June 26-28, 2023
Sun Mountain Lodge
Winthrop, WA

Proposals Now Being Accepted

Sun Mountain Lodge is a luxury destination resort, set in the beautiful North Cascades.  WSMTA is already looking forward to presentations by Conference Guest Artist: Wei-Han Wu,  who is currently on faculty at both Shenandoah University and at Potomac Vocal Institute.  With interests and expertise with both contemporary music and collaborative piano, we anticipate a dynamic educational as well as restorative experience for teachers of students of all ages and instruments.

Conference sessions can be 30 or 45 minutes in length inclusive of introductory and closing remarks and Q&A.  If you feel your session would benefit from a longer time frame, or if your topic requires a second, follow-up session, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Membership in WSMTA is not a requirement to submit a proposal or present a session.

The conference committee recommends that selected presenters register for at least one day of the conference in order to continue the conversation with attending members. Presenters receive a discounted registration fee.  The discounted registration fee is the only form of compensation for the presentation.

Some printing expenses will be reimbursed.

Sessions should not be commercial in nature.

The 2023 Conference Committee is looking for:

  • Pedagogy sessions that apply to all instruments and all levels
  • Creating/facilitating a chamber music program within the studio
  • Pre-instrumental classes for young children
  • Group lessons
  • Composition
  • Jazz
  • Ensembles
  • Adult students
  • Accompanying skills
  • Studio management: marketing; policies; communication skills
  • Balancing one’s personal and professional life
  • Music and Movement
  • Mental Health in the Music Lesson
  • Sessions focused on Vocal, Winds, Brass and Strings

If you have questions, please contact Conference Co-Chairs Carol Cross (caroldavidcross@gmail.com) or Lois Rhoads (rhoads540@hotmail.com)

Submit Proposals for the 2023 WSMTA Conference