Mini-Pedagogy Symposium | Competition Day 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Nazareth College, Rochester, New York

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION: free
 
CALL FOR PROPOSAL – Poster Session and Lightning Talks

Submission Deadline: CLOSED.
Anyone who wishes to submit a late registration or proposal should contact Dr. Leonidas Lagrimas at leonidas.lagrimas@fredonia.edu

 

The NYSMTA Mini-Pedagogy Symposium on Competition Day is seeking proposals from all pianists and teachers, MTNA members and non-members.  All are encouraged to participate: collegiate chapters, college students, newly graduated young professionals, all private music teachers and collegiate faculty.

SESSION DESCRIPTION and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

The Mini-Pedagogy Symposium will consist of two main types of sessions: 

 

  • Poster Display Session

  • Lightning Talks

Posters Display Session

Posters generally fall into two main types: Pedagogy/Best practice posters, and Research posters.  We welcome posters that display information on a variety of topics, for example:

 

  • Piano Pedagogy; ideas for technique development, musicianship

development, specific skills such as sight-reading, scales, pedaling, etc.

  • Lesson/teaching ideas for studio or class piano

  • Music entrepreneurship (building a studio, advertising a studio, etc.)

  • Approaches for teaching specific populations (younger, older, special needs, etc.)

  • Music history

  • Piano repertoire/piano composers

  • Jazz, improvisation

  • World, popular, folk music

  • Aural skills/Music theory concepts and piano

  • Wellness

 

Posters should be large enough to be seen from a distance.  Consider use of visual aids like photos, charts, or music scores to enhance the presentation.  

 

Lightning Talks

As the name suggests, these are fast!  Lightning Talks are 5-minute oral presentations on a piano/pedagogy related topic of your choice.  

Visual elements such as Powerpoint slides are encouraged.  The topics should be practical in nature and applicable to a wide audience of pianists and teachers.

 

The 5 minute limit for Lightning Talks is strictly enforced!  Make sure your proposed talk will fit the time limit.  The most effective lightning talks are usually specific and focused on a single topic/idea, rather than trying to provide summaries of many ideas. 

Submission Requirements

Poster

  • Title

  • 50 word abstract

  • 50-75 word biography

  • A computer-generated sample in PDF or JPEG format
     

Lightning Talks

  • Title

  • 50 summary 

50-75 word biography







Selected presenters must register for NYSMTA 2019 Symposium Please direct any questions about the Symposium to

Leonidas.Lagrimas at leonidas.lagrimas@fredonia.edu 

Submission guidelines for Students, Advisors, and Piano Teachers:

 

  • Posters generally fall into two main types: Pedagogy/Best practice posters, and Research posters.  We welcome posters that display information on a variety of topics, for example:

  • Piano Pedagogy; ideas for technique development, musicianship

  • development, specific skills such as sight-reading, scales, pedaling, etc.

  • Lesson/teaching ideas for studio or class piano

  • Music entrepreneurship (building a studio, advertising a studio, etc.)

  • Approaches for teaching specific populations (younger, older, special needs, etc.)

  • Music history

  • Piano repertoire/piano composers

  • Jazz, improvisation

  • World, popular, folk music

  • Wellness

  • Aural skills/Music theory concepts and piano

  • Posters should be large enough to be seen from a distance.  Consider use of visual aids like photos, charts, or music scores to enhance the presentation.

  • The 5 minute limit for Lightning Talks is strictly enforced!  Make sure your proposed talk will fit the time limit. The most effective lightning talks are usually specific and focused on a single topic/idea, rather than trying to provide summaries of many ideas.