~ GENERAL MEETINGS, PROGRAMS and EVENTS ~ Upcoming: May 7 Year-end Luncheon and Vote for Officers CANCELLED due to COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions and concern for your health!
2019-2020 Programs, Recitals and Competitions:
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 2:00 p.m.: Launch of the New Year Home of Lesia Schulha, 2440 Landings Circle NW, Bradenton 34209 Kick-off of the new year; meet and greet new members Welcome new Bradenton piano teachers!
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 1:00 p.m.: Joint meeting with Sarasota MTA Presentation by Martha Shackford: “Using Music to Nurture Generosity” District 8 Annual Business Meeting Braden River Public Library, 4915 53rd Ave E., Bradenton 34203
Friday through Sunday, October 17 - 20, 2019: State Conference Annual Conference of FSMTA, information www.fmta.org Theme: “Music Meets Medicine” Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Gainesville, Florida
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m.: Performance Class at SCF Presentation by the SCF Music Theory Faculty and Charles Turon, retired faculty: “Connecting the Dots: Making Theory Practical” State College of Florida, 5840 26th Street West, Bradenton 12:15: Meeting to precede the class. The business meeting will be held in the Student Union due to the ongoing construction of the new Music Annex. We will then move to the Music Building (Building 11) Room189 for the program at 1:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, October 26 & 27, 2019: Florida MTNA Competitions Florida MTNA Competitions University of South Florida, Tampa Deadline for entries: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, September 11, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9:00 p.m.—12:00 p.m.: District 8 Conference (?) Presentation by guest clinician Gail Smith on Clara Schumann. The presentation will consist of two parts, each lasting one hour: a lecture on Clara Schumann in recognition of the 200th anniversary of her birth and a one-hour concert of music composed by Clara. Sarasota First Baptist Church, 1661 Main Street, Sarasota 34236 Lunch will follow at a nearby restaurant
Friday, December 6, 2019, 11:30 a.m.: Holiday Luncheon Holiday Luncheon and gift exchange Pier 22 Restaurant, 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton 34205 ~ GENERAL MEETINGS, PROGRAMS, and EVENTS ~ (continued) General Recital in December? I am investigating the use of the Unitarian/Universalist Church in downtown Bradenton.
Thursday, January 23, 10:00 a.m.: Possible meeting, program and location to be determined. We may want to reserve this date to discuss our District hosting the 2021 FSMTA Conference.
Saturday, February 21 and 22: FFMC Festival Federated Music Clubs Festival Sarasota (not sure of exact location yet)
Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.: Student Recital Student Recital: “A Sonatina Celebration” Freedom Village, 6406 21st Avenue West, Bradenton
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 1:00 p.m.: Joint Meeting with SMTA Presentation by Ginger Clark, Certified Hand Therapist and owner, Hand Rehabilitation Services Location: Hand Rehabilitation Services, 5847 21st Ave W, Bradenton 34209
Saturday through Wednesday, March 21 - 25, 2020: National Conference March 21: Pedagogy Saturday MTNA National Conference officially begins Saturday evening Chicago, Illinois
Concerto Competition Saturday March 28, 2020, 9:00-11:00 a.m. District 8 Concerto Competition Pritchard's Pianos, 2108 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota 34239 Concerto Chair: Denise Verheul Deadline: February 15, online application at www.fmta.org
Saturday, April 4, 2020: Student Day MCMTA Student Day SCF, Music Building, Room 189
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m.: Awards Recital Honors Awards Recital showcasing honorees from Concerto Competition and Student Day West Bradenton Baptist Church, 1305 43rd Street West, Bradenton
Thursday, May 7, 2020, 11:30 a.m.: End-of-year Luncheon Installation of officers for 2020-2022 (tentative location: Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant, 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto 34221)
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------------------------------- Sunday, August 26, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Home of Charles Turon, 3908 Cape Vista Drive, Bradenton Program: Kick-off of the new year; meet and greet new members
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1:00 p.m. Fruitville Public Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota FL 34240 District 8 Annual Meeting with SarasotaMTA Presentation by Jody Maxwell, CPA, on new IRS tax laws as they apply to the Studio Music Teacher RSVP To Lesia Schulha, District President, by September 4th (941)518-9973 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: MTNA Competition Applications ONLINE Sept. 12, 3:00 PM Information and Application forms at : www.mtna.org Friday through Sunday, October 4 - 7, 2018 FSMTA State Conference Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. State College of Florida, 5840 26th Street West, Bradenton Performance class by Don Bryn and Melodie Dickerson on Accompanying/Collaboration Meeting to precede the class (12:30 p.m.)
Saturday, October 13, 2:30 p.m. STUDENT Fall Mashup Recital Summerfield Retirement Home, 3409 26th St W, Bradenton, 34205 Registration form/email and $4 fee to Geri Zandstra by October 10
Friday and Saturday, October 27 & 28, 2018 Florida MTNA Competitions University of Central Florida, Orlando Deadline for entries: Wednesday, September 12 at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time Information and Application forms at : www.mtna.org
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. Joint meeting with Sarasota MTA Presentation on New Student Day procedures by Nancy Shackelford, FSMTA Vice President of Non-Competitive Events First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, 2050 Oak Street, Sarasota, Florida 34237
Friday, December 7, 2018, 11:30 a.m. Holiday Luncheon and gift exchange Pier 22 Restaurant, 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton 34205
Friday, January 25, 2019 10:00 a.m. Let's PLAY piano! Ideas for learning games and student motivation by Amy Clites Home of Gail Berenson 6414 Addington Place, University Park
Saturday, March 2, 2019 Federated Music Clubs Festival - sister organization Community Baptist Church, 5500 18th Street East, Bradenton
Friday, March 8, 2019 7:15 p.m. STUDENT Recital: “A Sonatina Celebration” Freedom Village Auditorium, 6406 21st Ave. W., Bradenton, 34209 Entry deadline: February 18, per student fee (made out to MCMTA) :$4.00 Email entries with timings to Lesia Schulha email@example.com
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Manatee County Music Teachers joint meeting with SMTA Sharon Rende, AuD and Herbert Silverstein, MD, FACS from Silverstein Institute & Ear Research Foundation Maintaining Eye and Ear Health Todd H Morgan, O.D. , F.A.A.O. from Eye Center South Classroom success depends on Visual-Motor development St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 11315 Palmbrush Trail, Bradenton 34202
Saturday through Wednesday, March 16 - 20, 2019 MTNA National Conference Spokane, Washington
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 1:30 p.m. STUDENT District 8 Concerto Competition SCF, Music Building, Room 189 Registration Online forms due February 28, fees mailed to Chair Luci Majikas, 6216 29th Ave., W. Bradenton, 34209 Contact: (540)570-3131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Application online at: http://www.fmta.org/fsmta-competitive-events.html More information in MCMTA Handbook, page 9-10
Saturday, April 27, 2019 MCMTA Student Day evaluations State College of Florida, 5840 26th Street West, Bradenton Deadline: March 27, with fees and forms sent to: Chair: Beth von Ende 315 22nd Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 email: email@example.com Student Day handbook, guidelines & practice tests: www.fmta.org Local event information in MCMTA Handbook pages 10-12, 7 & 25
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Student Day Honors and Awards Recital West Bradenton Baptist Church, 1305 43rd Street West, Bradenton
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m. PROGRAM: End-of-year Luncheon Recognition of long-standing members of/contributors to MCMTA Location to be determined
Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18, 2019 FSMTA Competitive Events Day-Concerto Finals Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017-18 PROGRAMS: MCMTA New Year Kickoff at home of Lesia Schulha August 27th, 2:00 p.m. Program: Handbooks & Programs Overview & Fantastic Food Location: 2440 Landings Circle, Bradenton 34209
Studio Master Class with Don Bryn at SCF, Wednesday October 11th 12:00 p.m Lunch at noon, meeting 12:30, Class at 1:00 p.m. until 2 Please RSVP to email eVite directly to Don Bryn at firstname.lastname@example.org
For our Students: FALL MUSIC MASHUP Recital Saturday, October 21, 2:30 pm Dress-up Student Recital grades K-8 Older Students "Come As You Are" Summerfield Retirement Residence 309 26th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 Contact by Oct.15 for Registration, $3.50 fee: Geri Zandstra
PROGRAM: DISTRICT 8 Mini-Conference, Saturday November 4 Gail Berenson, past MTNA President presents her Top 2 workshops: Not Your Momma's Music Lessons; Teaching Piano in the 21st C. & Strategies for Handling Performance Anxiety 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m followed by provided lunch and short meeting District 8 members: only $10! Other participants:$20 Please write check made out to FSMTA District 8 and send to Lesia Schulha
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON & GIFT EXCHANGE Friday, December 8, 11:30 a.m. Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, 34202 RSVP to Lesia Schulha by Mon. December 4th, cell/text(941)518-9973 Please bring a guest or 2!
Friday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. PROGRAM: LANG LANG Method & Technique books presented by Linda Rudzinski Accepting nominations for officer positions at this meeting Location:13850 Waterthrush Pl., LWR, 34238, off SR70 E RSVP to Linda at (941)538-9561
For our Students: DISTRICT 8 Student Concerto Competition Sunday, February 25th, 1:30 p.m. SCF All Instruments, voice and chamber music Location: State College of Florida, Bradenton Deadline: January 25th, Application online at: http://www.fmta.org/fsmta-competitive-events.html Scroll down to Information for Entrants and Rules & Application Form Winners progress to FSMTA state competitions in May Contact Chair: Luci Majikas (540)570-3131 or email email@example.com
NATIONAL MTNA Conference March 17-21, 2018 DISNEY'S Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando website: MTNA Conference 2018 : For our Students: MCMTA Student Day evaluations Saturday April 7, 2018 Location: Bethel Baptist Church 1805 30th Ave. West, Bradenton, 34205 Chair Beth von Ende, email: firstname.lastname@example.org 315 22nd Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 DEADLINE:Applications and fees are due to Beth by March 7 Fees: Levels Primary-7 $15, Levels 8-12 $20 MEETING to FOLLOW Student Day approx.12:30 p.m.
Friday, May 11th, 2018, 11:30 a.m. PROGRAM: Year-end Luncheon & Installation of Officers Location: Pier 22 Restaurant 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton Pleas RSVP to Mary Webb 758-3065 by Monday, May 8th
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Past Programs and Events for 2016-2017:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2:00 pm FIRST Meeting of MCMTA & DISTRICT 8 & SMTA SURPRISE Musical GUEST-New Professor at SCF First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota 2050 Oak St. Sarasota, 34237
Friday October 7, 10 a.m. POSTPONED Due to Hurricane Matthew; NEW DATE Thursday OCTOBER 13 at 10 AM PROGRAM: NEW Method & Technique books by LANG LANG, presented by Linda Rudzinski Since the meeting day was changed from Friday to Thursday, the program, refreshments and short business meeting will conclude in one hour Due to short notice of change, we will re-schedule for next season. FALL MUSIC MASHUP Recital Saturday, October 22, 2:30 pm Dress-up Student Recital grades K-8 Summerfield Retirement Residence 309 26th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 Contact by Oct.15 for Registration and fee: Geri Zandstra
FSMTA State Conference October 27-30, Orlando Information & Registration at www.fmta.org
Thursday, November 3rd, 10:30 a.m. PROGRAM: Improvisation Techniques Worship-Jazz presented by Randall Estelle Location:3220 59th Dr. E., Suite 103, Bradenton 34203
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON & GIFT EXCHANGE Friday, December 2, 11:30 a.m. Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, 34202 RSVP to Lesia Schulha by Mon. Nov.27, cell/text(941)518-9973 Please bring a guest or 2!
Friday, January 20, 10:30 a.m. PROGRAM: Pupil Issues; bring your problem to the Table Location: 3105 Southern Parkway, Geri's house Friday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. PROGRAM: College Repertoire Class with Prof. Don Bryn Location: Neel Auditorium at SCF
DISTRICT 8 Student Concerto Competitions Sunday March 5, 2017, 1:30 p.m. All Instruments, voice and chamber music Location: State College of Florida Deadline: February 6, Application online at: http://www.fmta.org/fsmta-competitive-events.html Scroll down to Information for Entrants and Rules & Application Form
MCMTA Student Day evaluations April 7 & 8 Location: Bethel Baptist Church 1805 30th Ave. West, Bradenton, 34205 Chair Beth von Ende 315 22nd Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 DEADLINE:Applications and fees are due to Beth by March 7 NOTE: Fees for Levels 8-12 are now $20 MEETING to FOLLOW Student Day Sat. April 8 approx.12:30
Thursday, April 13th, 7:00 p.m. PROGRAM: Honors SD & Awards Night Recital Location: Bethel Baptist Church Sanctuary 1805 30th Ave. West, Bradenton, 34205
Friday, May 12th, 11:30 a.m. PROGRAM: Year-end Luncheon & Fall Planning Location: Pier 22 Restaurant 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton Pleas RSVP to Mary Webb 758-3065 by Monday, May 8th
First Meeting: Saturday, August 29th, 3:00 p.m. PROGRAM: New Member Aza Torshkoeva PERFORMANCE Come meet our 3 new members! Location: Home of Lesia Schulha 2440 Landing Circle, Bradenton, 34209
Sunday, September 13th, 2:00 p.m. Annual District 8 Meeting-Manatee & Sarasota MTA's Location:First Presbyterian Church 2050 Oak Street, 34237 Program: Dr. Charles Turon "Music Teachers as Promoters of Psychological Wellness"
FSMTA State Conference 2015 October 23-25 on Sanibel Island Information and registration form at www.fmta.org click Conference Monitors needed. If going, please contact President Lesia Schulha
Friday, November 6, 1:00 p.m. PROGRAM: Master Class of College students Neel Auditorium at State College of Florida (SCF) Parking is located off of 60th Ave. W., Bradenton
Saturday November 14, 2:30 p.m. DUETS & MORE Student Recital Location: Summerfield Retirement Residence 3409 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL Contact Geri Zandstra with students & performance times
Thursday, December 3rd, 11:30 a.m. Christmas Luncheon Location: Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch Please RSVP to Lesia Schulha (941)518-9973 phone or text by Monday December 1st. Guests are more than welcome!
2016 MTNA SOUTHERN Division Competitions January 15-18 at USF in Tampa Monitors will be needed. Contact Becky Barlar, FSMTA President
Sunday, January 24, 2:30 p.m. PROGRAM:Piano Technician David Jeffries and Your Piano Location: Home of Charles Turon 3908 Cape Vista Drive, Bradenton
Monday, Februatry 22, 1:00 p.m. PROGRAM: Music Technology and Aps Location: SCF RM 175 in conjunction with Students of Music Educators Club
Sunday, March 13, 1:30 p.m. DISTRICT 8 Concerto Competition for Instruments and Voice Location: SCF Applications and information are online at www.fmta.org/competitions.asp Deadline is February 13, with fees and signed page sent to chair Mary Webb
MARCH 22: DEADLINE STUDENT DAY APPLICATIONS to Beth von Ende, Chair
National MTNA Conferencec April 2-6 San Antonio, Texas go to www.mtna.org for information
STUDENT DAY Friday April 22 4:30-7:00 p.m. & Saturday April 23 LOCATION: Bethel Baptist Church 1805 30th Ave. West, Bradenton, 34205 Chair Beth von Ende 315 22nd Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 DEADLINE:Applications and fees are due to Beth by March 22 NOTE: Fees for Levels 8-12 are now $20
Saturday, April 23rd Member Meeting 1 p.m. or thereabouts An exact time will be posted after March 30th Meeting following Student Day at Bethel BaptistChurch,see above. Important planning and suggestions for next year will be discussed. Please attend to make next year even better! Refreshments & surprise guest
Thursday, April 28th, 7:00 p.m. PROGRAM: Awards Night Recital Location: Bethel Baptist Church Sanctuary 1805 30th Ave. West, Bradenton, 34205
Friday, May 13th, 11:30 a.m. PROGRAM: Year-end Luncheon Location: Pier 22 Restaurant 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton Pleas RSVP to Mary Webb 758-3065 by Monday, May 9th
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2014-2015 Sunday, September 7, 2:00 p.m. Bradenton FL location Manatee County & Sarasota County District 8 KICKOFF! Location: Home of Ruth Burns 3602 72nd Avenue Circle East, Bradenton FL in Trails subdivision Bring a Teacup for Tea &Treats
Friday, October 10, 1:00 p.m. Program: Piano Repertory Class of college students SCF Neel Auditorium -brief meeting at lunch beforehand Contact Lesia Schulha for details call/text (941)518-9973
FSMTA State Conference October 23-26, Tallahassee Information and Registration www.fmta.org
STUDENT RECITAL Saturday Nov. 15, 3 p.m. "Duets and More" for all instruments & Voice Location: Summerfield Retirement Residence 3409 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL Contact Geri Zandstra with students & performance times