions or exceptions are possible. This is an exceptional opportunity! If selected, you and your student will be notified by Saturday, September 22.