March 2018 - Volume 21, No. 6
JMTA General Meeting
Dear Music Colleagues,
What an informative meeting we had in February with Dr. Jonathan Reed. His presentation about “Musical Interpolation” was riveting. I especially appreciate the hand-outs that he gave us. Leaving us with something for reference is always a plus. This month, we will have an exciting presentation by Sandra Palmer on March 14, at our general meeting at Keyboard Connection. Be sure to attend.
For other music events, read this newsletter to the end. JMTA offers so many opportunities for your students to expand their music horizons.
Take advantage of as many as possible.
JMTA is still in need of an ethics person and a historian. No one has volunteered for either of those positions. Please know that if you can help your music organization, that is a plus for you, a learning experience and a chance to make JMTA even better and more relevant to you as a teacher. Being involved gives you more insight into the workings and possibilities of your organization.
Since this is the month of St. Patrick, I leave you with this Irish blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
See you at the March meeting.
Dr. Sandra Roberts
JMTA Treasurer Transaction Report
Nov 1, 2017-Jan 31, 2018
JMTA General Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Thanks for Lorraine, Anita and Angie for bringing refreshments.
Program: Jonathan Reed: “Musical Interpolation: filling in musical gaps with student creativity.”
JMTA March General Meeting
Multi-Piano Festival – November 2018
JMTA Student Recital
JMTA Proton Therapy Recital
District IV Concerto Competition
2018 District IV Student Day
Denise Homsley, Mus.M., NCTM, Chair, District IV Student Activities
“Music For Dance” Concert Opportunity
“Four Hands Go For Baroque” Concert Opportunity
JMTA Member’s Edition of Composer’s Lost Manuscript Published 100 Years Later
JMTA member Dr. Scott Watkins, Associate Professor of Music at Jacksonville University, had his edition of American composer Howard Hanson’s solo piano work, “Symphonic Rhapsody, Op. 14,” published by Carl Fischer in December. Dr. Watkins discovered the unpublished manuscript of the work while conducting research in May, 2016, at the Eastman School of Music for his upcoming book on Hanson’s life and work in California.
Watkins has been active giving lectures and performances of the work since last April when he introduced the work in Vancouver. He has also lectured on and performed the work in September at Texas Christian University, and this past October he repeated the lecture/performance at the College Music Society’s National Conference in San Antonio.
Dr. Watkins will perform the work at Jacksonville University March 6 on a program which replicates the October, 1919 concert in San Jose, California, at the College of the Pacific when Hanson himself played his “Symphonic Rhapsody” for the first time.
Here is the link to the Hanson piece on the Carl Fischer website:
Jacksonville University’s news magazine, The Wave, published a story on the work and its discovery. The story can be seen here.
Last chance to find that picture of you with the crazy hairdo from 1992!
The March meeting will be the last meeting at which the JMTA scrapbooks will be available to sort through and take home whatever you like. All photos and scrapbooks can be viewed forevermore on the Local Archives page of the state website, fmta.org.
Need a Sponsor?
Does anyone in the JMTA need a sponsor or need help in any way? If so, John Scott, owner of Great Scott Music School, is interested in helping our organization. If interested, contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have too much music collected in your studio? Is there some you think you’ll never use? Let’s have a music exchange! Bring your unwanted music to any JMTA meeting. Bring home something new to you! Look for the “Free Music” spot. Music does not have to be brand new.
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