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

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.