2015 SDMTA Dakota Sky
Summer Conference

The SDMTA annual conference was held in Sioux Falls, June 11-13, 2015 in conjunction with the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival. Participants were treated to three evening recitals plus masterclasses and workshops with two distinguished artists and pedagogues: Dr. Douglas Humpherys of Eastman Conservatory and Dr. Gregory DeTurck of the University of Pennsylvania. Also, Deanna Wehrspann, our commissioned composer for 2015, performed her intermediate level piano suite "Poetic Preludes" and cellist Maxim Kozlov performed in a Salon Concert Friday evening. Additional workshops provided motivation for teaching in creative ways. Next year will be the 10 year anniversary of the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Dr. Douglas Humpherys

Dr. Gregory DeTurck

Maxim Kozlov

Deanna Wehrspann