Special Events

Monday

Potter School Reception

8 p.m.

Sponsored by the Potter School of Piano Technology

Everyone is welcome to join in this casual gathering. Catch up with old friends and make some new ones. It’s a great way to start off the week. 

Tuesday 

Opening Session

7 p.m.

We’ll announce PTG award recipients for 2020 and start the convention with a preview of the outstanding lineup of classes and special activities scheduled for this year. You’ll have an opportunity to win some nice prizes and join in the fun as we launch our 2020 convention.

President’s Welcome Reception

8:30 p.m.

PTG President Paul Adams invites you to join him in a fun-filled evening of food, entertainment and socializing. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday

Exhibit Hall Opening

Noon – 4:30 p.m.

Get a first look at many of your favorite suppliers, manufacturers and vendors in the PTG Convention Exhibit Hall. Entry a drawing, consult with a company rep and start shopping.

Thursday

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Great Day in the Park - Day Trip to Winter Park

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  $124 per person 

See one of Florida's best kept secrets, the enchanting city of Winter Park, Florida. This quaint town has a rich history as a southern destination for many celebrities and wealthy northerners. Enjoy a guided tour of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art featuring the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, a walking tour of some of the highlights of the downtown area with its European-feel cafes, shops and brick streets, and lunch on Park Avenue with time for shopping. Your day ends with a relaxing, scenic boat tour through the lakes and canals around Winter Park. You'll see breath-taking mansions as well as local wildlife among natural settings. Fee includes all transportation, museum admissions, lunch, guides and the boat tour. Limited spaces available, so don't wait to sign up.
Visit winterpark.org/visitors-guide to learn more about this unique part of Central Florida.

In Concert - Kangwoo Jin

Sponsored by Kawai

8 p.m.
Praised for his "refined tone quality with immensely powerful energy" (Chosun Daily Newspaper), Korean pianist Kangwoo Jin is an accomplished pianist who has won prizes in numerous competitions, including the Korea-Herald Newspaper competition and the Eumyoun piano competition. He also performed in the debut concert at the prestigious Sejong Arts Center (Seoul, Korea) in 2005, sponsored by the Chosun Daily Newspaper. He is the recipient of the J. Battista Scholarship for performance excellence at Indiana University and the prestigious Collins Distinguished Fellowship for his doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In 2016, Jin was selected as the winner of the UW-Madison Concerto Competition and performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 in c minor, Op.18 with the UW Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he was a two-time winner of the UW-Madison Beethoven Competition and has given live performances on Wisconsin Public Radio and WORT FM.
Jin is currently a faculty member at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music while also teaching piano classes through UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. https://www.pianistkangwoojin.com/

Friday

Larry Crabb Barbershop Chorus

7:15 p.m.

Get set for some splendid harmony featuring barbershop standards and some surprises with a PTG-twist. Led by Bill Davis, RPT, this volunteer group has filled the room and charmed PTG convention audiences for over 35 years. Like to sing? You can be a part of this co-ed group. Just sign up when you check in at the PTG Registration Desk.

Yamaha Reception

8 p.m.

Sponsored by Yamaha Pianos

Follow up the Barbershop Concert with another opportunity to spend time with friends in an informal setting. Enjoy the complimentary dessert bar and music. Take a swing around the dance floor if you dare! Cash bar available.

Saturday

Golden Hammer Banquet

6 – 7 p.m. Cocktail Hour – cash bar

6 - 7 p.m. Photo Booth ­– free

7 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate this year’s Golden Hammer Award recipient. After a full course dinner, celebrate this year’s convention and get a sneak peek at our 2021 event. Banquet tickets are included with full registrations. Additional tickets are available for purchase from the PTG Registration Desk.

Sunday

Chapel Service

8 a.m.

PTG volunteers will be leading a 60-minute non-denominational service of music and inspiration.