Saturday, March 29, 2014
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday April 1 at Velocity Music Academy at
Martha M will deliver blank festival certificates to teachers.
Mary A will pass out theory medals. Martha M will pass out the festival
The Honors Recital will be from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday June 7.
nominations of officers
location of next meeting
theory medals will be handed out
trophies for ensembles?
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The monthly meeting was held at Velocity Music Academy on March 18. Present
were Lillian, Martha M, Martha V, Al, Mary A, Dianne, Stephanie.
IT WAS RESOLVED THAT:
Students will get trophies for festivals. Students must collect twelve points
to get a trophy.
An Excellent rating is worth 1 point,
a Superior minus is worth 2 points,
a Superior is worth 3 points,
a Superior plus is worth 4 points.
The trophies will be engraved Great Composers Festival, Bluebonnet MTA,
student name, year.
Festival chairs must keep records of student ratings.
The points will start accruing next school year.
Ensembles students will get a $50 stipend this year. The checks will be
handed out at the recital. The checks will be accompanied by a letter
announcing the stipend and stating that this stipend was approved for this
school year only.
Mary A said she would like to be in charge of judges next school year.
Martha M reported that she has confirmed reservations at Steinway for recital
Martha M will deliver certificates to teachers. Teachers must complete
students' names. Mary A. will send certificate template to teachers.
For musicianship, the minor scales should be harmonic. Martha M will prepare
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The next meeting will be Tuesday March 18 at Velocity Music Academy at 8:30
am. Mary A will bring the theory tests.
Trophies for festival winners
Promotion of Honors Recital
Should we pay for ensembles expenses?
EASY FESTIVAL PIECES
This book contains primer level pieces by great composers. I recommend it:
Favorite Festival Solos - 10 Great Nfmc Selections (Early to Later
by Hal Leonard Corp.
My studio's recital will be Saturday March 22. The announcement is at
http://musicrrtx.blogspot.com/ You are invited.
All teachers are invited to announce their recitals at this blog page. Let
know if you would like to announce, and I will approve you to post in that
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Minutes of meeting of Bluebonnet MTA
The general meeting was held at Velocity Music Academy on February 18.
Present were Martha M, Dianne,Al, and Lillian.
Martha M gave a presentation about ensembles. There will be two ensembles.
One for levels primer through 2, and one for levels 3 through 10.
The elementary level piece will be Arabian Nights , Famous & Fun Pop Duets
book 3 by Carol Matz, by Alfred,
The advanced piece will be I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables by Boublil
and Schonberg's by Hal Leonard Piano duets Vol 14.
Pieces must be memorized by May 1. Bluebonnet MTA may provide a scholarship
for an interested student who needs financial help. Parents convention badges
are available for about $15 per person through chairman Martha Marks.
Musicianship will be required for the Spring Festival. The musicianship
requirements are at http://bluebonnetmta.org/festivals.html The festival
auditions will be open auditions, so adult relatives only may enter the
adjudication room. The registration deadline is March 26. Please update the
registration deadline in your yearbook. No flash photographs will be
It was resolved that:
The yearbook will be published next school year in the website without the
teachers' emails and addresses.
The next meeting will be Tuesday March 11 at Velocity Music Academy at 8:30
Martha M will prepare a sheet listing fees for events for next year's
The next meeting will be on Tuesday February 11 at Velocity Music Academy in
Cedar Park at 8:30 am.
We will have an Ensembles presentation by Chairman Martha Marks.
The Ensembles of Bluebonnet MTA will perform at the 2014 State Convention in
Houston in midJune .
Students who have passed their theory tests may participate.
Ensemble Chair: Martha Marks
Students are required to attend mandatory rehearsals,
perform with the group in a local honors recital in June,
perform with the group at the state convention. It is awesome to see these
groups performing on eight grand pianos. This would make a nice family
vacation. Rehearsals are Sundays in Cedar Park in May. The registration
deadline is in February .
Here are videos of ensemble performances at the convention:
This video shows a view of the audience
From: Mary Adams
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:07 PM
Subject: BLU MTA/TMTA Spring Theory tests time, directions and informations
Good morning members,
Our Spring Theory test is on February/8th from 8am to 2pm at Texas State
University ( http://www.rrc.txstate.edu/about/sites.html ) Round Rock. I will
have all the volunteers coming as early as 7:30am (the university door will
be open by that time). Students will start arriving at 7:45am. ... Below is
the time for each level. I won’t be able to give any
make-ups this time. Students need to come at their assigned time. Please, no
8am to 10am = Levels 1, 4 and 7
10am to 12pm = Levels 2, 5 and 8
12pm to 2m = Levels 3, 6, 9 and 10.
I have one more file to send to the volunteers (theory test monitor duties).
I need to scan it and send it to you but my fax machine is broken. I will
it before the test day for sure.
OTHER AGENDA ITEMS
Publicizing the Honors Recital
Sewanee Summer Music Festival: