Welcome from Conference Chair
I am delighted to welcome you to the 14th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference (APPC 2019). This biannual conference returns to Queensland after recently coming to the regional centre of Toowoomba in 2013. The 2019 Conference will be hosted by the School of Music, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, and will bring together pianists, studio teachers, students, scholars, piano enthusiasts and composers from across Australia and beyond.
The Organising Committee is delighted to announce our keynote speakers and performers: Professor Joanna MacGregor (Head of Piano, Royal Academy of Music, London), John Bloomfield (Golandsky Institute, New York), Professor Neal Peres da Costa (The University of Sydney), Dr Erin Helyard (The University of Melbourne), Dr Liam Viney and Dr Anna Grinberg (The University of Queensland), Mr Phillip Keveren (USA) and Emeritus Professor David Lockett (The University of Adelaide).
The 2019 conference focus is Variations on a theme: The portfolio piano teacher. The keynote speakers and session presenters will discuss a vast array of topics related to knowledge and skills needed for 21st century piano teaching. New Australian compositions will be premiered during the conference, including the winning compositions of the APPC 2019 Young Composer Competition.
Kawai is generously supporting the conference once again by supplying all the pianos. Hal Leonard will be delivering their very popular Solutions Stream of events. The School of Music, University of Queensland, is kindly providing access to its facilities, performance staff and promotional support.
We wish to thank Piers Lane AO for his continuing patronage of APPC Conferences and offer our special gratitude to Max Olding and Pamela Page for their patronage of the 2019 APPC Conference.
You will be able to follow developments through this website and other media such as Facebook. We hope you will use social media to spread the word and encourage colleagues to attend.
Conference Chair 2019