District Spring Conference

4/13/24:  An updated Spring Conference Schedule can be downloaded HERE.

The Agenda for our Annual Membership Meeting can be downloaded HERE.

Annual Membership Meeting, Conference and Luncheon
Friday, April 19, 2024 9:30-12:30pm
Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts
Campus of Denison University 240 W. Broadway
Granville, Ohio
Guest Speaker: Dr. Sun Min Kim

Join us for our annual spring membership meeting, conference and luncheon to reconnect and hear from our very own CEOMTA member, dynamic professor and accomplished performing artist, Dr. Sun Min Kim! Invite a friend.

Spring 2024 Conference Schedule

  • 9:15 Registration
  • 9:30 CEOMTA Membership Business Meeting
  • 9:40 Le Binh Anh Nguyen – Piano Graduate Assistant, College-Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati will share Preliminary Report on Sight-Reading Growth of 5 Universities Using Piano Marvel’s SASR Score
  • 10:00 Session 1 Dr. Sun Min Kim – Music study and its powerful translation to careers and life skills for our students.
    This important discussion will help teachers receive validation as well as evidence to help your students and parents realize the importance and lifelong benefits of music study and how it translates into higher achievement in other life skills and professions
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:15 Session 2 Dr. Sun Min Kim – Beyond BBBs (Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms): repertoire selections that can spark interest in intermediate/early advanced students.
    This discussion is perfect for the teacher who has busy students who enjoy studying music but are not planning for a career in music. Finding engaging music and allowing students to experience many styles and genres can help us retain students and ensure their continued musical growth through high school and college. Attendees will hear ideas and selections from Dr. Kim and also have the opportunity to share their favorite pieces for intermediate and advanced students. Each of us will leave with an extensive list of excellent, accessible, and motivating music.
  • 12:00 New Time is12:45 for Lunch (Knobel Hall).  Please RSVP for Lunch by April 5th so we can plan for you:  https://forms.gle/LUtt41wdr4NdahyC8

South Korean pianist Sun Min Kim serves as Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Assistant Professor of Music at Denison University. He made his début with the Ulsan Symphony Orchestra at age 13, performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. He has been a prizewinner of national and international competitions such as the Maria Canals International Piano Competition, Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, MTNA, International Crescendo Music Awards, Brevard Music Center Solo Piano Competition, Harold Protsman Piano Competition, Competition of the Society for American Musicians, and Lee Biennial Piano Competition.
In 2008, the professional music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon awarded him the Sterling Achievement Award, the highest honor that the fraternity bestows upon its collegiate Updated 2023-2024 Conference Website Info.docxmembers. As a laureate of various awards, he debuted at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and other prestigious venues across the United States and abroad.
He has frequently performed solo and chamber music at festivals such as Aspen Music Festival, Banff Center, Brevard Music Center, Piano Texas, Prague International Piano Masterclass, Quartet Program, and École Redaille in Belgium.
Sun Min is an active lecturer, competition juror, and masterclass presenter. His current and former students have been prizewinners of national and international piano competitions.
Sun Min Kim completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature with a minor in Collaborative Piano at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with and served as teaching assistant for Nelita True. He studied accompanying and chamber music with Jean Barr. Sun Min has previously taught at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Oklahoma State University, and University of Rochester.

If any additional questions, please contact district conference co-chairs, Theresa Murphy (tmurphypiano@gmail.com)  and Ashley Wise (wisenotesmusic@gmail.com).


Updated 4/13/24