Annual Convention

June 9-10, 2014

Featured Guest Clinician:
Ingrid Clarfield

Ingrid Clarfield

Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, nationally recognized teacher, clinician, pianist, and author holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College where she studied with John Perry. She also holds a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.  Clarfield is Professor of Piano and Coordinator of the Piano Department at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. She has directed Westminster Choir College's Piano Week for High School Students since 1984.

Ms. Clarfield has given lecture-recitals, workshops and master classes in more than a hundred cities across North America, including many presentations at state and national conferences of The Music Teachers National Association. She has presented numerous master classes and pedagogy sessions at the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, the TCU/Van Cliburn Institute, the National  Piano Teachers Institute, the Music Teachers Association of California, World Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the Calgary Arts Summer School in Alberta, Canada.

Clarfield’s life is the subject of a new documentary full-length film TAKE A BOW, released in 2011. It tells her inspirational life story  depicting her tenacious fight back to teaching after a devastating stroke that occurred in 2007. She is also honored to have received recognition from her peers in music education. In 2009 she was the first recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the New Jersey Music Teachers Association (NJMTA). In 2012 she was named the prestigious “Teacher of the Year” by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).   In 2006 Professor Clarfield was selected as an MTNA Foundation Fellow. 


Call for Presentations

 Coming Fall, 2014


Convention Schedule


How to Register

Register online  (MMTA members)


Mail in the registration form enclosed in the 2014 MMTA Convention Brochure:

Convention Hotel: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

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


Why Commute When You Can Stay?

The 2014 MMTA convention site, Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Plymouth, has had a name change. Its new official title is Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, A Hotel and Conference Center. The 2014 MMTA convention will be 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 2014 convention site? Reserve your room now!


Volunteers Needed!

Sign up to be a presider and/or doorkeeper at the 2014 Convention

2014 Volunteer of the Year Award

2014 Volunteer of the Year.pdf (415.86 KB)


Master Classes

Coming Spring, 2015

Vendors & Exhibitors

Interested in having an exhibit booth at the 2014 MMTA Convention?  Please contact the MMTA Office at

Advertising opportunities


For more information, please contact:
Sarah Mensen
(651) 315-2217
Mitch Grussing
(612) 787-2132