CINCINNATI (October 2018)—The 2019 MTNA National Conference will be held at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane, Washington, March 16–20, 2019. Rich in vibrant culture, delectable dining, astonishing landscape and interesting history, Spokane is shaping up to be an MTNA favorite.
The MTNA National Conference has established itself as the premier source for professional development of music teachers of all areas. This year’s conference is no exception—featuring more than 100 sessions, showcases, teaching demonstrations and master classes on topics ranging from teaching methods, literature and performance to entrepreneurship, studio management and business practices. An extensive Exhibit Hall of print music, instruments, software and pedagogical materials; the MTNA Student Competitions; and Pedagogy Saturday complete the event.
Renowned pianist Ingrid Fliter and the award-winning Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet will highlight the evening recitals. The conference keynote address will be given by Alan Walker, preeminent Liszt and Chopin scholar, based on his newest book Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times. Master classes will be led by well-known pedagogues Helen Marlais of Grand Valley State University and Barry Snyder of New York University.
“The MTNA National Conference provides music teachers the best opportunity available for professional growth and networking with more than 2,000 like-minded individuals from all around the globe,” says Gary L. Ingle, MTNA Executive Director & CEO. “Whether you are an independent teacher, collegiate instructor or music industry professional, this exceptional conference will provide you with everything you need to enhance your teaching skills, build your professional resume and connect with inspiring master teachers and exceptional colleagues.”