The 2018 MTNA National Conference will be held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 17–21, 2018. Just minutes away from Walt Disney World® and the Magic Kingdom Park®, the most magical place on Earth, this conference is sure to be an enchanting experience for music teachers, both personally and professionally.
The MTNA National Conference has established itself as the premier source for professional development of music teachers of all areas. This year’s conference is no exception—featuring more than 100 sessions, showcases, teaching demonstrations and master classes on topics ranging from teaching methods, literature and performance to entrepreneurship, studio management and business practices. An extensive Exhibit Hall of print music, instruments, software and pedagogical materials; the MTNA Student Competitions; and Pedagogy Saturday complete the event.
The internationally renowned pianist, Jeremy Denk, and the groundbreaking trio, Time for Three, will highlight the evening recitals. The conference keynote address will be given by noted neurologist and flutist, Dr. Eckart Altenmüller, chair and director of the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine in Hannover, Germany. Master classes will be led by well-known pedagogues Pavlina Dokovska of the Mannes School and Fei Xu, an independent teacher who specializes in teaching intermediate level students.