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2017 NDMTA Conference

June 7-9, 2017

The Fargo Moorhead MTA will host the 2017 NDMTA Conference at the Reineke Fine Arts Bldg., on the NDSU campus in Fargo. Featured clinicians include Nancy Weems, Professor and Division chair of the piano area at the U. of Houston Moores School of Music, Houston, Tx.,; Geraldine Ong, Assistant Professor of Piano at Valley city State University; and Dianna Anderson, who teaches piano, piano pedagogy and collaborative piano at Minot State University.

Nancy Weems is the recitalist for the conference. Susan Clambey, the NDMTA Commissioned Composer will premiere her composition at the conference.

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HOTEL INFORMATION
Days Inn & Suites, 1507 19th Ave. N Fargo, ND 58102. 701-232-0000.
$94.99/night (tax not included) UNTIL MAY 17, 2017. Free continental
breakfast. Block of rooms available under NDMTA.

Expressway Suites, 4803 17th Ave. S. Fargo ND 58103. 877-239-4303 or
701-239-4303. $89.95/night (tax not included) UNTIL MAY 17, 2017. Free
hot breakfast. Block of rooms available under NDMTA.

Nancy Weems, Conference Recitalist and Presenter

Nancy Weems, Conference Recitalist and Presenter

Nancy Weems has performed extensively in the US, Europe, Asia and other foreign countries to wide critical acclaim. She is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the U. of Texas and presently is Professor and Division Chair of the piano area at the U. of Houston Moores School of Music in Houston, TX.

Nancy Weems' professional biography can be found at this site: http://www.uh.edu/cota/music/faculty-staff/weems_n/

Nancy Weems will be giving two sessions at the NDMTA Conference, titled, "Focus on Classical Style", and "Focus on Romantic Style". Besides these two sessions, Nancy will be our concert recitalist.


Geraldine Ong, Conference Presenter

Geraldine Ong, Conference Presenter

Geraldine Ong earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Houston Moores School or Music where she studied with Nancy Weems. Born in Malaysia, she has performed recitals on piano in Asia as well as the US, including a debut at the Kennedy Center. She has also performed as a collaborative artist and chamber musician. Geraldine specializes in 19th/20th century French music, in particular, the piano works of composer Maurice Ravel. Geraldine currently serves as Assistant Professor of Piano at Valley City State University.

Geraldine will be presenting two sessions at the conference: "Understanding Progressions in Baroque Music", and "19th and 20th Century French Style Through the Piano Works of Maurice Ravel."





Dianna Anderson, Presenter

Dianna Anderson, Presenter

Dr. Dianna Anderson is a graduate of the University of Idaho and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She teaches piano, piano pedagogy, and collaborative piano at Minot State University. Dianna is a founding member of the piano trio, Luminus and has performed concerts throughout the Midwest as part of this group as well as other collaborative performing groups. She has also performed as soloist with area symphony orchestras and also as a recitalist.

Dr. Anderson will be presenting on the topic of "Two Part Invention Gap: A Case for Polyphony in Early Piano Study".


Susan Clambey: 2017 Commissioned Composer

Susan Clambey: 2017 Commissioned Composer

Susan M. Clambey is the Commissioned Composer for the 2017 NDMTA Conference in Fargo/Moorhead. Susan is a Graduate of Concordia College and studied composition with Henry Gwiazda at MSU, Dr. Daniel Breedon at Concordia College, and Dr. Robert Boury at Little Rock, AR. Composing since high school years, Susan's compositions have been performed in MN, ND, SD, WI, CO, AZ, CA, and for a family reunion in Sweden.

Susan's composition will be premiered on Wed., June 7th, 2017, at Beckwith Recital Hall on the NDSU Campus at 7:00 p.m.


Past Conferences

2017: June 7-9 in Fargo
2016: June 15-17 in Bismarck
2015: June 24-26 in Grand Forks
2014: June 18-20 in Dickinson
2013: June 19-21 in Fargo
2012: June 21-23 at Bismarck State College
2011: June 15-17 in Grand Forks
2010: October 28-30 at Dickinson State University
2009: June 10-12 in Fargo
2008: June 11-13 at Bismarck State College
2007: June 6-8 at Williston State College
2006: June 9-10 in Grand Forks
2004: October 29-31 at Concordia College
2003: October 31-November 2 at Bismarck State College
2002: October 25-27 at Valley City Music Teachers

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