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

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bluebonnet Music Teachers Association Meeting
Tuesday, October 11, 9:30AM
Austin School of Music
13945 N. Hwy 183, Suite D124
Austin, TX 78717
Bluebonnet Monthly Meetings--Program 9:30AM, Business Meeting Immediately Following
We understand the busy schedule of a music teacher, so in order to be respectful of your time, Bluebonnet will start its monthly program promptly at 9:30AM with a business meeting immediately following. Please be courteous to our program presenter by arriving on time. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:15AM, so please come early to meet and mingle!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

 The general membership meeting was held September 12, 2011 at Austin School of
Music in Cedar Park.

The annual teacher dues have been increased from $25 to $30. The new $30
registration amount will show in the TMTA records next school year. In the
meanwhile, new members should pay the $5 increase to the local treasurer.

The correct title for the fall festival is Master Composers Festival. This
title was discussed and approved last school year.

Teachers who wish to enroll students in two local associations of TMTA must
submit student registrations and pay SA student registration to one local
association. Then submit a copy of the registration to the second association
without payment. Because as far as TMTA is concerned, students are enrolled in
one primary association. And with that primary registration, they may
participate in events of other secondary associations.

The fall theory test has been changed to Concordia University in Cedar Park. It
will be held November 13 at Concordia University.

Next month the speaker will be Dr Courtney Crappell, UT San Antonio. He will
speak about accessible audio recording technique .

Lillian Simmons
Bluebonnet MTA

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ann Lawry's Workshop

Bluebonnet Music Teachers Association Meeting
Tuesday, September 13, 9:30AM
Austin School of Music
13945 N. Hwy 183, Suite D124
Austin, TX 78717

Join Ann Lawry for an interactive workshop, where teachers will gain new insight into the Just the Facts series, learn teaching tips for some of the more difficult theory concepts, and get answers to frequently asked questions about the TMTA theory exams.  Free packets of books and information will be given out, while supplies last!

Ann Lawry  is author of the original Just The Facts series (correlated to the Texas examinations) and co-author of Just The Facts II (correlated to the C/M curriculum.) Since 1995, over 750,000+ copies of Just The Facts books have been sold, attesting to the popularity of the series which is used in private studios, music schools, as well as preparatory departments of numerous universities.

An active member of TMTA and MTNA, Ms. Lawry maintained a large private studio for over 31 years. She is also in demand as an adjudicator and clinician. Her students participated in annual state examinations and competitions where they frequently earned top honors. Ann has served as President and theory chair of Plano Music Teachers Association, one of the largest local organizations in Texas.


By Lauren Thompson, Program Chairman