Newsletter at a Glance
JMTA Meeting and Program
JMTA Meeting - September 12, 2012
9912 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32257
Our program for the May meeting will be presented by Michale Mastronicola. The business meeting will begin at 9:30 with Michael’s program following. Our hostess for the meeting is Aida Ribeiro. She lives in Marsh Landing at 112 Bent Pine Court. Please join us!
From the President’s Pen
I look forward to another great year of inspired music! We have several exciting new events this year starting with the President’s Reception at the home of Mary Lou and Aaron Krosnick on Sunday, September 16th, 3-5 pm. Not only will we be enjoying their beautiful home but a superb performance by the Krosnicks as well. We will finalize plans for food and drinks at our September 12th meeting at Aida Ribeiro’s home at 9:30 am. Looking forward to catching up with you all!
JMTA May General Minutes
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JMTA Student Recitals
JMTA STUDENT RECITALS
Student recitals will be held at 3 p.m. on the following dates:
Each student must pay a $5.00 participation fee. Please make copies of the form below for each student entered.
The following guidelines will help teachers to prepare:
PRINT Student Name _______________________
Level: Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Teacher Name _______________________
Complete Title of Composition _____________________
Length of piece ______________
We welcome new members Gina Martinelli and Emily Esposito! Gina teaches piano, voice, guitar, and also art in the Avondale area. She has Bachelor’s degrees in Music and Art Education. Emily has newly graduated from Rollins College with a B.A. in Music. She previously studied with Vera Watson when she attended Douglas Anderson. Emily teaches piano in the Julington Creek area.
If you have not already sent in your dues renewal from MTNA, do it today! You must have your membership current to enter students in events. Also, a directory supplement will come out soon, and only those whose renewals have been received will be listed in the print edition. Be sure your information is current and accurate, as that is how it will be listed in the directory. If there are any changes to be made, just edit as necessary before submitting to MTNA.
Welcome new Provisional Chairperson, Susan Figlietti. Thanks, Susan!
Be in attendance at our September meeting for an important vote on dues renewal increase and allocation.
Lorraine Eaton, Membership Chair
District Student Day 2013
District IV Student Day is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2013 at FSCJ, South Campus. At Student Day 2013 students will have the opportunity to excel at and showcase their musical performance, technique, aural skills and knowledge of music theory.
The FSMTA District Student Day program is one of the most comprehensive evaluation programs available. Preparation for Student Day sharpens the musical skills of every student. Focused attention to musical details, technique, theory, ear training, and memorizing all serve to cultivate a finer musician, and it all culminates on Student Day where students gather at Florida State College, Jacksonville to test their mettle. Students also have the opportunity to meet fellow musicians as they attend recitals and wait to take their exams.
Student Day is a rich, rewarding experience, and when students see their certificates, and the medals are pinned or draped on their neck – they know it was worth every minute!
Please watch for date confirmation, and begin preparing your students to experience this great event!
Letter from the District President
This is going to be a very exciting year for all of us. We are having our own District IV Conference in March, 2013 at Jacksonville University. The dates will be March 15-17, 2013. On Friday evening in Terry Hall, there will be a recital featuring JMTA teacher/performers followed by a cocktail reception. Saturday will be a day of workshops with a banquet in the evening. On Sunday, the JMTA Student Rectal will be held in Terry Hall. This is going to be an exciting event, and a great time to invite our non-member friends who also teach music. Many thanks to Scott Watkins for arranging this.
2013 is also the year District IV is hosting the State FSMTA Conference. This will be held at the Omni Hotel, Jacksonville, November 6-9, 2013. Many thanks to Jo Plunkett for negotiating these facilities.
Both of these conferences will require a lot of helping hands. If you’ve never been involved in JMTA, now is the time to volunteer. There are already many of us who not only hold local offices and chairs, but are on the state executive board as well. If you are not currently involved, we will be calling you. Since we have many independent teachers already working on the State Conference, we are hoping the university teachers will be helping with the District Conference, which will be smaller. There will be more information next month.
Any teacher who would like to perform in the teacher recital should contact me, (Liz Kiebler) at email@example.com. The board came up with a set of rules and I will e-mail these to anyone who contacts me. We have many members, so it will be “first come, first served” on the performing list. We already have performers who are interested so please hurry to contact me as performing time is limited. -Liz Kiebler
Calendar of Events
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Sept. 12, 2012 9:30 am
Home of Aida Ribeiro
Oct. 10, 2012
Panel Discussion – Pedagogical Issues
Oct. 14, 2012
Arlington United Methodist Church
1400 N. University Blvd.
Nov. 17, 2012 (Sat.)
TBA District Meeting & Brunch
December 9, 2012 3:00 pm
JMTA Student Recital
Christian Family Chapel
Jan. 9, 2013 9:30 am JMTA Meeting
Jan. 2012 (TBA)
all day District IV Student Day, FCCJ South Campus
Feb. 13, 2013 9:30 am JMTA Meeting
Scott Watkins, China Trip
JU Terry Hall Lobby
March 13, 2013 9:30 am
Lynne Arriale, Jazz Piano
March 2013 TBA District IV Concerto Competition
March 17, 2013 3:00 pm
JMTA Student Recital
April 10, 2013 9:30 am JMTA Meeting
Concerto and Scholarship Competition Winners
Riverside Presbyterian Church
May 8, 2013 9:30 am
Installation of Officers and Luncheon
Holiday Hill Baptist Church
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