Utah Music Teachers Association

2017 UMTA Conference "Learn To Teach...Teach to Learn"

FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

7:00-8:00 REGISTRATION

7:15 – 8:00 SNEAK PEAK EXHIBIT HALL HOURS, 10:00 - 6:00 EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

8:00-8:15 WELCOME AND OPENING


8:15-9:05 DR. RANDALL FABER, KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Developing Musical Minds and Hearts

Today's digital world emphasizes and rewards logical, sequen9al thinking. But what about the richness of creativity, expression and personal artistry? These are developed in the heart...and in the piano lesson!


9:15-10:05 DR. FRED KARPOFF - Developing Fluid Technique from the Beginning

Outstanding results can be achieved by teaching quality movement to students from the very first lessons. This presentation highlights innovative strategies for teaching organic, whole-body movement to any student, taking the drudgery out of scales, arpeggios, and technical studies. Drawing upon the work of professional movement educators (Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Physical Therapy, Tai chi, etc.) we can lay a foundation that inspires greater freedom and musical creativity in playing for the long term.

9:30-5:00 LESSON WITH A MASTER TEACHER (pre-registration required)
Get Individual Help or Share the Time with Colleagues
Friday Teachers: Dr. Ralph van der Beek (USU, Indiana, USC), Dr. Shijun Wang (Juilliard, Eastman), Dr. Kimi Kawashima (Oberlin, Rice)

10:00 – 10:30 GRAND OPENING OF EXHIBITS. Visit the Exhibits. Fill up Your Vendor Card to receive a prize and be eligible for the prize drawings.

10:30 – 11:30 DR. RANDALL FABER – Intermediate Master Class

11:40 -12:05 PIANO MARVEL SHOWCASE: AARON GARNER - Best Free Recital Pieces Ever for Beginning and Intermediate Pianists

These Student Performance Pieces are designed to: teach a variety of techniques that allow students to express true musicality; make students look and sound amazing to impress family and friends; give students fun, fantastic pieces that can be learned quickly; make students love playing music with masterful compositions. The first 70 participants in this showcase will receive a packet with a select number of these wonderfully crafted student performance pieces. Come feel the difference between “music” and “artistry”.

11:40 – 12:05 SPROUTBEAT SHOWCASE: EIK MAR – Music Theory Supplements at Your Fingertips (and on the IPAD)

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

12:15-1:15 A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT VANDALL, INDEPENDENT MUSIC TEACHERS FORUM LUNCHEON, HOSTED BY DANIELLE DALLAS, NCTM

This session is open to all music teachers! We will enjoy an audiovisual presentation celebrating the life of UMTA’s friend, Robert Vandall. We will also hear from fellow teachers as they share their favorite “studio-tested” Vandall compositions.
If you would like to eat with us, a Friday box lunch must be purchased by October 20, 2017 as part of your registration. Otherwise, please join us for the presentation. Questions about this session? Please contact Danielle Dallas at danielle.r.dallas@gmail.com.

1:30 – 2:20 RALPH VAN DER BEEK, NCTM – I Hated Theory!

Music Theory convert, Dr. Ralph van der Beek, shows how a basic understanding of music theory can breath life into our music making.

1:30 – 2:20 SHANE BOWLES – Turn a Basic Composition into a Materpiece

Turn scales and chords into a basic composition, then turn a basic composition into a masterpiece. Learn how this can be done at all levels of study, and see how your students and studio will greatly benefit.

1:30 – 2:20 HEATHER SMITH, NCTM – Creative Recitals

Come learn many fun and creative ways to have your students participate in recitals. Ideas for non-traditional recitals, including accompanying a silent film, will be shared.


2:30 – 3:20 KJOS SHOWCASE: LORI BASTIEN - Bastien New Traditions: Inspiring the Next Generation of Beginning Pianists

Discover this delightful new series crafted especially for today’s generation of students. Come experience this fully integrated approach with exciting new music and motivating technology. A FREE reference set for every attending teacher!

2:30 – 3:20 WHITNEY HAWKER, NCTM – The More the Merrier: Creating Collaborative Experiences for Students of All Ages

Whether you have a keyboard lab or one studio piano, this session will teach you how to create ensemble opportunities for your students during lesson times, in summer ensemble camps, or in your community. Collaborating on a simple or grand scale motivates us personally as musicians, brings excitement and energy to our teaching and students, and develops musicianship levels. The methods of collaborating greatly vary - duets, piano duos, chamber music, and accompanying, each offering unique advantages. Playing with friends will make your students love piano even more so don’t miss this opportunity to energize your studio with more collaboration!

Discover this delightful new series crafted especially for today’s generation of students. Come experience this fully integrated approach with exciting new music and motivating technology. A FREE reference set for every attending teacher!

3:30-4:20 VIKTOR VALKOV An Introduction to the Piano Works of Dimitar Nenov (Bulgaria)

3:30-4:20 PIANO MARVEL SHOWCASE: AARON GARNER – Sight Reading Should Be Fun: 5 Top Ideas to Improve Students’ Sight Reading

The best sight readers have one thing in common; they enjoy reading. Come learn 5 things that will make reading more enjoyable for your students: SASR (Standard Assessment of Sight Reading) Pretest and Posttest: Hal Leonard Student Library Read-a-thons: Group Reading Sessions: Fun Competitive Ideas: Learn to Play the Hymns Boot Camp (2, 3 & 4 part reading). “Good sight reading begins with musicality at the forefront of the mindset.”

3:30 – 4:20 ROYAL CONSERVATORY SHOWCASE: HEATHER SMITH, NCTM – An Introduction to the Royal Conservatory

The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Certificate Program is a comprehensive system of music study and assessment from Elementary to Advanced levels. Learn how the Royal Conservatory of Music inspires excellence through individual student assessments as well as supporting teachers with high-quality and innovative resources. Join the growing community of teachers, students, and families who are discovering the benefits of The Royal Conservatory. A drawing will be held during the showcase to give away a complete set of Celebration Series Piano books!

4:30 – 5:20 Visit the Exhibits

4:30 – 5:20 SHANE BOWLES – Composition Genius Bar (pre-registration suggested)

Participants may submit their own questions or observe the question of other teachers concerning Composition. Receive specific, hands-on help during this session.

4:30 – 5:20 CHERYL NORMAN, NCTM – Theory Genius Bar (pre-registration suggested)

Participants may submit their own questions or observe the question of other teachers concerning Composition. Receive specific, hands-on help during this session.

4:30 – 5:20 BYU COLLEGIATE CHAPTER – Teaching Songs, Without Words (pre-registration suggested)

The art of teaching is a balance of presenting material to be known and conveying emotions and sensations to be felt. As technological trends change the way that people interact and communicate ideas, a teacher’s arsenal for presenting specific concepts must also change and develop. This presentation looks at how to use familiar technology, such as your smartphone, in music teaching. We look at how the Internet’s vast repertory of viral videos can help students understand the physical sensations and intangible emotions involved in making music. Come discover how our brains imitate the feeling of running into a brick wall as we watch someone else do that very thing. When words fail, sometimes YouTube prevails.

5:30 - 6:15 PAULA MANWARING: MTNA CERTIFICATION

This session will provide an overview of the MTNA Certification Program.

5:30 – 6:15 AIM ADJUDICATION TRAINING

6:30 – 8:30 AWARDS BANQUET AND CONCERT BY DR. RANDALL FABER (meal ticket required)


SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

7:00-8:00 UMTA Board Breakfast/Meeting

7:00-8:00 REGISTRATION

8:00-5:00 EXHIBIT HALL

8:00-8:15 WELCOME AND OPENING

8:15-9:05 DR. FRED KARPOFF – Effortless Trills and Tremolos

Trills and tremolos are an excellent gauge of optimal coordination at the piano. These elements challenge students, teachers, and professionals alike. Through live demonstration and video analysis, Fred Karpoff shows how to cultivate effortless trills and tremolos in different contexts. Examples from repertoire will highlight how to execute elegant shorter trills such as the opening of Mozart’s Sonata in C, K. 545, longer trills in Debussy and Chopin, and the famous tremolos in Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata, among others. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own ‘problem passages’ to share during this interactive session.

9:15 – 10:15 DR. RANDALL FABER – Stages of Talent Development

Dr. Faber describes the dynamics of intrinsic motivation at different stages of music study. He shares his Facilitative Factors Model with practical implications for the teaching studio.

9:00 -4:00 LESSON WITH A MASTER TEACHER (pre-registration required)

Get Individual Help or Share the Time with Colleagues

Saturday Teachers: CLASSICAL – DR. NANCY ALLRED, DR. CHRISTIAN BOHNENSTENGEL, DR. HILARY DEMSKE
COMPOSITION – DR. KEVIN OLSON
JAZZ – DR. CHRISTIAN BOHNENSTENGEL, DR. KEVIN OLSON

9:00 – 4:00 PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS HONORS RECITALS

10:30 – 12:00 DR. FRED KARPOFF – Collegiate Master Class

10:30 – 11:00 ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC: SHAWN BASTIEN, NCTM – Introduction to AIM

11:15 – 12:00 ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC: JULIET PRESTON, NCTM, STATE AIM CHAIR and KARLYEN TAN, NCTM , STATE AIM COMMITTEE MEMBER– Incorporating AIM into Each Lesson & Choosing Good Repertoire

Build a routine that includes AIM skills into every lesson throughout the year for better-prepared students and less panic the few weeks before. These handy resources will be a great boost to your teaching. Need help choosing appropriate pieces for Performance? Learn the ideal aspects to search for when selecting repertoire, for every level. Bring your questions!

11:30 – 2:00 MUSIC SCHOOL UNIVERSITY FAIR/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL POSTER SESSION, LEZLEE BISHOP, NCTM, CHAIR

Come Ask Your Questions, Get Great Information, and Vote!

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

12:00-1:15 STUDENT AWARDS LUNCHEON (pre-registration required)

12:00 BOX LUNCH (pre-registration required)

12:10-12:30 HANA JANATOVA, NCTM – Music Awareness and Advocacy

Come hear this presentation first! Hana will be presenting this same presentation at the National Conference in Florida.

12:30 – 1:00 Music Awareness and Advocacy Training

12:00 – 1:20 Have you visited the Exhibits, University Fair, and Poster Session to complete your vendor card and be eligible for amazing prizes??

1:20-2:10 DR. RANDALL FABER and DR. FRED KARPOFF SHOWCASE: Teach Technique with Confidence

It’s frustrating to deal with recurring technical problems that can hinder student progress. In this interactive session, Fred Karpoff will introduce ways to confidently address any technical issue with a systematic, whole-body, three-dimensional approach to piano playing. Fred will demonstrate common problems and solutions, and will share video from Technique & Artistry Online, a new resource for teaching effortless piano technique from the Faber Piano Institute, launching Fall 2017. Teacher empowerment leads to heightened student achievement. In turn, lessons can feature more teaching and less correcting---meaning more fun for both teachers and students!

2:00 – 3:30 JULIET PRESTON, NCTM – Validate and Illuminate: Upgrade Your Judging Skills (pre-registration suggested)

With live performances and break-out groups, this session focuses on improving the language, goals, and confidence of you, the music judge, to add greater educational benefit and meaning to the adjudication experience for our students.

2:30 – 3:20 DR. PAMELA PALMER JONES – A History of Keyboard Tuning and Temperament

Why is “Equal Temperament” so out of tune? Why is G# not the same as Ab? This fascinating lecture will also explore the actual sounds of different historical temperaments including J.S. Bach’s own system of temperament that he taught to his own students.

2:30 – 3:20 DR. CHRISTIAN BOHNENSTENGEL,NCTM – Developing an Ear for Improvisation through Singing (pre-registration suggested)

A successful improvisation is heard internally before played. We will explore strategies to develop an inner ear for improvisation through singing. These ideas can be used to embellish works from the Classical era as well as Folk music or Jazz.

3:30 – 4:20 DEBORAH MOENCH – The Power of Positive Teaching

Over and over, former students and their parents have described Debbie Moench;s teaching as always positive, with never any negative comments to her students. Her students have gone on to distinguish themselves in many fields, but especially in music. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from this master teacher!

3:40 – 4:25 DR. YU-JANE YANG, NCTM, GENIUS BAR

This session will provide an opportunity for teachers to ask the questions they have always wanted to ask a true master teacher. In the special request box below, please select your top two choices of topics from sight-reading, technique, practicing, memorization, and motivation, or suggest a topic. Participants will also have an opportunity to submit specific questions to be answered.

4:40 – 5:30 CLOSING PANEL SESSION – Inspiring Your Students to Reach Their Greatest Potential

DR. NANCY LARSON, Moderator This session will be a panel discussion between several of the master teachers in our state and some of their former students who have now become teachers about how to motivate students to excel.