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2004 MTNA National Conference highlights.

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WORKSHOPS

James Byo, Louisiana State University, was a keynote speaker for Pedagogy Saturday VIII.

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Linda Bailey provided an overview of services offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Debra Perez and Dennis Stanfill explain the ins and outs of MIDI, computers and software to attendees of a technology session. The technology sessions were co-sponsored by the International Association of Electronic Keyboard Manufacturers.

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Martha Hilley, University of Texas at Austin, told those attending the Group Teaching Track, co-sponsored by the National Piano Foundation, how to use PowerPoint presentations in their teaching.

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OPENING SESSION AND CONCERTS

Scott Conklin, The University of Texas at Arlington, appeared with Robert Auler, State University of New York at Oswego, in the Rising Stars concert.

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Author and musician Barry Green was the keynote speaker at the Opening Session.

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Robert Henry, 2003 American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Award finalist, also performed on the Rising Stars Concert.

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Zephyr, a flute, piano and cello trio, performed Sunday evening.

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Pianist Jon Kimura Parker appeared in concert Tuesday evening.

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SESSIONS

Poster sessions are always a popular part of the conference.

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Julie Schnebly-Black and Stephen Moore presented a session about using Dalcroze Eurhythmics in small spaces.

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Keith Curington and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Big Red Singers gave a lecture recital about African-American spirituals.

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Karrell Johnson presented a discussion and demonstration of orchestral accompaniment techniques with the assistance of the Blue Valley Northwest High School Orchestra.

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MASTER CLASSES

Seymour Bernstein, New York University, stresses the importance of making a physical connection to musical feeling during the intermediate piano master class.

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Brian Lewis, The University of Texas at Arlington, presents the violin master class.

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Jeff Bradetich, University of North Texas, provides instruction during the double bass master class.

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Lady Jeanne Galway, flutist with the Zephyr trio, makes a point during the flute master class.

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A piano master class was given by MTNA conference artist Jon Kimura Parker.

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Paul Kiesgen, Indiana University, offers suggestions during the voice master class.

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EXHIBIT HALL

No conference would be complete without a trip to the exhibit hall.

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MTNA FOUNDATION FUND GALA

The Kansas All-Star Faculty/Artist Ensemble, featuring Bobby Watson, provided the Gala program. The ensemble appeared compliments of the International Association for Jazz Education.

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Steven Hesla presented the history of the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND to commemorate the FOUNDATION'S fifteenth anniversary.

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Brian Chung, chair of the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND Development Committee, presented the seventeen new MTNA FOUNDATION Fellows.

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NETWORKING

The many receptions held throughout the conference are ideal times to network with other attendees.

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Title Annotation:Music Teachers National Association
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Date:Jun 1, 2004
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