General Meeting and Program
March 9, 2016 at All Saint’s Episcopal Church
Our March meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 9 at 9:30. We will meet at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4171 Hendricks Avenue, 32207 in Rogers Hall directly behind the sanctuary. Our program, “Helping Your Students Conquer Those Tricky Passages,” will be presented by Dr. Michael Mastronicola. Please join us for an enlightening presentation!
Dr. Sandra Stewart- Programs Chair
March has come, along with the time for me to announce I will be resigning as JMTA President at the end of this fiscal year. It has been my pleasure to be an active member of JMTA since 2004 and an MTNA member since 1976.
During those years, I have enjoyed meeting and working with many JMTA members and hearing the development of the musical students of our teacher members. Since my husband retired last summer, our plan has been to travel starting in the summer of 2016 and see where our next mission takes us.
The procedure for continued leadership in JMTA will include nominees for President being announced by the Nominating committee at the March JMTA meeting, an election for a President to serve a one-year term taking place in the month of April at the JMTA meeting and installation of that President at the May JMTA meeting. Transfer of leadership will be completed by the end of June.
I know that the membership will be there to support the next President assuring that the many programs JMTA provides for teachers and students will continue to flourish.
I look forward to seeing you at the March JMTA meeting and the program that will follow as well as at other JMTA events during the next few months.
Paulette Kilts, JMTA President
JMTA MEETING MINUTES
February 10, 2016
Arlington United Methodist Church
Members in attendance: Paulette Kilts, Lorraine Eaton, Sandra Stewart, Denise Homsley, Sarah Blazs, Gavin Taylor, Lindsay Hardee, Lynn Freeman, Laura Peden, Pam Searcy, Kamila Shahtahktinski. (11 members)
Meeting to Order: 9:38 am
Parliamentarian: Lynn Freeman present.
Antitrust Compliance Officer: Paulette Kilts present.
Minute Corrections: Spelling of Homsley. Stand as corrected. (So sorry!!!)
Treasurer’s Report: Lorraine Eaton
Membership Report: Lindsay Hardee
2015 Piano Festival Final Report: Denise Homsley, treasurer, and Paulette Kilts
Recording Secretary and Communications Chair
2016 District IV Student Day
Denise Homsley, Mus.M., NCTM, Chair, District IV Student Activities
District IV Student Day was held Saturday, February 6, 2016 on the campus of Jacksonville University. Heartfelt thanks is extended to Dr. Henry Rinne, Dean, College of Fine Arts, and our site coordinator Dr. Scott Watkins, Associate Professor of Piano, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, and to Jacksonville University itself for the gracious use of the campus.
Fifteen JMTA teachers enrolled 86 students to participate in this year’s Student Day. Many thanks to our adjudicators: Joan Cordell, Dr. Michael Mastronicola, Dr. Sandra Stewart, and JohnWillard Utuk. Your expertise and helpful comments are so appreciated!
Appreciation is also sincerely extended to the following for their assistance with the administration of Student Day: Betty Atkinson, Dr. Erin Bennett, Lorraine Eaton, Lindsay Hardee, Anne Marie Giffin, Nikki Groff, Sarah Hartley, Paulette Kilts, Hiromi Nasife, Laura Peden, Dr. Jeannie Rose. Many thanks, as well, to Dan Kilts and Mark Homsley for their assistance at Student Day.
Many students qualified to participate in the Honors Recital, held on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Christian Family Chapel. Thirty-one students performed a selection from their Student Day repertoire. After the performance, each was given a Certificate of Excellence for receiving Honors on their Audition, and Honors or Achievement on their Theory exams.
Thank you everyone for making this year’s Student Day very successful!! We look forward to 2017 District IV Student Day!
DISTRICT IV MEMBER’S RECITAL
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
The District IV Concerto Competition is coming, March 13, 2016 at UNF!