Letter from the President December 2017
Never too old for a Christmas list, right? Honestly, I don’t NEED anything (well maybe a magic wand to clean my house), but I do have a few dreams for our organization. However, before you read my list, I would like to say that we, as an executive (and many of us doubling on the conference planning committee) are having a pretty good time planning and meeting together. The work is hard, and we are dedicated to doing our best, but I must admit that going to meetings with this group of teachers/organizers/musicians really energizes me. Thanks for your dedication everyone!
Enjoy reading this edition of Take Note. You will see the events of the year thus far, and will be informed of events and deadlines to come. Now for my list (drum roll please……)
THE MRMTA PRESIDENTIAL CHRISTMAS LIST:
1-That each member would go get one more teacher to join our organization. This includes possibly getting some higher-level students involved in the pre-diploma program. I have my sights set on a certain guitar teacher…. Wouldn’t it be great to have more members? I think there’s a price incentive in there somewhere for March registration!
2-That we will have way too many teachers wanting to perform in Serata (our fundraising concert for the conference) and a full audience on May 6th. I dare you to get a piano duet/trio/quartet together for May!!! Music is so much about connecting and if you are like me, making music with others feeds your soul!
3-That you are still reading this, and planning to come to the conference in July 2019. We just finalized the logo made by graphic designer Jodi Pratt (see her advert if you need any design work), and hope you get connected with us by volunteering for July 2019. We need you! It will be a good time, guaranteed! I think we can show the rest of Canada how much fun it is to be a musician in Winnipeg!
4-A volunteer to run the trade show for the conference. This is a big job, but someone out there is meant for it, and maybe it’s you! The team behind you is strong, so if you are interested, give me Evangeline or Annette a call.
Go team. Maybe I’ll see you at my place for coffee on the 11th, or at Scholarship Competition (end of Jan/early Feb) or Musicthon (Feb 10-11)!
I hope you all enjoy the holidays however you celebrate them! Get some R & R-cheers!
Letter from the President August 2017
Short and Sweet, like our Manitoba summers, that's my letter this August! In concise point form, here's some information for everyone to start thinking ahead for the year. Enjoy this issue of Take Note! Read it cover to cover to get excited for the 2017-18 year of activities!
- Check out the calendar of events and mark it into your personal calendars.
- Come to the AGM on September 24th! Cheap! $30 for lunch, AGM and concert by our National Piano Competition winner Paul Williamson. You don't want to miss that! We will be honoring members of 20, 30, 40, and 50 years. Also, enjoy the article about Honorary Life Member Dorothy Lother, by her daughter Carla. Thanks Dorothy for your wonderful influence on the musical community of Manitoba!
- Saturday September 9th is the date of the Master class with Jon Kimura Parker. Read the details in this issue! Thanks to the Pre-Diploma group led by Michele Leclerc for organizing these annual master classes in along with Virtuosi.
- Welcome to Lee Houghton Stewart who will take on the Canada Music Week event. Details will be available soon.
Congrats to Tiffany Wilson our past president who has now officially taken on the role of President with CFMTA/FMCAP. All the best to you in this new job Tiffany, and thanks for continuing to be a sounding board for Manitoba's provincial association as Past President.
Everyone, go enjoy the rest of your summer, finish your questionnaire for the MRMTA Anniversary book, and get it in by August 31st to be eligible for a draw to win a free edition of this book. It's our story so please help write it!