Conference Guest Artist/Presenters

The UMTA Conference guest artists open the conference as keynote speakers, present master classes and informative lectures. Hans Boepple will also perform master piano works at Friday night's Honors Banquet.
2018 Conference Keynote Speaker and Guest Artist American pianist Hans Boepple debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at age 10 and continues to be the featured soloist with orchestras of distinction. Concerto performances include critically acclaimed collaborations with the LA Philharmonic, Denver Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra, Santa Rosa Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Napa Symphony, and Santa Cruz Symphony. He has collaborated with eminent conductors that include Zubin Mehta, Johnny Green, Minas Christian, Dennis de Coteau, and Corrick Brown.

His highly regarded performance career also earned him a place on the Steinway International Artist Roster. A popular guest artist, his live performances have been broadcast by National Public Radio, Voice of America and Südwestfunk. Recitals include respected series such as Carmel Music Society, The Maestro Foundation & IU Jacobs School of Music. A student of renowned American pianist Sidney Foster, Boepple holds both a Bachelor & Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University as well as an honorary Performer’s Certificate. A former full-time member of the piano faculty at the IU School of Music, Bloomington, Boepple has been Professor of Music at Santa Clara University since 1978.

In demand as national convention artist, author, judge, lecturer, and master teacher, Mr. Boepple balances his demanding performance activities with those of a dedicated and successful teacher. His students have been awarded more than 175 state, national, and international awards.
Jennifer Foxx has over 20 years of experience in speaking and has been interviewed on podcasts,, The Modern Musician Show, and the Piano Parent Podcast. She has written articles for Clavier Companion magazine, The Piano Bench magazine and has reviewed for the American Music Teacher magazine.

Jennifer Foxx is nationally recognized from her teacher resource blog:

Jennifer attended Rick's College, majoring in Elementary Education, minoring in Music Education and has taught piano lessons for 30 years. She has been a member of MTNA since 2000. She has served twice as Chapter President; Tooele Chapter (2004-2006) and Phoenix Chapter (2011-2013) along with other board positions. She is dedicated to the success of each of her students. Jennifer's personal mission as a teacher is to provide quality music education to each of her students. In addition to teaching, blogging and presenting, Jennifer enjoys creating and developing music educational resources and curriculum.