January 2016 - Volume 19, No. 4
General Meeting and Program
Annual District IV Meeting and Luncheon, January 13, 2016
A catered luncheon will be served at approximately 11:15a in the Faculty Lounge inside Osprey Cafe, overlooking Candy Cane Lake. This is in Osprey Commons, building 16, nearby the Fine Arts Center.
Be sure to stop at the Parking Office on your way into campus to purchase a daily parking permit. This is $5 per car. This will allow you to park on the second through fourth floors of the adjacent garage.
We are excited to have many thriving MTNA Collegiate Chapters across Florida, and our very own at UNF! The Collegiate Chapter will be giving a presentation that they will be taking on the road the next day and also presenting at other MTNA events. It is important that we support our Collegiate Chapter, since they are JMTA’s next generation!
You do not need to RSVP for lunch if you just wish to attend the meeting and presentation.
Lorraine Eaton, District IV President
Happy New Year! I hope to be able to greet you this New Year at the District 4 Annual meeting and presentation by members of the UNF Collegiate Chapter on Wed, January 13. Maybe we’ll even be able to chat over lunch and compare notes about this current teaching year. For JMTA, it has been a busy one with the Piano Festival event during the first semester and preparing students for the District Student Day evaluation program.
Now is the time to research opportunities for your students during the remainder of the school year. During March will be the Senior Scholarship audition and a Student Recital. In the month of April will be the Community Service recital for advanced students at the Proton Therapy Institute and District Concerto competition. May 14 District 4 will host the FSMTA Competitions at Jacksonville University – if you have never had students participate in these events – volunteer to help in some capacity or just attend to see the fine caliber of contestants from throughout the state. Information on all of these events can be found at www.jmta.org.
Don’t forget to provide some enrichment time for yourself during the second semester either.
JMTA programs in February and March will provide you with new insight and in April come to hear our student winner’s performance and prepare to perform yourself in the District 4 teacher recital. Join me in celebrating another year Making Music Together in May with our meeting, program of sharing best ideas from this teaching year and luncheon.
Paulette Kilts, JMTA President
Agenda District IV General Meeting January 13, 2016 UNF
Lorraine Eaton, President Call to Order
JohnWillard Utuk, Recording Secretary Minutes from last general meeting (Dec 2014)
Betty Atkinson , Treasurer Treasurer’s Report and 2015-2016 Budget
Denise Homsley, Student Day Chair Student Day 2016
JMTA MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
KELLY’S PIANO AND ORGAN
Members in attendance: Lorraine Eaton, Paulette Kilts, Lynn Freeman, Sandra Roberts, Sandra Stewart, Sarah Blazs, Beth Martelli, Denise Homesly, Maureen Rhodes, Pam Searcy, Anne Marie Giffin, Betty Atkinson
Meeting begins: 9:30 am
Minutes from September’s meeting stand approved as published.
Treasurer’s Report: Lorraine Eaton
Membership Report: Lindsay Hardee
Internet: Lorraine Eaton
Social: Denise Homsley