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Wednesday, July 24

1:00-1:50 pm Keynote Address
Sam Holland
NCKP:  Past, Present, and Future
Location: Grand Ballroom HIJ
2:00-9:30 pm Pre-Conference Tracks
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Thursday, July 25

8:00-8:50 am Publisher Showcases
Paula Dreyer | Little Gems for Piano
Rote and Pattern Pieces that Motivate and Captivate: Spark the Love of music with Simply Impressive and Expansive Repertoire for All Levels and Ages!

Location: Grand Ballroom AB
Brendan Fox, Jennifer Linn, Rick Walters | Hal Leonard
Update Yourself with New Releases for Classical & Educational Piano

Location: Grand Ballroom CD
Kevin Olson | The FJH Music Company
The Perfect Start and Beyond: Music that Motivates at all Ages and Stages
Location: Grand Ballroom GH
Tom Gerou, Gayle Kowalchyk, and E.L. Lancaster| Alfred Music
Music for a Lifetime: New Materials for All Ages and Stages

Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
9:00-9:50 am  Workshop Sessions
9:00-9:50 am
Wynn-Anne Rossi
Jazzy Notes and Wild Stories
Location: Grand Ballroom AB
9:00-9:50 am
Vanessa Cornett, Jessica Johnson, Brenda Wristen
Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Assisting Others
Location: Grand Ballroom CD
9:00-9:50 am
Leah Claiborne
Leveling Piano Music By Black Composers
Location: Grand Ballroom GH
9:00-9:50 am
Todd Van Kekerix
Elvina Pearce: An Excursion Through the Life and Contributions of a Piano Pedagogue
Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
9:00-9:50 am
Christopher Fisher and Katherine Fisher
The Secret Ingredient to Piano Teaching Success: The Powerful Role of Parents
Location: Magnolia A
9:00-9:50 am
Laura Silva
The Power of Piano Ensembles: Building Collaboration, Musicianship and Community
Location: Magnolia BC
9:00-9:50 am
Michelle Conda, Yeeseon Kwon, & Thomas Swenson
Teaching Demonstration: Adult Students and their Facilitators
Location: Cypress AB
9:00-9:25 am    25 min session
A
drienne Wiley
Undiscovered Gems of Canadian Pedagogical Piano Literature: The Piano Works of Violet Archer, Jean Coulthard, and Barbara Pentland
Location: Lilac B
9:25-9:50 am    25 min session
S
oojung Jeon and Yoonsook Song
Time for Two!: Succeeding with Piano Duet
Location: Lilac B
9:00-9:25 am    25 min session
S
ean Hutchins
Cognitive Benefits of Early Childhood Music Training
Location: Lilac C
9:25-9:50 am    25 min session
Garinee Garmanian Jording
The Professional Identity of Independent Piano Teachers
Location: Lilac C
9:00-9:50 am
W
endy Richards
Piano Lessons in the Dark
Location: Lilac D
10:00-11:00 am  Keynote Address
Karen Brooks Hopkins
The Power of 88 Keys: Unlocking Hearts and Minds
Location: Grand Ballroom EF
11:15-12:15 pm Video Teaching Demonstration:
Celebrating Excellence through Shared Practice
Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Hisey
Location: Grand Ballroom EF
12:15-1:30 pm Research Posters: Click here to view all poster topics
Location: Junior Ballroom Foyer
12:15-1:30 pm Interactive Wellness Café
Location: Grand Ballroom EF
1:30-2:20 pm  Workshop Sessions
1:30-2:20 pm
Cole Burger
Beginning and Early Intermediate Piano Music by Female Composers
Location: Grand Ballroom AB
1:30-2:20 pm
Beth Bauer, Scott Price, Derek Polischuk
Inclusive Piano Teaching—Same Lesson, Different Pedagogy, Your Questions WITH Answers
Location: Grand Ballroom CD
1:30-1:55 pm   25 minute session
Diana Dumlavwalla
Striving for Excellence in Online Pedagogy: Characteristics of Expert Teachers Using the Video-Conferencing Format
Location: Grand Ballroom GH
1:55-2:20 pm   25 minute session
Penny Lazarus
When our Piano Students Inspire Others: The Socially Conscious Piano Studio
Location: Grand Ballroom GH
1:30-2:20 pm
Andrew Rathbun and Jeremy Siskind
Footprints in the Snow: Exploring Debussy's Preludes through Improvisation
Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
1:30-1:55 pm   25 minute session
Joann Kirchner and Eun Hae Yun
Promoting Mindful Practice
Location: Magnolia A
1:55-2:20 pm   25 minute session
Rachel Fritz and Catherine Walby
Community Music Schools As Advocates For Social Justice
Location: Magnolia A 
1:30-2:20 pm
John Mortensen
Six Rainy Day Activities for Learning Baroque Improvisation
Location: Magnolia BC
1:30-2:20 pm
George Litterst and Shana Kirk
The World Is Our Village: Streaming Recitals to an Online Audience
Location: Cypress AB
1:30-1:55 pm   25 minute session
Maria Confer, Taae Hamid, Elizabeth Jackson, Evan McAuley, Angelica Rendek, Laura Silva, Joseph Stacy, and Alexandra Taggart
Creating Art in the Community: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Location: Lilac B
1:55-2:20 pm   25 minute session
Ruby Chou and Margaret M. Young
Bridging the Gap: Designing Keyboard Skills Curricula for Future Music Majors
Location: Lilac B
1:30-2:20 pm
Gail Berenson and Linda Cockey
Bringing 1990's Wellness Strategies into the Present: Looking at their Relevance from Today's Perspective

Location: Lilac C
1:30-2:20 pm
Lesley McAllister
Facing Fear: Anxiety and the Adolescent Student
Location: Lilac D
 2:30-4:20 pm  PEDx9
Alma Deutscher, George Litterst, and Shana Kirk
Tea with Alma: A Long Distance Musical Experience
Scott Donald and Jeremy Siskind
Stories from Beirut: Music IS a universal language

Bryann Burgess
Rethinking disABILITIES and Music Education, A young woman with Down Syndrome shares her insights and reflections of her musical journey thus far
Lara Downes
How To Make Holes In The Sky: Living a musical life of broad vision, courageous creativity and generous spirit
4:30-5:20 pm Publisher Showcases
Carol Matz
Creative Teaching Ideas with Carol Matz’s "Interactive Piano Method®”
Location: Grand Ballroom AB
Elaine Rusk and Sheila Vail | The Royal Conservatory
The RCM Certificate Program – Celebrating Student Achievement!

Location: Grand Ballroom CD
Lara Downes and Dan Tepfer, moderated by Shana Kirk | Yamaha
Telling Our Stories through the Piano: Connecting with 21st Century Audiences

Location: Grand Ballroom GH
Katherine Fisher and Julie Knerr | Piano Safari
Piano Safari Method: Building a Foundation for Music Literacy
Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
7:30-9:00 pm Concert
Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow
Sponsored by Steinway & Sons

Location: Grand Ballroom EF

Friday, July 26

8:00-8:50 am Publisher Showcases
Tim Stephenson & Guests | Steinway & Sons
Pedagogy in the “Age of Spirio”

Location: Grand Ballroom AB
Elaine Rusk and Marvin Blickenstaff | The Royal Conservatory
Rediscovering the Celebration Series®

Location: Grand Ballroom CD
George Litterst, Shana Kirk, Stella Sick | Timewarp Technologies
Take Your Studio Where Few Studios Have Gone Before!
Location: Grand Ballroom GH
Wynn-Anne Rossi | Alfred Music
Latin Steps and Creative Journeys

Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
9:00-9:50 am Workshop Sessions
9:00-9:50 am
Christopher Norton
Mixing it up - different approaches to the teaching of improvisation
Location: Grand Ballroom AB
9:00-9:50 am
Davis Dorrough, Olivia Ellis, Marji Fint, Angela Marshall, and Jennifer Walschap
Build Your Dream Job! How Five Teachers from the Same Pedagogy Program Customized Their Careers
Location: Grand Ballroom CD
9:00-9:50 am
Fred Karpoff
Balancing Clarity and Resonance With Artistic Pedaling
Location: Grand Ballroom GH
9:00-9:50 am
Lisa Bastien
The Bastien Family: A Tribute to Jane and Jim Bastien
Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
9:00-9:25 am   25 minute session
Joseph Stacy
Progressive Lessons: How Our Music Careers Can Combat Social Injustice
Location: Magnolia A
9:25-9:50 am   25 minute session
Alicia Caicedo-Cavazos
The Health Aware Piano Student: Suggestions for Health Information Delivery in University Music Programs
Location: Magnolia A
9:00-9:50 am
Pamela Pike
Serious Learning – Serious Fun! Strategies for Making Music with Older Adults
Location: Magnolia BC
9:00-9:50 am
Sarah Alexander and Whitney Hawker

The More the Merrier: Creating Collaborative Experiences for Students of All Ages
Location: Cypress AB
9:00-9:50 am
Beth Bauer and Scott Price
Teaching Repertoire to Special Learners: Practical Solutions
Location: Lilac B
9:00-9:25 am   25 minute session
Barbara Fast
Change it UP!: Interleaving Practice – What it is, Why it works
Location: Lilac C
9:25-9:50 am   25 minute session
Carla Davis Cash, Brooke Trapp, and Qin Ling
Effects of Recreational Piano Instruction on Brain Function in Adult Novices
Location: Lilac C
9:00-9:50 am
Nicola Cantan
The Five Foundations of Successful Preschool Piano Teaching

Location: Lilac D
10:00-11:00am Keynote Address
Alan Walker
Fryderyk Chopin: the Copernicus of the Piano

Location: Grand Ballroom EF
11:15-12:15pm Concert
Lara Downes
Holes in the Sky: A celebration of #phenomenalwomen

Location: Grand Ballroom EF
12:15-1:30pm General Posters: Click here to view all poster topics
Location: Junior Ballroom Foyer
12:15-1:30pm Interactive Wellness Café
Location: Grand Ballroom EF
12:15-1:30pm Book & CD Signing
Anderson’s Bookshop will be selling copies of Alan Walker's latest publication Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times, and Mr. Walker will be available to sign copies. Lara Downes willl also be selling and signing coipes of her new album Holes in the Sky during this hour.

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer
1:30-2:20pm Workshop Sessions
1:30-2:20 pm
L
ois Svard
The Musical World of Infants: What It Can Tell Us About How Children Actually Learn Music

Location: Grand Ballroom AB
1:30-2:20 pm
Glenn Utsch
What, No Joplin? Exploring the "Other" Early Ragtime Pianists and Expanding the Piano Repertoire
Location: Grand Ballroom CD
1:30-1:55 pm   25 minute session
Jennifer Eklund
Strategies for Successfully Teaching Teens

Location: Grand Ballroom GH
1:55-2:20 pm   25 minute session
Michael Clark
Reflecting What's Right in Your Playing: An Introduction to Mirror Practice

Location: Grand Ballroom GH
1:30-2:20 pm
Lightning Talks

David N. Bower - The American Guild of Organists National Committee on The New Organist (CONO): Opportunities for Pianists to Acquire Basic Proficiency on the Pipe Organ

Kristin Cahill - bitKlavier: Reimagining the Piano

Amy Chaplin Evernote for the Independent Music Teacher

Barbara Fast Keep Your Cell Phone Out: Technology that Transforms Traditional Practicing and Teaching

Rachel D. HahnDo You Validate? Parking National Core Arts Standards in Elementary Piano

Ivan Hurd1-2-Ready-Go!: Applying Group Teaching Skills in the Private Lesson

Charlene Shelzi JarvisDogfooding - An Essential Staple in Your Studio Diet

Nicolas LiraAll Blues | Blues for All: Composing Contrafacts with Young Improvisers

McKenzie PauschGame-Based Learning: Mundane Tasks Transformed

Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
1:30-2:20 pm
Immanuela Gruenberg

Secrets and Dilemmas From a Music Editor’s Desk
Location: Magnolia A
1:30-2:20 pm
Janet Tschida
Elementary Level Chording for Sing-Alongs and Accompanying

Location: Magnolia BC
1:30-2:20 pm
João Paulo Casarotti and Stella Sick
Online Piano Lessons 301: Teaching Demonstration - Mastering the Medium
Location: Cypress AB
1:30-1:55 pm   25 minute session
Kotova Svetlana
Chilean Music for Young Pianists

Location: Lilac B
1:55-2:20 pm   25 minute session
Amber Yiu-Hsuan Liao
Promoting Equity in Concert Programming: Piano Solo Works by Asian Female Composers
Location: Lilac B
1:30-2:20 pm
Diane Hidy and Michelle Lifshitz
Beyond Boys and Girls: Ten Proven Ways to Make Wise Choices For Your Students Without Resorting to Gender Cliches
Location: Lilac D
2:30-4:20 pm PEDx9
Latitude 49
Living Sounds: New Music Performance and Education as an Ever-widening Horizon

Danny Jenkins
Transformative Public Music Theory
Tim Topham
What I've learnt from 150+ podcast interviews...and counting
Dan Tepfer
From Bach to Natural Machines, algorithms as the shapers of music

Nicholas Phillips
#45miniatures Project
4:30-5:20 pm Publisher Showcases
Diane Hidy
Teach With Diane

Location: Grand Ballroom AB
Janet Lopinski and Members of the RCM College of Examiners | The Royal Conservatory
Elements of Evaluation: What to Listen for when Assessing our Students

Location: Grand Ballroom CD
Sean Slade, Aaron Garner | Piano Marvel
New Pieces Your Students Will Love - New Tools You Will Love!
Location: Grand Ballroom GH
Eric Baumgartner and Jason Sifford | Willis Music
It All Starts with Good Music!

Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
6:00-8:15 pm 20th Anniversary Banquet
Reception sponsored by University of Oklahoma and Alfred Music
Location: Lilac AC
8:30-9:30pm Concert
Dan Tepfer
Dan Tepfer’s Natural Machines
Location: Grand Ballroom EF
10:00pm Late Night Jam
Sponsored by Yamaha
Location: Cypress AB

Saturday, July 27

8:00-8:50 am Publisher Showcases
Will Minter | KOA Music
New sounds in the intermediate repertoire

Location: Grand Ballroom AB
Janet Lopinski and Andrew Hisey | The Royal Conservatory
Nurturing Well-Rounded Musicians Through the RCM Certificate Program

Location: Grand Ballroom CD
Asaf Ben Yehuda and Lou Ann Pope | Tonara
How to Get Students to Enjoy Practice – The Ideas Behind Tonara

Location: Grand Ballroom GH
Elizabeth Gutierrez and Jon Ophoff | Faber Piano Adventures
Teach and Learn with A-C-E

Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
9:00-9:50 am Workshop Sessions
9:00-9:50 am
Nancy Bachus

Clara Schumann—A 21st Century Role Model
Location: Grand Ballroom AB
9:00-9:50 am
Elaina Burns, Marilyn Lowe, Janet Tschida, Arlene Steffen, Linda Fields, Jodi Stewart-Moore
The Successful Group Lesson: Working with Beginners

Location: Grand Ballroom CD
9:00-9:50 am
Susan Osborn

The Score Speaks: Teaching Interpretation Through Score Mapping

Location: Grand Ballroom GH
9:00-9:50 am
Spencer Myer

Muscle Memory: Friend or Foe?
Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
9:00-9:50am
Pamela Pike, Andrea McAlister, Craig Sale
Professional Opportunities with the Piano Magazine

Location: Magnolia A
9:00-9:50 am
Clinton Pratt
Let’s Make Something Up! A Universal Approach to Improvisation
Location: Magnolia BC
9:00-9:50 am
Donna Gunn

Discoveries from the Fortepiano: A Modern Pianist’s Journey
Location: Lilac B
9:00-9:25 am   25 minute session
Jonathan Kuuskoski
From A to T: Preparing Your Students for the Challenges (and Opportunities) of Tomorrow
Location: Lilac C
9:25-9:50 am   25 minute session
Natalie Doughty and Scarlette Kerr
Not Just Fun and Games: Strategic Design for Significant Learning

Location: Lilac C
9:00-9:25 am   25 minute session
Michael Rector
Flipping the Private Piano Studio
Location: Lilac D
9:25-9:50 am   25 minute session
Vanessa Cornett
The Riddle of the Pianist’s Paradox
Location: Lilac D
10:00-11:00 am Inclusive Teaching Demonstration
Dr. Scott Price with student Chase Batten
Facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Snow
Location: Grand Ballroom EF
11:00-12:30 pm Improvisation Teaching Demonstration
Presenters: Jeremy Siskind, Bradley Sowash, and Tony Caramia with students Justin-Lee Schultz, May Lauren Brinkman, and Gerta Weimer.
Facilitated by Dr. Jessica Johnson
Location: Grand Ballroom EF
12:30-1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Time
Location: Junior Ballroom
1:30-2:20 pm Workshop Sessions
1:30-2:20 pm
Phyllis Alpert Lehrer

Embracing Complexity: Explorations along the Pianists' Path
Location: Grand Ballroom AB
1:30-2:20 pm
Amy Gillingham, Kimberly Lazzeri, Christina Lalog Seal, and Richard Van Dyke
Dedication: Creative Programming for a Collaborative Recital
Location: Grand Ballroom CD
1:30-2:20 pm
Nancy O'Neill Breth
Goodbye Tears and Tantrums: A Fresh Look at Practicing
Location: Grand Ballroom GH
1:30-1:55 pm   25 minute session
Sophie Wang

Worth A Thousand Words: Poulenc’s Musical Depictions in Les Soirées de Nazelles
Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
1:55-2:20 pm   25 minute session   
Verena Abufaiad

The Guia Prático for Solo Piano by Heitor Villa-Lobos: Performance and Pedagogical Approach
Location: Grand Ballroom IJ
1:30-2:20 pm
Janet Tschida

Rhythmic Revolution
Location: Magnolia A
1:30-2:20 pm
Debra Perez
Teaching Adult Beginners in Groups: How to Create Enjoyable Musical Experiences in Every Class

Location: Magnolia BC
1:30 – 2:20 PM
Dana Brown, Jody Graves, and Spencer Myer.
Do Collaborative Piano Programs Serve the Students or the Institution?

Moderator: Alexandra Nguyen
Location: Cypress AB
1:30-1:55 pm   25 minute session 
Morgan Murdock Kline

Kids & Counterpoint: Teaching Off the Bench
Location: Lilac B
1:55-2:20 pm   25 minute session   
Huiyun Liang
Seeing the Unobservable: An Exploratory Study of Incorporating Video Modeling into Piano Teaching
Location: Lilac B
1:30-1:55 pm   25 minute session
Kayia Baker and Amy Seibert

Teaching Piano in Urban Environments
Location: Lilac C
1:30-1:55 pm   25 minute session   
Susan Bruckner
Music and Neuroscience: Towards a Return to the Core Curriculum
Location: Lilac D
1:55-2:20 pm   25 minute session
Gloria Tham-Haines
Trust-Based Relational Intervention(R) Strategies for the Trauma-Informed Piano Studio
Location: Lilac D