June 15-16, 2015
Featured Guest Clinician:
Canadian pianist Alan Fraser is best known for his landmark works, The Craft of Piano Playing and Honing the Pianistic Self-Image. These present a new approach to piano technique that accesses the innate structure and function of the human hand, replacing tension and over-relaxation with effective hand activation, which leads in turn to enriched piano tone, greater agility and a deeper emotional expression.
Born and raised in Montreal where he completed several university degrees and studies notably with Tom Plaunt and Phil Cohen, he moved to the former Yugoslavia in 1990 to collaborate with Kemal Gekich, a virtuoso whose transcendent technique Fraser would analyze on the way to forming his own approach.
Fraser teaches piano and Feldenkrais at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and gives seminars and recitals throughout Europe, Japan and North America. Find out more about Alan’s various activities at one of his several websites:
Call for Presentations
MMTA will accept proposals for presentations at the 2016 convention beginning September 2015. Submission deadline is December 15th, 2015.
How to Register
June 14th - 4:00-6:00pm
June 15th - 7:30am-3:00pm
June 16th - 7:30am-3:00pm
*On-Site: Registration only. Meal ticket availability is not guaranteed. If meals are sold out, individual entrees may be ordered from the hotel's Creekside Cafe.
Convention Hotel: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
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*Presider: Introduces the person or group leading the session.
**Doorkeeper: Opens and closes door to session room quietly if people enter/exit during the session.
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Vendors & Exhibitors
Download a registration form to exhibit at the 2015 MMTA Convention:
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