Conference Information

November 2-4, 2017

Berry College — Rome, Georgia

Make plans now to attend the 2017 GMTA State Conference held on the beautiful campus of Berry College in Rome, Georgia. The conference schedule will highlight many of Georgia's Own as presenters, along with Phillip Bush, Scott McBride Smith, and Benjamin Warsaw.

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Conference Recitalist: Phillip Bush is a pianist of uncommon versatility with a repertoire extending from the 16th century to the 21st. His active and unconventional career has taken him to many parts of the globe. Since his New York recital debut at the Metropolitan Museum in 1984, Mr. Bush has appeared as recitalist throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.

Pedagogy Headliner: Scott McBride Smith is a recognized leader in music education. As the Cordelia Brown Murphy Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Kansas, he focuses on national issues of teacher training and piano pedagogy. As President and CEO of the International Institute for Young Musicians, he leads a summer program offering specialized training for gifted young performers from around the world.

Commissioned Composer: Benjamin Warsaw is a classical pianist, composer, teacher, and accompanist. He has performed numerous solo and ensemble concerts throughout North America. He serves as Assistant Professor at Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA, and in 2015 released his debut album, Warsaw plays Warsaw, featuring a set of 24 Preludes of original music for piano.

Conference Schedule

pdf Conference Schedule

Hotel Information:

Days Inn Downtown Rome
Members may contact the hotel to receive an excellent rate of $77 per night plus taxes (1-4 occupancy), including continental breakfast. Please mention "Georgia Music Teachers" to get the discounted rate.
Address: 840 Turner McCall Blvd SE, Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 295-0400

Conference Location and Directions:

Directions to Berry College
pdf Campus Map

How To Register:


pdf Print-And-Mail Registration Form

On-site registration will be located in the Ford Auditorium Lobby (Building 4 on the campus map).