TMTA February 15 Newsletter
by Roy Wylie, NCTM
What could possibly be better than a superfine Steinway Artist performing at a TMTA Convention??? TWO SUPERFINE ONES! The unbelievable Piano Duo Anderson & Roe will be providing our Artist Recital on Saturday evening this year. If you haven’t heard this pair, you are in for quite a treat. They are musically inspiring, technically thrilling, and just totally entertaining! Their program will range from Brahms to Cold Play to the Beatles! All delightfully played and engagingly presented. You and your students won’t want to miss this program. And it’s all included in your 2019 Convention Registration!
Reservations for the Texas Dinner at the MTNA Conference
The Texas State Dinner is planned for Sunday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Spokane, Washington. We will be eating at Wiley’s Downtown Bistro. If you are going to be at the MTNA Conference, please join us for this dinner. Cost for the dinner is $40 and includes a choice of salad, main course, drink, and gratuity. There will be an additional cost for alcoholic beverages and dessert. We need to know if you plan on coming to the dinner to reserve your place at the table, but you will be able to pay at the dinner.
- February 24: TMTA SA Regional Performance Contest Entries (procedures)
- March 1: TMTA SA Ensemble Entries (procedures)
- March 1: Teacher of the Year Nominations
March 1: Repertoire Approval Forms for the June Leondar Chamber Music/Ensemble Contest
TMTA CONVENTION STUDENT ACTIVITY:
IMTF Quick Tips for Your Studio: Teenage Studio Flight
Janet Soller, IMTF Chair
Does your studio suffer from teenage studio flight?
Composition-- You Can Do It!
Sherry Frush, NCTM, TMTA SA Composition Contest Coordinator
ATTENTION LOCAL PRESIDENTS
Linda Parr, TMTA Teacher Recognition Chair
- TMTA Teacher of the Year
- TMTA Award for Outstanding Pre-College Teaching Achievement
- TMTA Award for Outstanding Collegiate Teaching Achievement
Dallas MTA has been around since 1915. To date, they have approximately 200 active members. They meet September through May for meetings and programs which are usually held at Steinway Hall or Collora Piano. Dallas MTA offers a variety of activities for students and teachers including student and adult recitals, Jazz/Pop Festival and Contest, Dallas Piano Solo Competition, Dallas Symphonic Festival, and Achievement Auditions. Check out their Facebook page.
Collegiate Chapter Highlight
|Baylor University’s MTNA chapter is dedicated to three pillars: community engagement, professional development, and music scholarship. Their members enjoy bringing music and student involvement to the Waco community by teaching community students and putting on concerts in various venues in the city. In addition, they encourage and sponsor student research across the Baylor School of Music with opportunities to present in an annual Collegiate Research Forum. Currently, BUMTNA is working to expand their membership to those outside of the piano department. In addition, they strive as an organization to nurture relationships.|