OMTA State Conference, May 31- June 2, 2018
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma


Thursday, May 31, 2018 
Meetings take place at the EMBASSY Suites, Norman- Sooner Rooms A&B
9:00-10:30 Auditions Committee Meeting Sooner Room B
9:30-10:30 Finance  Committee Meeting Sooner Room A
10:45-12:00 Combined Auditions Committee/ Finance Committee Meeting Sooner Room B
10:30-11:45 Membership Committee Meeting Sooner Room A
12:00-1:15 Lunch-Dutch Treat, Tables Reserved North Park Grill Restaurant- Embassy Suites
1:00-5:00 Setup For Exhibitors OU 
1:15-3:30 Executive Committee Meeting Sooner Room A
4:00-6:30 Board Meeting Sooner Room B
7:00-9:00 Board Dinner  Bar/ Lounge Area 

Friday, June 1, 2018

8:00-5:00 Registration Gothic Hall
8:30-9:20 Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Piano Proficiency: Skye Garcia
College Faculty Forum Session
9:20-10:00 Visit Exhibits/ Hospitality/ College Faculty Coffee Time Room 124, Orchestra Room 
9:20-10:00 Excuse Limit Zero:NCTM Certification Session
MTNA Division Certification Commissioner
Seminar Room

Master Class
Craig Sheppard, Guest Artist 

Pitman Hall 
11:15-12:15 Faculty Showcase Recital
Featuring Faculty Members From Oklahoma Universities 
Sharp Hall 

Visit Exhibits/ Lunch- LaBaguette

Gothic Hall 

Performance of Commissioned Work, Worthless (2018),
Jeff Loeffert, Commissioned Composer
Jeff Loeffert, soprano saxophone
Damian Cheek, alto saxophone
Jonathan Nichol, tenor saxophone
Kimberly Loeffert, baritone saxophone

Pitman Hall 
2:00-3:00 Nuts & Bolts: Lesson Planning For The Beginner To Intermediate-Level: Cathy Lysinger, Guest Clinician   Pitman Hall
3:00-3:30 Visit Exhibits/ Hospitality  Room 124, Orchestra Room 
3:30-4:30 Student Winners Recital  Sharp Hall 
4:30-5:00 Exhibits Room 124, Orchestra 

Happy Hour
Entertainment 5:30-6:30
Sallee Jazz Quintet featuring Jonathan Nichol on Sax & Jay Wilkinson on Trumpet/Vocals

OU Art Museum 
6:00-7:30 Banquet And Awards Ceremony OU Art Museum 

Guest Artist Recital: Craig Sheppard 

Sharp Hall
Saturday, June 2, 2018
8:30-4:00 Registration  Gothic Hall 
7:30-8:20 Past Presidents' Breakfast  Embassy Suites Hotel 
9:00-10:00 Beethoven: The Great Architect, as exemplified in the "Appassionata" (plus performance) Craig Sheppard, Guest Artist  Pitman Hall 
10:00-10:30 Exhibits, Hospitality 

Room 124, Orchestra Room 


Understanding Neurological And Pedagogical Aspects Of Connecting With Special Learners. Followed by Q&A  (11:30-11:45)
Dr. Sophia Lee, Guest Clinician 

Pitman Hall 
11:45-1:15  Lunch/ Business Meeting 

OU Art Museum 


Effective Practice: Active Listening 
Cathy Lysinger, Guest Clinician 
Pitman Hall 
2:30-3:15 Establishing Growth Mindsets in Piano Students
Candace Fish, Doctoral Student, OU 
Pitman Hall 
2:30-3:15 Applications to Piano Performance from the Field of Acting
Andrea Johnson, Doctoral Student, OU 
Seminar Room
2:30-3:15 Visit Exhibits, Hospitality  Room 124, Orchestra Room
3:30-4:30 Student Winners Recital Sharp Hall 
4:30 Closing Remarks  Sharp Hall