Canada Piano Pedagogy Conference and Festival

           2024 IPPA Canada Piano Pedagogy Conference & Festival
                                             May 18th – 20th, 2024
                                                   Edmonton, Canada

The 2024 IPPA Canada Piano Conference and Festival is set to be held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This event is open to all piano students,  piano teachers and pedagogy scholars. We provide a diverse array of masterclasses, workshops, presentations, and performances aimed at enriching both teachers and students professionally, offering practical guidance tailored for everyday piano teaching.
Through our platform, we foster an environment where young Canadian pianists can learn from their peers and esteemed professionals from universities across Canada and the United States, helping them to establish themselves on the global stage.

 Saturday, May 18th 2024

  • 8:00am—9:00am Registration
  • 9:00am-10:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 10:00am -11:00pm:   Pedagogy Lecture: Dr. Scott McBride Smith
  • 11:15am-12:15pm:  Pedagogy Lecture: Dr. Ivy Lu Wang
  • 11:15am—12:15pm: Workshop for Young Artist attendence
  • 12:15pm -2:00pm: Lunch break
  • 2:00pm –4:00pm: Performance Masterclass
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: Workshops for Piano Teachers
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Q&A with Speakers and group discussion 
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm  Dinner 
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm  Concert Reception and Art Exhibition
  • 6:00pm- 7:30pm Canada-China Cultural Exchange concert

Sunday, May 19th  2024

  • 09:00-12:00pm:       Private lessons
  • 10:00 am-11:00am  Featuring Steinway Young Artist David Xu: Recital and Performance Class with piano students
  • 11:15 am-12:30am  Meeting Canada leading Composer Dr. Vincent Ho : The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals Book 1 
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm      Lunch break
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm        Workshop for teachers :  Dr. Ho/ Mr. Xu 
  • 2:00 pm-3:00pm      Featuring Steinway Hall of Frame Professor Dr. Depres and Dr. Reiswich-Dapp: Piano Duet recital and                                            masterclass
  • 3:15pm-3:45 pm       Workshop for piano students, young artists and parents by Dr. Smith
  • 3:15pm-4:00pm          Workshop for piano teachers: 
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm         Panel discussion with all the guest speakers
  • 5:00 pm -6:30 pm      IPPA Canada National Round Competition Winner’s Concert & Award Ceremony

Monday, May 20th   2024

  • 9:00am-10:00am          Breakfast
  • 10:00am -11:30am       IPPA Outstanding Teacher Spotlights—Featuring 2024 IPPA Top Piano Teachers in Canada
  • 10:00am-11:30pm       Alberta Culture Tour (Young Artist Activities –University of Alberta Tour / MacEwan University Tour/Alberta Ligature Building Tour)
  • 11:30am-1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Raising Stars Concert  and Closing Remarks


Early bird registration must be completed by April 15th, 2024, and payment must be finalized by May 15th, 2024

Payments will be accepted via email transfer to :
or by cheque made payable to: Alberta International Young Artist Piano Association

Music teachers are eligible to apply for the Teachers’ Festival Scholarship of up to $100.00 CAD if they participate as speakers in workshops, lectures, or showcases.
For more detailed information, please send an email to

Edmonton Chinatown Multi-Culture Center
MLA Nathan Ip
MacEwan University
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
Mount Royal of University
Edmonton Piano Center

Holiday Inn Express–Edmonton Windermere–Easy to reach Airport, West Edmonton Mall and Downtown

6125 Andrews Loop SW, Edmonton

Group Booking:

1. Booking link:

2. Coupon Code: Online promotional code: AIY 

3. Book under: Alberta International Young Artist Piano Association

The cut-off date for the block is April 17th, 2024. All bookings must be made before this date. Any unused rooms will be released from the block after the cut-off date. For further reservations, contact me directly, subject to availability.

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