Annual Convention

June 13-14, 2016

Featured Guest Clinician:
Dr. Noa Kageyama

Alan Fraser

Performance psychologist Dr. Noa Kageyama teaches musicians how to do their best under pressure.

 Dr. Noa Kageyama is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and is the performance psychology coach for the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. A conservatory-trained violinist with degrees from Oberlin and Juilliard, Dr. Kageyama specializes in working with performing artists, teaching them how to utilize sport psychology principles and more consistently demonstrate their full abilities under pressure. 

 Dr. Kageyama has conducted workshops at institutions ranging from Northwestern University, New England Conservatory, Peabody, Eastman, and the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music, to programs such as the Starling-Delay Symposium, The Perlman Music Program, and the National Orchestral Institute, and for organizations like the Music Teachers’ National Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. 

 Dr. Kageyama’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Musical America, Strings Magazine, Strad, and Lifehacker. He maintains a private coaching practice and authors a performance psychology blog called The Bulletproof Musician with over 100,000 monthly readers.

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Call for Presentations

MMTA will accept proposals for presentations at the 2016 convention beginning September 2015. Submission deadline is December 15th, 2015.  Please use the link below for more details on suggested presentation topics and submission information.

 2016 MMTA Convention - Call for Proposals.pdf (161.42 KB)

Convention Schedule

 (Coming Spring 2016) 


How to Register

(Coming Spring 2016)

Convention Hotel: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

3131 Campus Drive, Pymouth, MN
Phone: 763-559-6600763-559-6600 
Crowne Plaza Hotel Website


Why Commute When You Can Stay?

The 2016 MMTA convention site will again be the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, A Hotel and Conference Center. It is only 10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis with easy access to I-494 and Highway 55.  You can look forward to the award-winning Europa Lunch Buffet and creative dinner menus. Food and beverages offered during breaks will be kept fresh and ever-changing as the day continues from morning pastries to afternoon Munchies. Your dining experience will be memorable indeed!
The hotel offers 243 graciously-appointed guest rooms with essential amenities and large windows that view the hotel's scenic pond or woodlands. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet is available throughout the hotel. Amenities include complimentary admission to a full-service health club, a 24-hour business center, ample free parking, and a refreshing night's sleep with the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage Program. If there's time for shopping, Ridgedale and Arbor Malls are a few minutes away. The hotel is adjacent to Medicine Lake and French REgional Park offering miles of running, biking trails, and much more! There are many public and private golf courses nearby.
Why commute when you can enjoy all there is to offer at our 2016 convention site? Reserve your room now!


Volunteers Needed!

Sign up to be a Presider* or Doorkeeper** at the 2016 Convention  (Sign-up available Spring 2016.)

*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.

2016 Volunteer of the Year Award

Coming Winter 2016


Coming Winter 2015

Master Classes

Coming Spring 2016

Vendors & Exhibitors

Download a registration form to exhibit at the 2016 MMTA Convention.

 RegForm 2016 Commercial Exhibitor.doc (52 KB)
 RegForm 2016 Commercial Exhibitor.pdf (596.4 KB)

 RegForm 2016 Educational Display-5.doc (50 KB)
 RegForm 2016 Educational Display-5.pdf (533.06 KB)

 RegForm 2016 Collegiate Presenter Display-1.doc (50 KB)
 RegForm 2016 Collegiate Presenter Display-1.pdf (605.83 KB)

 RegForm 2016 Showcase.doc (47 KB)
 RegForm 2016 Showcase.pdf (607 KB)

Advertising opportunities


For more information, please contact:

Kirsten Levorson, NCTM
(612) 787-213 (651) 423-4811