Newsletter at a Glance
JMTA Meeting and Program
JMTA Meeting - February 13, 2013
Terry Concert Hall
The next JMTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at Jacksonville University. Our program will be given by Dr. Scott Watkins. He will share with us his experiences in China and relate how their program for piano differs. We will meet in Terry Concert Hall in the Lobby area. Parking is on the right as you enter the campus; Terry Concert Hall is the first building on the left. Join us at 9:30 for the meeting.
From the President’s Pen
I am looking forward to seeing you all at Jacksonville University at our next meeting, February 13, to hear Scott Watkins’ presentation. Student Day was another success and we thank Denise Homsley for all her hard work she puts into this event! Please be sure to submit your Honors students into the Honors Recital for this Sunday. It is truly a wonderful time spent listening to the hard work and dedication by these students. We would not be a strong organization if we did not have membership out there putting in extra hours. Thank you to JMTA!
JMTA General Minutes
JMTA GENERAL MEETING – January 9, 2013
Members Present: (14) Beth Martelli, Lorraine Eaton, Paulette Kilts, Lydia Sanchez, Susan Figlietti, Cheryl Cafrelli, Sue Holder, Erin Bennett, Sandra Roberts, Mary Wingfield, Martha McKie, Michelle Huang, Heather Schaeffer, and Denise Homsley.
President Beth Martelli called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m.
Paulette Kilts gave the Treasurer’s Report. Paulette announced that JMTA’s 501c3 status has been reinstated.
Paulette made a motion to place the JMTA CD funds into the Free Checking account until after the 2013 State Conference. Martha McKie seconded it. Following a brief discussion, the motion passed.
Altruistic: It was announced that Lindsay (formerly Johnson) had her baby. Mary Wingfield said she will send a card.
Community Service: Beth reminded everyone the application deadline is February 1. The $40 application fee is paid by JMTA.
Concerto Competition: The 2013 Concerto Competition will be March 16, 2013 and will be in conjunction with the District IV Conference at Jacksonville University.
High Notes: The next High Notes deadline is January 20.
Historian: Lorraine Eaton showed us the scrapbook she has recently updated.
Membership: Lorraine Eaton distributed the new yearbooks to those who had yet to receive one. Lorraine also announced a new member, Nikki Groff, is planning to attend the February meeting.
Publicity: Beth Martelli reported that Heather Schaeffer is the new Publicity Chair.
Scholarship: Beth Martelli reported that March 9, 2013 is the next Scholarship Competition. The deadline will be two weeks prior. Students entering the competition should prepare a 15 minute program.
Student Day: Denise Homsley reported the date for 2013 Student Day is Saturday, February 2, 2013. Sixteen teachers are participating and 83 students have registered. Denise asked for volunteers to help with Student Day and the Honors Recital.
Student Recitals: The March 17 Student Recital will be held at Jacksonville University.
Beth reported that Jacksonville is hosting the 2013 FSMTA State Conference November 6-9, 2013. The conference will be held at the Omni Hotel.
President Beth Martelli discussed a conversation she had with a parent of one of her students from Douglas Anderson who will be attending the European music camp this summer. She mentioned that JMTA might be able to help by using sponsoring a fundraising recital March 1 by DA students. The Mom (Laura Skiles) requested that donation checks be written to JMTA and then one check be written to Boukubza Academy Summer Study. Paulette suggested that Beth contact Vera Watson at DA for further information as she had reservations about JMTA participating in this way. Paulette expressed concerns about using the JMTA 501c3 and Florida solicitation rights for this event since we are not legally affiliated with DA as it is a public school.
Michelle Huang invited everyone to attend her recital on February 22, 2013.
Beth encouraged everyone to stay for the January program. Dr. Erin Bennett will discuss ways to prepare a high school student for college auditions.
The meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m.
JMTA Recording Secretary
Scholarship Audition is scheduled for March 9, 2013 at Riverside Presbyterian starting at 8:30 am. This audition is for a high school senior that will be attending college majoring in music. Their repertoire must consist of 3 pieces of different genres (for example: Bach Prelude and Fugue, Beethoven Sonata movement, and a Debussy piece). $25 is the entrance fee, and there will be three judges on the panel. The deadline for entrance to the Scholarship Audition is Feb. 22nd. Send 3 letters of recommendation for the student, a check with $25 made out to JMTA, and the repertoire list to Beth Martelli, 1738 Clemson Rd, Jacksonville, 32217. For more info, call Beth, 904-994-5494.
JMTA Student Recitals
JMTA STUDENT RECITALS
Student recitals will be held at 3 p.m. on the following dates:
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 member Nikki Groff to JMTA! Nikki teaches piano and lives in the Baymeadows area. She received her BA in Music from the University of Florida. She was born in Jacksonville, spent some time in Colorado and California, and now is back in Jax. She lives with her husband Adam and their two dogs.
Lorraine Eaton, VP Membership
If anyone has any photos, programs etc. from the December recital, please get them to me for inclusion in the scrapbook.
Lorraine Eaton, Historian
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Calendar of Events
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Feb. 10, 2013
Student Day Honors Recital
Peace Presbyterian Church
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 16, 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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