The idea of a national conference for MTNA Collegiate Chapters was founded in the spirit of collaboration when a group of students from different universities came together at the 2011 MTNA National Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (ironically MTNA's Year of Collaborative Music) to find ways to communicate and share activity. In January 2012, the University of Michigan hosted the inaugural MTNA Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium which successfully provided students with a platform to share ideas, intensify creative activity, network, strengthen communication, and gain the necessary experience in research and public presentation. Since then, it has traveled to a different university every year which has given different collegiate chapters the unique opportunity to organize a professional, national event.

 

 

Michigan Logo University of Michigan January 21–22, 2012 Jovanni-Rey V. de Pedro
president
John Ellis
advisor
2012 Logo University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory
of Music
November 3–4, 2012 Zachary Lopes
president
Michelle Conda
advisor
2013LogoBrigham Young University
November 8–9, 2013 Desireé González
president
Scott Holden
Irene Peery-Fox
advisors
2015LogoSouthern Methodist University
January 17–18, 2015 Ryan Greene
SMU alumnus
Catharine Lysinger
advisor
2016LogoUniversity of South Carolina School of Music January 15–16, 2016 Katherine Chandler
president
Scott Price
advisor