District Spring Conference

CEOMTA Spring Conference, Luncheon and Annual Membership Meeting
Friday April 8, 2022
Solich Piano Showroom – 4194 Easton Gateway Dr – Columbus, 43219
Business Meeting 9:30-10
Conference 10:00-12:00
Lunch 12:00

This conference will be offered in person and online.
A Zoom link will be sent before the event.

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Artina McCain

Session 1: Building Healthy Practice Techniques
What happens when the desire to practice and perform is thwarted by nagging performance injuries? This session will explore ten practical pedagogical steps to build healthy practice techniques for yourself and your students.

Session 2: Who’s That? Creating a New Standard Repertoire
Teaching underrepresented composers is experiencing a renaissance. While works of females and Black composers have been discussed for decades, there seems to be a disconnect between individual research and what we see represented in our student auditions, concert halls, and competition programming. In this session, we will learn how to pair “new” pieces with standard programming for intermediate through advanced repertoire.
* Homework assignment: All teachers should bring a list of 3-4 pieces or resources of BIPOC / underrepresented composers from Beginner to Advanced levels.

For a biography of Dr. McCain, click HERE

PLEASE RSVP BY MARCH 20, 2022 to Melissa Robol – mrobol8654@att.net
We need an accurate account of those attending in person to make sure we have adequate space and sufficient food for everyone.

Conference Chairs
Ashley Wise, 731-267-8450, wisenotesmusic@gmail.com
Theresa Murphy, 614-832-0045, tmurphypiano@gmail.com

Following the morning’s meeting and conference, please join us for lunch and the opportunity to meet new members and renew your OMTA friendships. If you wish to present anything at the membership meeting, please contact President Andrea Keil at ceohiomta@gmail.com so she can include you in the agenda if appropriate.

Updated January 14, 2022