Tonya Kirk, Vice-President (Membership)
Current Membership Report (as of March 20, 2015)
Total Members: 531
Church Music 1
College/University Faculty 89
Commercial Studio 1
Public School 1
None listed 1
Certified Teachers (NCTM): 96
The following types of membership are available:
Membership Type National Dues State Dues Total
Individual $70 $30 $100
Student $16 $6 $22
Patron $75 *
Senior (70+ years of age) $52.50 *
Retired $35 *
*Information not available at time of publication.
Cape Fear Music Teachers Association
Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association
Charlotte Music Teachers Association
Durham Music Teachers Association
Greensboro Music Teachers Association
Raleigh Piano Teachers Association
PIANO SECTION NEWS
Dr. Karen Beres, NCTM, Piano Section Chair
We all look forward to the turning of the seasons – the first signs of spring, the lazy days of summer, cool nights ushering in the beauty of fall, that first frost… Finally, as we look upon the final stretch toward the end of the school year, the signs of spring appear to be more than a passing fancy… the trees are flowering, the grass is showing signs of needing to be mowed – and the 2015-16 Contest/Festival Repertoire List is here! You can find copies of the list both in the May journal and on the NCMTA website. My work with the volunteer committee was a joy once again, and I think we have some charming works that students and teachers will really enjoy. Many thanks go to the valuable efforts of this year’s selection committee: Julie Gorka (Junior A), Sheila Dacus (Junior B), Chad Leatherman (Senior A), and Greg McCallum (Senior B), who made my job as easy as it can be, and to Allen Herther, whose expertise and hospitality were greatly appreciated by everyone once again.
Thanks to Dr. Bradley Martin, Western Carolina University, and Dr. Barry Salwen, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, for presenting the Junior and Senior lists at this year’s fall workshops. Locations and time for the 2015-16 Contest/Festival Repertoire List Workshops are as follows:
Saturday, September 12, 2015 (Raleigh – Ruggero Piano)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 (Charlotte – Queens University)
Junior music (Bradley Martin) mornings, 9:00-12:00
Senior music (Barry Salwen) afternoons, 1:00-5:00
Many thanks to the leadership of Vice-Chair Brad Hunnicutt, who handled the arrangements for the workshops.
As we anticipate the first frost of the fall in October, we also look forward to gathering together at our NCMTA State Conference. Details for this year’s conference, at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC from October 15-18, 2015, are being ably shaped by President-Elect Kerry Carlin and Local Conference Chair Kent Lyman. I am excited to welcome our conference artist, Dr. Stephen Beus, for a Friday evening piano recital, followed on Saturday by a workshop and piano masterclass.
“Mesmerizing… explosive… intelligent… he belongs on the world stage” (Salt Lake Tribune). In the space of four months, American pianist Stephen Beus won first prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, first place in the Vendome Prize Intermational Competition (Lisbon) and was awarded the Max I. Allen Fellowship of the American Pianists Association (Indianapolis). Currently on the piano faculty at the University of Oklahoma, Stephen brings his wealth of knowledge and depth of musicality to share with us. I have no doubt that we will all be inspired by his musical offerings!
So, enjoy your spring and summer, and I’ll look forward to joining you all at our fall repertoire list workshops and at the state conference in October!
Voice Section News
The Voice Section of NCMTA would like to invite all members to attend the 2015 NCMTA State Conference at Meredith College. Many enriching and valuable professional development sessions geared toward teaching voice will be offered. Most notably composers, conductors, teachers and husband & wife duo Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse will present two not-to-be-missed sessions!
Vocal Performance Hour
Mark your calendars now and register online.
Date: May 31, 2015
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Location: Studio of Wendy Martelli; Apex, NC
Deadline to Register: May 15
More Performance Hours:
Nov 15, 2015 (location TBD)
Mar 6, 2016 (location TBD)
May 22, 2016 (location TBD)
Composition/Theory Section News
Young Composers' Contest
Please mail your entries to the following address:
909 Evian Lane
Matthews, NC 28105
Entry deadline is September 12, 2015
Winners will perform in a recital at the state convention, October 16-18, 2015, exact date/time to be decided.
MTNA Composition Competition
Please review rules for the competition at MTNA.org.
The application will be available August, 2015.