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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Buebonnet Newsletter

Bluebonnet MTA



Dear Colleagues,


HONORS CHAIRMAN


Lillian will be the Honors chairman.

From: Martha Marks
To Lillian Simmons
Friday at 8:30 AM
That would be great.  Lillian, thanks.
Martha

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 1:23 PM, Lillian wrote:
Martha,
It sounds like you have family problems.
Are you looking for a honors recital chairman?
If so, I can do it.
Let me know.
Lillian



NEXT MEETING

The NEXT general meeting will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2016.
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.    Please remember to not wear perfume.
Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717. 996-8300. Turn
from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is one block
east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center.  Turn left at Target.


BOOKS

From: Nancy Anton
Dec 6 at 6:01 PM
Hi Lillian,
I have quite a bit of unused music that I need to sell (at a discounted price) as I will not be teaching children anymore, only adults as we have recently moved to Sun City and the likelihood of getting young students is very unlikely.  Anyway, the majority of the music is Alfred supplemental music, theory and various levels of their method books.  Teachers can reach me by  cell 512/ 588-9600.
Best wishes to everyone.
Nancy Anton


OTHER EVENTS

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kwak, Jason J
Date: Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 10:05 AM
Subject: Texas State International Piano Festival
To: ADMTA Communications

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from San
Marcos! I hope everyone is having a nice fall. I wanted to let you know
that we are set with our plans for the 8th Texas State International
Piano Festival. We will once again have our concerto competition (video
due on March 1), our blind competition (winner will be a guest soloist with the Round Rock
Symphony during their 2016/2017 season), and we will be holding our
featured competition called the ‘Patrick W. Price Piano Competition’.
The winner of this competition will have 5 concert engagements, including 3 universities and 2 national concert series.
You can find all the information on our brand new website at www.tsipf.com.

Last year, we videotaped many of our events from the 7th festival. If you would like to see the video, please click here.

We are also looking to do some special events for the piano educators in the area. I will keep you posted.

Thank you all, I wish you all a great thanksgiving!
Jason Kwak
———————
Dr. Jason J. Kwak
Professor of Piano
Coordinator – Keyboard Area
Texas State University
Director – Texas State International Piano Festival
Office: 512.245.3390
Cell: 512.626.2586

Friday, November 11, 2016

Minutes of Meeting


Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/
email BluebonnetMTA@live.com


Dear Teachers:


MINUTES OF MEETING
The November meeting of Bluebonnet MTA was held on November 8 at Panera Bread.
Present were Mary A, Martha M, LeeAnn, Lillian, Dianne.

IT WAS RESOLVED THAT
Mary A be a signer of the bank account.
Dianne motioned, Martha M seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Mary  gave a report on the theory test.
The Resolution of last month about charging an extra $10 for out of association theory test students was confirmed, and stands. This fee covers handling and expenses.


NOTES

Martha M will prepare the certificates for the Hymn Festival.

The deadline for registering students in SA for students who will take the Spring Theory Test is January 4.  The deadline for registration of Spring Theory Test is January 4.

Dianne confirmed that she is the Trophy Chairman.


CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

The December meeting will be a potluck Christmas brunch. We will meet at the studio of Martha Marks at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 13. Please remember to not wear perfume.







OTHER EVENTS

Round Rock Community Choir
Son of God Mass and Requiem Nov. 13
Go to: http://roundrockcommunitychoir.org/
Lillian


Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Newsletter



Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/



Dear Teachers:


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.
The NEXT general meeting will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.  Please RSVP to Martha. Please remember to not wear perfume.

Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717. 996-8300. Turn
from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is one block
east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center behind Denny's.


THEORY

Handout
Teachers, remember to pass out the parent handout to your theory students.  This updated handout includes the doodling warning (under student information item 8). It's in the yearbook at: http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html
Lillian

Syllabus Correction
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lisa Shirah-Hiers <lshirah@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 4:50 PM
Subject: Correction to Level 7 in New Theory Syllabus
To: ADMTA Communications
This is a message from Lisa Shirah-Hiers, Fall Theory Chair, ADMTA
"I have received another important communication from the state theory chair regarding the new syllabus. There is a correction to the new theory syllabus regarding melodic dictation for level 7. See the attachment for details.
Best wishes!

Lisa


OTHER EVENTS

Round Rock Community Choir
Son of God Mass and Requiem Nov. 13
Go to: http://roundrockcommunitychoir.org/ 
Get tickets from my student Joyce 512-468-2837

Lillian


Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/

Newsletter



Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/



Dear Teachers:


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.
The NEXT general meeting will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.  Please RSVP to Martha. Please remember to not wear perfume.

Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717. 996-8300. Turn
from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is one block
east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center behind Denny's.


THEORY

Handout
Teachers, remember to pass out the parent handout to your theory students.  This updated handout includes the doodling warning (under student information item 8). It's in the yearbook at: http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html
Lillian

Syllabus Correction
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lisa Shirah-Hiers <lshirah@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 4:50 PM
Subject: Correction to Level 7 in New Theory Syllabus
To: ADMTA Communications
This is a message from Lisa Shirah-Hiers, Fall Theory Chair, ADMTA
"I have received another important communication from the state theory chair regarding the new syllabus. There is a correction to the new theory syllabus regarding melodic dictation for level 7. See the attachment for details.
Best wishes!

Lisa


OTHER EVENTS

Round Rock Community Choir
Son of God Mass and Requiem Nov. 13
Go to: http://roundrockcommunitychoir.org/ 
Get tickets from my student Joyce 512-468-2837

Lillian


Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Minutes October 2016

BLUEBONNET MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/
Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/


Dear Teachers:


The October meeting was held on October 11 at Panera Bread.  Present were Martha M, Valerie and Lillian.

A motion was made by Martha M and seconded by Lillian that the nonmember teachers pay an additional fee of $10 per student for the theory test, in addition to the theory test fee. The motion passed. This will take effect in December 2016.

IT WAS RESOLVED THAT
Teachers who are not members of Bluebonnet MTA and register students for the theory test at Bluebonnet MTA must pay a nonmember fee of $10 per student in addition to the theory test fee.


FESTIVALS

The  chairman for the Romantic/Contemporary Festival is Lillian Simmons.
The judge for the Romantic/Contemporary Festival will be Lesley McAllister.  Her biography is at:
http://www.baylor.edu/music/index.php?id=859327

The chairman for the Hymn Festival is Martha Vallee.  The judge will be Buffy Currens.  Her biography is at:
https://pianobuffy.musicteachershelper.com/my-resume


EVENTS

The Christmas Lunch will be held on Tuesday December 13 at the home of Martha Marks. At 11.00.am. This will be a pot luck lunch.

Deadlines for events are listed in the Student Calendar attached.


NEXT MEETING

The NEXT general meeting will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.   Please remember to not wear perfume.
Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717. 996-8300. Turn
from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is one block
east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center behind Denny's.


Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Minutes

BLUEBONNET MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/
Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/



Dear Teachers:


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.


NEXT MEETING

The NEXT general meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.
Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717. 996-8300. Turn
from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is one block
east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center behind Denny's.


PROCEDURE REMINDERS

Teachers, remember to give your students the Trophies student handout. The trophies are a motivator for students.

For students who will take the Fall Theory exam: Teachers, please remember to give your students the Parent Handout. You can find it in the yearbook at http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html


NOTES

Martha M will be doing the Hymn Critique Sheets.  Please send your students' hymn information to her. The template for the Hymn critique sheet is on line in the yearbook, so that you'll know what information to send her.


OTHER EVENTS

On Monday, October 3, 2016 4:16 PM, Jodi Blount wrote:
Looking for a pianist to play
two evening services on December 24th at 5 pm and 7 pm.  Music includes
Christmas carols, prelude and postlude.  Pay for both services is
$150.00  Church is Cedar Park First United Methodist Church at 600 W.
Park Street, Cedar Park, TX 78613.  Please contact me with any questions!
Thanks,
Jodi Blount
512-633-0009

Pianists Society
The Williamson Pianists Society meets once a month in my studio.
For more information, go to: http://www.meetup.com/Williamson-Pianists-Society/
Lillian

Piano Concert with Rachel Currea
For more information, go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/piano-concert-with-rachel-currea-tickets-27333184290



Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/

Saturday, September 3, 2016

September Newsletter

BLUEBONNET MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/
Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/


Dear Teachers:


NEXT MEETING

The first general meeting of this school year will be on Tuesday, September
13, 2016. This is our meet and greet meeting.  Bring a teacher friend.
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.

Agenda
Bluebonnet Music Teachers Meet 'n' GreetWe're kicking off the Fall with a Meet 'n' Greet Join us at 10:30 for coffee, snacks, and fun conversation with other local music teachers like
you! Bluebonnet MTA President Martha Marks will present highlights from the Texas Music Teachers Association State Convention.

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.
Looking forward to seeing you all.


SA

SA registration is now open. 

I. Local Registration procedure
The regular fee is $15 per student until Sept. 15.  First you make a list of your students' names in a plain piece of paper and mail it to the SA Chairman Lillian.  You mail a copy of the student list and the $15 per student payment to the treasurer Martha Vallee.


II. Updated On line registration
1. Update the grade level of all your current students.

2. Type in the notes section of each section the words "student affiliate"
if you want your student enrolled in student affiliate.

3.  If the student is a transfer student, type in the words "transfer
from..." and then the words "student affiliate."

4. If you want a student removed from your profile, type in the notes
section "remove from profile."

5.. Add your new students to your profile by clicking on the "add" button.

6. Students may remain in your profile and not be student affiliate. Simply
leave their notes section blank.

Teresa Crawford
TMTA President-Elect
469-667-7609
4tlcpiano@gmail.com


To Complete your SA On line registration:When your payment is received, the SA chairman enables your on line registration.
The on line registration instructions are in the SA Information yearbook page.  The yearbook is at
http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html

Late registration
The late fee of $17 per student  begins on Sept 16.


TMTA HANDBOOK

The new 2016-2017 TMTA Handbook is now available for download at:
http://www.tmta.org/sites/tmta/uploads/documents/SA_documents/2016-2017_Handbook_1.pdf



OTHER EVENTS
The Williamson Pianists Society will meet on Saturday September 24.  For more information, go to:
https://www.meetup.com/Williamson-Pianists-Society/


Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Newsletter

BLUEBONNET MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/
Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/

Dear Teachers:


NEXT MEETING

The first general meeting of this school year will be on Tuesday, September
13, 2016. This is our meet and greet meeting.  Bring a teacher friend.
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.
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.
Looking forward to seeing you all ladies.


HYMN FESTIVAL

The new Hymn Festival pages are now in the yearbook at:
http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html
Please let me know if you would like to make any changes.


YEARBOOK

The yearbook has been updated, and it is now on line at
http://bluebonnetmta.org/

We will not be doing printouts of the yearbook. If you would like a printout, I can print one for you for $10.  If you just want the pages that have been updated, I can do that for $5.
Lillian



SA

The new TMTA SA registration procedure has been revealed. The new SA registration web page is now on line at http://www.tmta.org

In the new enrolment procedure:

Teachers will need to send a list of their students' names to their local SA Chair Lillian Simmons.

Teachers will need to send their SA payments and a copy of their student list to their local Treasurer Martha Vallee.

Teachers will need to register their students on line  at http://www.tmta.org

About your new transfer students transferring from another Texas teacher: Teachers will need to send all their new transfer student registration information to their local SA chair. The local SA chair will need to enter the information on line. Teachers may use the old SA registration form in the yearbook at

http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html and email it to their local SA Chair. Send payments to the local treasurer.

About students that have quit: Send list of students to be deleted to your local SA Chair.


Lillian
Bluebonnet SA Chair


------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:54 AM CDT, 08/15/2016
From: Christiana Clark
Subject: SA Enrollment

The information you have been waiting for is finally here! SA Enrollment
instructions can be found at
http://www.tmta.org/teachers/certification/sa-instructions-for-chairs-and-teachers/

Please email Abby with any questions you might have at abby.tmta@gmail.com
and she will be happy to help you!

Have a wonderful week
--
Christiana Clark
TMTA Office Manager
PO Box 831730
Richardson, Texas 75083-1730
512-927-7356


ENSEMBLE

Teachers, be aware that at this time of the year, parents begin to plan their summer vacation for next year.  This is a good time to suggest Ensemble to them.

Article: Why perform in an ensemble?  Go to: http://wirthcenter.org/crescendo/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Millner-Why-Perform-in-an-Ensemble.pdf

Our Ensemble information is in Item five of our SA page at: http://bluebonnetmta.org/sa.html



Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August Newsletter


Sunday, July 31, 2016

July Newsletter

BLUEBONNET MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/
Dear Teachers:


NEXT MEETING

The next  meeting of the Board of Directors which had been scheduled for August 2 has been changed to Wednesday August 3, 2016
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.
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.

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.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

newsletter July 2016


Dear Teachers:



NEXT MEETING

The next  meeting of the Board of Directors will be on Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.
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.

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.


HYMN

------ Original Message ------
Received: 07:47 PM CDT, 05/16/2016
From: Diane
Subject: Re: hymn

I have had a Hymn Festival with my studio for decades... and it would be great
for BMTA
to sponser the event in the future.  I try to always go along with the
group... :-) so will continue
to listen ...

However, until we do ... mine is usually in Nov or Dec (and I will be planning
mine this summer)
After the BMTA Festival - that is usually in November..... then I plan the
Hymn Festival for the 1st part of Dec.
Jan is used for Honors Recital and finishing up THEORY for Feb

This past year we had ours in December in order to include Christmas songs
Hymns can also include Christmas Hymns or songs about our Lord
and I often allow students to choose a hymn or Christmas song about "Jesus" .
My students
learn that "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" is a fun song but not appropriate for the
Hymn Festival, etc.

Just sending along my thoughts :-)  AND will wait to hear from the rest of
you
dw




SA


Teachers,

Please remember that the local SA fees of $15 are due September 15.
Lillian, SA Chairman, Bluebonnet MTA

------ Original Message ------
Received: 09:31 AM CDT, 07/01/2016
From: Christiana Clark <>
To: Teresa Crawford <>
Subject: ***IMPORTANT STATe STUDENT AFFILIATE CHANGES***

Dear Local Association Presidents and SA Chairs,

This email is being sent to inform you of some important changes regarding
TMTA Student Affiliate. First of all, Student Affiliate dues are
increasing by  $1.50 beginning with the October 1 deadline.  Please note,
that Student Affiliate dues have not been increased since 2005.

The changes for TMTA Student Affiliate dues from local associat
ions to the state are as follows:

Postmarked or paid by credit card by October 1 will be $8.50
Postmarked or paid by credit card October 2 - February 1 are $9.50
Postmarked or paid by credit card February 2 - April 1 are $16.50

Secondly, the Student Affiliate registration process will be completely
different beginning in the fall of 2016. At this time, Back 40 Design is
creating a members only portal on the TMTA website in which every teacher
will be able to log-in and register their students directly on the website.
Therefore, instructions regarding payment procedures and how local student
affiliate chairs handle things are still pending. Please know that we will
have these out to all of you as soon as possible.

Teresa Crawford
TMTA Vice President for Student Activities
469-667-7609
--
Christiana Clark
TMTA Office Manager
PO Box 831730
Richardson, Texas 75083-1730
512-927-7356
--------------------------

Lillian Simmons, Secretary
Bluebonnet Music Teachers Association

Saturday, April 23, 2016

MINUTES OF MEETING

BLUEBONNET MTA


Dear Teachers:


The general meeting of Bluebonnet MTA was held on April 12 at Panera Bread in
Cedar Park. Present were: Martha M, Martha V, Dianne, Lillian, Mary A.,
Melanie.


PROCEDURES

Melanie suggested that we set up a group on Facebook. Very good suggestion!
The group has been set up. It is at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/610028335811670/
You all are invited to join it.

Dianne suggested that we add instructions to the Teacher and Parent
information sheets. The instruction sheets have been updated, and they are now also on line in the yearbook.


NEXT MEETING

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 A.M. at Applebyƛ in Cedar Park. It is at the southwest corner of
183 and Lakeline Mall Dr. in Cedar Park.
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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lillian will have her studio award dinner Saturday May 7. You all are
invited.
The announcement is at: http://www.yrose.us/wp/award.html



Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/


Tuesday, April 12, 2016


BLUEBONNET MTA


Dear Teachers:


NEXT MEETING

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread. 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.

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.


FESTIVAL

I have updated the Parent/Student Information Handout about festivals. I have
deleted warm-up instructions, since warm-up pianos are not available at
Steinway. I have deleted date of honors recital, since we have two recitals
per year. I have highlighted number measures instruction, since we have
recurring problems with this. It is now in the yearbook on line.Please hand it to your students who will participate in the
festival.
Lillian


ADDENDUM TO MINUTES

Notes
Martha M suggested that we give a scholarship.



Lillian Simmons, Piano Teacher
http://yrose.us/wp/piano.htm



MINUTES OF MEETING





Dear Teachers:


The general meeting of Bluebonnet MTA was held on March 8 at Panera Bread.
Present were Melanie, Martha M, Martha V, Mary A, Lillian, Dianne.


RESOLUTIONS

Dianne motioned that the Ensemble stipend be $100 for each student. Mary A
seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Martha M motioned that we put a $100 ad in the convention program. Dianne
seconded the motion. The motion passed.


PROCEDURES

The Festival trophies will be
1. A trophy with a 2" riser for the first trophy;
2. A trophy with a 3" or 4" riser for the second trophy;
3. A trophy with a 6" riser for the third trophy.

Ensemble directors will get reimbursed for convention expenses including
travel.


NOTES

Martha V will prepare the updated logo.
Martha M will prepare festival certificates, and teachers will prepare
critique sheets.
Festival monitor schedule: Dianne, Martha M and Mary A all day; Lillian and
Martha V 4:00 to 6:00.
Melanie suggested that the festivals not be held on the same day as ADMTA's
festivals.



Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bluebonnet Newsletter



BLUEBONNET MTA


Dear Teachers:


NEXT MEETING

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread. 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.

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.


ADDENDUM TO MINUTES

Notes
Martha V was advised to pay herself for the time and effort spent with the IRS
documents.


FESTIVAL

The judge for the Romantic/Contemporary Festival will be Patricia Burnham.
Her bio is at
http://www.concordia.edu/academics/college-of-liberal-arts/music/music-staff-directory/dr-patricia-griggs-burnham-piano/



PHOTOS

The theoy photos are now on line at http://bluebonnetmta.org/gallery.html


TMTA


For information about
Required Theory Testing Levels for Pianists and Organists (Levels 1-12)
See pdf page 40 of the TMTA Handbook at
http://www.tmta.org/assets/pdf/HandbookFull.pdf


PAGES

Why You Are Wasting Your Money On Music Lessons!
gO TO:
https://www.blairacademyforthearts.com/why-you-are-wasting-your-money-on-music-lessons/


LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Classical Artists Concert Series
Go to: http://www.classicalartistsconcerts.org/


Joseph Choi, Pianist
March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Go to: http://www.classicalartistsconcerts.org/event/march_2016/


Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/




Minutes of Meeting


MINUTES OF MEETING


Dear Teachers:


The general meeting of Bluebonnet MTA was held on March 8 at Panera Bread.
Present were Melanie, Martha M, Martha V, Mary A, Lillian, Dianne.


RESOLUTIONS

Dianne motioned that the Ensemble stipend be $100 for each student. Mary A
seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Martha M motioned that we put a $100 ad in the convention program. Dianne
seconded the motion. The motion passed.


PROCEDURES

The Festival trophies will be
1. A trophy with a 2" riser for the first trophy;
2. A trophy with a 3" or 4" riser for the second trophy;
3. A trophy with a 6" riser for the third trophy.

Ensemble directors will get reimbursed for convention expenses including
travel.


NOTES

Martha V will prepare the updated logo.
Martha M will prepare festival certificates, and teachers will prepare
critique sheets.
Festival monitor schedule: Dianne, Martha M and Mary A all day; Lillian and
Martha V 4:00 to 6:00.
Melanie suggested that the festivals not be held on the same day as ADMTA's
festivals.



Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Minutes of Meeting

BLUEBONNET MTA


Dear Teachers:


MINUTES OF MEETING

It Was Resolved That:
Dianne motioned that The first trophy a student gets should be small, the
second one should be medium size, and the third one should be large.
The motion was seconded by Lillian. The motion was approved.


Procedures

It was agreed that Dianne will be the chairman of the Romantic/Contemporary
Festival. Assistant Lillian will prepare judge's packet. Dianne will order
trophies.
It was agreed that the teachers will prepare their students' festival
certificates. Teachers are to let Martha M know their number of students, and
Martha M will mail them their blank certificates.

The Honors Recitals will be held at 2:30 to 3:30 and at 4:00 to 5:00. Martha M
will be in charge of the Honors Recitals.
Only students with grades of S and S+ will be allowed to play at Honors
Recitals.

Nominations for officers will be held at the next meeting.

Meetings will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 at Panera Bread.

Stipend for Ensemble will be $75.


Notes

Sarah has declined to be president.
Martha M will be out of town from April 1 to April 9.
We will look for a designer to design a logo.


NEXT MEETING

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread

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.


Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/

Bluebonnet News



BLUEBONNET MTA


Dear Teachers:


MONTHLY MEETING

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 9:30 A.M. at Panera Bread


PIANO LIQUIDATION

Piano liquidation. Gone out of business
Go to: http://clearancepianos.com/


HONORS RECITAL

Talked with Matthew and extended our time to 2:00. Now the time for Honors
Recital 1 and 2 and Ensemble is from 2-6. Change the previous message of
4-6
Martha

yes, Lillian. It is June 4, Sat. from 4-6.
> Martha

> Do we have a confirmed date and place for spring honors recital?
> Lillian




Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/





Monday, January 11, 2016


BLUEBONNET MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION


Dear Teachers:


The regular monthly meeting of Bluebonnet MTA was held January 8 at Panera
Bread in Cedar Park.


RESOLUTIONS

Sarah motioned, and the motion was seconded by Martha V.
That the association fund convention expenses for Ensemble directors.
The motion passed.

Martha V reported that she has been doing work to comply with IRS association
requirements.
Sarah motioned that we get professional help, and Martha M seconded the
motion. The motion passed.


MONTHLY MEETING

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 9, 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.


FESTIVAL

The Romantic/Contemporary Festival will be held on April 9, 2016 at Steinway
Piano Gallery. The judge will be Buffy Currens. Her bio is at
https://pianobuffy.musicteachershelper.com/my-resume


THEORY

Please remember to pass out the Parent/Student Handout to your students who
will be taking the theory test. It is in the yearbook at
http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html


NOMINATIONS

Sarah was nominated for Assistant to the President for the 2016-17 school
year.


Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/


Sunday, January 3, 2016


BLUEBONNET MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION


Dear Teachers:


MONTHLY MEETING

The next meeting will be on Friday, January 8, 2016
Time: 9:30 A.M. at Panera Bread


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.


Happy New Year!
See image:
http://happynewyear2016imagesy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Happy-New-Year-Wishes-2016.jpg




Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
http://bluebonnetmta.org/