One of the great advantages of attending the national conference is getting to hear some of the country’s top musicians in the competition winners’ recitals.
Right now I am sitting in the recital for the winners of the Junior Performance Competitions, Chamber Music Performance Competition, and Elementary and Junior Composition Competitions. The caliber of these young musicians is amazing!
In the past I have always gravitated toward the pedagogy-related workshops and events, but I’m intentionally trying to broaden the scope of what I attend and learn this year. Attending these recitals and other performance-related sessions goes beyond the how’s of pedagogy to give a vision of what the end result can look and sound like. So inspiring!