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February 17, 2020

Salem College Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association Selected to Present Research and Presentations at the State and National Levels

Salem Graduate Students at the MTNA Symposium

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (FEBRUARY 17, 2020)—The Salem College Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) was selected to present current research at recent state and national MTNA symposia.

On November 2, 2019, three Salem College graduate students, Scarlette Kerr, Anni Wang, and Celeste Watson, presented “Music Learning Theory: Understanding the Principles of Audiation and How It Influences Our Teaching” at the North Carolina Music Teachers Association Annual State Conference at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.

On January 11, 2020, three graduate students, Scarlette Kerr, Ekin Ustunel, and Celeste Watson, presented at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Their presentations included “Reframing the ‘How’ in Teaching How to Play the Piano,” and “Music Learning Theory: Understanding the Principles of Audiation and How It Influences Our Teaching.”

The Salem MTNA Chapter is comprised of graduate students in the Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy with an Emphasis in Injury Preventive Keyboard Technique under the direction of Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink. Established in February 2019, the chapter already has been active at the local, state, and national level, with members selected to present at national conferences including the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and the Music Teachers National Association Annual Conference.

Salem Graduate Students at the MTNA Symposium

Salem Graduate Students presenting at the MTNA Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. From left to right: Celeste Watson, Scarlette Kerr, Ekin Ustunel.

Salem Graduate Students presenting at the MTNA Symposium

Salem graduate students presenting at the North Carolina Music Teachers Association at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. From left to right: Anni Wang, Celeste Watson, Scarlette Kerr

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