The MRMTA Mission Statement

We are a municipal organization that provides leadership in music education across Manitoba. We promote and support high standards of education among our members.

Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association (MRMTA) is an organization committed to ensuring the highest calibre of music education possible and to promote high standards of music in each community.

To be a member of the Association, one must hold a degree or diploma from a recognized university or conservatory or meet the necessary qualifications set down by the MRMTA, thus ensuring a high level of training and a commitment to professionalism.

The Registered Music Teachers’ Association is a Canada-wide federation of private music teachers encompassing ten provinces and the Yukon Territory, with over 3,200 members. A Registered Music Teacher is a member of the provincial association, which is affiliated with the national association (Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association, CFMTA).

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Executive Members

MRMTA 2017 Executive

2017-18 MRMTA Executive

Members of the executive team focus on growing the membership, maintaining standards, coordinating MRMTA programs, workshops and other music related events.

President

Leanne Hiebert

president@mrmta.org

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Past President

Tiffany Wilson

tiffanyawilson@hotmail.com

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Vice-President

Annette Hay

vicepresident@mrmta.org

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Registrar & Musicthon Coordinator

Gina Wedel

registrar@mrmta.org

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Treasurer

Alanna Courtney

treasurer@mrmta.org

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Secretary

Betti Canning

betticanning@shaw.ca

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Communications Coordinator

Dianne Norris

dnorris.mus@gmail.com

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Student Programming Coordinator

Vacant

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Members Programming Coordinator

Vacant

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Events/Social Coordinator

Evangeline Keeley

egwkeel@mymts.net

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Canada Music Week Representative

Lee Houghton Stewart

leeh399@hotmail.com

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Member at Large

Linda DePauw

lmdepauw@mts.net

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Member at Large

Viktoriya Tuz

viktoriyatuz@gmail.com

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Brandon & Westman Branch Representative

Eleanor Epp

eleanorepp@yahoo.ca

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Southern Manitoba Branch Representative

Wesley Hamm

wes.hamm@live.com

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CFMTA Delegates

1st delegate

Leanne Hiebert

president@mrmta.org

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2nd delegate

Gina Wedel

registrar@mrmta.org

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Committees and other

Take Note Editor

Dina Pollock

editor@mrmta.org

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Website Updates

Bernadette Geras

bgpianostudio@mtsmail.ca

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Young Artist Series

Co-ordinator - Virginia Heinrichs

dongin@mts.net

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Tour - Muriel Smith

muriel.smith58@gmail.com

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Pre-Diploma Group - President

Michelle Leclerc

prediplomagroup@mrmta.org

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CFMTA Composition Competition

Jane Duerksen

janeduerksen@gmail.com

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Archives

Muriel Smith

muriel.smith58@gmail.com

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Scholarship Competition Chair

Norinne Danzinger-Dueck

scholarships@mrmta.org

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Paper Scholarship Committee Head

Eleanor Lwiwski

elwiwski@shaw.ca

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President's Letter
Letter from the President December 2017 THE LIST 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! Leanne

Branches

Brandon & Westman Branch

Eleanore Epp

(204) 763-4489

elenorepp@yahoo.ca

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Southern Manitoba Branch

Wesley Hamm

(204) 822-3095

wes.hamm@live.com

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Take Note Magazine

Published three times a year, Take Note Magazine is a collection of news and articles relating to Manitoba's music scene. Our Magazine is published in PDF format below.

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MRMTA
c/o Gina Wedel
410 Niagara Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3N 0V5