You can expect your Annual MEA Audition packets by May 1. If you do not receive them by May 8, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Many teachers have been inquiring about when they should be getting their packets since the deadline to enter was March 31. Tonia Manteneri finished entering the data for the approximately 1400 students the weekend of April 16. Next the computer program schedules the students and then the packets are assembled. Your checks have not be processed because they have not been deposited as of April 16. The added later dates seems to have helped the scheduling in spite of the loss of our Seton Hall Center. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we transition to some new dates and locations! Good luck getting your students ready for the upcoming season. Coordinator, Joan Bujacich
Your packets have been mailed!
2016 Annual Piano Competition
Sonatas & Sonatinas
Click here to watch the concert!
Age 7 Jeffrey Yang
Age 8 Andrew Chen,Violet Kasm
Age 9 Kristie Chao
Age 10 Sophia Kim
Age 11 Sophia Chen, Patrick Sun
Age 12 Marco Piserchio, Sunny Yu
Age 13 Emily Wang
Age 14 Sophia Chen, Alyssa Marie Soma
Age 15 Leigh Wang
Age 16 Melissa Cui
Age 17 Eric Wang
Age 18 John Nguyen
Age 7/8 Jocelyn Chen & Joanna Liu
Age 11/12 Brandon Cheng & Sophie Cheng
Age 13/14- Elynn Chang & Ethan Chang
Age 15/16 Jake Cheng & Jefferey Koc
Age 11/12 James Chen & Alan Zhu
Age 13/14 Elynn Chang & Ethan Chang
Age 15/16 Sarah Ho & Eric Wang
Age 7/8 Joanna Liu
Age 9/10 Christopher Zuolo
Age 13/14 Meghan Jhin
Age 15/16 Leigh Wang
The concert on Sunday, March 20 at Drew University's lovely Concert Hall was absolutely wonderful!
The Music of Grieg
An MEA favorite will be returning to speak on the lyric pieces of Grieg! Adam Kent has performed in recital, as soloist with orchestra, and in chamber music throughout the United States, Spain, Switzerland, and South America. A winner of the American Pianists Association Fellowship and Simone Belsky Music Awards, Dr. Kent also received top prizes in the Thomas Richner, the Juilliard Concerto, and the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competitions and is a recipient of the Arthur Rubinstein Prize and the Harold Bauer Award. Dr. Kent made his New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1989 and has been featured on radio stations WQXR, WNYC, and WFUV. He currently is on the faculty at Manhattan school of Music and Brooklyn College. Click Here to read more about him!
Jerome Lowenthal's presentation entitled "Five Famous Teachers and What I Learned from Them" on April 21 was absolutely fascinating! The Highlights from this meeting should be posted soon. If you were not able to attend, you will definitely want to read Bertha Mandel's article, this was a very special meeting. In the meantime you can read more about Mr. Lowenthal Here.
FALL in LOVE with MUSIC
An 8-Part Public TV Series
Wednesdays 8:30 to 9:00 PM on NJTV
“Fall In Love with Music” consists of eight 30-minute programs designed to increase ones listening pleasure by heightening awareness of detail in music. It is an entertaining, fun exploration of the listening process written and hosted by Emmy-nominated George Marriner Maull, Artistic Director of The Discovery Orchestra.
Episode 1 – March 30; Episodes 2 through 8 – April 20 through June 1
March/April 32nd Note
The March/April 32nd Note was delivered to your email boxes February 27. If you missed the e-letter you can download it from Form/Downloads on our website. Happy Spring!
Mr. George Rothman
The Art of the Interpretation and Discovery of New Music
by Bertha Mandel
Piano Music of Klimt's Vienna
by Sophia Agranovich
Teachers' Master Class
by Lisa Gonzaelz
Be sure to read the wonderful highlights from these last three great meetings! They are listed under:
Our writers do a wonderful job and the layouts for the website by Nancy Modell are beautiful!
The Place for Discussions Written For
and By MEA Members
Responses to the following topic question will be published in the upcoming May/August Glissando:
What is the best way to talk to parents who believe that exams, competitions, and awards are more important than a child’s learning music at his/her appropriate level?
Suggestions for new topic questions are always welcome.
Responses to the past topic "What method books do you find best for beginners?" were published in the January 2016 Glissando.
AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE
MEA THE GOLDEN YEARS - PART 1
You will acquire a sense of great pride when you join in the journey of tracing MEA's rich early history. Created for the MEA's 85th Anniversary, Joan Bujacich shares this movie with all on Youtube. Just click on the link and be sure to watch in full screen! The Golden Years Part 1 - A History of The Music Educator's Association of NJ from 1920's - 1960.
Also, click Here to read the latest message from President, Joan Bujacich.
MEMBER HOMEPAGE TUTORIAL
If you have not set up your Member Homepage, please do so soon. Please refer to the tutorial on page 14 of the January/April Glissando. If you still have questions after reading the tutorial, contact: Website Coordinator.
Remember, you will not be able access many documents unless you sign onto your Member Homepage.
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