Utah Music Teachers Association
Conference Lodging
Special group rate: $94/night
Start date: 11/3/16
End date: 11/5/16
Last day to book: 10/14/16

Call: Marriott Hotel

UMTA 2016 State Conference

November 4 & 5 2016, at Weber State University, Shepherd Union Building, Ogden, Utah.

"Music With The Masters"


Lydia Artymiw
In 2016, pianist Lydia Artymiw celebrates her 27th year as Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota. Artymiw also received the U of M’s 2015 “Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award,” the “Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Professor” in 2000, and Thursday Musical of Minnesota’s “2016 Teacher of the Year” award. In 2015, Artymiw was on the jury for the first Van Cliburn Junior International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, TX, as well as on the juries for eight piano concerto competitions at the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools in New York. She was a guest piano teacher at Juilliard in October 2015 and presented her first Juilliard master class in March 2016. The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Prize, Philadelphia-born Lydia Artymiw has performed with over one hundred twenty orchestras world-wide and has presented solo recitals in all major American cities, important European music centers, and throughout the Far East. Critics have acclaimed her seven solo recordings for the Chandos label, and she has also recorded for Bridge, Centaur, and Naxos. A recipient of top prizes in the 1976 Leventritt and the 1978 Leeds International Competitions, she graduated from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and studied with renowned concert pianist, Gary Graffman, for twelve years. For more information, please visit Artymiw’s website: lydiaartymiw.com

David Grayson
DAVID GRAYSON, Professor of Musicology at the University of Minnesota, earned his PhD at Harvard and studied with Nadia Boulanger. He wrote The Genesis of Claude Debussy's “Pelléas et Mélisande” and contributed to the Cambridge Opera Handbook on Pelléas; Debussy Studies; Debussy and His World; The Cambridge Companion to Debussy; Rethinking Debussy; and Music, Theater and Cultural Transfer: Paris, 1830–1914. His edition of Pelléas for the Debussy Oeuvres Complètes involved collaboration with Pierre Boulez, Claudio Abbado, and John Eliot Gardiner. He contributed to Mozart's Piano Concertos: Text, Context, Interpretation, and wrote the Cambridge Music Handbook Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 21.

Joanne Haroutounian
JOANNE HAROUTOUNIAN enjoys a career across the fields of music, arts education, piano pedagogy, educational psychology, and gifted education as a teacher, performer, researcher, lecturer, writer, and consultant. She serves on the music faculty of George Mason University, overseeing its piano pedagogy program and offering doctoral seminars exploring musical talent and artistic ways of knowing. Dr. Haroutounian’s book, Kindling the Spark: Recognizing and Developing Musical Talent, is a leading resource on musical talent development for researchers, teachers, parents, and college students. She is well known for editing and writing numerous publications offered through Kjos Music Co., including Explorations in Music, a comprehensive differentiated curriculum in theory, ear training, analysis, and creative composition. Her college text in piano pedagogy, Fourth Finger on B-Flat: Effective Strategies for Teaching Piano presents real-world solutions and teaching approaches that piano teachers can readily use in their studios. Dr. Haroutounian’s specialized research in musical talent development led to the founding of MusicLink, which provides long-term private instruction to promising students in financial need. Dr. Haroutounian lives in Arlington, VA and has shared 45 musical years with her husband, William, a violinist in the National Symphony Orchestra.