Saturday, December 19, 2015
BLUEBONNET MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
If you missed our Christmas luncheon, we missed you. We had a great time.
The luncheon photo is now on line on the website at
The next meeting will be on Friday, January 8, 2016
Time: 9:30 A.M. at Panera Bread
Please RSVP to Martha M.
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 behind Denny's.
The honors recital will be Saturday, January 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 at Steinway
Piano Gallery. Students who got any superior rating may perform.
Please register your students with the Honors Recital chairman Martha M.
The theory test will be held on Saturday February 13 at Texas State
University in Round Rock. Registration deadline is Friday, January 8.
The Round Rock Piano Guild will have its annual auditions in April, probably
on Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23. Information about the Round Rock
Piano Guild is at http://www.yrose.us/wp/guild.html
The finest instrument is the mind!
The Royal Conservatory of Music is one of the largest and most respected music
education institutions in the world, providing the definitive standard of
excellence in curriculum design, assessment, performance training, teacher
certification, and arts-based social programs. The mission of The Royal
Conservatory—to develop human potential through leadership in music and the
arts—is based on the conviction that the arts are humanity’s greatest
means to achieve personal growth and social cohesion. Advancing the
transformative effect that music and the arts have on society lies at the
heart of everything The Royal Conservatory does. Increasingly, music and the
arts are also being recognized as crucial intellectual building blocks,
closely linked to cognitive functions such as brain and verbal-linguistic
development; spatial reasoning; complex problem solving in mathematics and
science; the development of emotional intelligence; interpersonal skills; and
self-expression. Since its inception in 1886, The Royal Conservatory has
translated the latest research on music and arts education into effective
programs benefiting millions of people around the world. The more than five
million alumni of The Royal Conservatory have enjoyed the many benefits of
music study and carried these benefits into subsequent careers in a wide range
of fields, including medicine, business, politics, education, science, and
sports. Others, such as Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Teresa
Stratas, Sir Roger Norrington, and Jon Vickers, have achieved international
musical acclaim. The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program provides a
recognized standard of musical achievement through an effectively sequenced
system of study and individual student assessments, from preparatory to
advanced levels. Considered the foremost music education system in Canada, the
United States, and many other countries around the world, its broad use has
bound together individuals from these nations with the thread of shared creative experiences.
Thank you to Sarah for this information.
------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:58 AM CST, 12/16/2015
From: Kathy Rabago
To: Lillian Simmons Subject:
Re: Royal School
Yes, we do them in May. We have to have a certain number of students enrolled
to hold the exams, otherwise they are cancelled.
The spring sign ups will be up on their website soon. Google “Music
Development Program” (They do not call it the Royal Conservatory in their
USA examinations) ( http://www.musicdevelopmentprogram.org/ )
> On Dec 16, 2015, at 10:46 AM, Lillian Simmons wrote:
> Are you still doing examinations for the Royal Conservatory?
> What's going on with this?
BLUEBONNET MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
We will have a potluck brunch at Martha M's house. On December 15, the third
Tuesday of December at 10:30 am. Please RSVP to Martha M.
Message from your SA Chair:
Please do not use your fall registrations for your winter registrations. Use
your master that lists your students, which was sent to you in August.
If this is your first year in Bluebonnet MTA, you can find blank forms in the
website at: http://bluebonnetmta.org/forms.html If you cannot use a
spreadsheet, you may use the alternate pdf form.
I appreciate it if you can use the spreadsheet format, so that I won't have to
input your information on the spreadsheet myself; since it must be turned in
to the state on the spreadsheet.
Please Email your registration to me at firstname.lastname@example.org ;
and mail your payment to the treasurer Martha V. Thank you for your cooperation.