VMTA Conference 2018

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VMTA Conference 2018

Register at the link below:

https://www.music-usa.org/vmta/

 

The Virginia Music Teachers Association
Fall 2018 Conference and Competitions
“Variety, the Spice of Our Musical Lives”

Hello, VMTA Members! We have our complete conference schedule in place now; we thank you for your patience, as scheduling proved to be especially challenging this year. I am grateful to Liberty University School of Music and specifically to Dr. Paul Rumrill, Alissa Passburg, and Dr. Tad Hardin at Liberty for facilitating scheduling and for going above and beyond the call of duty by re-arranging some of the Music School class schedules to accommodate our facilities needs for the Conference and Competitions. I also thank our President, Elizabeth Caluda, for helping me with logistics of scheduling and for her invaluable advice on managing so many moving parts. I have extended the Early Bird Registration period to accommodate for the timing of this announcement.

I am very much excited about the conference offerings, and I am looking forward to seeing each one of you next month in Lynchburg!

NOTE: Competition schedule is in blue. Room 050 is the Concert Hall, and Rooms 170 and 305 are Recital Halls. Schedule and room location are subject to change.

Narciso Solero
President-elect, Virginia Music Teachers Association
Studio: 703 820 3308
Cell: 703 655 1017

CONFERENCE FEES

VMTA members:

  • Early Bird registration (deadline October 7, 2018, 11:59 PM) – $80.00
  • Registration after October 7, 2018 – $100.00
  • Daily registration – $30.00

Non-members:

  • Early Bird registration (deadline October 7, 2018, 11:59 PM) – $100.00
  • Registration after October 7, 2018 – $125.00
  • Daily registration – $45.00
  • Individual Workshops for non-members – $15.00 per workshop
  • Concert tickets for non-members – $15 per person per concert

Full registration includes:

  • All workshops
  • One ticket to the Concerto Winners Concert Saturday evening
  • The Commissioned Composer concert, Saturday 2:15 PM
  • Hospitality table throughout the day

HOW TO REGISTER

To register online for the conference, click HERE.

2018 DAILY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 25:

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM: MTNA Performance Competitions (Room 170)

  • MTNA Junior Woodwinds Competition
  • MTNA Senior Woodwinds Competition
  • MTNA Young Artist Woodwinds Competition
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: VMTA Leadership Summit (Room 174)
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Conference session (Room 374): Curtis Smith: “Re-evaluating How We Teach Sight-Reading”
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Conference session (Room 374): Hope Armstrong Erb and Buck Dietz: “The Art of the Cabaret” (Room 374)
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM: VMTA Executive Board Meeting and Dinner (Isabella’s Italian Trattoria, 4925 Boonsboro Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Liberty University Symphony Orchestra rehearsal (Room 160): VMTA Concerto Competition winners
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Lecture (Room 305): Paul Barnes, Featured Conference Artist: “Channeling Debussy, Beethoven, and Mozart: Exploring the Pedagogical Implications of Philip Glass’s New Études for Piano”

Friday, October 26:

8:00 AM – 10:00 PM: MTNA Performance Competitions (Room 170 and Room 305)
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM: MTNA Performance Competitions (Room 059) Exact location for specific competitions TBA

  • MTNA Junior Piano Competition
  • MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition
  • MNTA Junior Strings Competition
  • MTNA Senior Strings Competition
  • MTNA Young Artists Strings Competition
  • MTNA Chamber Music Competition (Strings)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Conference exhibitors (School of Music Lobby)
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Coffee, Tea, and Conversation (School of Music Lobby)
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM: OPENING SESSION (Room 180): Peter Mack, Featured Conference Speaker: “That’s Not the Way It Goes! — Can Performers Serve the Audience AND the Composer?”
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Conference session (Room 374): Magdalena Adamek: “Chopin’s Dance Genres”
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Certification roundtable and Lunch, Collegiate Chapters Lunch, Lunch on your own
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Conference session (Room 374): Ruta Smedina-Starke: “Debussy: The Painter and Poet in Music”
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Conference session (Room 374): Eric Ruple: “My Year with Harry Potter and Franz Liszt”
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Conference session (Room 374): Peter Mack: “Lower the Rear End of the Elephant Slowly onto the Keys”
5:15 PM – 7:30 PM: Dinner on your own
7:30 PM: Recital (Room 305): Paul Barnes, Featured Conference Artist: “Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Byzantine Chant”
Post-recital reception

Saturday, October 27:

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM: MTNA Performance Competitions (Room 170 and Room 305)
Exact location for specific competitions TBA

  • MTNA Senior Piano Competition
  • MTNA Senior Piano Duet Competition
  • VMTA State Auditions
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM: VMTA Business Meeting (Room 210)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Joint masterclass (Room 180): Paul Barnes, Featured Conference Artist and Peter Mack, Featured Conference Speaker
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch on your own
1:00 PM: Conference session (Room 180): Susan Atkins and Elizabeth Schabinger: “Your Student Has Autism — Now What?”
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM: Commissioned Composer Concert rehearsal
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM: Commissioned Composer Concert
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Liberty University Symphony Orchestra rehearsal (Room 050): VMTA Concerto Competition winners
3:30 PM: Conference session (Room 180): Peter Ryan: “Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Anticipating the Romantics”
4:30 PM: Competition Winners’ Recital (Room 305)
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Dinner on your own
7:30 PM: Conference closing gala: Liberty University Symphony Orchestra Concert featuring 2018 VMTA Concerto Competition Winners (Room 050)
Post-concert closing reception

CONFERENCE HOTEL INFORMATION

VMTA members are invited to stay at our conference hotel:

Fairfield Inn and Suites
3777 Candlers Mountain Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 845-1700
 

  • 20 King rooms Thursday night, 40 King rooms Friday night, 20 King rooms Saturday night
  • $109.00 per night plus 11.8% + $1.00
  • Free breakfast, free high-speed internet
  • Fitness Center
  • Free parking
  • Cut-off date: October 7, 2018

You can call the hotel directly to book your room. If you call directly to reserve your room, make sure you mention that you are booking with the VMTA conference so you can secure the $109.00 room rate. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card or Direct Bill.

You can also register by clicking or tapping on this link:

Book your group rate for VA Music Teachers Association.
Book your group rate for VA Music Teachers Association

As you can see, this is a link that is already exclusively designated for VMTA members; if you follow the link you will find that all you have to do is select your check-in and check-out from the calendar, select the number of rooms and guests you would like from the drop-down menu, and check availability. The link also includes check-in time (3 PM) and check-out time (noon).