January 2018 - Volume 21, No. 4
District 4 General District Meeting and Teacher Open Mic
Happy New Year to all my colleagues,
I trust that you had a blessed Christmas and are looking forward to a new year packed with innovative and exciting musical activities. Dr. Anita Renfroe gave us much food for thought at our November meeting about “Accompanying Do’s and Don’ts.” Thanks also to Erin Bennett for her detailed report of the FSMTA Mini-Conference. Our district meeting in January will give us a chance to feature our unusual and/or favorite performances with “open mic.” Now is your chance to be a star!
Other upcoming events include: District IV Student Day, Concerto Competition, Outstanding Pianists’ Competition, preparation for Piano Festival and monthly programs to enhance your teaching skills. Be sure to join us each month!
See you at the District Meeting on January 10 at 9:30 am at Keyboard Connection.
Let’s make 2018 the best musical year ever.
Dr. Sandra Roberts
JMTA General Meeting
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Keyboard Connection
Meeting is adjourned at 10:08 AM
Program – Anita Renfroe, Do’s ad Don’ts of Accompanying.
JMTA Treasurer Transaction Report
October 1-31, 2017
JMTA ‘Open Mic’ Event
Teachers are invited to perform! Join us at Keyboard Connection on Wednesday, January 10th, at 10:30 am for another JAMTA ‘open mic’ event. This is an informal recital for all members who want to perform a solo or duet or chamber music on one of Keyboard Connections’ wonderful grand pianos. You may perform on ANY instrument or voice. Memorization is not required, just an interest in sharing music that you want to perform for a friendly audience. The meeting is at 9:30 am at Keyboard Connections; the teacher’s recital is from 10:30-11:30 am. Let Michael Mastronicola know that you are interested in performing, and the length and title of your solo by January 5th. You have lots of time to prepare–so save the date and plan to play something!
Contact Michael at 904-402-6480 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date!
You won’t want to miss the February JMTA General Meeting on Wednesday, February 14th, as Dr. Jonathan Reed presents:
District IV News
District 4 Board Elections
The District 4 Board has approved a slate of nominees for your vote at our next General District Meeting, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Keyboard Connection. Please plan to be in attendance to cast your vote. This is also the day of our fun Music Teacher Open Mic event which you will not want to miss!
The board presents the following nominees. Additional nominations will be taken from the floor.
2018 District IV Student Day
Denise Homsley, Mus.M., NCTM, Chair, District IV Student Activities
District IV Concerto Competition
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.
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 email@example.com
Check out those shoulder pads!
We’ve had lots of pictures taken over the years. We have some dating back to the 80s! All of our photos and scrapbook pages have been digitally scanned and are available for viewing anytime on the archive page of the state website, fmta.org. All of the physical copies of the old pictures and scrapbooks will be put out for you to take at the next several meetings. Please take a look and keep any pictures you like. Whatever is left will be thrown away.
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