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

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Minutes of January meeting


The monthly membership meeting was held at Austin School of Music North in
Cedar Park on January 10.
The meeting was called to order at 9:45 am.


Guest speaker Craig Headley, Employment Specialist and Trainer at the Texas
Workforce Commission, spoke about interviewing skills. He went over
things to say at an interview. Achievements should be pointed out. He said
prepared elevator speech was important. He is available to answer questions
at 223-5493.


Student Affiliate
The procedure for SA registration with TMTA was clarified. The SA chairman
should send the list of registrations and the treasurer should send the fees.

There should be a photograph release for parents to sign at each event, so
that we may publish pictures in the internet.

Sheet Music
We discussed the need for a release for sheet music printouts to be used at
Lillian said she will use the release from the Piano Guild as a pattern.

Teachers should remember to give the theory test information sheet to parents
before the test.

Spring Festival
Martha will try to set up the Spring festival for a Saturday in April,
preferably the 21st. Lauren said she will prepare the certificates. Martha
will be the co-chair.

Our deadline for ensemble registration is January 13. The TMTA deadline is
March 1. Ensemble sheets are in the yearbook. Lillian said she has four
acoustic pianos, and she offered her studio for rehearsals. An ensemble flyer
was passed out.


Martha M announced that there will be an improvisation workshop next weekend at
Bachus Conservatory. Saturday April 14 at 10:00 am-1:30 pm

President Martha M introduced new member Martha V.   Martha graciously
offered her help and assistance for projects.

Martha M reported that she has had a lot of friendly contact with ADMTA.
have discussed guidelines that they use.

Lauren said she needs five subscriptions to get a group rate for Clavier

Reavis announced that Strait Music has a 20 percent off offer in sheet music
for teachers in January and September. Christmas music is now 25 percent off.

An updated new members list was passed out.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 am.

Lillian Simmons
Bluebonnet MTA