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March 16th-20th

MTNA National Conference
Portland, OR
Visit the MTNA website to learn more.

April 19th 10:00am

Christina Whitlock: The Varsity Musician’s Playbook: Commitment-Building Strategies from Team Sports to the Studio
Gist Piano Shop
1714 Lincoln Ave
Louisville, KY 40213
Presented at MTNA in San Antonio (2016) and IMTA State Conference (2016)
Why does Sally prefer soccer to piano? This interactive session focuses on successful approaches from sports psychologists to help build committed “teams” of our own!
Christina Whitlock, M.M., N.C.T.M. currently operates a vibrant independent studio in Muncie, Indiana. Christina earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Kent State University in 2004 (summa cum laude), and completed a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Ball State in 2006. Christina began teaching in the private setting when she was only fourteen, and has maintained a full studio roster ever since. She is proud to be celebrating twenty-two years of teaching at the age of 36.
In her time at Kent State University, Christina was the recipient of several academic, performance, and service-related scholarships. A founding member of Kent State’s Teaching Institute Program, Christina enjoyed witnessing how to establish a community-based music program in a university setting. Christina has enjoyed adjunct faculty member positions at Ball State University, teaching group piano courses for music majors, and Taylor University, performing dual roles as staff accompanist and instructor for Art as Experience, a general humanities course focused on music and art. Additionally, Christina facilitated online Humanities courses for the University of Phoenix as Practitioner Faculty from 2009-2017.

Saturday May 18th 9:00-3:00

KMTA Regional Keyboard Festival
The University of Louisville
In order to encourage the many young keyboard students throughout Kentucky, and to give support to the private teachers of our state, the Kentucky Music Teachers Association holds Keyboard Festivals throughout the state for students of member teachers of piano. Each student plays two pieces from different eras for an adjudicator and will receive comments and potentially be eligible for four different scholarships of $200. They also have the option to take a theory test according to their ability, with study guides provided on the website. Come celebrate the end of your school year with us at this exciting event!