I am the Chair of the Jazz/Pop track conference planning committee for the 2013 MTNA National Conference that will take place March 9-13 in Anaheim, California at the Disneyland Hotel.
The conference planning committee is now accepting jazz/pop session proposals for March 9 “Pedagogy Saturday.”
Things to keep in mind:
- While MTNA is working hard to expand their membership to include music teachers of all instruments, currently, only 12% of its members are non-pianists.
- Most members are private studio teachers rather than band/choral/orchestra directors though some do both and many teach group lessons.
- The majority of its members teach beginners using a "read-only" approach in their studios. Many are interested in non-classical styles but need to be encouraged in this approach to making music so practical teaching tips are more appreciated than theoretical or scholarly sessions more relevant to experienced improvisers.
General submission information, including a list of requirements can be found here.: https://members.mtna.org/submit/proposal.html
If you have any questions regarding the conference or submitting a proposal contact Tonya Schauer, meetings associate, at (513) 421-1420, ext. 245 or email@example.com.
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