We invite proposals for scholarly and practitioner papers, workshops, presentations and lecture-recitals for APPC 2024 ‘Beyond the Notes’. We encourage proposals that address one or more of the following areas of focus. These are intended to spark and focus ideas and not to be restrictive – we welcome all proposals that expand and deepen our understandings and practices of piano pedagogy.
- The creative pianist: supporting and fostering creativity across the lifespan through piano pedagogy; integrating improvisation and composition into piano teaching; developing imaginative and embodied approaches to piano playing and to the study of repertoire; embodied and imaginative approaches to the development of pianistic and musical expertise.
- The inclusive teacher: developing holistic, inclusive and culturally responsive teaching practices to support and nurture the musical development of all students; sharing diverse perspectives, repertoire, practices and approaches.
- The explorative pianist: illuminating new or unjustly neglected composers and areas of the piano repertoire (solo, chamber, concerto, all levels) from around the world.
- Pianists’ health: developing healthy and sustainable approaches to piano playing.