2019 MMTA Convention

Developing Musical Hearts and Minds

June 9-11, 2019 










Crowne Plaza AiRE, Bloomington, MN

3 Appletree Square / I-494 & 34th Avenue ( Exit 1 ) • Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
Phone: (952) 854-9000
Toll Free: | Central Reservations: (877) 810-5190

Randall Faber





As pianist and educator, Randall Faber has appeared as special guest at universities throughout North America and Asia, including the Beijing Central Conservatory, the Shanghai Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Canada. He has been Convention Artist for the Music Teachers National Association Conference and master teacher for the World Conference on Piano Pedagogy, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference and the USA National Piano Teachers Institute.

A Steinway Artist, Faber has given recitals throughout the United States, Canada and Asia. He has appeared on international television and on public radio in live recital broadcast.

Dr. Faber holds three degrees from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Development from Vanderbilt University. His research on motivation and talent development has been featured in journals and media in South Korea, China, Australia, and at the 9th International Conference on Motivation in Lisbon, Portugal.
Randall and his wife Nancy are well known as authors of the best-selling Piano Adventures® teaching method. Translated to seven languages, their books have sold tens of millions of copies around the world.
The Fabers are co-founders of the Faber Piano Institute.

*New!*  Collegiate Poster Sessions

The MMTA Convention Committee is seeking Collegiate Poster Session proposals for the 2019 convention.  For content and submission information, follow the link below.  Deadline is April 1, 2019.

Collegiate Poster Sessions

Call for Proposals:  Voice & Instrumental

Voice and instrumental teachers and performers are to submit proposals for sessions at the 2019 MMTA Convention.   Submission deadline is Thursday, January 10th.

Submit a proposal

Master Class Applications

The application forms for master classes for the 2019 Convention are now available.  Follow the link below for class and registration information.

Master Classes - Information and Registration

Convention Hotel: Crowne Plaza AiRE, Bloomington, MN

Why commute? Stay where the action is!
From the Crowne Plaza AiRE website:
"Located just 5 minutes from Mall of America and 2 minutes from Minneapolis International Airport (MSP), our hotel proudly offers complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to the airport. We also provide complimentary shuttle service to the Mall of America. All 430 guest rooms and suites feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions, and Crowne Plaza's signature Sleep Advantage Program - guaranteeing the utmost comfort.."
Why commute when you can enjoy all there is to offer at our 2019 convention site?  Book your stay!
Use the code "MMT" to receive the discounted price of $122/night.


How to Register

Interested in attending the MMTA Convention?    Registration information will be available in Spring 2019.

*Please note:  It is recommended convention attendees purchase meals at the time of registration.  The number of meal tickets available for on-site registration is limited.  Registration Desk personnel will be able to inform you at check-in if any tickets remain.

Convention Schedule

A preliminary schedule for the 2019 Convention will be available in Spring 2019.  (Schedule subject to change.)


Exhibits and Showcases

A variety of commercial vendors offer printed music and other items for sale at the convention.  Interested vendors will need to complete the registration form below to request booth space for 2019.  

Educational vendors such as colleges, universities, and other non-profit groups are also welcomed and encouraged to be exhibitors at the 2018 Convention.  A registration form is available below.

Vendors and other interested parties may present a Showcase session during the convention.  Introduce attendees to new products; or highlight methods, products, and services which would be helpful to independent music teachers.  Showcase presenters must also obtain booth space in the exhibit hall to sell their products - complete both a Showcase and Commercial Exhibitor registration form.


Presiders & Doorkeepers

Volunteers needed to serve as Presiders and Doorkeepers. 

  • A Presider introduces the person(s) presenting a convention session.
  • Doorkeepers make sure anyone entering or exiting the session closes the door quietly.

Sign up will be available Spring 2019.


Recitals at the 2019 MMTA Convention

All recitals at the convention are free and open to the public.   Hope to see you there!


Call for Proposals

The MMTA Convention Committee will be seeking session proposals for the 2020 convention in the fall of 2019.  Submission deadline is December 15, 2019.

Our annual MMTA Convention attracts professionals from around the state who are eager to learn from the best in our profession. We offer presentations of the highest quality that appeal to both experienced and newer music teachers, covering a wide variety of topics related to pedagogy and business.  Review the document below for information.