Ohio University Piano Pedagogy Seminar

Invitation from Christopher Fisher of Ohio University:

I hope this message finds you very well and enjoying the spring weather!

I am writing today to invite your district members to join us for the 2024 Ohio University Piano Pedagogy Seminar which will take place on June 13-15 in Athens, Ohio. New this year is a special piano teacher retreat day on June 13th in which we’ll hike and share a meal together in the beautiful Hocking Hills of Southeast Ohio. There will be a special welcome reception with live jazz that evening. Our featured artist this year is the extraordinary Kate Liu, (Bronze Medal and Best Mazurka Prize at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland). We’ll also be featuring Noa Kageyama (author of the performance psychology blog The Bulletproof Musician with over 45,000 subscribers) and an outstanding line-up of guest clinicians. The cost is only $80 for teachers and $25 for students!

Inexpensive on-campus housing is available for $57/night. The Ohio University Inn and Conference Center has a special conference discounted rate but reservations must be made by May 13th. The full service hotel is short walk to the event venue which is the beautiful Walter Hall Rotunda.

Our generous sponsors will also be providing an incredible number of special gifts to all attendees!

You can find complete details and register here:


Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

We look forward to what promises to be a transformative weekend of music, learning, and community building!

With many thanks,

Christopher Fisher, DMA, NCTM

Professor of Piano

Co-Chair, Keyboard Division

Ohio University Presidential Research Scholar

Ohio University School of Music
Robert Glidden Hall | Athens, Ohio 45701

fisherc@ohio.edu | 740.593.4244


Upcoming Spring Conference, Lunch and Annual Membership Meeting

Our 2024 Spring District Conference and New Members Luncheon is here and we look forward to seeing you next Friday, April 19th on the beautiful campus of Denison University in Granville, OH! Click HERE for conference details.  Forgot To Register??  You can still register TODAY, through the link below, so we know you’re coming. See you next week!

Click HERE for the Agenda for our Annual Membership, which is part of the Spring Conference.

Your Spring Conference Committee and Membership Chair,
Ashley Wise, Theresa Murphy and Bernice Tamkin

Summer Performing Arts Camp at Denison University

Denison University is hosting its 2nd edition of the Summer TUTTI Performing Arts Camp June 22-30, 2024. This festival is for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, though we make occasional exceptions for rising high school freshmen. Dr. Sun Min Kim will be leading the piano program! This intensive program will include lessons, masterclasses, chamber music, and workshops. Workshop topics will include “Career Skills for the 21st Century Artists,” “How to Cope with Performance Anxiety,” and more. There will be performance opportunities in Burke Recital Hall and Sharon Martin Hall. In addition to piano studies, there will be opportunities for interdisciplinary activities with Dance and Theater programs – something that is very unique about Summer TUTTI.

Summer TUTTI Performing Arts Camp at Denison University offers talented high school dancers, musicians, and theatre-makers a chance to deepen their skills while collaborating with professional artists and ensembles and peers from across the country, such as Available Light Theatre, ETHEL, and Third Coast Percussion.

Merit-based and need-based financial aid is available.

You can find more information about the program and application here:

Application fee is free, and applicants need to upload one video of their representative playing.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Dr. Sun Min Kim (he/him/his)
Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Assistant Professor of Music
Bartlett Family Pre-Tenure Fellow 2023-2024
Department of Music, Denison University