Celebrating 25 years
In-Person Conference July 26-29 | Online Event June 9-11

NCKP 2023: The Piano Conference

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Join us in 2023!

Join us for NCKP 2023 as we gather together in person and online! NCKP 2023: The Piano Conference offers an inspiring experience dedicated to piano teaching, learning, and performing. Returning to the Westin Chicago Lombard Hotel, the full in-person conference includes four days of engaging concerts, keynotes, PEDx presentations, and more. In addition, a special online conference event in June includes a dynamic, international program, with a wide range of special topics. 

In-Person Conference: Wednesday-Saturday, July 26-29, 2023
Online Event: Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, 2023

Registration is now open for our in-person conference and online event.

To accommodate the proposal review process, the detailed conference program will be published in early February 2023.

NCKP offers multiple opportunities for participation in our program. Read below for information on the open calls for:

  • E-poster Proposals
  • Celebration Performance Participation
  • Teaching Demonstration Videos

E-poster Proposals

NCKP 2023 seeks e-poster presentations from educators, researchers, and performers, and encourages proposals from emerging professionals and students. E-posters can include topics related to general pedagogy or those based upon research. 

The e-poster platform provides a dynamic opportunity to share rich, multi-media content including videos, audio, links, documents, images, and interactive polls. Presenters will have the opportunity to engage in person with attendees during our conference, and online through the platform. 

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Celebration Performance Participation

As part of the twenty-five-year anniversary celebration, the NCKP 2023 program will include an inspiring main stage concert highlighting multiple performers from the community.

Ideal concert selections will bring awareness to expanding the piano repertoire with music by underrepresented composers and pieces that are lesser known. Repertoire can include solo piano, piano duet (four hand), piano duo (two piano), and chamber music with piano. The musical style can range from classical, jazz, world music, fusion, to others. Whole works or movement(s) can be submitted, with a time limit of eight (8) minutes.

Teaching Demonstration Videos

NCKP 2023 seeks to highlight excellence in teaching practice and
music learning, and calls for submissions of piano lesson videos for the plenary teaching demonstrations. Ideal demonstration videos highlight student learning, especially the acquisition of new skills and/or the exploration of a specific concept.

All piano educators, emerging professionals, and students are welcome to submit videos.

NCKP 2023 Call for Teaching Demonstrations

Comprehensive In-Person Conference

Join us in-person for four days at the Westin in Lombard, IL, from the afternoon of Wednesday, July 26, through Saturday, July 29, 2023. Experience concerts from top artists, inspirational keynotes, and innovative PEDx talks, and explore an exhibit hall that showcases the current music industry.

Immersive Online Event

Join us online on Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, 2023. Sessions, performances, and keynotes will be delivered through an engaging virtual platform. Participate in a wide range of programming, live discussion, and community networking with attendees from all over the world.

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