A first of its kind, “The Art of Teaching” is a comprehensive, collaborative weekend open to the most important members of our flute community: teachers! Led by acclaimed pedagogues Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, Lorna McGhee, Soo-Kyung Park and Lea Pearson “The Art of Teaching” will feature round-table discussions, specialized classes, and musical workshops. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences, while gaining valuable knowledge and inspiration to bring back to their studios.
Alberto Almarza – Former Principal Flute, Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra; Professor of Flute, Carnegie Mellon University
Jeanne Baxtresser – Former Principal Flute, New York Philharmonic; Professor Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University, Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music and New England Conservatory
Lorna McGhee – Principal Flute, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Artist Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Lea Pearson – Founder of Music Minus Pain; Licensed Andover Educator
Soo-Kyung Park – Artistic Director and Flutist of Musicians of Lenox Hill; Faculty, Manhattan School of Music, Pre-College and New York University
9:00am REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
9:30am The Meaning of Teaching– ALL FACULTY
10:00am Extended Techniques for Flute Teachers – WORKSHOP, bring your flute – ALBERTO ALMARZA
11:00am A Thriving Private Studio – SOO-KYUNG PARK and JULIE MCGOUGH
12:00 VISIT THE EXHIBITS
1:30 The Most Valuable Lessons I Learned From Teaching: JEANNE BAXTRESSER
A lecture followed by a discussion with the participants on the inspiring challenges and rewards of our work
3:45 Repertoire Roundtable – open discussion on flute repertoire, ALL FACULTY
4:45 VISIT THE EXHIBITS
6:15-8:15 Does It Hurt When You Play? Injury Prevention and Body Awareness for Teachers and Students – Dr. Lea Pearson
9:30am Preparing Students For Competitions and Auditions – SOO-KYUNG PARK and LORNA MCGHEE
10:30am Choosing An Instrument and Repair Basics For Teachers – led by our exhibitors
12:00 VISIT THE EXHIBITS
1:00 Approaching Baroque Music With Your Students – WORKSHOP – Bring your flute! – ALBERTO ALMARZA
2:00 COLLABORATIVE DISCUSSION: moderated by Alberto Almarza and Soo-Kyung Park
3:00 Celebration! Enjoy light appetizers and desserts while participating in discussions, open mic flute ensemble reading sessions and socializing. Bring your scores and flutes!
4:00 End of Session
LODGING (not included)
Because the dorms are occupied by Carnegie Mellon Students during the school year, we are not able to offer on-campus housing in March. A number of convenient hotels are located within a short distance to campus.
Please call and mention CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY to receive the discounted rates.
Hampton Inn – University Center (special TCF rate $129/night – must book through our link or by calling the hotel)
- free shuttle to CMU (hourly from the hotel, by request for pick-up)
- free hot breakfast buffet
- free gourmet coffee/tea bar, all day
- fitness center
- free Wi-Fi
Hotels recommended by Carnegie Mellon (mention you are visiting CMU when making your reservation to receive special pricing)
- Hilton Garden Inn – Pittsburgh University Place* 3454 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-683-2040 Less than two miles
- Wyndham Pittsburgh – University Center* 100 Lytton Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-682-6200 1-800-864-8287 Less than one mile
- Courtyard by Marriott Shadyside/Oakland* 5308 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-683-3113 1-800-321-2211 Less than two miles
- The Shadyside Inn* 5405 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-441-4444 1-800-76-SUITE Less than one mile – Suites available, great for a teacher traveling with students
Transportation from airport:
- 28x Bus service from Airport to Carnegie Mellon University, http://www.portauthority.org/PAAC/Apps/pdfs/28X.PDF
- Hotel shuttle: Inquire with individual hotels for information and schedule
- By taxi or car: approx. 25 minutes from the Pittsburgh International Airport to Carnegie Mellon University
Additional hotels are available via the Carnegie Mellon website, which also has a comprehensive listing of hotels (some offer discounts to those visiting Carnegie Mellon), free transportation and information about visiting Pittsburgh. Please click here to be redirected to Carnegie Mellon’s website: http://www.cmu.edu/about/visit/index.shtml
Hotels located in SHADYSIDE and OAKLAND will be the closest to campus. Many of these hotels also offer shuttle service to campus. Example: Shadyside Inn has shuttle service to CMU from 8:00am-9:30pm – others will also offer similar shuttle times. Please call individual hotels to setup shuttle service.
Meals (not included):
Meals are NOT included. A variety of eateries are available on Carnegie Mellon’s campus, as well as restaurants in Oakland, Shadyside and Squirrel Hill.
Inspired by Carnegie Mellon University’s global reach and impact as well as its inherent tie to Pittsburgh, CMU’s dining program is globally inspired and locally rooted. We are passionate about bringing global flavors and cuisines to our students’ tables and equally committed to serving fresh, local ingredients while also supporting local restaurateurs who make CMU’s eating scene eclectic, delicious, and healthy.
Carnegie Mellon students are driven, busy, and on-the-go no matter the time of day. Our dining model enhances the student academic experience by offering convenient options at more than 34 campus locations. By providing dining venues right where our students live, study, work, and socialize – with flexible hours for both the early birds and the night owls – dining at CMU fosters a community-oriented experience for the entire campus.
Dining options and cuisines are as diverse as the students we serve. Ethnic options abound – Indian, Pan-Asian, Mexican, and Mediterranean are just a sampling of the global cuisines we are proud to offer. Health nuts have options at every location on campus, including fresh vegetables, lean proteins, and seasonal fruits, as well as eateries dedicated to vegan and vegetarian meals, smoothies, and build-your-own salads. For those late night study sessions when only a pizza will do or when it’s wing night for our sports enthusiasts, we have those indulgent options, too.