TMTA December 15 newsletter

Posted by Abby Hehenberger on 12/17/2018

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas from the TMTA Officers and Staff!

 The TMTA Office will be closed December 24-January 1 for the holidays.

Teresa Crawford, NCTM

Roy Wylie, NCTM

Rick Valentine

Heather Rathnau, NCTM

Fredrica Phillips

Spring Seals, NCTM

Christiana Clark

Abby Hehenberger

MTNA Fellow Donations Needed

Before 2018 is over, please consider donating to MTNA for our two Texans, Susan Paradis and Carolyn True, NCTM who have been nominated as MTNA Fellows. Right now we are still in need of donations to fully fund these fellows!
They will be honored at the 2019 MTNA Conference in Spokane, Washington. TMTA depends on our members to donate the funds needed to support the nominations of these two well-deserving teachers. The deadline is January 15, 2019! To contribute to MTNA and recognize these two special ladies, click here and select “Foundation Fellow.” Then be sure to put a name in as the fellow you wish to sponsor.

"Find a Teacher" Feature on the TMTA Website 

There is a “Find a Teacher” function on the TMTA Website, BUT you must allow TMTA to show your email address and/or phone number by activating it in your profile. Go to your profile on the TMTA Website and click “Edit Profile” at the bottom of the screen. There are two very small boxes right below “phone number” and “email.” If you want prospective students to see this information, just click the box. It’s that easy!

South Central Division Composition Contest Results

Music Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the composition competition for South Central Division.
Winner: William O'Quin, Student of Ellene Owens, LA
Honorable mention: Cody Zhou, Student of Laura Wright, TX
Winner: Benjamin Who, Student of Ann Witherspoon, TX
Honorable mention: Sophie Deng, Student of Meredith Wells, OK
Winner: Brielle Resendez, Student of Elna Myburg, TX
Honorable mention: Benjamin Rosfeld, Student of Marilyn Rosfeld, OK
This year, the South Central Division judges were:
Norman Boehm, Timothy Brown, and William Price
The winning compositions automatically advance to the national competition as national finalists. The results of that competition will be announced by the end of January.


January 5, 2019:
TMTA Board Members and Chairs-TMT articles submitted to president
TMTA SA Coordinators-TMT articles submitted to VPSA
January 15, 2019:
MTNA Fellow donations for Susan Paradis and Carolyn True, NCTM

TMTA SA Highlights: Video Essay Contest

by Heather Rathnau, NCTM

Have you heard about the TMTA SA Video Essay Contest? There are two categories: Grades 4-8 or 9-12. Students may use any form of creative expression including animation, photography, artwork, and live action. Short videos will be judged on relevancy to the topic, audience appeal, originality, creativity, and quality of production. See the TMTA Handbookfor more information and specifics. This year’s topic is ‘Music and Advertising’. Be a newscaster!
How to Build a Thriving Local Association

by Spring Seals, NCTM

Data from national membership surveys shows that members who had a mentor when joining MTNA are two times more likely to be involved in leadership roles! If you want to train-up new members in your association to be able to take over leadership positions, make sure they get connected with a mentor. A mentor can help guide new members through the student activities and professional development resources offered through the local and state associations. 

Association Highlight

Cypress Creek Music Teachers Association (CCMTA) is looking forward to celebrating its 40th year in 2019. CCMTA started in 1979 with Pat Wickey as their first President. Their membership consists of about 35 teachers, with options for three different levels of membership. CCMTA is very active in TMTA Student Affiliate and they have many local activities including: Fall Festival, Spring Festival, Piano Duo/Concerto Contest, Young Artist Competition, Dr. Fred and Wanda Pauling Piano Competition, and CCMTA Piano Contest. Additional activities include a summer music camp scholarship (CCMTA Memorial Summer Camp Scholarship) and the Don H. Harris Activity Award Scholarship in which students have the opportunity to earn cash awards. A yearly grant is given to an uprising student studying music therapy. Senior awards are given to graduating students who have participated in CCMTA events in grades 7-12, and one CCMTA Scholarship is given to a music major or minor entering college. One of their newest projects is the Jean Sallee Giving Library in which they have re-homed approximately 500 books of music to music teachers and students in the last two years. They are a friendly group who believe in supporting each other with encouragement and programs.


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