Newsletter at a Glance
JMTA Meeting and Program
District IV Annual Meeting - November 16, 2012
Liz Kiebler, NCTM, District IV President
From the President’s Pen
Can’t wait to see you all at the District Meeting! We have much to talk about: the 2012 Conference, the upcoming 2013 Conference in Jacksonville, the District Conference, and so much more! You all do such a great job teaching students the beauty of music, I’m thankful for all of you!
JMTA General Minutes
JMTA GENERAL MEETING – October 12, 2012
Members Present: (19) Beth Martelli, Lorraine Eaton, Paulette Kilts, Lydia Sanchez, Susan Figlietti, Cheryl Cafrelli, Sandra Stewart, Tara Mock, Sue Holder, Erin Bennett, Sandra Roberts, Lynn Freeman, Betty Atkinson, Lisa Smith, Mary Wingfield, Liz Kiebler, Michael Mastronicola, Kamila Shahtakhtinski, and Denise Homsley.
President Beth Martelli called the meeting to order at 9:37 a.m.
Paulette Kilts gave the Treasurer’s Report.
Altruistic: Beth reported that Verdi Frampton passed away on October 7. Sandra Roberts moved that $50 be given to the Scholarship Fund in Verdi’s name. Mary Wingfield seconded it. Motion passed.
Community Service: Beth reminded everyone to encourage eligible students to seek this award.
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 October 20.
Historian: Lorraine Eaton showed us the scrapbook she has recently updated
Membership: Lorraine Eaton reported that the new yearbooks will be available in November, as well as on the website.
Lorraine read the names of those who have yet to renew their membership.
Lorraine and District President, Liz Kiebler, presented a proposal to increase the dues. It was reported that the last dues increase was in 2003. Mary Wingfield made a motion to raise the dues by $5.00; Sandra Stewart seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Paulette made a motion that the $5.00 allocated for the District be given to the District beginning December 2013. Liz Kiebler seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Programs: The November 17th meeting will be the District IV meeting. The location will be announced at a later date.
Publicity: Beth Martelli reported that Laura Fitts will be moving and Heather Schaeffer has offered to fill the Publicity position.
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 tentative date for 2013 Student Day is Saturday, February 2, 2013. She will be contacting FSCJ to secure the date. The application deadline will be in December.
Student Recitals: The October Student Recital had nine teachers and 27 students participating. The December 9 recital will be held at Christian Family Chapel.
Beth reported that Jacksonville is hosting the 2013 FSMTA State Conference November 6-9, 2013. The conference will be held at the Omni Hotel.
Liz Kiebler discussed the District Conference, slated for March 15-17, 2013. Scott Watkins is assisting with planning for this event. A teachers’ recital will be held on Friday evening.
Beth encouraged everyone to stay for the October program; a pedagogy panel led by Lisa Smith, Denise Homsley, and Beth Martelli.
The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.
JMTA Recording Secretary
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 ______________
Updated, printed directories will be available at the next meeting. All members whose dues renewals have been received will be included. A limited number of directories will be printed. Please come to the meeting to get one; they will not be mailed out. Remember, current contact info can always be found on our website, jaxmta.org, and the state website, fmta.org. Both directories are password protected. Contact Tara Mock for the jaxmta password. On the state site, you will need your MTNA membership number. Be sure to keep this number handy, as you will need it to access other areas of MTNA. I can give you your number if you cannot find it.
Don’t forget about our special gift for new members joining this year! If you refer a new member and they join, you will received a special gift too!
Lorraine Eaton, VP Membership
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 registration deadline will be December 15, 2012.
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!
A sympathy note was sent to the family of Verdie Frampton (on her passing) with mention of the $50 donation to JMTA scholarship fund in her honor. Verdie had a true love for music education, and we will all miss her. -Mary Wingfield
Apologies for the formatting in the Calendar. Technical difficulties with the website.
Calendar of Events
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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
Submissions for the January Newsletter are due on December 20, 2012. Please submit them in writing to Tara Mock at email@example.com.