2015 Piano Pedagogy Conference

April 17-18, 2015

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Piano Pedagogy 2015 Brochure
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Check out last years events below

Piano Pedagogy 2014 Photo Gallery
Piano Pedagogy 2014 Presenters List

2015 Conference Schedule

Friday, April 17, 2015
8:45 a.m. Introduction
9:00 a.m. Dennis Alexander
“Practical, Purposeful and Plentiful: Repertoire for festivals, competitions, motivation - plays easy, sounds hard.”
10:30 a.m. Break
10:35 a.m. Joyce Grill
“Accompanying in 30 minutes”
11:50 a.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Leon Harshenin
“Musical Offerings: Classical Piano Literature for Worship Services”
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Dennis Alexander
“Why Didn’t I Think of That? Highlighting the questions that teachers ask.”
4:15 p.m. Q&A
5:00 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
7:30 p.m. Lori Sims, Guest Artist
Piano Recital: Goldberg Variations, J. S. Bach
Saturday, April 18, 2015
8:45 a.m. Introduction
9:00 a.m. Joyce Grill
“From Alfred, Bastien, Clark to Albeniz, Brahms and Chopin, How Do We Get There? Transitioning from the method to the masters.”
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Dennis Alexander
Part I: “Developing Artistry through Color, Choreography and Characterization: Technique to help beginning through late-intermediate level students play artistically and stylistically.”
12:00 p.m. Lunch (Lunch line closes at 12:30)
1:30 p.m. Dennis Alexander
Part II: “Developing Artistry through Color, Choreography and Characterization...”
2:45 p.m. End Conference


The conference registration deadline is April 1, 2015. Late registrations may be accepted.

  • Cost: $35.00
  • Student cost: $20.00

Same price for one or both days
Lunch Options

  1. On your own
  2. Eat as a group in campus food center ($5.50 paid in lunchline)

To attend this year's Piano Pedagogy, please complete the Piano Pedagogy Registration Form.
For additional information, email: euni.rickey@indwes.edu.


Indiana Wesleyan University is located in Marion, Indiana, just an hour's drive south of Fort Wayne and an hour north of Indianapolis off Interstate 69 at Exit 59.

*Best Western
765-998-2331 or 800-528-1234 (I-69, at Gas City Exit)
$75 + tax (ask for a Jacuzzi room)

Burke Place Bed & Breakfast

Clarion Hotel
765-668-8122 (north Marion)

Comfort Suites
765-651-1006 (north Marion)

America's Best Value Inn
765-664-7228, Regular rooms 59.99 + tax,
Suites 69.99 + tax

Golden Oak Bed & Breakfast

Holiday Inn Express
765-674-6664 (I-69, at Gas City exit)

Super 8
765-998-6800 (I-69, at Gas City exit)

The Loft Inn Bed & Breakfast
765-998-5698 (Fairmount, IN)

Hampton Inn
765-662-6656 (1502 North Baldwin Avenue)

* Host Hotel: Please indicate that you are with the "IWU Piano Conference"