Schedule

Please see the conference registration table or the conference program book for an updated schedule.

2023 VMTA State Conference

November 2-4, 2023

Old Dominion University, F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music

Norfolk, VA

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

MTNA Woodwinds Competition – Time and Location TBA

Approximately 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM VMTA Leadership Summit (Webb Center, Room TBA)

1:00 – 2:00 PM Conference Registration & Exhibitors Set-up (First Floor Atrium)

2:00 – 5:00 PM Meet & Greet / Conference Registration & Exhibitors Open (First Floor Atrium)

2:30 – 3:30 PM Opening Session, Guest Clinician: Randall Faber, “The Neuroscience of Practice” (Choir Room – Room 1201)

4:00 – 5:00 PM Conference Session: Nancy O-Neill Breth and Edwina Hunter, “Something for Everyone: A Treasure-Trove of Musical Ideas” (Choir Room – Room 1201)

5:00 – 7:30 PM Dinner on your own / Virginia Teachers Concert Rehearsals

5:30 – 7:00 PM Presidents Council Dinner (Webb Center, Room TBA)

7:30 – 9:30 PM Virginia Teachers Concert (Chandler Recital Hall – Room 1126)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

MTNA Young Artist Piano, MTNA Junior Piano, MTNA Strings, and Other MTNA Competitions –  Times and Locations TBA

8:00 – 9:00 AM Conference Registration & Exhibitors Set-up (First Floor Atrium)

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Conference Registration & Exhibitors Open (First Floor Atrium)

9:00 – 9:30 AM Coffee, Tea, & Conversation / New Member Meet & Greet (First Floor Atrium)

9:30 – 10:30 AM Conference Session: Gjergji Gaqi, “Expanding the Teaching Repertoire: Piano Pedagogy in the works of Florence B. Price” (Diehn Reading Room – Room 192)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Conference Session: Rok Palcic, Independent Music Teachers Forum (IMTF) Meeting (Diehn Reading Room – Room 192)

12:30 – 1:30 PM Q and A Lunch with Randall Faber (Please bring your own lunch.) (Webb Center, Room TBA)

1:50 – 2:20 PM Conference Session: Richard Masters, “Introducing Your Students to the World of Collaborative Piano” (Diehn Reading Room – Room 192)

2:40 – 3:10 PM Conference Session: Julia Sansone, “Beyond the Private Studio: How to Expand Your Music Teaching Business” (Diehn Reading Room – Room 192)

3:30-4:30 PM Conference Session, Guest Clinician: Randall Faber, Publishers Session (Diehn Reading Room – Room 192)

5:00 – 7:00 PM VMTA Banquet (Webb Center, Room TBA)

7:30 – 9:30 PM VMTA Concerto Competition Winners Concert (University Theater)

9:30 – 10:30 PM Concert Reception (University Theater Lobby)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

MTNA Senior Piano Competition and VMTA State Auditions – Times and Locations TBA

8:00 – 9:00 AM Conference Registration & Exhibitors Set-up (First Floor Atrium)

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Conference Registration & Exhibitors Open (First Floor Atrium)

9:00 – 9:30 AM Coffee, Tea, & Conversation / New Member Meet & Greet (First Floor Atrium)

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Conference Session, Guest Clinician: Randall Faber, “Technique and Artistry” (Chandler Recital Hall – Room 1126)

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM VMTA Business Meeting (Chandler Recital Hall – Room 1126)

12:15 – 1:45 PM Collegiate Chapters Lunch (Bring your own lunch.) (Mediated Classroom 1103)

12:30 – 1:30 PM “Defining Passion, The Pianist” – A documentary of Melissa Marrion’s life as a piano teacher followed by Q and A with Melissa. (Bring your own lunch.) (Classroom 2118)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Masterclass with Guest Artist, Artina McCain (Chandler Recital Hall – Room 1126)

3:15 – 4:15 PM Commissioned Composer Concert: William Averitt, Diversions (Chandler Recital Hall – Room 1126)

4:30 – 5:30 PM VMTA & MTNA Competitions Winners Recital (Chandler Recital Hall – Room 1126)

5:30 – 7:30 PM Dinner – On-campus dinner is encouraged as an ODU football game will present challenges for travel to and from campus. A list of on-campus dinner options will be published.

7:30 – 9:00 PM Guest Artist Concert: Artina McCain (Chandler Recital Hall – Room 1126)

9:00-10:00 PM Closing Reception (First Floor Atrium)