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

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/
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 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

Monday, September 17, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
Dear Teachers:


THEORY

Teachers, Be aware that the theory registration has been raised to $18 per student.


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
meeting.



FESTIVAL

Parent Guide
Remember to provide the Parent Guide to your Festival students.

Judge
The judge will be Anthony Tobin.  His biography is at: http://anthonytobin.net/bio.htm

Newsletter

Bluebonnet MTA
Dear Teachers:


MINUTES

The monthly meeting was held at Panera Bread on September 11, 2018.  Present were Dianne, Lillian and Angela.

Upon motion duly made and seconded,
IT WAS RESOLVED THAT

Theory Chair Lillian will be added as a signer in the bank account.


NOTES

Dianne will prepare an Honors Recital Registration Form.
Dianne will call Martha M, inquire about ensemble.
Lillian will make Honors Recital Certificates.
Dianne will be Honors Recital chair.
Future meetings will be held at 11:00 am.
The deadline for theory test registration is Wednesday October 10.
The deadline for Baroque Festival registration is Wednesday October 3.
Lillian will prepare a FAQ about out of association theory test.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday September 11 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 10:30 am.  This is a meet and greet meeting. Bring a teacher friend. Looking forward to seeing you all.
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.


MAIL RECEIVED

From: Melanie Richards
To Austin District Music Teachers Association
Today at 6:35 PM

MASTER CLASSES

All invited!

Fritz Gechter from A&M, Laredo, Sept. 29th from 2-4
Tony Tobin (director of Adam's Music House), Oct. 20, from 2-4
Brad Bolen from Baylor will on Oct. 27th from 2-4

This is a new music venue in a house in east Austin, off 290E.  No charge, any age, any level, no need to be totally "performance-ready."

See Adam's Music House on Facebook to register - great opportunity.