2016 ORMTA Provincial Convention
Celebrate 80 Years of Excellence!
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 1:00pm-4:00pm
Workshop: “When the piano sings!”
Clinician – Martha Hill Duncan
Through detailed discussion and interactive demonstrations, composer Martha Hill Duncan will explore the addition of vocal imagery to piano teaching, interpretation and performance. Refined pedal techniques, phrase shaping, articulation, balance, breath and sound production will be some of the topics covered using this expressive, intuitive and powerful approach.
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 6:00pm-7:30pm
Wine Tasting and Tour – Early Acres Winery
Chatham-Kent Branch invites you to come with us to sample wines and stroll through the beautiful vineyard of Early Acres Winery. Bus transportation provided to and from the winery.
More information at www.earlyacresestatewinery.ca
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:00pm-10:00pm
Sponsored by the Chatham-Kent Branch, this informal gathering for the convention attendees is a great way to connect with your colleagues. Light refreshments will be served.
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 9:00am-10:30am
Workshop: “What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body”
Clinician: Kimberly Barber
In this workshop, participants will cover basic Body Mapping principles, balance, senses/attention, breath, upper/lower limb, with necessary detail according to instrument cohort of the participants. Through visual, audio and physical experimentation, musicians are taught about their body map—the neuronal self-representation of their bodies in their brain.
Participants are given detailed anatomical information about their body’s structure, function and size to encourage free, efficient movement in their playing or singing. The goal is the prevention of injury, freedom from pain and optimal use of their instrument/voice.
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:00am-12:00pm
Workshop: “High-Tech (and Low-Tech) Workflows to Help You Manage a Studio”
Clinician: Dr. Christopher Foley
This presentation will appeal to a all musicians and help to give you the tools to better manage your teaching and studio processes. Based on Christopher’s experience of managing a studio of over 60 students he will talk about how to use (or ditch) technology to streamline processes within a teaching studio. The workshop will touch on topics such as registration using My Music Staff or Music Teacher’s Helper, Kanban methods, Trello (high-tech) or a whiteboard (low-tech). Methods to send out emailed lesson notes to parents and students and the cognitive benefits of using pen and paper for handwritten lesson planning will also be addressed.
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 12:15pm-1:30pm
Luncheon in the Exhibitors Hall
Enjoy a casual lunch in the exhibitor’s hall. A chance to network and connect with colleagues.
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:00pm-6:30pm
Provincial Instrumental Competition and Provincial Vocal Competition
Adjudicators – Kimberly Barber, Dr. Christopher Foley, Dr. Jennifer Snow
Every year, the ORMTA showcases some of the most talented advanced instrumental and vocal students from across Ontario in this prestigious competition. Students of ORMTA members first compete locally at the branch level. A local branch winner then qualifies to compete at their regional zone competition. Winners of each zone competition across Ontario then earn the right to advance to this provincial competition.
Please note: Winners and Awards Ceremony for the Provincial Instrumental and Vocal Competitions will follow the Vocal Competitions.
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:15pm - 10:00 pm
7:15 p.m. Cocktails and Social time with entertainment by Giocoso
8:00 pm Dinner
Entertainment: Treble in Paradise
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 8:00am-9:00am
Sponsored Breakfast Presentation- A Preview of the Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition
Speaker: Dr. Janet Lopinski
Convention attendees enjoy a free breakfast. The study of theory is an essential and dynamic component in the development of well-rounded musicianship. Join Dr. Janet Lopinski for a sneak preview of new elements in The Royal Conservatory’s Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition and supporting publications to be launched in August. Presented by The Royal Conservatory.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 9:15am-10:30am
Annual General Meeting (ORMTA members only)
A meeting to review the affairs of the Association.
Saturday, July 23, 10:45-11:45am
Workshop: “Nurturing the Future generation: Innovation in Music Teaching”
Clinician – Dr. Jennifer Snow
Join Dr. Jennifer Snow for this interactive session that explores new and innovative ideas in piano pedagogy. With rapid changes in technology and the larger educational experience, music teachers need to be flexible and adapt to new materials, technologies and challenges while continuing to engage and inspire a new generation of learners. Ideas to be covered include innovative materials and technology for learning, new approaches to teacher education, global approaches and advocacy for the future.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12:15-1:30pm
ORMTA’s annual Awards Luncheon is a celebration of its great members! ORMTA Contribution to Teaching Award (OCTA) recipients will be honoured. ORMTA’s Pedagogy Award Winner will be recognized. Tributes will be bestowed on those who will be celebrating their 25th and 50th anniversaries as ORMTA members.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2:15pm-5:15pm
Provincial Young Artist Competition and Reception
Adjudicators- Kimberly Barber, Dr. Christopher Foley, Dr. Jennifer Snow
Every year, the ORMTA showcases some of the most talented advanced students from across Ontario in this prestigious competition. Students of ORMTA members first compete locally at the branch level. A local branch winner then qualifies to compete at their regional zone competition. Winners of each zone competition across Ontario then earn the right to advance to this provincial competition. Students will be competing for scholarships and the opportunity to win a concert tour of ORMTA branches of Ontario!
Click here for more information on the Young Artist Competition.
Schedule Subject to Change