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

Monday, October 26, 2020

Bluebonnet News

 

Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:


MINUTES OF MEETING

The monthly general meeting was held on zoom on October 13.  Present were Martha V., Angela and Lillian.

UPON MOTION MADE AND SECONDED, IT WAS RESOLVED:
That the Judgeś instructions be amended to delete the gag instruction at item 4.
That festivals registration fees be increased to $25.


NOTES

That Martha V will prepare ear training CDs for theory test.
That the Baroque Festival will be by recordings.

MAIL RECEIVED


Mon, Oct 26 at 12:04 PM

A contact form was submitted at https://www.tmta.org/teachers/local-associations/list-of-local-associations/contact-local-president-blb/.
Contact Form Information

Name: Richard Shuster

Address:

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Phone: 940-898-2517

Comments: Dear Lillian, The Texas Woman's University Department of Music will host Virtual Music Major for a Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Junior and senior students who are considering majoring in music are welcome to participate in this event. They can observe lessons, sit in on classes, and participate in a master class or private lesson (depending upon availability). I ask that you help us spread the word about this exciting event by forwarding this message with the teachers in your local MTNA/TMTA association. MMFAD info and registration: https://twu.edu/music/mmfad/ MMFAD flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yvJXq4LUMp9iwtuxkP2BMuL4X8cL7HNo/view?usp=sharing As you may know, since 1917, TWU has been a destination for students interested in careers in music. TWU graduates are women and men who enjoy successful careers as studio teachers, accompanists, music therapists and classroom teachers in the DFW area and beyond. Here are some of the reasons why TWU music students thrive: *Supportive environment and small class sizes *Opportunities for performance on a variety of outstanding concert instruments including Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Schimmel, and Bösendorfer pianos *Studio and practice spaces equipped with new or newly restored instruments *Supervised teaching opportunities for pedagogy students through the TWU Community Music Center *Professional development mentorship *Historic music building on a safe and beautiful campus *Located just blocks from the newly revitalized Denton Square *Focus on diversity and inclusion *Affordable tuition; scholarships and graduate assistantships available TWU offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in music. The following degrees may be of interest to pianists: *Graduate degrees in piano pedagogy, music therapy, music education, piano performance *Undergraduate degrees in liberal arts-music, music therapy, music education, piano performance *Undergraduate general studies degree with a concentration in music/piano *Music minor with an emphasis in piano For information about entrance and scholarship auditions, please visit https://twu.edu/music/auditions/. We look forward to seeing you on November 11! If you have any questions about MMFAD or our programs, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Rich Shuster Richard Shuster, DMA Professor of Music Piano Texas Woman's University  940-898-2517


VIDEO CLIP

Trick or Treat
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Sunday, October 18, 2020

 Lillian Simmons
Secretary
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 monthly general meeting was held on zoom on October 13.  Present were Martha V., Angela and Lillian.

UPON MOTION MADE AND SECONDED, IT WAS RESOLVED:
That the Judgeś instructions be amended to delete the gag instruction at item 4.
That festivals registration fees be increased to $25.


NOTES

That Martha V will prepare ear training CDs for theory test.
That the Baroque Festival will be held by video recordings.

Bluebonnet News

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


Dear Teachers:


EVENT REPORTS

The pandemic is really hitting us.
Event registration report:
The registration for fall theory test is one.
The registration for Baroque Festival is four.


MEETING

Lillian Simmons is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BMTA
Time: Oct 13, 2020 10:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Bluebonnet News

 

Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:

MEETING

Next Meeting
I'm planning to have meetings in my home studio patio.  It's private, quiet,, open air.  The September meeting will be held at  International Studio of Music on Tuesday September 8  at 10:30 am . In the patio. Looking forward to seeing you all!
Please wear a mask and keep social distancing.  And if you have a a fever or other symptoms of COVID, please don't come.

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.


SUMMER RECITAL

I think I finally figured out how to play the playlist of the Summer Recital.  Go to this playlist link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt07yS8FzgY&list=PLPWhBYNzS2JKYZ3T5tQszZJScr45r8i-V . I have also updated the link to the recital in the Bluebonnet webpage. Thank you for your patience. It only took me a month to figure out how to play a playlist!

We will be accepting performances for the Summer Recital for the rest of the summer. If you would like to perform, make a video and upload it to the BMTA channel.

Students should record their pieces, and upload them to our  youtube channel.
To upload your performance:
2. login with Bluebonnet login.
3. Enter Bluebonnet password.
4. Go to Bluebonnet Channel.
5. Upload your video.
6. Add it to the appropriate recital playlist.

VIDEO CLIP


Tempo video clip
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Monday, August 17, 2020

Bluebonnet News

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


Dear Teachers:


CONCERT

We got a nice little on line concert!
 It is at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt07yS8FzgY&list=PLPWhBYNzS2JKYZ3T5tQszZJScr45r8i-V&index=1
You can also find a link to it in the BMTa website under the subtitle Gallery.


MEETING

Next Meeting
I'm planning to have meetings in my home studio patio.  It's private, quiet, open air.  The September meeting will be held at  International Studio of Music on Tuesday September 8  at 10:30 am . In the patio. Looking forward to seeing you all!
Directions: http://www.yrose.us/ls/directions.html

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.


REFERRAL

Remember to update your contact information in the updated website area.  Go to the new Teacher Referral page. Cindy has set it up. Thank you, Cindy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Bluebonnet News



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


Dear Teachers:


MEETING

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday September 8 at 10:30 am. at International Studio of Music, in the patio. Directions: http://www.yrose.us/ls/directions.html


SUMMER RECITAL

Are your students ready to perform in the Summer Recital?  If so, have them record and upload to:
In the BMTA channel


REFERRAL

Teachers, remember to enter your listing in the teacher referral page in the new WordPress area of the Bluebonnet website.  Cindy was so kind to get it set up, and it is very nice. She did a great job! Thank you, Cindy! http://bluebonnetmta.org/


CALENDAR

The event calendars have been updated .  They are in the yearbook at: http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html
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Monday, July 27, 2020

Bluebonnet News

Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:


SUMMER RECITAL

Are your students ready to perform in the Summer Recital?  If so, have them record and upload to:
Put it in the playlist: Summer Recital


SEPTEMBER MEETING

From what I have read, it seems that meeting in outdoor places is safer than in air conditioned places where air gets recirculated.  Do any of you know of a sidewalk café close to our usual meetings?  If you do, please let me know.


CALENDAR

The event schedule has been updated for the fall.  It is at: http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html