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Wednesday, July 24

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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
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
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
Location: Lilac AC
8:30-9:30pm Concert
Dan Tepfer
Dan Tepfer’s Natural Machines
Location: Grand Ballroom EF

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
9:00-9:50 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