October 2018 - Volume 22, No. 2
JMTA General Meeting
Many thanks to Anita Renfroe for the September program. Our 2018-2019 school year is off to a great start! We had a delightful time munching on goodies and listening to holiday music. October’s program will continue the presentation of holiday (any holiday) music gems. Please attend and share your favorite holiday selection(s). Check Anita’s post in the High Notes for future programs.
Thanks to Maureen Rhodes for volunteering to be our new Ethics Chairperson; also to Martha McKie for filling the Secretary’s position. We appreciate these ladies’ willingness to help JMTA. We are still in need of a Historian. The job is not time consuming. Would anyone volunteer to fill this spot? Please let me know ASAP.
By the time of the October meeting, I will be home from the FSMTA Conference in Coral Gables. I will have a report about the business meeting and the workshops. We are so pleased that our own Kamila Shahtakhtinski will be one of the featured performers. I look forward to this time of continuing education and fellowship. I am driving alone to Coral Gables. Please keep me in your prayers for a safe journey.
Our appreciation goes to Jack Melvin for his hosting our JMTA meetings.
See you on October 10th!
Dr. Sandra Roberts
JMTA General Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
JMTA Treasurer Transaction Report
July 1-August 31, 2018
JMTA OCTOBER MEETING
Dear JMTA members,
We will continue to share some of our favorite holiday teaching pieces for our October program as well. Several members could not stay for the September meeting and we hope all will be able to stay and share some proven holiday winners at the October program. Remember these pieces may be for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, etc… You decide and bring a few to share. Solos, duets and trios are welcome. We all love to make music together.
I will compile a list and categorize it to send out to each of you following the October meeting. Please provide the names of the pieces, composer/arranger, publisher and approximate level (primer, elementary, intermediate, advanced).
See you at Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd., October 10th at 9:30 am.
Perhaps you would like to invite someone to join you.
JMTA Program Chair
Proposed Programs for JMTA General Meetings
JMTA Student Recitals
JMTA will hold two recitals this fall for students. Please send all October info to Sandy Stewart and info for the December recital to Gavin Taylor. Teachers are reminded to bring cookies for the reception.
JMTA Treasurer Needed
This spring will be nominating and election time for the new set of board members. Board members are installed in May, and serve a term of two years. They may be re-elected for a second term.
A hard position to fill is Treasurer. Lorraine Eaton is on her second term as Treasurer, so we need someone willing to be nominated for the role. It is not very time consuming, about 2 hours of time per month. Yes, there is a lot of bookkeeping to keep up with, but there are also detailed notes in the Manual of Procedures on how to accomplish all this. You would just need to stay organized and on top of it. Please consider taking on this position for the coming term. If you have any more detailed questions on what the position entails, please contact Lorraine. You would also be trained on how to do everything before it just being handed over to you.
This is an important position in our organization, and we need each and every member to help out so JMTA can run smoothly.
– Submitted by Lorraine Eaton
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
DISTRICT IV NEWS
2019 District IV Student Day
Denise Homsley, Mus.M., NCTM, Chair, District IV Student Activities
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Need a Sponsor?
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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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