June 4-6 Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

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Registrations must be postmarked by May 1 to avoid the late registration fee. If you register online, checks must be postmarked to Allison Chenoweth by the deadline date of May 1. Registration Refunds: Fees will be refunded in full until May 1. Refunds less $30.00 will be given until May 15. No registration refunds after May 15.

Make checks payable to:
IMTA Conference 2023

Mail to:
Allison Chenoweth
1108 23rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Refer questions to:
Allison Chenoweth
319-377-9100 x5113
[email protected]

IMTA State Conference


All events will be in Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC)

Hotel Information

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2023 IMTA Slate of Officers


11:30-3:30 Registration - Sinclair Auditorium Lobby

12:00-1:30 IMTA/West Music Scholarship Auditions - Sinclair Auditorium

2:00-2:50 Opening Keynote Address—Chris Goldston - Daehler-Kitchin Auditorium

Continuing the Legacy: The Music of Christopher and Margaret Goldston
Christopher Goldston is pleased to announce the launch of his new website and publishing company. Goldston Music is dedicated to the publication and promotion of the compositions by Christopher Goldston and the late Margaret Goldston. Christopher will discuss the process of producing new publications as digital downloads for his website, as well as his use of social media and YouTube to continue the Goldston family legacy.

3:00-3:50 Opening Session—Allison Chenoweth - Daehler-Kitchin Auditorium
Using World Music Repertoire in the Studio
Music from around the world is easier than ever to access and use in the studio. We will discuss new music publications and why it is important to include it in lessons.

4:15-5:30 Honors Recital—Cate Bryant - Sinclair Auditorium

5:30-7:00 Picnic - Alumni House

7:00-8:30 Iowa All-Stars in Concert - Sinclair Auditorium [CR LF]Premiere of IMTA Commissioned Compositions [CR LF] Perry Mears, IMTA Commissioning Chair

8:30 Reception - Sinclair Lobby - Sponsored by West Music


7:00 - 8:30 Executive Board Meeting - Alumni House

8:30 - 8:45 Registration - Marquis Hall, Room 105

8:45 - 10:15 Presentation: Dr. Suzanne Torkelson - D-K Auditorium
New Music on the IMTA Repertoire List
Hear the newest repertoire to be added to the state
Auditions syllabus.

10:15 - 10:30 Break/Exhibits

10:30 - 12:00 Advanced Masterclass—Daniel Shapiro - D-K Auditorium

12:00 - 12:30 Presentation: Michelle Sisler - Marquis Hall Room 102
Keys to Imagination: Tools for the Studio

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 Presentation: Julie Knerr Hague - D-K Auditorium
Lost Gems of the Teaching Repertoire
This session will present pieces that until now have
been lost to history. Teachers will be inspired to expand
their teaching repertoire as they hear some superb
pieces by lesser-known composers. While continuing to
teach the standard greats by Bach and Beethoven, students
can also study great works by Battmann, Bonis, Boëly, and
Birkedal-Barfod. The session will focus on repertoire at the
elementary through early advanced levels.

2:30 - 2:45 Break

2:45 - 3:45 Elementary Masterclass—Chris Goldston - D-K Auditorium

3:45 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 4:45 Presentation—Nicole Messerschmitt - D-K Auditorium
Early Impressions from France
Nicole will introduce repertoire and ideas for
your elementary- and intermediate-level students
to help them prepare to tackle the music of
20th-century France

4:45 - 5:00 Exhibits (close at 5:00) - Room 102

5:30 - 6:00 Cocktail Hour - Alumni House

6:00-7:15 Banquet Alumni House

6:00 - 7:15 Banquet - Alumni House

6:00-7:15 Banquet Alumni House

7:30-8:30 Conference Artist Recital featuring - Sinclair Auditorium
Daniel Shapiro

Post-Concert Reception - Sinclair Lobby
Sponsored by Rieman Music


7:30-8:45 Local Association Breakfast - Alumni House

9:00-10:00 Presentation: Julie Knerr Hague - D-K Auditorium
Thinking Deeply About Reading
Are students really reading notation? Or have they
formed false assumptions about reading? Teaching
students to read notation is a complicated process
that takes an extended period of time. In this session,
we will explore four ingredients that are necessary for
laying to solid foundation in reading music notation.

10:00-10:30 Break/Exhibits - Marquis Hall Room 102

10:30-11:30 Presentation-Daniel Shapiro - Daehler-Kitchin

11:45-1:15 Business Meeting Lunch - Alumni House

1:30-2:30 Tech Presentation—Jason Sifford - Daehler-Kitchin Auditorium
Design it Yourself: Tips and Tools for making
your own posters, programs, and brochures

Christopher Goldston

Dr. Julie Knerr Hague

Daniel Shapiro

2023 IMTA State Conference Hotel Option:
Staybridge Suites, Cedar Rapids North
4444 Czech Lane NE, 52402

Double Queen Room-$129/night
King Room-$109/night

Reservations to get the conference rate must be made by May 4. After that, the regular room rates will apply.

2023 IMTA Slate of Officers
President: Dr. Sharon Jensen
President-Elect: Allison Chenoweth
1st VP, State Auditions Chair: Dr. Andrea Johnson
2nd VP, Membership Chair: TBD
3rd VP, Local Associations Chair: Mary Beth Shaffer
Treasurer: Cate Bryan
Secretary: Dr. Abbie Brewer
Collegiate Member at Large: Dr. Tammie Walker
Independent Member at Large: Nai-Ying Liao