2022 MMTA Convention Session Overviews

May 2, 2022

In the coming weeks we will be highlighting some of the many fabulous sessions you can attend at convention. 

Muzio Clementi: The Six Sonatinas, Opus 36
A Survey and Tutorial for Teaching and Performing-
Dr. Paul Wirth

Dr. Wirth draws on his own teaching of these time honored works in an exposition of the most recent developments, including a brief biography of Clementi, the purpose of his Sonatinas op 36, editions, updated performance practice, fingerings, and more. It is recommended to bring the Henle and Arthur Houle editions if possible.

Lecture/Recital: African-American Art Songs for Students-
Siri Caltvedt

You know you want to add diversity to your students’ vocal repertoire but are unsure where to begin. Look no further! This lecture/recital will feature seven songs in English by African-American composers that are appropriate for student singers high school through early college of any skin tone. I will provide a short biography of each composer and any prominent poets as well as some historical context for each song as well as swap out or pairing suggestions vis a vis “tried (tired?) and true” vocal literature

Marketing with Less Stress-
Jen Hickle

Facebook, Instagram, Google, blogging, networking, emails...there are so many ways to get new students and advertise your business, but it's also overwhelming! How do you know what works best? Where should you spend your time? Jen Hickle, business coach and certified Strengths Coach, helps music schools and music teachers know where to focus in order to grow their business, based on their unique wiring. She uses Myers Briggs and Clifton Strengths to explain principles of marketing in a simpler way than you've heard before!