University of Idaho in Concert

University of Idaho Music Department


Saturday, Dec 8 at 7:00pm


The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Collegiate Chapter at the University of Idaho is one of the most active collegiate chapters in the region. They are a group of undergraduate and graduate students that have a shared love for music and teaching, and contribute their time and talents to performing, conducting research, and organizing outreach activities. Their chapter has conducted and presented research at conferences, performed, and competed at MTNA events across the country.
This chapter been selected to present at the MTNA Collegiate Chapter Piano Pedagogy Symposium on January 4-5, 2019 at the James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In addition to presenting their topic “Developing the “High Tech” Pianist: A Toolbox for Teaching Technique to Young Beginners,” they will also have the opportunity to attend other lectures, sessions, and workshops related to piano pedagogy that will enhance our knowledge and ideas for becoming better teachers. More importantly, we will be able to expand our professional network by meeting, interacting, and making connections with collegiate chapters from other institutions as well as experts in the field of piano pedagogy. As a non-profit organization, their chapter relies on grants and donations to help fund their travels to present and attend conferences around the country such as the Piano Pedagogy Symposium in VA.The faculty members that are performing in this Friends of Steinway Concert represent performances in Russia, Korea, Costa Rica, France, Albania, Greece, Mexico, Switzerland, New Zealand, Turkey and many states from around the USA. On top of their teaching and school responsibilities they are active clinicians, recording their own CD’s, performing solo concerts, performing soloists with orchestras, collaborative musicians and more.The performance will be in the Cooper Recital Hall of Steinway Piano Gallery, located at 13418 East Nora Avenue, in the Spokane Valley. The performers will be playing on two beautiful Steinway designed grand pianos.Come celebrate this Christmas Season with these terrific students and their wonderful Lionel Hampton School of Music Faculty.