2019 MMTA Convention


120th Annual MMTA Convention

June 9-11, 2019 

Crowne Plaza AiRE, Bloomington, MN

Featuring Guest Artists Brian Chung, Dr. Nicholas Susi, Dr. Paul Wirth





We are excited to announce that the 2019 MMTA Convention will feature three guest artists:  Brian Chung, Dr. Nicholas Susi, and Dr. Paul Wirth.

Brian Chung, Senior Vice President of Kawai America, a warm and inspiring speaker, will deliver the keynote address and offer two sessions focusing on improvisation skills for the classically trained pianist.

Dr. Nicholas Susi, Assistant Professor of Music at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, will present a recital on Monday evening. Dr. Susi was our classical piano master class clinician at last year's convention.  His artistry has been recognized through prizes in such piano competitions as the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Award, the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition, and Klavierfestival Rosrath.

Dr. Paul Wirth is a prominent figure in the national piano teaching community and a beloved member of MMTA.  He will be the classical piano master class clinician and will deliver a presentation entitled "Teaching Musicality!" His unique combination of masterful performing and teaching, along with a sense of humor and unassuming personality have made him a much sought-after featured artist and we are excited to host him.

In addition, the convention schedule features 30+ workshop sessions on pedagogical and business topics.  Convention begins with two recitals on Sunday, June 9, and continues June 10-11 with two full days of sessions, master classes, and performances.

You won't want to miss a moment! Register now!

MMTA Convention Committee

Kirsten Levorson, chair


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

*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

2019 Convention Schedule

A preliminary schedule of events is now available.  Check back for updates between now and June.



Master Classes

Follow the link below for class information.

Master Classes - Information

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.

Register online


e-Piano Junior Festival

The e-Piano Junior Festival is an event that has been created for the benefit of our local young aspiring pianists and their teachers and parents.  A young pianist who has not started college, and is resident of Minnesota, North Dakota or Wisconsin, can apply to perform in one of the e-Piano Junior Festivals.   

Based on the initial application review, participants will be invited to perform in front of an audience at the MMTA Convention on Sunday, June 9, 2019.  Performances are free and open to the public.  We promise for this to be a very fun event for parents and teachers and all young musicians!

Learn more
Apply online

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

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.