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News and Announcements of Bluebonnet Music Teachers Association, Williamson County Texas, USA

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Buebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
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Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The January meeting will be held at  Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday January 8  at 11:00 am at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.
Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717. 996-8300. Turn
from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is one half block
east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center.  Turn left at Target.

Last Meeting
If you missed the last meeting, we missed you. Check our newsletters at
http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great meeting.


Friday, December 14, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
email BluebonnetMTA@live.com


Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The January meeting will be held at  Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday January 8  at 11:00 am at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.
Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717. 996-8300. Turn
from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is one half block
east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center.  Turn left at Target.

Last Meeting
The December meeting was held at Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday December 11 at 11:00 am. Present were Angela and Lillian.  The Board of Directors voted by email to appoint Mary Adams as Director of Ensemble.
 If you missed the last meeting, we missed you. Check our newsletters at
 http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great meeting.

 
 WENCESLAS
The story behind the Carol Good King Wenceslas. Go to: http://www.yrose.us/wp/wenceslas.htm

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
email BluebonnetMTA@live.com


Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The December meeting will be held at Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday December 11 at 11:00 am.
Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717. 996-8300. Turn
from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is one half block
east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center.  Turn left at Target.

Last Meeting
 If you missed the last meeting, we missed you. Check our newsletters at
 http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great meeting.


THEORY

The Board of Directors recommends that your in studio deadline for theory registration be set for December
21.


ENSEMBLE

Students that pass their theory test are eligible to participate in Ensemble For Convention.  The ensembles are groups of students that perform piano duets together at the State Convention of Texas Music Teachers Association in June.  It will be in Houston.  Students will need to attend rehearsal in Houston before the performance. Students will need to spend one night over there. Students will have to pay for the lodging.  Let me know if you're interested. aRTICLE: wHY pERFORM IN AN eNSEMBLE - gO TO: https://wirthcenter.org/crescendo/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Millner-Why-Perform-in-an-Ensemble.pdf

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday November 13 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 11:00 am.
Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717. 996-8300. Turn
from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is one half block
east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center.  Turn left at Target.

Last Meeting
If you missed the last meeting, we missed you. Check our newsletters at
http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great meeting.


STEINWAY HALL

Become a Steinway Educational Partner. You get to use their recital hall in exchange for referrals. Go to: https://www.steinway.com/education/step


EVENT REPORT

We had the Baroque/Classical Festival.  I'm so proud of our teachers! They are experienced with the events and with life, and everything ran really smoothly.  We really enjoyed the lunch with the Judge.  He told us some highlights about his piano career, and some technique help.  Really enlightening!. 
Whoever has the award ribbons, remember to bring them to the meeting.


OTHER EVENTS

YOU ARE INVITED TO A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE & FILM DEBUT
DR. TONY TOBIN
Claude Debussy Preludes, Book I
"Un piano de rêve", the story of the only piano Debussy bought.
Film by Tony Tobin
After months of contact with authorities in Brive-la-Gaillarde, Tobin was able to do a concert on the instrument where Debussy composed his piano pieces, including the Preludes.
Watch Tobin discuss this experience and see and hear this amazing instrument that shaped Debussy’s style and the future of piano music!
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2018
@ 4 p.m.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
 Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
 email BluebonnetMTA@live.com


 Dear Teachers:


MINUTES OF MEETING

The general monthly meeting was held at Panera Bread on October 9.  Present were Martha V, Lillian, Dianne and Angela.

The Treasurer gave a treasurer's report.

Upon Motion duly made and seconded,
It was Resolved that:
The Bluebonnet trophies will be reinstated.
The association's name will not be changed.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the out of association theory test fee will be $10 in addition to the regular $18 theory test fee.
Martha V will be the spring judge chairman this school year.

Notes
Dianne presented a new honors recitals registration form. The form was approved unanimously.  The form has been added to the yearbook on line.


THEORY

Message from Theory Chair
Welcome to Theory Test!
We'll need your help in order to make theory day a success.

The test times will be:
9:30 to 11:30 test levels 4 and 7
11:30 to 1:30 test levels 6 and 5

8:30 to 11:30 test levels 9 and 11
11:30 to 1:30 test levels 2, 8 and 7

Monitors:
 We need all the help we can get.
If you haven't done so yet, let me know what times you can do.
Lillian

Quote:
Theory is the most important thing that we do.
Source: Mary A


MEETING

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday November 13 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 11:00 am.
Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717. 996-8300. Turn
from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is one half block
east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center.  Turn left at Target.

Last Meeting
 If you missed the last meeting, we missed you. Check our newsletters at
 http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great meeting.


OTHER EVENTS

TCU Open house
Go to:
https://finearts.tcu.edu/music/event/pianotcu/

Coeur dÁlene Concerto Competition
gO TO:
https://cdasymphony.org/young-artists/


Lillian

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
 Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
 email BluebonnetMTA@live.com



 Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday October 9 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 11:00 am.
Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717. 996-8300. Turn
from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is one half block
east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center.  Turn left at Target.

Last Meeting
 If you missed the last meeting, we missed you. Check our newsletters at
 http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great

Time
Meeting time has been changed to 11:00 am.


Concert at UT
Go to:
https://music.utexas.edu/events/3274-rick-rowley-piano