May 2019 - Volume 22, No. 8
JMTA General Meeting
Choice Spring Greetings! It hardly seems possible that we are at the end of another school year. Thank you to Anita Renfroe for arranging the fine April program about long-distance music teaching. There are so many teaching innovations that were not available a few years ago.
National, State and Local membership dues for the 2019-2020 year are now due. Be sure to renew so you don’t miss out on the happenings in the music-teaching community.
Our final meeting for this spring will be Wednesday, May 8 at 9:30 AM at Keyboard Connection. We will have the installation of our new officers. The program will be the music of our Concerto Competition winners, followed by lunch at Carrabba’s Restaurant nearby. All members are invited to attend this special meeting!
Please mark your calendar for the FSMTA Conference on October 17-20, 2019, at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville, FL. We are privileged to have this year’s conference in “our backyard,” so to speak. It behooves us to take advantage of the close distance and check out the wonderful program. Watch for registration time and requests for help. I look forward to seeing you all there.
Many thanks to Sandra Stewart for organizing the Proton Therapy Institute Community Recital. Everyone enjoyed an evening of “classy” music from student performers. What a joy!
Our grateful appreciation to Jack Melvin for opening the doors of Keyboard Connection for our monthly meetings. Jack is a real gem!
This is my final President’s Letter. It has been my honor to serve as President of this fine professional organization. A HUGE “THANK YOU” to all officers and chairpersons who worked with me these past two years. I appreciate you! Because of your work, JMTA is a blessing to students and teachers.
Dr. Sandra Roberts
JMTA General Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
JMTA Reimbursement Receipts Due
Have you made any purchases for JMTA that need to be reimbursed?
All receipts must be submitted to Treasurer Lorraine Sears by May 24th.
All reimbursement checks should be cashed by June 21.
~Lorraine Sears, JMTA Treasurer
JMTA Treasurer Transaction Report
March 1-31, 2019
JMTA Slate of Officers To Be Installed
The following slate of officers are to be installed at the May meeting for the two year term beginning May 2019:
2019 JMTA HSS Scholarship
DISTRICT IV NEWS
DISTRICT IV STUDENT DAY
The State Medals and District Medals have arrived. I will bring them, as well as the Student Day Certificates, to the May JMTA meeting.
If you are unable to attend the JMTA meeting, please email me and we can arrange a time to pick them up at my studio between May 9-13.
Thank you! I hope to see many of you at our May meeting.
Denise Homsley, Mus.M., NCTM
Chair, District IV Student Activities
Dear JMTA members,
I’d like to invite you and any of your high school students to a Masterclass/workshop I’ll be presenting in collaboration with fellow teacher Lisa Barwell of Lily Music Studio. The date is Monday June 10th, from 6-8pm. Location is in the Arlington area, near the Publix on corner of Merrill and Townsend. Attached are flyers you can pass along to students/parents/teachers who also may be interested.
The “Mindset, Mindfulness, & Imagination” class/workshop will address musician issues of performance anxiety, practice techniques, mental health/confidence, and music career aspects. This will be a highly interactive experience, with room for questions (& A), personal reflections, and a unique composing activity that all attendees (not just performers) will get to experience.
Students/Teachers can enroll here
Please address any additional questions to Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s a blog post about ideas that will be shared to pass on to your students, as well.
Find A Teacher Section on Jaxmta.org
Please take a moment to check out your information on our Find a Teacher page. If you would like to edit, add, or delete your information, please send whatever you would like changed to our Internet Media co-chairperson Lorraine Sears at email@example.com.
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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