Oct, 2017 Conference News and Updates
If you haven’t registered for the November Conference, please do
so quickly. We have planned a spectacular weekend for all of us
hard-working music teachers. It is really fun and rewarding to see
all of you every year, and exchange stories of our Studios and
Oct. 19. Music Bowl Theory Event
Oct. 20. Student Registration Form
Oct. 25. Ensemble Registration
Oct. 27. Conference Registration
Changes to this year’s activities include the following:
1. There will be no Tertullia this year due to lack of interest. There will be a reception for the
performers and parents and friends following the honors concert. Albuquerque Music
Teachers Association will be hosting this.
2. Student competition winners will be presented at the Winners’ Concert instead of the
Ensemble Concert. The Board felt that they should be recognized equally with the
performers. For this reason, each winner representative in honors and MTNA auditions will
be asked to play one movement of their winning performance not to exceed five minutes in
length in order to keep the concert to a reasonable time limit.
3. The Vocal Master Class has been eliminated due to lack of interest and no clinician. Instead,
we are inviting all vocalists to team up with a pal to perform in the Ensemble Recital at 2:15.
This will give our vocalists an outlet to perform for the membership.
4. The General Membership meeting will be held at 5:00 pm on Thursday, Nov. 9 instead of on
Sunday as most teachers wanted to go home following the concert on Saturday. Please plan
SPECIAL GUEST: DR. GARY INGLE
We are honored to have as our special guest Dr. Gary Ingle who will speak on Friday regarding
Music and Healing. He has also agreed to do a one hour question and answer session on
Saturday morning on the benefits of membership in MTNA. This will be held at 10:45 AM on
Saturday — Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Dr. Ingle.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE — SATURDAY NOV. 11
In order for you to make plans for Saturday, I have included a tentative schedule for Saturday’s
8:00 Conference Registrations, Jeanne Grealish, NCTM
8:00-11:00 Coffee, Tea, Lobby (Albuquerque Music Teachers, Host)
8:00-5:00 Piano Honors Auditions, Performance Hall, Larry Blind, Chairman
9:00-4:00 Exhibits in Lobby
9:00-10:15 Piano Master Class, Chorus Room, Ferrell Roberts, Host
Clinician: Marina Magazinnik
10:15-5:00 White Elephant “Treasures” Sale — Charlene Cox-Clifton, chairman
10:30-11:45 Teacher’s RoundTable Discussion. Dr. Gary Ingle, Presenter, CEO MTNA
Benefits of MTNA membership/ question/answer session of relevant teacher
11:45-1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00-2:00 Music Bowl Theory Competition, Terri Reck, Chairman
1:00-4:00 Non-Piano Honors Auditions, Chorus Room, Larry Blind, Chairman
2:15-4:30 Ensemble Recital, Band Room, Melissa Toedtman, Chairman
4:30-5:00 Last chance to purchase items at the White Elephant “Treasures” Sale.
5:00-7:00 Dinner on your own
7:00-10:00 MTNA and PMTNM Honors Winner’s Recital, Performance Hall
Reception for families, friends and performers immediately following recital.
Hosted by: Albuquerque Music Teachers Association.
Please feel free to contact me with your concerns and comments.
Jan King, NCTM
President, PMTNM 575 439 1214 email@example.com
Sept, 2017 Conference Coming! Register soon!
Hi to all you hard-working musicians! It has been a great month and start to the new year of students wanting to learn music. Isn’t this a great profession?
I spent three days in Cincinnati at the MTNA headquarters for the yearly Summit meeting for presidents of each state. What a treat to meet musicians and teachers from all over the country. At the end of this letter are some pictures that my friend from Indiana (Amy) shared with me. She takes much better pictures than I do. I learned a lot and want to share my experience with you at the Conference and in future newsletters.
FALL CONFERENCE — November 9 – 11, 2017 Albuquerque Sheraton
By now you should have received your Segue by email. It has the registration information for the conference, but in case you have lost yours, the forms are available on the PMTNM website.
Hotel Registration with special price — deadline October 10, 2017
Conference Registration — regular price — deadline October 27, 2017
You may still register after that date but prices will increase.
Why pay more? Register early.
Board meeting will be at 3 PM and General Meeting will be at 5 PM. This is a change from previous years. Plan on seeing your Board in action. 5 PM Thursday Night!
Terri Reck has stepped up to run the Music Bowl this year and it will have a new look. This is a fun event for students of all ages to test their music theory knowledge. There will be three levels: Level I, II, III. Deadline to register is October 19. You will be receiving more information through an e-blast and it will also be on the web. Be sure and come to this event and watch the students show off their knowledge. Contact Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
“More than One is Twice the Fun or three times or four” etc depending on how many are experiencing the joy of making music together. The Ensemble Recital is an event for all ages and levels. The youngest beginners can play duets with their teachers; teachers can bring a duet partner; vocalists and instrumentalists can come with their with their collaborative pianists. Memorization is not required. This is not a competition. The time limit is 5 minutes give or take a few minutes. The entry fee is $15 per player which entitles them to be in the Music Bowl, to listen to the Honors Auditions, and to browse in the exhibits.
(Read more on PDF to the right)