Wednesday, July 26, 2017

9:00am-7:00pm Registration opens (Junior Ballroom Pre-Foyer)

1:30pm-2:00pm Opening Keynote Address

2:15pm-9:30pm Pre-Conference Click here for more information


Thursday, July 27, 2017

7:00am Registration opens (Junior Ballroom Pre-Foyer)

9:00am Exhibit Hall opens (Junior Ballroom)

8:00am-8:50am Publisher Showcases

The Royal Conservatory: Celebrating Theory – Janet Lopinski (Grand Ballroom AB)

Hal Leonard: Recent Classical Piano Publications from Hal Leonard  Richard Walters, Brendan Fox (Grand Ballroom CD)

Alfred: From Solo to Concerto: Variety in the Studio – Tom Gerou, Gayle Kowalchyk, and E. L. Lancaster (Grand Ballroom IJ)

Timewarp Technologies: Crucial Tools for Creative Teachers – George Litterst, Shana Kirk, Stella Sick (Grand Ballroom GH)

9:00am-9:50am Workshops (choose one)

Wellness Help! I Have a Student Who… – Gail Berenson, Linda Cockey, Vanessa Cornett, Brenda Wristen (Grand Ballroom AB)

Pedagogy 101 Pedagogy Pics: Students Caught in the Act of Being Themselves Bruce Berr (Grand Ballroom CD)

Collaborative Coaching the Team! – Alexandra Nguyen (Grand Ballroom GH)

Pedagogy 101 Lost in Translation: Helping Students Connect with their Repertoire through the Subtleties of Musical Languages Ryan Greene, Tom White (Grand Ballroom IJ)

Technology Game Theory vs. Theory Games  Stella Sick, Shana Kirk, Linda Christensen (Magnolia A)

Pedagogy 101 What Lies Beneath: Teaching Intermediate Students about Structure, Rhythmic Impulse, and Melodic Content in Bass Lines  Deborah Rambo Sinn (Magnolia BC)

10:15am-11:45am Teaching Demonstration - Beginning Level (Grand Ballroom EF)

11:45am-1:30pm Poster Sessions (Junior Ballroom Foyer)

12:45pm-1:15pm Noontime Recital Seymour Bernstein's "New Pictures at an Exhibition" – Jerry Wong (Grand Ballroom EF)

1:30pm-3:00pm Keynote Address Teaching Music by Encouraging Creative Engagement  Peter Webster (Grand Ballroom EF)

3:30pm-4:20pm Workshops (choose one)

Pedagogy 101 El Sistema's Inspired Joy of Community in the Piano Studio  Penny Lazarus (Grand Ballroom AB)

Teaching Students with Special Needs – Your Questions Answered – Beth Bauer, Scott Price, Melissa Martiros (Grand Ballroom CD)

Repertoire/Diversity Latin Fiesta!: The Pedagogical Piano Music of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico  Desireé González, Jovaani-Rey de Pedro, Joao Paulo Casarotti (Grand Ballroom GH)

Pedagogy 101 American Piano Technique: Defining a New Paradigm – Randall Faber, Fred Karpoff (Grand Ballroom IJ)

Creativity Harmonizing 101: What Every Student Needs to Know to Understand Music  Tim Topham (Magnolia BC)

Open Forum Meeting of the Committee on Teaching Adults: “Passion for Piano: Gen X, Boomers and Beyond.” Adult Learning Committee (Magnolia A)

4:30pm-5:20pm Publisher Showcases

Piano Safari: Building a Foundation for Music Literacy – Katherine Fisher and Julie Knerr (Grand Ballroom AB)

The Royal Conservatory: Evaluating with the Experts: A Peek Inside the Exam Room – Members of The Royal Conservatory College of Examiners (Grand Ballroom CD)

Yamaha: Modernizing Your Studio for Maximum Student Engagement  Dennis Alexander, Linda Christensen, Pete Jutras, Stella Sick Hosts: George Litterst, Shana Kirk (Grand Ballroom GH)

Hal Leonard: The Music of Teaching – Jennifer Linn, Lynda Lybeck-Robinson, Jeremy Siskind, and Barbara Kreader Skalinder (Grand Ballroom IJ)

6:00pm Exhibit Hall closes (Junior Ballroom)

7:00pm Registration closes (Junior Ballroom Pre-Foyer)

8:00pm-9:30pm Keynote Address Keys to Making Music Jim Brickman (Grand Ballroom EF)


Friday, July 28, 2017

7:00am Registration opens (Junior Ballroom Pre-Foyer)

8:00am-8:50am Publisher Showcases

The Royal Conservatory: Digital Resources to Support Teachers and Engage Learners – Anna Boyden (Grand Ballroom CD)

Faber Piano Adventures: The Power of Technique & Artistry – Randall Faber (Grand Ballroom IJ)

PianoMarvel: How much could your students improve their Sight Reading in 7 weeks? – Sean Slade and Mary Faith Williams (Grand Ballroom GH)

Strike A Chord – Elyse Weakley (Grand Ballroom AB)

9:00am Exhibit Hall opens (Junior Ballroom)

9:00am-9:50am Workshops (choose one)

Pedagogy 101 Effective Communication of Practice Expectations: Send them Home with the Tools for Success – Scott Donald (Grand Ballroom AB)

Every Student Can! - Inside Autism and the Piano Lesson  Scott Price (Grand Ballroom CD)

Creativity How to Go Beyond the Page to Help Guide a Student Musically and Technically   Karen Ann Krieger (Grand Ballroom GH)

Creativity Application of Creative Engagement Practices for the Studio   Peter Webster (Grand Ballroom IJ)

Technology Nurturing the Inner Composer – Kathleen Theisen, Hunter Ewen (Magnolia A)

10:15am-11:45am Teaching Demonstration - Intermediate Level (Grand Ballroom EF)

11:45am-1:30pm Poster Sessions (Junior Ballroom Foyer)

12:45pm-1:15pm Memorial Session (Grand Ballroom EF)

1:30pm-3:10pm PEDx7 (Grand Ballroom EF) Click here for more information

1:30pm-2:45pm Collegiate Pedagogy Track

Collegiate Pedagogy Teaching your Students to Teach: Competency Expectations for All Levels of Pedagogy Students Courtney Crappell, Yu-Jane Yang (Magnolia BC)


Collegiate Pedagogy Are they Ready? Assessment Tools for Tracking Pedagogy Student Progress Courtney Crappell, Yu-Jane Yang (Magnolia BC)

3:30pm-4:20pm Workshops (choose one)

Creativity Music Alive! Sounds that Move, Pictures that Sing  Clinton Pratt (Grand Ballroom AB)

Collaborative Beyond Music: Education and Civic Engagement  Melissa Ngan Snoza, Hereine Coetzee Koschak, and Katherine Petersen (Grand Ballroom CD)

Pedagogy 101 Balancing the Eye and the Ear: Applying Principles of the Suzuki Method to Reading Based Teaching  Christy Vogt-Corley (Grand Ballroom G)

Bridging the Two Sides of Live Performance: From Written Classics to Unwritten Live Improvisation Charlie Albright (Grand Ballroom IJ)

Creativity Training Four Skills for Improvisation: Ear, Muscle Memory, Brain, and Heart  Jeremy Siskind (Magnolia A)

4:30pm-5:20pm Publisher Showcases

Entrada Piano Technique: Teach Technique with Confidence – Fred Karpoff (Grand Ballroom AB)

FJH Publishing: Better than ever, the new 2nd edition of Succeeding at the Piano® and more! – Helen Marlais (Grand Ballroom CD)

Stipes Publishing: Celebrate Piano Method: An All-in-One Comprehensive Method Overview and New Directions – Cathy Albergo and Mitzi Kolar (Grand Ballroom GH)

Aflred: Visual Imagery: A Tool for Teaching Technique and Interpretation – Catherine Rollin (Grand Ballroom IJ)

5:00pm Registration closes (Junior Ballroom Pre-Foyer)

6:00pm Exhibit Hall closes (Junior Ballroom)

6:00pm-6:30pm Banquet (ticket required) wine reception (Lilac BD)

6:30pm-8:15pm Banquet (ticket required) dinner (Lilac AC)

8:30pm-9:30pm Concert 2017 APA Winner Drew Petersen (Grand Ballroom EF)


Saturday, July 29, 2017

7:30am Registration opens (Junior Ballroom Pre-Foyer)

8:00am-8:50am Publisher Showcases

Kjos: Bastien New Traditions: Inspiring the Next Generation of Beginning Pianists – Jane and Lori Bastien (Grand Ballroom IJ)

Willis: Happy Birthday Mr. Gillock! – Glenda Austin (Grand Ballroom GH)

The Royal Conservatory: Take Your Teaching to the Next Level – Sue Elliott and Marvin Blickenstaff (Grand Ballroom CD)

The all-new – Pete Jutras, Ryan Greene, and Deborah Rambo Sinn (Grand Ballroom AB)

9:00am Exhibit Hall Opens (Junior Ballroom)

9:00am-9:50am Workshops (choose one)

Creativity The Compelling Connection Between Improvisation and Music Reading (For Children from Birth to Age Nine) – Marilyn Lowe (Grand Ballroom AB)

Pedagogy 101 A Teaching Toolbox for Total Technique and Productive Practice at the Piano – Stephen Pierce (Grand Ballroom CD)

Collaborative Nurturing the Fledgling Collaborative Pianist – Tracy Cowden (Grand Ballroom GH)

Don’t Write the Epitaph Just Yet: Strategies for a Classical Music Revolution – Christopher Fisher (Grand Ballroom IJ)

Technology Eyes, Ears, Needs, and Notes – Mario Ajero, George Litterst, Alejandro Cremaschi (Magnolia A)

10:15am-11:45am Keynote Address When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn’s Cold War Triumph and its Aftermath  Stuart Isacoff (Grand Ballroom EF)

12:30p Registration closes (Junior Ballroom Pre-Foyer)

12:45pm-1:15pm Noontime Recital Happy 100th Birthday, William Gillock: A Jazzy Celebration – Tony Caramia (Grand Ballroom EF)

1:30pm Exhibit Hall Closes (Junior Ballroom)

1:30pm-3:00pm Teaching Demonstration - Advanced Level (Grand Ballroom EF)