2011 Fall Conference

Virginia Music Teachers Association

Fall Conference
October 27-30, 2011
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Conference Schedule:

Click HERE (link inactive) for the conference schedule (PDF).

Click HERE (link inactive) for an article about the conference (PDF).

Guest Artist:

Click HERE to read pianist Ann Schein’s biography.

Workshop Descriptions:

Click HERE (link inactive) to read about the conference workshops (PDF).

Lodging:

VMTA has reserved a block of rooms at the reduced rate of $99 plus tax, including full breakfast, at Doubletree Hotel, Richmond Downtown, 301 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Va. 23220. Call them directly at 804-644-9871 to reserve your room on or before 10/6/2011 or register online by clicking HERE (link inactive).

The Doubletree Hotel is less than a mile from the VCU Performing Arts Center Conference site. Valet overnight parking is secure underground at the reduced rate of $10 per day. As part of the Hilton Family, Doubletree Hotel participates in the Hilton HHonors reward program that lets you earn hotel points and airline miles. You can become a member at the above website.

Online Registration Form:

Click HERE (link inactive) to register online. Using the online form, you can register and then either pay by check or pay online via PayPal.

Conference Advertising:

Click HERE (link inactive) for the conference advertising contract form (PDF).

Directions:

Driving Directions to VCU:

Arriving from the East by Interstate 64 West – coming from Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, etc.

  1. Take Exit 190 for Fifth Street and Downtown/Coliseum.
  2. Turn right at the eighth traffic light, onto West Main Street.
  3. Follow West Main Street for 11 blocks to Belvidere Street (turn right).
  4. Go three blocks to West Broad Street (turn left).
  5. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Arriving from the North by Interstate 95 South – coming from Washington, Fredericksburg, Kings Dominion, etc.

  1. Take Exit 76B for Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 and 301).
  2. Turn left onto West Leigh Street.
  3. Turn right onto Belvidere Street.
  4. Turn right onto West Broad Street.
  5. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Arriving from the South by Interstate 95 North – coming from Petersburg, North Carolina, etc.

  1. Take Exit 74A onto Downtown Expressway, I-195 (The exit ramp is actually on the James River Bridge).
  2. Drive 1/2 mile, take exit for Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 and 301).
  3. Drive two blocks along Canal Street to North Belvidere Street.
  4. Turn right on North Belvidere Street.
  5. Go three blocks to West Broad Street (turn left).
  6. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Arriving from the West by Interstate 64 East – coming from Charlottesville, etc.

  1. Take Exit 76B for Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 and 301).
  2. Turn left onto West Leigh Street.
  3. Turn right onto Belvidere Street.
  4. Turn right onto West Broad Street.
  5. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Once you have parked ($5 per day), proceed 2 blocks south on either Schafer Street or Harrison Avenue to Park Avenue. The Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, the Conference location, is at 922 Park Avenue. Registration is in the lobby. Below is a map of the VCU area around the parking deck and Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. On Friday after 6 pm and all day Saturday and Sunday, parking on the street is free for the areas with a 1-hour parking designation. Please note that time limits for street parking are strictly enforced.

Google Map for the Singleton Center

The Sonia Vlacevic Concert Hall is located in the Singleton Performing Arts Center. This will be the location for all of our Workshops and most of our events. The James W. Black Music Center, which has one of the Recital Halls we will use, is across the street from the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts.

VCU’s Black Music Center Map