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IMPORTANT DATES

 

Citation Nomination:

due by September 15, 2009

 

Chapin Grant application deadline:

September 1, 2009

 

2009 State Conference
October 16 – 18, 2009 Eastman School of Music

Rochester

 

MTNA Competitions
October 16, 2009

Eastman School of Music


Empire State Competitions
October 16 & 17, 2009
Eastman School of Music 

 

 

If you have an address change, new phone number or e-mail address, please contact Kathryn Koscho, Vice-President for
Membership, as soon as possible, to keep the state directory up to date.

 

Kathryn Koscho, VP of Membership, The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam, NY 13676
315-267-3230
koschokd@potsdam.edu


You should also contact
the MTNA National Office (Toll Free) 1-888-512-5278 or at www.mtna.org.


The NYSMTA Executive Committee requests that all NYSMTA members pay dues by October 1, 2008. It facilitates the accurate preparation of the State Membership Directory.

 

 

2008 -- 2010 NYSMTA

ADMINISTRATIVE

COMMITTEE

President: Richard Hihn (District 6)

 

President-elect: 
Denise Ivanoff (2)

 

Vice-Presidents for Conferences: Beverly Smoker (12) and Brian Preston (12)

 

Vice-President for Membership:
Kathryn Koscho (11)


Vice-President of Professional Activities:
Maura Hall (6)


Secretary: open


Treasurer:                   Gary Palmer (12)


Immediate Past-President:
Gary Fisher (12)


2008 NYSMTA EXECUTIVE BOARD

Adult Activities: TBA

 

Archivist: Richard Hihn (District 6)

 

Certification:
Deborah Martin (7)

 

Chapin Fund:
Mary Ann Bruce (12)
Barbara Woods (12)


Citations:
Michael Merolla (3)

 

College Faculty:TBA

 

Collegiate Student Chapters:
Hannah Gruber (11)

 

Commissioned Composer:
Sylvie Beaudette (12)

 

Community Outreach/Music Link: TBA

 

State Competitions Coordinator:
Bryan Boyce (10)

 

Directory:
Kathryn Koscho (11)

 

District Chairs:
Denise Ivanoff (2)

 

Early Childhood:TBA

 

Educational Technology:
Barbara Woods (12)

 

Empire State Competition Coordinators:
High School: Melissa Herr (10)

Collegiate: Pej Reitz (7)

 

Group Piano:TBA

 

Independent Music Teachers Forum:
Maura Hall (6)

 

Judges/Speakers/Performers Bureau: TBA

 

Kilian Competition 2009:
Young Kim (6)

 

Lecture Forum:
Janice Nimetz (5)

 

Local Association Grants:
Denise Ivanoff (2)

 

Long-Range Planning:
Gary Fisher (12)

 

MTNA Auditions:
Bryan Boyce (10)

 

MTNA Composition:
Christine Johannsen (4)

 

MTNA Foundation:
Diane Birr (7)

 

Music Therapy:
Mary Boyle (5)

 

New Music Review:
Beverly Smoker (12)

 

Newsletter:
Gary Fisher (12)

 

NYSMTA Scholarships:
Diane Birr (7)

 

Organ/Harpsichord:
TBA

 

Pedagogy:
Deborah Martin (7)

 

Publicity/Advertising:
Amy Heyman (9)

 

Strings:
Margaret Leenhouts (12)

 

Theory:Michael Merolla (3)


Video Tape Library:
TBA

 

Voice:TBA

 

Webmaster:

David Shacket, Web Instinct, Saratoga Springs

 

Winds:
TBA

 

2008 NYSMTA DISTRICT CHAIRS

 

Manhattan-Bronx (1):TBA

 

Brooklyn-Queens-Staten Island (2): Cynthia Macias

 

Nassau-Suffolk (3):
TBA

 

Westchester-Rockland-Putnam (4):
Christine Johannsen
Jonathan Ackerman

 

Hudson-Catskill (5):
Carolyn Topliff

 

Capitol Region (6):
Maura Hall

 

Southern Tier (7):
Margaret (Pej) Reitz

 

Greater Syracuse (9): TBA

 

Buffalo-Niagara Frontier (10):
Jonathan Mann

 

Northern Region (11):
Hannah Gruber

 

Greater Rochester (12):
Beverly Smoker

 

 

 

 

Dear NYSMTA members,

It has recently been brought to our attention that there is an error in the repertoire requirements for the Empire State Competition, piano/instrumental category, one which appears to disqualify a significant number of twentieth-century composers. This was an unintended oversight, certainly. In an effort to clarify the requirements, the stylistic periods are to be understood as follows:

I.   Baroque

II.  Classic 

III. Romantic

IV. Impressionist/early 20th century (pre-1950)

V.  20th Century post-1950 to the present {Required category}

 

We hope that this clarification addresses any questions or concerns you may have had, and that it will in fact make the repertoire selection process easier. The repertoire categories will be re-visited at the fall meeting, for further discussion. In the meantime, our apologies for this oversight. And our thanks once again to the person whose watchful eyes brought this issue to our attention.  

Sincerely,

Dick Hihn                                                                                                                            President, NYSMTA