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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Bluebonnet News

Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The September meeting will be held at  Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday September 10  at 10:30 am at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.  This is a meet & greet meeting. Bring a teacher friend.
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.  Turn left at Target.

Last 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.


THEORY TESTS

The local theory tests will be as follows.

Austin District Music Teachers Association testing At Concordia University in Cedar Park
Sunday November 10, Saturday February 8

Bluebonnet Music Teachers Association testing at Texas State University in Round Rock
Saturday November 9 and Saturday February 1

Teachers should determine which test their students want to take, so that they can determine in which association  to register them in Student Affiliate.


YEARBOOK

The Festivals Unit of the Yearbook has been updated and is now on line at http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html   If you find any mistakes, please let me know.
Lillian


OTHER EVENTS

Chopin Competition
Go to:

Young Artists Program of Piano Texas
Application deadline is in March,
Go to:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Bluebonnet News

Dear Teachers:


Hope you're having a good summer!


MEETING

Next Meeting
The September meeting will be held at  Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday September 10  at 10:30 am at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.  This is a meet & greet meeting. Bring a teacher friend.
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.  Turn left at Target.

Last 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.


EVENTS CALENDAR
The updated student events calendar is now in the website.

THEORY BELOW GRADE LEVEL
Go to:


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Teacher Education at  The New School for Music Study
Go to:

Meridiem Music Marathon
Go to;

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
email BluebonnetMTA@live.com


Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The September meeting will be held at  Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday September 10  at 10:30 am at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.  This is a meet & greet meeting. Bring a teacher friend.
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.  Turn left at Target.

Last 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.


WORLD OF MUSIC

Start your students in World of Music so they can gain an invaluable store of knowledge that will influence their playing for years to come.  They will become better at memorization, using their analysis skills from World of Music to add layers of memory through chord structure and form.  Set a goal to introduce your students to  World of Music , whether short term or long term, and meet it with a strong sense of accomplishment...and maybe a cash prize to boot. The World of Music course of Texas Music Teachers Association is a music appreciation course. The examination is offered every year at Austin District Music Teachers Association.

Bluebonnet News

YEARBOOK

The Introduction pages of the yearbook, including fall events calendar, are now available in the yearbook. Go to:  http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Austin Chamber Music Adult Academy
Go to:
https://austinchambermusic.org/adult-academy/

Austin Chamber Music Young Artists Academy
Go to:
https://austinchambermusic.org/young-artists-academy/ 

Bluebonnet News

Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
email BluebonnetMTA@live.com 


Dear Teachers:


Hope you're having a good summer.


EVENT DATES

The Baroque Festival has been scheduled.  The teacher events page and the student events page in the website have been updated.  Go to: http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html


ANNOUNCEMENTS

4th OF JULY
I'm going to set up a booth for my studio at the 4th of July celebration in Round Rock.  If you would like to visit and hang around for a while in the booth, that would be good. 
For more information, go to: https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events/july-fourth-frontier-days-celebration/


EVENTS

aLFRED wORKSHOP
gO TO:
https://www.alfred.com/events/e-l-lancaster-at-capital-music-center/

BOOKKEEPING WEBSITE
Bookkeeping and Student management website.
Motivate your students and Manage your studio
Go to:
https://tonara.com/

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:


MINUTES OF MEETING

The May meeting was held at Panera Bread on May 14 2019.  Present were Dianne, Lillian and Angela.

Honors Recital
Dianne will prepare the schedule of the Honors Recital.
Martha M will print the programs of the Honors Recital and prepare the certificates..
The Honors Recital will start at 4:15 pm. The doors will open at 4:00 pm.
Duets will be allowed.
Send students' names, titles of pieces and composers to Dianne and Martha M.
E+ students will be allowed to play. Thank you to Dianne for the suggestion!
From Dianne:
Students Eligible for the Honors Recital
including  S / S-  / AND  E +
Ladies - please let me know by this Friday, May 18
and I will begin to put the program together.
YES, you can respond on email and I will copy and paste INFO
name
name of song
name of composer
early/middle/near end  (this helps indicate if they get nervous / can handle anywhere in the program
let me know ASAP
I am working with my students confirming those who can participate
thank you
Dianne

Next Meeting
There will be no meeting in August.
The September meeting will be held at  Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday September 10  at 10:30 am 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.  Turn left at Target.

Last 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.


OTHER EVENTS

Group-piano-summer-training-2019
Go to:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
email BluebonnetMTA@live.com


Dear Teachers:


MINUTES OF MEETING

The April meeting was held at Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday April 9 at 10:30 am. Present were Lillian, Dianne, Martha M and Angela . 

Nominations for Standing committees were made.
The following coordinators were appointed.

SA-  Lillian
Theory- Lillian
Theory out of association coordinator - Martha M
Theory test packet assembly - Angela
Theory Medals - Angela
Event Reservations - Martha M
Festivals Chair Martha M; Schedules Dianne
Festival certificates - Martha M; The grades will appear on the certificates; the certificates will be signed by the president
Both festivals will be open; no more than 3 people in the audience will be allowed; children under 5 will not be allowed.
Honors Recitals - Chairman Dianne; programs and certificates Martha M
Newsletters - Lillian
Trophies - Dianne
Judges - Martha M


Notes
The reservations for theory will be made by Lillian before the reservations for festivals.


MEETING

Next Meeting
The May meeting will be held at  Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday May 14  at 10:30 am 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.  Turn left at Target.

Last 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.

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:

The April general meeting will be held at  Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday  April 9  at 10:30 am 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.  Turn left at Target.

Last 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.


OTHER EVENTS

Costa Rica Piano Festival.
Go to:

The 2019 Olga Kern International Piano Competition
will be held October 27–November 3, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Go to:

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The March meeting, which had previously been scheduled for the second Tuesday of March, has been changed to the first Tuesday in March.  It will be held at  Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday March 5  at 10:30 am .
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.  Turn left at Target.

Last 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.


FESTIVAL

The piano Judge for the Spring Festival will be Jodi Blount.  Her bio is at: https://cpfumc.org/our-staff/ .  The voice judge will be Martha Vallee, Treasurer of Bluebonnet MTA.  The registration deadline is March 6.


OTHER EVENTS

The Piano Guild will have auditions on Saturday April 13 at Premier Music Academy in Round Rock.  More information at: http://www.yrose.us/wp/guild.html


Lillian Simmons

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Minutes of Meeting

Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:

MINUTES OF MEETING

The monthly meeting was held on February 12 at Panera Bread in Cedaar Park.  Present were Martha M, Lillian, Dianne, Martha V and Angela.

UPON MOTION DULY MADE, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT:
1. The theory test level requirements be amended in the yearbook to follow the TMTA handbook more closely.
2. The festival pieces requirements be amended to state that if the
period piece is 10 minutes long or more, the choice piece may be omitted.

NOTES
Martha V will contact a potential judge.
Martha V will send an ensemble registration reminder.
Martha V will determine if we need a voice judge.
Dianne will prepare the festival schedule.
Martha M will make festival certificates.
The meetings will be kept at 10:30 am.

MEETING

Next Meeting
The March meeting, which had previously been scheduled for the second Tuesday of March, has been changed to the first Tuesday in March.  It will be held at  Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday March 5  at 10:30 am 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.  Turn left at Target.

Last 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.


THEORY

Theory Test
The Theory Test proceeded beautifully!  Thank you to all the teachers that helped out.

Practice Tests
Teachers, know that you may order sets of this school year's theory tests and their answer keys.  The order form is at: TMTA under Student Affiliate Materials Order Form.


OTHER EVENTS

1.
Piano Guild

The Auditions of the Piano guild of Round Rock will be held on Saturday April 13 at Premiere Music Academy. More Information: http://www.yrose.us/wp/guild.html

2.
Greetings from San Marcos! I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving break and is rejuvenated towards the holiday season full of great recitals.

We’ve have many exciting things happening here at Texas State University. I wanted to make sure I kept everyone in the loop.
    Texas State International Piano Festival – We are excited to host the 10th Texas State International Piano Festival, which will take place from June 1 – June 9, 2019. Along with From the Top, we have several concerts, master classes, presentations, and events scheduled. We have amassed the largest faculty ever, and we will kick things off with a bang as all of our faculty will join forces on June 1, 2019 to present for the audience an evening of 2 Piano Concerti with the Round Rock Symphony. For more details, please visit us at www.tsipf.com. Applications for the 10th TSIPF will be due on March 7, 2019. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Again, I wish everyone a great holiday season, filled with great piano music.

Sincerely,

Jason Kwak

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Dr. Jason Kwak
Professor of Piano
Coordinator – Keyboard Area
Texas State University
Director - Texas State International Piano Festival
Office – 512.245.3390
www.music.txstate.edu/piano
www.tsipf.com

3.
RCM Examinations.  Go to:

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bluebonnet News




Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The February meeting will be held at  Panera Bread in Cedar Park on Tuesday February 12  at 10:30 am 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.  Turn left at Target.

Last 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.

THEORY
Teachers, remember to give your theory testing students the parent/student handout.