February 2015 -Volume 18, No. 5
General Meeting and Program
February 11, 2015
Please join us for this exciting program!
We are all excited about the upcoming Multi Piano Festival! Plans are well underway, and repertoire will be presented at an upcoming meeting. Students always love to be a part of this Festival, and eagerly ask when it will be held next. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
At this month’s program, learn more about music education in our schools, and how it affects us as private music teachers. Perhaps we may hear more like these points brought up in a March 2012 article on foxnews.com:
There are so many venues for musicians to explore career paths! JMTA is not just about “piano teaching.” Come see all that we have to offer!
~Lorraine Eaton, JMTA President
JMTA GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 14, 2015
Members in attendance (14): Annie Rueff, Lorraine Eaton, John Willard Utuk, Sandra Roberts, Lindsay Hardee, Lisa Smith, Lynn Freeman, Sandra Stewart, Susan Figlietti, Betty Atkinson, Paulette Kilts, Maureen Rhodes, Cheryl Cafrelli, Kamila Shahtahktinski.
Meeting called to order by JMTA President, Lorraine Eaton at 9:30am.
Minutes read by Lisa Smith. Approved as read.
Treasurer’s Report: Paulette Kilts
District IV Student Day: Denise Homsley not in attendance but Lorraine reminded members that Student Day is Jan. 31, 2015 @ FSCJ South. Sandra Stewart announced that the Honors Recital will definitely not be able to be held at Riverside Presbyterian Church but will take place on Feb. 8th (location TBA).
District IV Concerto: Ileana Fernandez, chair.
Altruistic: No report.
Certification: No report.
Communications: No report.
Community Service Award: Chairperson needed.
Historian: Annie Rueff has agreed to be our new Historian.
Internet Media: Lorraine asked if members had any questions regarding website. Website page has changed slightly; new theme pending.
Piano Festival: Report given by Paulette Kilts, Co-Chair
Scholarships: Kamila Shahtahktinski announced scholarship dates and deadlines:
Social: Betty Atkinson, chairman, arranged for a great spread for today’s meeting. Next month Denise Homsley and Sarah Blazs will bring refreshments. April meeting volunteers still needed.
Student Recitals: Sandra reminded members to enter students in the Proton Therapy Community Recital Apr. 14th @ 6pm; no elementary students are allowed and students can perform one or two selection. Mar. 8th is a regular recital at Deermeadows Baptist.
Unfinished Business: None
New Business: Paulette Kilts went over the new FTC Guidelines with membership.
Announcements: Next general meeting is Feb. 11th at Holiday Hill Baptist Church.
Lunch following program at San Jose Deli and Grill.
Free music offered to membership.
JMTA Multi-Piano Festival “The World is a Stage”
Plans are underway for the next Multi-Piano Festival scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2015. “The World is a Stage” will feature music with opera and musical theater themes. With the financial assistance the UNF Music Department, we will be performing in Lazarra Hall on the UNF campus.
Student participants will range from Levels 1 – 5, Advanced (high school) and teacher performers. Repertoire selection is almost complete.
A featured duet team performing advanced repertoire will be selected by audition to perform one 4 hand duet on the program. This duet repertoire should follow the theme of the event – opera or musical theater.
All student performers are invited to enter the program design contest with the chance to win $50 if their design is selected.
Conductors have been secured for the Festival. Conductors for student groups will be Beth Martelli, Dr. Michael Mastronicola, Maureen Rhodes, and Dr. Sandra Stewart. The conductor for the teachers group will be Dr. Merril J. Palmer.
Plan now to attend the JMTA program on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Keyboard Connection. It will feature Betty Atkinson and Dr. Sandra Stewart performing the Piano Festival student and teacher repertoire. Schedules and forms should be available to teachers at this program as well for the Piano Festival.
~Paulette Kilts and Lindsay Hardee, co-chairs
New Committee Chairperson
Annie Rueff is our new Historian Chairperson. Be sure to check out our scrapbook at the monthly meetings! If you have any programs, pictures, etc. from any JMTA events you attend, please pass them on to Annie for inclusion in our scrapbook and Historian files. Sandra Roberts is our new Community Service Award Chairperson. Although all application forms are available online at fmta.org, Sandra is available to answer any questions you may have about the application process.
Thank you to these members for helping JMTA be a great Association!