Dear MRMTA Members,
We are deep into the new teaching year and what an exciting new season it has already proven to be! The MRMTA has already held its AGM, two workshops and our annual Canada Music Week® Concert both in Winnipeg and Brandon. A big thank you to the Committee Chairpersons for all of their hard work and dedication to making these events happen, and also to the volunteers who are coming out to help keep these programmes successfully running.
This edition of Take Note will give you a closer look at some of the events we’ve already held. September started with the 96th Annual General Meeting, which means that time is flying as we get closer to our 100th Year Anniversary. It’s always a great occasion to congratulate colleagues on their long time membership with this organization. We were thrilled to have Megan Dufrat performing for us and the concert was wonderful.
I’m very proud to say that the Pre-Diploma Group has been working hard to raise money and promote the upcoming Masterclass with Andre’ Laplante on February 14th, 2016. You’ve seen them hard at work selling music at all of our events and this will continue throughout the year. Take advantage of cheap music for your new students or find those second copies for yourself!
Over the last year, we have seen the MRMTA work hard to eliminate the deficit. In fact, our last financial report shows that we are running our events with a surplus. This is very exciting and has come about with a lot of dedication from this executive. With the Holiday Season already upon us and the lack of snow, student spirits seem to be high in the midst of the flurry of activities. The executive and I wish all of our colleagues a happy holiday this December and much well deserved rest over the winter break. Take some time out to peruse the website at mrmta.org, maybe finally set up your profile page and get those events written into your 2016 agenda from our calendar page with all of the upcoming events.
Tiffany A. Wilson (RMT, AMM, B.Mus.)