Arizona State Music Teachers Association

ASMTA Conference 2015

Jazz It Up! ASMTA 2015 State Conference

Arizona State Music Teachers Association Conference
May 28-30, 2015
Wigwam Arizona Resort & Spa

Jeremy Siskind
Jeremy Siskind
Jazz Pianist
Featured Concert Artist
Mike Morrell
Mike Morrell
Yamaha Music Education System
Keynote Speaker

The Wigwam Arizona Resort & Spa is an Arizona landmark and Historic Hotel of America beloved by generations since 1929. Wigwam guests may enjoy newly renovated luxury casitas and suites, a variety of award-winning restaurants and a full array of recreational amenities including the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, pools and Jacuzzi, fitness center, water slides, golf courses, tennis, bocce, and more.

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Overview & Highlights

Member and non-member music business owners, teachers and administrators who work independently or in a public, charter, or private school setting are welcome to attend the 2015 Conference, where they may enjoy a variety of workshops, presentations, exhibits, and performances.

The conference will include jazz improvisation workshops and a benefit concert for the MTNA Foundation presented by our featured artist, jazz pianist Jeremy Siskind. His co-sponsors are Hal Leonard and Yamaha Corporation of America. The West Valley Youth Orchestra will perform at the Gala Banquet under the direction of ASMTA member Claire Gordon. Mike Morrell, Yamaha Music Education System manager will speak on "The Evolution of Music Teaching."

ASMTA/PMTA Historian Gail Chang will share highlights of information gleaned from her work in organizing a large volume of PMTA and ASMTA historical files, including ASMTA scrapbooks that she discovered were donated many years ago to the Arizona State University library. Gail will memorialize the contributions of Nadine Dreskell. Nadine served as president of ASMTA and MTNA. She and her husband were ASU professors, and Nadine authored a history of ASMTA.

Arizona attorney Suzanne Dallimore will present information about federal and state antitrust laws that protect consumers and related concerns and practical advice for independent music teachers and schools in Arizona.

ASMTA students may audition to perform in the James R. Anthony Honors Recital that will be held on May 30, 2015. This educational event features and recognizes the most outstanding students in Arizona, promotes development of the highest possible levels of musicianship, technique and performance, and honors the significant work and pedagogical achievement of their teachers. This event is open to all student instrumentalists, vocalists, and chamber music ensembles of 6 performers or fewer, using no more than one piano. The schedule, application and other information will be posted by early January 2015.

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