February 2012 - Volume 15, No. 5
Newsletter at a Glance
JMTA Meeting and Program
JMTA Meeting - February 8, 2012
9:15 A.M. – Meet & Greet
9:30 A.M. – Business Meeting
10:30 A.M. Program: Lynne Ariale, “Teaching Jazz Piano”
9912 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32257
The February meeting will be held at Keyboard Connection and will feature Lynne Ariale as our program. She is an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at UNF and is an acclaimed jazz pianist and composer. She will share with us tips on teaching jazz piano to your students. Please join us for this informative program.
From the President’s Pen
Congratulations to all the teachers whose students practiced and studied hard to make Student Day a success. A big thank you to Denise for organizing and scheduling the event! I look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting so we can talk about the Honors Recital and Student Day. Have a great week!
JMTA Student Recitals
JMTA STUDENT RECITALS
Student recitals will be held at 3 p.m. on the following dates:
The following guidelines will help teachers to prepare:
PRINT Student Name
Level: Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Complete Title of Composition
Length of piece
We welcome new member Lynne Radcliffe to our organization! Lynne lives in Jax Beach and teaches piano. She currently teaches at the First Coast Community Music School, and in the past has taught at Episcopal High School and Nease High School. She has a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Memphis State University.
We also have some new student members joining from UNF. They are all pianists. Erin Bennett is working on getting a collegiate chapter started there.
*Phone number change* Please change your phone number contact for Anne Marie Giffin to 904-437-7112.
All current members’ contact information, including those listed above, can be found on the website directory. Please note that there is an updated membership directory on the website effective February 1, 2012.
STUDENT DAY HONORS RECITAL
Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.
Peace Presbyterian Church, 2300 Southside Blvd. (between Beach and Atlantic) Going North on Southside, it is on the left.
Concert dress! This is NOT an informal event. Girls – party dresses, long dresses, boys must be in dress shirt and ties. (Attire should be the similar to Multi-Piano Festival).
DEADLINE for enrolling students – Weds. Feb. 1. The students names, title of piece, and composer should be sent to Liz Kiebler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to make this new event as special as possible. Please inform your students and parents of it now, so they can look forward to being invited to perform. Any student who gets Honors in Performance with at least Achievement in Written and Aural Theory is welcome to perform. There will be a formal printed program and certificates handed out to participants.
Thanks to the recital committee – Heather Schaeffer, Lydia Sanchez, Susan Figlietti, Denise Homsley, Liz Kiebler, Sandy Stewart. Please join us on the 5th!
For further information, contact Sandy Stewart, email@example.com.
I’m sure everyone is enthused about concertos, again this year. . .our online registration is easy, and we’re looking forward to your participation on March 17th at Jacksonville University. For forms to fill out online go to fmta.org /studentactivities/competitions/forms. Then send $30 per student (made out to JMTA District IV) to Ileana Fernandez (4587 Glen Kernan Pkwy. East. 32224). Deadline is February 29th. -Ileana and Mary
Calendar of Events
If anyone has an item to add to the calendar, please contact the website administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Feb. 5, 2012
Student Day Honors Recital
Peace Presbyterian Church
2300 Southside Blvd.
Feb. 8, 2012 9:30 am JMTA Meeting
Lynne Ariale, “Teaching Jazz Piano”
March 14, 2012 9:30 am
Mary Lou Krosnick
Mary Lou Krosnick’s Home
March 11, 2012 3:00 pm
JMTA Student Recital
March 17, 2012 TBA
District IV Competitive Concerto
April 11, 2012 9:30 am JMTA Meeting
Concerto Competition Winners
Riverside Presbyterian Church
May 9, 2012 9:30 am
Home of Aida Rebeiro
Submissions for the March Newsletter are due on February 20, 2012. Please send submit them in writing to Tara Mock at email@example.com.