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realized that everyone else got better
President’s Corner as the season progressed too! So as Future Events
the year went on I competed against
myself and aimed for improving my
Our lives are
time with every race. I succeeded in
WSMTA Conference 2010
full of competi-
tion whether it doing that and in the end I’m a pretty OLYMPIA!
be personal, in good swimmer and it’s something I
our work or for enjoy!
recreation. As (Continued on Page 3)
I’m writing, the
just finished, the Bravo!
X-Games are be-
the Super Bowl NW Division MTNA
coming and soon there will be 2 Performance Winners Aerial View of Olympia
weeks of the Olympic Games. All of
these athletes that compete take their Congratulations to the following It seems like a beehive of activity
sports seriously. They make it their Washington State students who won and planning here in your Capital
life’s work to become the best in their in their category at the NW Division City for our statewide Conference.
sport. MTNA Performance competition in Plans are well underway, and some
The definition of competition is a Portland, Oregon on January 15-17th! key projects within the Conference
rivalry or process of trying to beat These students will be continuing on are nearly complete. We are looking
one another. The criteria for winning to the MTNA National Competitions forward to seeing you, new and old
is usually how many points one can in Albuquerque in March! friends alike!
score, who has the fastest time, but We are writing, in these next few
more often it is a very subjective jud- months’ Clarion issues, some high-
Category Student/Teacher lights about the Conference as you
ging. How many times have we Jr. Piano Christopher Lu/Peter Mack
watched gymnastics or figure skating make plans to join us! Your Confer-
Sr. Piano Min Joo Yi/Duane Hulbert ence Co-Chairs are so pleased about
and did not agree with the judges’ Sr. String Aaron Hall/Toby Saks
scoring? So too is the judging in our all the wonderful sessions and inter-
Sr. Voice Christina Arroyo/Linda
music world. Each judge has his/her Appert esting and highly qualified workshop
own likes and dislikes. They make Duet Piano Meghann Dailey & Rachel presenters that we are going to have
their decisions based on their percep- Dailey/Peter Mack the privilege of participating in and
tion of a performance. As a teacher listening to.
(Continued on Page 4)
we have our own opinions and we The definition of the term “name –
may or may not agree with those de- dropper” is: a person who seeks to
cisions. MTNA Local Chapter impress others by frequently men-
A familiar phrase that is repeated of the Year: tioning famous or important persons
every 4 years is “the thrill of victory in a familiar way. You all will see
Okanogan Chapter names mentioned in this article and
and the agony of defeat.” How do
we personally deal with this as later months that we are excited
teachers and how do we teach our about and our desire is to fill the Red
ogan Chapter has just been recogniz-
students to cope? One year in high Lion Hotel with all of you!
ed as MTNA Local Association of the
school I turned out for the swim Year! In 2009 WSMTA awarded this (Continued on Page 3)
team. I trained and worked hard but chapter with our own Chapter of the
when it came time for the swim Year award and encouraged Okanog-
meets I always came in towards the an to submit their application/packet
back of the pack. I kept at it and as to MTNA to be considered for the Conference Registration
the season went on my times did get National award.
better but I still couldn’t pull out a
Form on Page 9
(Continued on Page 4)
win. Discouraged? Yes, a bit, but I
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District V VP: Harriet West
WSMTA Contact Information 2213 S Beaumont CLARION Contributors Notice
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We have enjoyed getting acquaint- our Conference for the group rates.
President’s Corner ed with Bonnie Blanchard via emails All reservations must be guaranteed
(Continued from Page 1) and look forward to her session a- with a first night deposit or a major
bout “Bringing Music into the Every- credit card. Group rates, subject to
Our students are surrounded by day Lives of Your Students” with the applicable state and local taxes, are as
competitions. Who received the best desired result being that they don’t follows:
test score? Who got elected to a view music as just one hour a week Single-Double Occupancy: $99.00
school office? Who practiced the out of their schedules! I’m sure many Triple-Quad Occupancy: $119.00
most? Who won the most ribbons? of us can relate to that! Let’s see, right Additional person: $15.00
We as teachers have a great influence now, it is girls’ basketball, and track
over our students. Our way of think- is right around the corner! Jan Rowen Music, NCTM
ing and how we handle situations Dr. Jeanine Jacobson is presenting & Cherie Felts
often translates to our students. a workshop on the topic “Effective 2010 WSMTA Conference Co-Chairs
Teaching by example can make the Presentation of new Pieces” as well
biggest impression. Do they see their as playing in an evening recital with
teachers congratulate other teachers her cello partner Rowena Hammill. WSMTA 2010 Conference
when their own student did not win? They have “dropped” the following Schedule
Do we teach to have confidence but names to us in relationship to their
not arrogance? Do we teach to win recital evening: Brahms, Beethoven, Monday, June 21
AND lose with grace? Do they learn Ginastera, de Falla, Granados, and Conference opens at 3 PM
about the educational value of a com- Chopin! ! Pre-banquet Reception &
petition? Does it motivate and en- Geisa Dutra is joining us at the Banquet Dinner
courage hard work? Conference too! Because Schumann Honorary Life Member & Hall of
What these students learn and the is being celebrated this year (born in Fame Awards
attitude they come away with does 1810) she will present “Schumann, an
essential composer for every piano ! Recital: Washington State Win-
filter into their lives. How they deal ners
with things now will influence their teacher.” She plans on using musical
future outside of music. There can examples from The Album for the Tuesday, June 22
only be one winner at any competi- Young, Forest Scenes and others as
well. ! Opening Session
tion. But are they able to measure
their own success? Did they perform So, with what you have just read, ! Workshops: Robin Chadwick,
at their highest level? Have we and so many others that are just as Dr. Beverly Serra-Brooks, Amy
taught them to “Be the Best that They timely and interesting, we hope you Grinsteiner
can be” ? will make plans NOW to be here in
June. We will highlight more in the ! Lunch meetings for Organists &
Jani Peterson, NCTM months to come. We have subjects Chapter Presidents
WSMTA President and topics for all of us from piano to ! Honors Recital #1
organ, strings and vocal related ses-
sions. ! Workshops: Grant Donnellan,
Jeffrey Gilliam, Sandra Glover
Future Events We are happy to announce that
(Continued from Page 1) the Red Lion Hotel is adding in a ! Honors recital #2
new aspect for their guests. In the
! YCP Recital & Composer of Year
restaurant-bar area, they will have
WSMTA Conference 2010 Award/Keva Vaughan-McMorrow
breakfast related foods, buffet, and
concession table(s) for items that can Wednesday, June 23
OLYMPIA! be purchased easily with an option to
! Independent Music Teachers’
have it bagged so it can be taken
along with you. You are also wel- Forum, Musicianship Examinations
come to sit in the restaurant area to Program & Certification Program
enjoy your fruit, yogurt, coffee… sessions
whatever you decide upon. It can be ! Workshops: Dr. Karen Hsiao
paid for “on the spot” or for register- Savage, Dr. Jeffrey Savage, Dr.
ed guests, added into your room Jeanine Jacobson
charges at a very affordable rate per
day. We had asked for this service to ! Honors Recital #3
Tumwater area be considered and were pleased to ! Lunch meetings for Adjudica-
We are pleased to tell you that Dr. find out that it is being implemented! tions Chairs & Certifications Chairs
Karen Hsiao Savage and Dr. Jeffrey Look for your registration form on ! Workshops: Carol Crawford,
Savage are joining us this year! Their Page 9 of this CLARION issue. Bonnie Blanchard
workshop is titled “North American
For planning: here’s the Red Lion ! Honors Recital #4
Teaching Pieces.” They have told us
Hotel reservation phone number: 1-
that they “have some gems that we’d ! Evening Recital: Jon Kimura
800-325-4000. Remember to identify
love to share with other teachers in Parker
yourself as members of WSMTA at
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Thursday, June 24 the second master class be concerti. attend the conference in Albuquer-
Both classes will be held on Thurs- que to listen to the National Compe-
! Frederick Harris Showcase: day, June 24th. The application with titions and support our students!
Forrest Kinney the rules and guidelines can be found
Laurie Eash, NCTM
! FJH Showcase: Timothy Brown on page 10 or you can find it on our
WSMTA website and click on the WSMTA-MTNA Competition Chair
! Honors Recital #5
Conference page. No applications
! Master Class #1: Jon Kimura will be accepted after April 12, 2010. MTNA Local Chapter
Jani Peterson, NCTM of the Year:
! Lunch meetings: Adjudicators WSMTA President Okanogan Chapter
& District VP meeting with (Continued from Page 1)
! Workshops: Dr. William Chap- Their selection recognizes the sig-
man Nyaho, Grant Donnellan, nificant accomplishments and impor-
Geisa Dutra, & Organ session tant work of the Okanogan County
(Joann Richardson, Chair) Chapter for WSMTA, MTNA, and the
music teaching profession. Its
! Master Class #2: Jon Kimura membership exemplifies the very
Parker best in MTNA through their local
! NOTE: The Mansion Tour & activities, participation in state and
Capitol Tour have been cancelled. national programs, and membership
growth. The Chapter will be recog-
! Evening Recital: Dr. Jeanine nized at the National Conference.
Jacobson & Rowena Hammill This is such a great honor and we are
(piano & cello) Farm near Olympia so very proud of the Okanogan
Friday, June 25 Chapter and all it’s members!
! Workshops: Jan Rowen Music, Jani Peterson, NCTM
Dr Jeffrey Savage, Dr. Karen Hsiao
Bravo! WSMTA President
(Continued from Page 1)
! Conference Closing Session
NW Division MTNA Education
! Lecture: Jon Kimura Parker -
Analyzing & Memorizing
Performance & Composition
(Continued from Page 1)
Jr. Violin Mina Park/Margaret
Sr. Brass Carolyn Floodeen/ It is time to vote on a new North-
Christopher Olka west Division Director-Elect. We
Sr. Wood- Joseph Bozich/Fred Winkler have been very fortunate to have our
wind very own Debra Florian as our pre-
*Y .A. Piano David Brooks/Jeffrey Gilliam sent NW Division Director. Her
Y. A. Voice Krista Bearb/Sandra Glover knowledge of our State and National
Y. A. Wood- Chester Baughman/Fred organizations has been invaluable.
wind Winkler Debbie, as you finish your term, we
Y. A. Cham- Calliope Trio: Christina
ber Liu, Chelsea Evans, Kyla would like to thank you for your
Hill/Gerald Berthiaume, leadership and all that you have done
Ruth Boden for WSMTA! The next Director to
step in is again one of our own, Peter
*Y. A. = Young Artist
Mack! We welcome you and thank
Jon Kimura Parker HONORABLE MENTION you for caring about WSMTA/
Category Student/Teacher MTNA enough to take over this role.
Conference Master Classes Y. A. String Christina Wu/Cordelia We look forward to the next 2 years
We are very excited to have Jon Wikarski-Miedel under your leadership.
Kimura Parker conduct 2 master So, as with any office we have to
How proud we are to have so look to the future and vote on the
classes at our June Conference. Since many of our students and teachers
we have a rare opportunity to have next in line. The 2 candidates are
represent us at the National Confer- David French from Idaho and Mat-
two grand pianos on our stage, we ence Competitions! We applaud
have decided to make one master thew Cooper from Oregon. You may
your outstanding accomplishments. find their bios in the Feb/March is-
class consist of solo repertoire and I encourage all WSMTA teachers who sue of the AMT or read about them
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on the MTNA website. You may not 1. The grant is open to music stu- “old” process, there will be an oppor-
hear much about our NW Directors dents in grades 7 – 11 who have tunity to take those tests at the an-
but they play a very important role in studied a minimum of 4 years nual June conference in Olympia.
connecting our NW States to the Na- and whose teachers are members Contact Melissa Curtice at mcurtice
tional organization. So please take an (of at least 12 months standing) @mtna.org to schedule your test. For
active part in voting in the next Di- of WSMTA. those teachers interested in the new
rector-Elect. The deadline for voting process there will be a session on
is midnight on March 4, 2010. You 2. The applicant will be considered certification at the convention—plan
can vote by mail using the ballot in on a basis of financial need and to join us there!
the AMT magazine or downloading commitment to music study. Two grants were awarded in Jan-
the pdf version from the MTNA web- 3. The applicant must have partici- uary to Martha Garrett, Seattle and
site. Or you can go directly to the pated in WSMTA adjudications. Rosalind Nau, Okanagan. There are
MTNA website and vote on-line. still two grants available from the
4. Grants up to $1,000 may be a- group of 5 grants established at the
Jani Peterson, NCTM warded. The applicant must ex- September 2009 Board of Directors
WSMTA President plain specifically and in detail meeting. Contact me if you are inter-
how the funds will be used. The ested in applying for one…the pro-
grant will be for a period of not cess is simple and straightforward!
MTNA Foundation more than one year and may be As always don’t hesitate to call or
With the arrival in the mail of approved for additional years at email if you have questions. Enjoy
MTNA annual dues statements, we the discretion of the Student those spring flowers!
have the perfect opportunity to give Grant Committee. Students seek-
ing grant renewal must submit Karen Hollenback, NCTM
money painlessly to the MTNA WSMTA Certification Chair
Foundation. Simply add a tax de- another application to the com-
mittee for consideration. 425-228-1110
ductible donation to the form and in- email@example.com
clude it with the MTNA check. 5. The grant may be used to offset
Done! A worthwhile contribution the cost of music lessons, theory,
supporting music education in Am- or composition classes, or tuition
erica, and you didn’t even have to for music camps.
write a separate check! Good job! (I 6. The grant will be sent directly to
am sorry to report that in the na- the teacher or camp/program di- Learn to Play the Organ
tional scheme of things, Washington rector. this Summer!
State is not the BEST at giving money
to the MTNA Foundation, even If you have a student who quali- It’s time to be thinking of summer
though we are a BIG and POWER- fies you may download an applica- music camp—for pianists who wish
FUL state. Let’s do better!!) tion from our web site at: to learn the organ. I highly recom-
The other very fun and helpful www.wsmta.net mend The American Guild of Organ-
way to support the MTNA Founda- For further information contact ists (AGO) Pipe Organ Encounters
tion is to buy RAFFLE TICKETS in me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206- (POE) for teens and adults. Scholar-
Albuquerque. For those of you who 232-0117. Application deadline is ships are available on a limited, first
will be attending the national confer- May 1, 2010. come-first served basis for some of
ence, this is again a great way to sup- these POEs. The deadlines for appli-
port the work of the Foundation. cation differ for each location, but
And you might win a splendid prize, C e r ttiif iic a ttiio n C o r n e r
Cer f ca on Corner these POEs often fill up fast, so please
too! make your initial contact soon.
Housing and meals are included, and
Robin Chadwick, NCTM Spring is coming and with it a pick-up from the nearest airport/
MTNA Foundation Chair for WSMTA sense of growth and renewal is all train/bus station can be arranged
around us…just check out all the with the sponsoring AGO chapter.
spring flowers popping into sight! If Basic information, dates, and location
Call for Student Study Grant you have been considering obtaining (with telephone and email contact)
Applications certification, this is a perfect season are as follows:
to spring into the certification process For Adults: Pipe Organ Encount-
Established seven years ago with and experience a renewed sense of er Plus (POE+) is a week-long sum-
a bequest from the Lois Whitner es- growth in your musical teaching mer organ program for adults, ages
tate, the WSMTA Student Study career: the new certification process 19 and older. Two tracks of instruc-
Grant program is now accepting re- has been launched, WSMTA certifica- tion are offered: beginning and ex-
quests for applications for the 2010- tion grants are available to help with perienced. Beginning students are
2011 year. The purpose of the pro- the financial side of things, currently proficient pianists who will learn the
gram is to provide financial assist- certified members are willing to help basics of organ playing including
ance for continued private study to you with the process, and several technique, pedaling and registration.
music students who demonstrate teachers are currently working to- More experienced players will con-
financial need and who show serious ward certification! tinue to expand their repertoire while
commitment to music study. The fol- For those teachers who need to gaining expertise in hymn playing,
lowing guidelines apply: complete the testing sections of the
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sight reading and transposition— Attention all WSMTA finger patterns, easy double stops,
skills which may lead to qualifying as Chapter Presidents and and more complex slurring. Finally,
a candidate for the AGO Service Part III includes first, second, and
Playing certificate. All students will Chapter Workshop Chairs third positions with more shifting,
gain greater confidence and compe- The WSMTA Workshop List con- syncopation, and mixed bowing.
tence in organ playing under the tains a vast array of excellent work- This would be a fun addition to any
guidance of an outstanding faculty. shops for your Chapter and/or Dist- student’s study!
Dates: July 26-30, Eugene, OR (541- rict. I encourage you to peruse this Fiddleworks 1, 2, and 3 New and
484-9718 or email@example.com); list and become familiar with the Traditional Fiddle Tunes by Zav
August 8-13 Winchester, VA (540- subjects and presenters. RT. $17.95 per book (CD includ-
667-3366 firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications for the WSMTA ed)
For Teens: Since 1988, Pipe Organ Workshop List are available upon re-
Encounters (POEs) have introduced quest from me, and should be return- This series of three progressive
more than 2,000 young people to the ed to me for approval. WSMTA volumes is ideal for beginning violin-
organ through instruction in organ membership is required of all appli- ists interested in the fiddle tradition.
playing, repertoire, history, design, cants residing in Washington State. Each book contains a delightful col-
and construction. These week-long Applicant must hold WSMTA Certifi- lection of jigs, waltzes, reels, marches,
summer institutes for students aged cation (any level), or be state certified and many more tunes from a variety
13–18 provide private and group in- elsewhere, or hold a Bachelor's De- of styles, ranging from Old time, Cel-
struction, opportunities for ecumeni- gree, or be a current or former faculty tic, Eastern European, and tunes from
cal worship, and a chance for young member of a 4-year college or univer- Canada and the United States. Each
musicians to meet others with similar sity. As Workshop Chair, I will noti- book incorporates both solos and
interests. Basic keyboard proficiency fy applicants within one month of ap- duets with accompaniment chords
is required, although previous organ proval or disapproval, unless more that set the stage for ensemble
study is not necessary. Local POE time is needed to consult the Educa- performance. Using the CD included
Committees may choose to grant tion Board. at the back of each book, students can
special consideration on an individ- If you have any questions or need listen to the performance-tempo
ual basis for admission of a potential additional information, do not hesi- tracks to become familiar with the
registrant whose age or training dif- tate to contact me. tunes and use the practice-tempo
fers from the guidelines. Dates: June tacks for daily practice.
13-18, Columbia, SC (803-606-1596 or Judith H. Pearson, NCTM Costume Party Violin Solos with
email@example.com); June 13-18, 17255 W. Big Lake Blvd. Piano Accompaniment by Chris-
St. Louis, MO (314-367-0367 or Mount Vernon, WA 98274 tine Donkin. Elementary to Early
firstname.lastname@example.org); June 21-26, 360-422-6115 Intermediate. $12.95
Bloomington, IN (812-376-4139 or email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org); June 27-July2 With a musical style to match each
East Haven, CT (203-467-5417 or of the costumed characters in this col-
lection, students will explore techni-
email@example.com); July 18-23, Wau- Enrichment cal challenges such as dreamy slur
kesha, WI (414-763-0009 or LLWheels-
@me.com); July 25-30, Fort Worth, TX patterns in The Tooth Fairy, sneaky
E e NEW MUSIC e E
(817-257-6629 or firstname.lastname@example.org); pizzicato in The Sasquatch, and daring
July 25-31, Irvine, CA (714-840-0766 double stops in The Cowboy. These
or email@example.com) pieces would be perfect for festivals,
Organ Opportunities at the WS- Frederick Harris Music has some recitals, or as a supplement to regular
MTA Conference in Olympia: Please new publications available for violin. studies. These thirteen fun-to-play
plan on joining us for an organists’ Each description is taken from the pieces can stand alone or be played
luncheon on Tuesday, and a work- publishers notes. along with magical piano accompani-
shop for organists on Thursday. You ments that bring this party to life!
Get Fiddlin’! Studies and Tradi-
do not need to be an organist to at- tional Tunes by Christine Donkin Marlene Haney, Chair
tend either the luncheon or the work- Elementary to Early Intermediate New Music Reviews
shop. Anyone with an interest in the $13.95
A IMTF Corner A
organ is welcome.
This progressive collection serves
Joann Richardson, NCTM as a violin student’s introduction to
WSMTA Organ Chair the world of fiddling. Each of the
firstname.lastname@example.org three leveled sections contains eight At one time or another we have all
original studies and four traditional probably attended a pot luck dinner.
tunes that would coincide with ma- Some will bring appetizers, while
terial presented in Suzuki Books 1 others may bring salads, main dishes,
through 3. Part I focuses on first po- desserts, bread/rolls or drinks. They
sition, basic keys of G, D, and A Maj- may arrive in very fancy dishes, plain
or, and basic bowings. Part II devel- dishes, plastic dishes or even dispos-
ops first and second positions with able containers. No matter what…..
easy shifts, more variety of keys and all goes on the table to be eaten. Try-
ing out the dishes, there may be some
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you like more than others, and some others, we share them and we can Valerie Roth Roubos Clinic, “Teaching
you don’t care for at all but you share our music just as easily. Today’s (Too) Busy Student”, 2:00
won’t know until you try them. The PS : Here is another web site to p.m. in Kimbrough 101
only dish not served is the one the check out, it is Jon Schmidt.com. He Send master class entries to:
cook is holding or hiding in the cor- is the performer of the concert I went Michelle Mielke or email@example.com
ner. You may ask how this relates to to. He has a free download of how Washington State University
piano. We all have something to of- he teaches note reading on the staff. I School of Music
fer others and it really doesn’t matter tried Lesson One with a couple of 260 Kimbrough Hall
if it is just a nibble like an appetizer new students and a couple who were Pullman, WA 99164-5300
or a bigger bite like a main dish. It having difficulty reading. It was like
makes no difference if we all have the magic for them!
same or different tastes. Look how Seattle Chapter Daniel
different the offerings were from Vic- Doreen Slaugh, NCTM Pollack Piano Master Class
tor Borge, Liberace, Roger Williams IMTF Chair
and Van Cliburn (now I am dating June 4th - 6th
myself!) I went to a concert in Jan- For 32 years Daniel Pollack has
uary where the performance was Chapter News conducted a Master Class in the
what you might call unsophisticated. Northwest. Members have come
This dish was served casually, no for- from all over the country to benefit
mal attire, just cotton pants and shirt. Adopted-Composer Events at from Mr. Pollack's vast knowledge
Did that make the dish less tasty? It Washington State University and valuable insights.
did not. One minute into the concert with Valerie Roth Roubos This year the class will focus on
I knew I was listening to a great tal- the Birthday Boys, Frederick Chopin
ent. The concert went from the sub- April 23-24, 2010 and Robert Schumann celebrating
lime to the ridiculous, including a Kimbrough Hall, WSU Campus their 200th, and Samuel Barber, his
long, bright orange wig. Every offer- 100th. Works by other composers
The Piano Pedagogy Lab School at
ing (piece) he performed appealed to will also be discussed with priority
WSU, together with the Pullman
some in the audience. In a casual given to lesser known compositions.
MTA Chapter are hosting a weekend
survey of my students who attended, Over 23 other composers who cele-
of events celebrating composition
they loved it all! He did not pretend brate a birthday in 2010 could pro-
and creativity, featuring Valerie Roth
to be something he wasn’t but he was vide interesting repertoire.
Roubos. Ms. Roubos will visit sever-
so comfortable in his own skin and Class will be held at Soundbridge,
al public schools in Pullman to give
with his own offering that nothing Benaroya Hall in Seattle, June 4th
interactive clinics on composition,
else mattered and he carried his audi- through 6th.
offer a master class, sign autographs
ence right along with him. For those planning to participate
and answer questions at an open for-
It does not hurt to try making a and perform, registration with reper-
um, share insights at a recital of her
new dish either! At Christmas I toire must be received by May 1, and
works by PPLS students, and give a
brought to our chapter my first at- non performers who wish to have a
clinic entitled “Teaching Today’s
tempt at a new dish, that of arrang- list of repertoire in advance must
(Too) Busy Student”. For more infor-
ing a Christmas Carol. I know it was register by this date.
mation on the events, go to http://ppls.
not the tasty offering of Forrest Kin- Mr. Pollack enjoys an internation-
wsu.edu/composer.htm. To apply for
ney, but his class was where I got the al reputation as a renowned concert
the master class, send a CD, DVD, or
confidence to at least try doing some- artist and a master teacher. He was
upload link of your student perform-
thing I had not done before. Now I featured on the cover and in the lead-
ing a Roubos composition to the ad-
know I can try another dish with ing article in the January issue of
dress below by April 9th (selected
more confidence and even try some Clavier Companion. Later this summer
participants will be notified by the
different ingredients. he will conduct a two week Master
16th). Cost for the Saturday events is
This month’s article is aimed at Class at the Mozarteum in Salzburg,
$10 (WSMTA Members), $15 (non-
me since I discovered that by being Austria.
members), and free to students with
the one hiding my dish in a corner, I Those who attend his Northwest
ID. The Friday Recital is free and
was inadvertently teaching my stu- Master Class will enjoy not only the
open to the public; reception will
dents to do the same thing. It was valuable learning experience, but the
one of those “do as I say not as I do” inspiration, camaraderie, and the
teachings. When I would listen to Adopted Composer Events sharing of ideas with fellow music-
them in a performance situation such Friday, April 23: ians.
as a recital or adjudications I could Valerie Roth Roubos workshops in the For information or brochures con-
hear it! Hopefully in changing my public schools tact:
own attitude, I can teach my students Valerie Roth Roubos Recital, 6:30 p.m. Nancy Drake
to bring what they have to offer to in Kimbrough Concert Hall, per- 425-885-2839
the table. If any of you are like I was, formed by PPLS students firstname.lastname@example.org
hiding your dish in a corner, please Saturday, April 24: Tim Chapin
don’t take as long as I did to discover Meet the Composer, 9:00 a.m. in KCH 206-713-1077
you have as much to offer as anyone. Master Class with Valerie Roth email@example.com
We don’t compare our recipes with Roubos, 10:30 a.m. in KCH
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Music Learning Center, Inc. in Cin- ance, special learners, finding other
MTNA News cinnati for 13 years. Rachel was also music teachers, non-compete agree-
manager of educational programs for ments, independent contractor/em-
the Baldwin Piano & Organ Co. from ployee contracts, buying and selling
MTNA Professional Support 1990-1996. Currently, she is an Ad- music studios, contractual arrange-
Line junct Faculty member at Wilmington ments with ensembles and partner-
Have a pedagogical or business College and is president-elect for the ships and zoning.
issue or question? E-mail the MTNA OMTA-Southwest District MTA. The Professional Support Line is
Professional Support Line. The Pro- The Professional Support Line is also the point of contact for any legal
fessional Support Line is a way for available to members of MTNA to consultation services.
MTNA to provide assistance to mem- support day-to-day questions in two To reach Rachel and the Professional
bers who have questions of a peda- broad areas—pedagogy and busi- Support Line, simply e-mail:
gogical or business nature and would ness. Past questions addressed have firstname.lastname@example.org
like to consult with someone know- included such topics as information
ledgeable about their situation. on grants, music, acoustical stan-
Rachel Kramer, NCTM, is an dards of building a new music facil-
MTNA volunteer who has offered ity, ASCAP issues, Certification,
her expertise to MTNA's Professional copyright issues, developing a plan
Support Line. Simply send her an e- to become a music teacher, creating
mail, and she will be sure to get back relationships between other music
to you. Rachel has been a vital part organizations and local MTNA af-
of MTNA for many years, serving as filiates, writing studio policies, find-
assistant executive director from ing out of print music, music mer-
1998–2001 and director of education chandise questions, prospective
and member liaison for MTNA from member information, lesson fee
2003–2009. She holds master's de- structure, assistance helping a mem-
grees in piano performance and ped- ber supplement their dues through Mt. Rainier, near Olympia
agogy and has been president of the local and state support, health insur-
Seattl e in tern ation al Pi ano Festi val & Competi tio n
New local festivals for children, youth and amateurs, for piano solo, piano duo and chamber music
with piano! Cash prizes for the oldest youth winners and debut in Benaroya Hall for
many winners. Narrow age categories make those exceptional festivals very unique.
Festival of the Romantics
April 17: Sherman Clay of Seattle - This inviting and educational event will be judged by
Dr. Ilia Radoslavov from the University of Alaska and Dr. Susan Chan from Portland State University.
Many awards for the best performance of a particular Romantic Composer will be presented.
Master classes with the judges will be offered on April 18 for those who want to excel even more!
Festival of Contemporary Music
April 24: Sheman Clay of Seattle - The judges for this fun event are Dr. Regina Yeh
from Pacific Lutheran university and Helena Azevedo from Shoreline Community College.
Many awards for the best performance of a particular contemporary composer.
Master classes with judges will be offered on April 24.
JOINT WINNERS CONCERT
May 2: Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Center - exact time TBA.
For more information, please visit the LOCAL EVENTS page at seattlepianocompetition.org.
SPONSORS: SIPF, Sherman Clay of Seattle and Sherman Clay of Bellevue
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2010 WSMTA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM
“Capital City Chansons” at the Olympia Red Lion Hotel, Olympia, Washington: June 21 – 25, 2010
City: Zip: Chapter:
NOTE: The Red Lion Hotel is completely accessible to persons with disabilities. Also meal service covers most dietary needs.
Members, students, or non-members with any other special needs, please note them here:
The special discount registration fees listed below are valid only for full-time attendees whose registration form is post-
marked on or before May 15, 2010. Full time attendees registering after May 15, 2010 must pay full registration fees.
Full-time registration fees include luncheons (Tues. Wed. & Thurs./June 22, 23, & 24).
Full-time Attendees on or before May 15 After May 15 Amount
WSMTA member $175.00 $210.00 $______________
WSMTA member-first time $125.00 $150.00 $______________
Non- member $250.00 $275.00 $______________
Students $125.00 $150.00 $______________
BANQUET – Monday, June 21, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
A special occasion to be enjoyed by all!
Price for banquet $35.00 Total Amount: $______________
Banquet meal choices – please check your entrée choice below, thank you:
____ Tillamook Cheddar Chive Chicken ____ King Salmon ____ Vegetarian Puff Pastry
NOTE to Full-time attendees: Thursday, June 24 is the only day you need to choose your luncheon entrée. If you are
planning on attending the organ workshop (Thurs. afternoon), please check the line listed below so your lunch is prepared
‘‘to go”! Thank you.
____The Classic Deli (please circle your meat choice: roast beef, turkey, ham or tuna salad).
____Vegetarian Wrap (wrapped in a chipotle tortilla) _____Organ Workshop Attendee
Jon Kimura Parker Recital is Wed., June 23 at 8:00 P.M.
Special discount priced tickets are available ONLY for pre-registered attendees.
_____$15.00 for adult _____$10.00 for students Total amount: $________________
All other JKP Recital tickets must be purchased through WA Performing Arts Center $25/Adults & $10/Students
Lunch is included if registration forms are received on or before June 15, 2010. One-day attendees who do not register
before June 15 will pay the same fees with no lunch, and may register upon arrival.
One-day attendees Fee Amount Arrival Day & Date
WSMTA Member $ 95.00 $_________ ___________________
Non-member $110.00 $_________ ___________________
Students $ 45.00 $_________ ___________________
TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $___________________________
Please complete this form and mail it with your check made payable to WSMTA,
to Conference Registration Co-Chair: Carol Crawford, NCTM
4520 Gifford Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512
360-352-5186 - email@example.com
Note: Written requests for refunds, minus $10 handling fee, must be received by June 1.
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MASTER CLASS APPLICATION FORM
WASHINGTON STATE MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
MUSIC TEACHERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Master Classes with Jon Kimura Parker
WSMTA 2010 Conference
June 24, 2010
Student’s Name ___________________________________________________________
Teacher’s Name ___________________________________________________________
Teacher’s e-mail ___________________________ Phone Number __________________
Title of Piece ___________________________________________________________
Composer of Piece _________________________________ Length ___________________
GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING:
1. BOTH Master Classes will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2010
2. One Master Class will consist of solo repertoire and the second Master Class
will be of concerti (there will be 2 pianos).
3. Submit one piece (or one movement) from a single composer from any style of
4. Only one student per teacher may apply.
5. Please be mindful of the length of the piece. We want Dr. Parker to work with as
many students as possible.
6. Application/CD must be received by April 12, 2010
7. Please complete and submit this application along with a CD of the student’s
Cherie Felts, Conference Co-Chair
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Olympia, WA 98513
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Dates & Deadlines s
March 1: Postmark deadline for submitting Chap- In This Issue
ter of the Year application.
5 Northwest Division MTNA Performance
March 4: Deadline for MTNA Division Elections Winners (page 1)
5 MTNA Local Chapter of the Year (page 1)
March 20-24: MTNA Conference, Albuquerque.
5 WSMTA Conference 2010 Schedule
April 12: Deadline for entries to participate in the (page 3)
John Kimura Parker master class at Conference 2010.
5 Conference 2010 Master Classes (page 4)
April 19: Competition recital results due to Honors
Recital Chair, Clarion Editor, & Exec. Mgr. 5 WSMTA Conference 2010 Registration
Form (page 9)
April 23-24: Adopted-Composer events at WSU.
5 John Kimura Parker Conference Master
May 1: Deadline for registering to perform in Seattle Classes Application Form (page 10)
Chapter Daniel Pollack piano master class.
June 4-6: Seattle Chapter Daniel Pollack piano mas- Visit your WSMTA website at : www.
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June 21-25: WSMTA Conference 2010, in Olympia.
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