Annual Convention

June 15-16, 2015

Featured Guest Clinician:
Alan Fraser

Alan Fraser

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.

Convention Schedule


How to Register

Register by mail 

Register online  

(*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

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


Why Commute When You Can Stay?

The 2015 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 2015 convention site? Reserve your room now!


Volunteers Needed!

Coming Spring 2015

2015 Volunteer of the Year Award

MMTA is now accepting nomations for the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award. Please fill out the nomination form below to honor a dedicated volunteer in the music teaching community. 

 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination Form.doc (28 KB)

 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination Form.pdf (311 KB)


Coming Winter 2015

Master Classes

Coming Spring 2015

Vendors & Exhibitors

Download a registration form to exhibit at the 2015 MMTA Convention:

 2015 Collegiate Presenter Display.doc (49.5 KB)
 2015 Commercial Exhibitor.doc (37 KB)
 2015 Educational Display.doc (35.5 KB)
 2015 Showcase.doc (32 KB)

Advertising opportunities


For more information, please contact:

Mitch Grussing
(612) 787-2132(612) 787-2132