Louisiana Teachers Association
LMTA 64th ANNUAL CONVENTION
Centenary College, Shreveport, LA
October 13-14, 2016

Convention Registration:

Click here for the fillable registration form. Registration forms must be postmarked by September 15th in order to avoid late fees.

Click here for the Convention Schedule

 Hotel Information

Our official conference hotel is:
Address is:    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
                      8751 Park Plaza
                      Shreveport, LA 71105
Reservations: (318) 629-0163
Call the hotel directly and mention "LMTA Conference in October" to get the conference rate.
Double Rate: $99.00/night + tax
King Rate: $94.00/night + tax

These rates will apply for the nights of October 12, 13, and 14th. But, we have to book rooms by September 16, 2016 to get those rates. After that date, the hotel cannot guarantee these rates. So please book your hotel room now!

Rooms include free WiFi and breakfast. There is free parking and an outdoor pool (when you need a break from the wonderful convention sessions...or if you bring your family)!

Additional Hotel for October 13th:
For those who will only stay one night, we also have a block of rooms reserved for Thursday night (Oct 13th) at the Hampton Inn Shreveport South. The rate is $105+tax; there is free breakfast and wifi included. To book this hotel, please call them directly and mention the LMTA Convention. The address of the hotel is: 8340 Millicent Way, Shreveport, LA, 71115, tel: (318) 798-1320

 

Driving Directions

From I-49 to Centenary College, 2911 Centenary Blvd.

Take exit 2015 and go east 1.2 miles. Turn left at Centenary Blvd. and go 1 block. Turn right onto Wilkinson and go 1 block. Turn right onto Alexander. Park in Lot 4 on the right. Handicapped parking is Lot 5, a little further on the left.  Additional parking available along Wilkinson and in Lot 6 on Woodlawn, which is in front of Hurley Music Bldg.


From I-49 to Holiday Day Inn Express, 8751 Park Plaza

Take exit 199 and go east almost 3 miles. Turn left onto Fern. Go .1 mile and turn left at Park Plaza.


From I-49 to Hampton Inn, 8340 Millicent Way

Take exit 199 and go east 3 miles. Turn right onto Millicent Way. Take the first left turn at the Regions Bank sign OR take the second turn and immediately make a U-turn. Hampton Inn is behind Regions Bank.


From I-20 to Centenary College

Take exit 19A and merge onto La-1/S Market (NOT Spring St.). When S. Market divides, merge right (NOT Youree Dr.).  Market becomes Centenary Blvd. After about 1 mile, turn left onto Wilkinson and go 1 block. Turn right on Alexander and Lot 4 is on the right. Additional parking available along Wilkinson and in Lot 6 on Woodlawn (in front of Hurley Music Bldg.).


Handicapped parking in Lot 5, slightly past Lot 4 and on the left (behind Hurley).


Used Music Drop-off is also Lot 5 (behind Hurley).


From I-20 to Holiday Inn Express

Take the I-49 South exit toward Alexandria. Go for 4.6 miles.

Take exit 201 to LA-3132 East and go for 1.8 miles.

Take exit 9 toward LA-526/E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. 

Turn left onto Bert Kouns and go almost 3 miles. Turn left onto Fern Ave.

Turn left onto Park Plaza. Holiday Inn Express is on the left.

 

From I-20 to Hampton Inn

Take the I-49 South exit toward Alexandria. Go for 4.6 miles.

Take exit 201 to LA-3132 East and go for 1.8 miles.

Take exit 9 toward LA-526/E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.

Turn left onto Bert Kouns and go 3 miles. Turn right onto Millicent Way.

Hampton Inn is on the left, behind Regions Bank. Turn left at the Regions sign OR take the 2nd left and make a U-turn for access to hotel.

 

From Centenary College to Holiday Inn Express

From parking lot, turn left onto Wilkinson and go .5 mile. Turn left onto Gilbert Dr. and go 1 mile. Veer left onto Fern Ave. and go 3.5 miles. Holiday Inn is on the right.


From Centenary College to Hampton Inn,

From parking lot, turn left onto Wilkinson and go .5 mile. Turn left onto Gilbert Dr. and go 1 mile. Veer left onto Fern Ave. and go 3.6 miles. Turn left onto E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and go .3 mile. Turn right onto Millicent Way. Take the first left turn at the Regions Bank sign OR take the 2nd left turn and immediately make a U-turn. Hampton Inn is behind Regions Bank.

 

Campus Map & Parking Information

Click here for the Campus Map

Parking can be found in Lots 4, 5, and 6. If you can climb stairs, the closest parking is Lot 6 on Woodlawn Ave directly in front of the Hurley Music Building. But a more accessible route for sore knees will be Lot 5, directly behind the music building complex, turning off of Wilkenson St onto Alexander Ave and driving to the end of the circle and finding the closest spot available. Good luck in Lot 5, though, as it fills fast and early! Spill over parking can be found in Lot 4 which will be a good walk but no hills or stairs to negotiate.

Convention Clinicians & Session Highlights:

Helen Marlais
Helen Marlais is one of our convention clinicians this year! Her Thursday sessions will be on "Establishing Excellent Technique for All Levels" & "Teaching Students How to Have Productive, Self-Directed Practice." On Friday, October 14, Dr. Marlais will do an FJH Workshop in the morning and a piano masterclass in the afternoon.

Also on Thursday, colleagues from across the state will present sessions on: the music of Ernesto Lecuona, Tchaikovsky's Album for the Young, creative use of sequence, transposition and improvisation in the studio, using personality-type knowledge in the group-piano class, Offenbach's Ecole de violoncelle, tips for effective judging, and teaching certification. Following a busy day of sessions, we will enjoy a chamber-music recital at 5:30pm by the Baroque Artists and end the day unwinding at our annual Silent Auction and Banquet.

Martha Hilley will join us on Friday to present sessions on "Creative Ways to Teach Rally Piano Technique" & "How Times Have Changed in the Pedagogy World," where she will share ideas about how we can adapt our teaching as students, parents, and technology change. As always, there will be wonderful exhibits and both Centenary College and the Greater Shreveport Music Teachers Association are wonderful hosts for our convention.

Be sure to mark your calendars and plan now for an exciting, invigorating, and educational convention. For tips on how to schedule students during convention week, click here. The convention registration form will be available online in late August. Convention is a wonderful chance to recharge your teaching batteries and catch up with colleagues from across the state. Be sure to book your hotel by September 16 to get the best rates. See you in Shreveport!



 

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