October 2013 - Volume 17, No. 2
NEXT MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT:
Tuesday, October 9th @ 9:30 am at the Keyboard Connection
Program – Suzuki Piano Method presented by Annette Danielson ________________________________________________________________________
I was so thrilled to see so many members in attendance at our September meeting! Thank you all, and please continue to come to each and every meeting as you are able. We learn so much at these meetings. Not only about upcoming events, but about topics that can help us all be better teachers. In September, we got some good advice about how to prepare our high school students for auditioning into a music program for a college or university. Be sure to read your High Notes each month to see what great topics we have for our monthly programs! Also, several of us met for lunch following the meeting and program. It was so much fun! Check out the picture on Facebook. I plan to get together for lunch following each meeting this year. So come hungry; for knowledge, yummy food, and camaraderie with your fellow teachers.
See you soon!
~Lorraine Eaton, JMTA President
JMTA General Minutes
JMTA General Meeting – September 11, 2013 FSCJ South Campus
Members Present: (21) Paulette Kilts, Mary Wingfield, Tara Mock, Martha McKie, Betty Atkinson, Denise Homsley, Sandra Stewart, Lydia Sanchez, one guest (Lydia Sanchez’s sister), Ileana Fernandez, Lorraine Eaton, Jo Plunkett, Lisa Smith, Michelle Huang, Lindsay Hardee, Mary Lou Krosnick, Lynn Freeman, Beth Martelli, Heather Schaeffer, Kamila Shahtahktinski, Michael Mastrinicola
President Lorraine Eaton called the meeting to order at 9:40am. Minutes were read by Tara Mock. Approved.
Paulette Kilts gave the Treasurer’s Report and introduced the proposed budget. Proposed budget approved and accepted.
Membership: 55 renewed members. New student member from FSCJ and a new returning member. Beth Martelli reminded everyone to renew their memberships.
District IV: Denise Homsley will be requesting February 1 for Student Day. Application materials will be updated on the website.
Concerto: Ileana Fernandez is looking for a location. Suggestions welcome.
FSMTA Conference: Jo Plunkett suggested everyone get a room at the Omni. Volunteers needed for registration desk, hostesses for speakers and booths, ticket takers, and other positions. Mary Wingfield requested donations for the Silent Auction in the Exhibit Hall. Martha McKie requested donations for the conference goody bag.
Altruistic and Corresponding Secretary: Mary Wingfield presented a thank you card and gift to Ileana’s husband Kevin for his assistance with the review of the accounting books.
Certification: See Sue Holder for assistance. She will serve as liaison in Liz Kiebler’s absence.
Communications Committee: All emails will now go to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are due on the 20th of every month. It will go out on the first of every month. If you do not receive the High Notes, please notify Heather Schaeffer. If you need an email blast sent out, please allow 48 hours notice.
Community Service: Martha McKie provided a handout with deadlines, award information, and application sources. Applications will be available at the next meeting.
Historian: A new historian will be needed in January as Nicki Groff is moving. Volunteer needed.
Internet Media: This includes Facebook and Website. The website has been updated to the new platform. Please see the teacher referral section to be sure your information is current or if it needs to be added or deleted. Join JMTA’s Facebook page. A request was made to restore old editions of High Notes. Tara Mock will work on this.
Programs: Programs are set for the year. Next month will be at Keyboard Connection with Annette Danielson about the Suzuki Method.
Provisional: Michael Mastrinicola is the new chairperson.
Scholarship: Kamila Shahtahktinski and this committee are working on guidelines for summer camp scholarships as well.
Social: This year Betty Atkinson will be coordinating volunteers for each month’s refreshments for meetings.
Student Recitals: October 13 is the first recital this year and will be a duet recital. Deadline will be a October 6. December 8 at Christian Family Chapel and March 9 at Deermeadows Baptist are the other two Student Recital dates. Community Recital has been confirmed for April 15 at Proton Therapy Institute.
Unfinished Business: Advertising/Links on website. Board will discuss. Member-to-Member Mentorship: President Lorraine Eaton encouraged active members to reach out to inactive members and encourage them to attend meetings and participate in activities.
New Business: Next program is at Keyboard Connection, 9:30am, Annette Danielson, “Suzuki Piano Method.”
Meeting Adjourned at 10:43am.
Program: “Preparing Students for College Music Programs” Sandra Stewart, Michael Mastrinicola, Ileana Fernandez.
JMTA Recording Secretary
Outstanding Young Pianists Competition
Friday Musicale welcomes applications for the 2013 Outstanding Young Pianists Competition for those in grades 5-12. The letter to teachers and application are attached. Deadline is November 15th. Questions? Contact Friday Musicale at 355-7584. ________________________________________________________________________
Schedule of Upcoming Events
October 9th at 9:30 am (Wednesday)
JMTA Meeting amp; Presenter Annette Danielson – Suzuki Piano Method
October 13th at 3:00 pm (Sunday)
DUET Student Recital
Peace Presbyterian Church 2300 Southside Blvd. Jacksonville, FL
November 6th – 9th (Wednesday-Saturday)
November 12th at 9:30 am (Tuesday)
District IV Meeting with Liz Keibler
December 8th at 3:00 pm (Sunday)
Christian Family Chapel LINK room
10365 Old St.Augustine Rd Mandarin
January 8th at 9:30 am (Wednesday)
JMTA Meeting amp; Presenter Dr. Sandra Stewart – Teaching Tips for Today’s Students
Late January – Early February
February 14th at 9:30 am (Friday)
Program: Lesser-Known Holiday Music
Holiday Hill Baptist Church
March 9th at 3:00 pm (Sunday)
Deermeadows Baptist Church
9780 Baymeadows Rd
March 12th at 9:30 am (Wednesday)
JMTA Meeting amp; Presenter Kamila Shahtakhtinski – Studying “The Art of Piano Playing” with the Great Russian Pianist and Teacher, Heinrich Neuhaus
April 9th at 9:30 am (Wednesday)
Concerto Winners and Scholarship Winner
Riverside Presbyterian Church
April 15th at 6:00 pm (Tuesday)
Proton Therapy Institute 2015 N. Jefferson Street Downtown Jacksonville
May 14th at 9:30 am (Wednesday)
JMTA Meeting amp; Performance by Krosnicks Potluck Luncheon
High Notes Deadline
All submissions for the November High Notes must be sent to email@example.com no later than Sunday, October 20th. Any submissions sent after that date will be sent out as an email blast after the High Notes is sent on November 1st. Thank you for your timely submissions thus far.