Convention

Mark your calendar:  June 7-9, 2020 for the 121st annual convention of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA) at the DoubleTree ParkPlace.  We are excited to have Randall Faber as our keynote speaker and guest artist.

Convention Schedule

A preliminary schedule of events will be available in early 2020, after session proposals have been reviewed and chosen. 


Convention Registration

MMTA members and the general public are encouraged to register for "the whole package" which includes Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday sessions, plus Monday and Tuesday breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments.  Other options will be available as well.  If possible, include your meal plan in your online registration, because only a limited number of meals will be available for purchase during the convention.

Complete convention registration info will be available here March thru May.


Lodging

Following a major renovation, the DoubleTree Park Place features Serta Suite Dreams® beds, 50-inch HDTV with premium channels, and complimentary internet access.  All are encouraged to stay Sunday and Monday nights for a truly relaxing convention.  Registered convention attendees get a discounted rate.

Reserve your hotel room before May 17 and get the MMTA discount! The discount will apply automatically if you navigate to the hotel website from here; or, you can call (952) 542-8600 and mention the convention.


Master Classes

Three (3) master classes are planned for the 2020 convention.  Students of MMTA members, as well as MMTA members themselves, are invited to apply.  There is no application fee.  If possible, please apply online, or download and print an application.  Performance video is required, and instructions can be found in the application form.  Deadline:  April 1, 2020

Master class: classical piano (Dr. Randall Faber)
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Master class: jazz and popular piano (Sarah Burk)
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Master class: for the emerging and professional voice (Mary Evelyn Hangley)
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Exhibits and Showcases

All organizations, including music stores, software companies, inventors, product companies, consultants, colleges, and universities, are encouraged to participate.  Vendors may also present a showcase session to introduce new products, methods, and services to independent music teachers.  Showcase presenters must also obtain booth space in the exhibit hall. Deadline:  April 1 (non-refundable deposit required)

Exhibitors: please download and print these forms, and mail them in to our office with your deposit, by April 1.
Commercial Exhibit
Educational Exhibit
Showcase


Collegiate Poster Sessions

We encourage our Collegiate Student Members to submit proposals for posters to be presented in the exhibit hall on Monday, June 8, during morning break and lunch.  We invite proposals that reflect innovation and cutting-edge content, stimulate and provoke audience discussion, include multimedia approaches to enhance learning, and explore pedagogical and performance issues important to all levels.    Deadline:  April 20

Online application | Print version


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to serve as presiders and doorkeepers. 

  • Presiders act as session hosts, introduce presenters, and manage the clock
  • Doorkeepers greet attendees, make sure they are registered, and take attendance.

Volunteer signup will be available here soon.