What a fantastic start to the 2014-15 season! In September we were able to launch, as scheduled, many new functions on the MEA website, including an entire new private member only section! In early September members began using the new website features, beginning with renewing their memberships online. It was quite exciting to see this all actually unfold as planned. Membership was followed by the Honors Recital, the first actual event that was offering interactive online registration. Serving as our test for other programs, this too passed with flying colors. Both the applicants and the workers on the receiving end of the process reported "smooth sailing!" Click Here to read the full message.
Celebrating 85 Years + of Music Excellence
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Message From President
January 15, 2015
In this lecture-demonstration, pianist-composer Noam Sivan will present several ways in which elements of improvisation can enhance the study of a musical instrument, starting with young beginners all the way to advanced pre-professionals.
February 19, 2015
Mia Chung, a prize winning performing artist with an impressive career, serves on the Interpretive Analysis faculty of the Curtis Inst i tute. She has performed in solo reci tals and as concerto soloist in major concert halls in the United States and internationally. She is a former member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society II. Her recordings, particularly of Schumann, have been well received. Her former teachers include Peter Serkin and Boris Berman. This promises to be a fascinating program. More information here.
MEMBER HOMEPAGE TUTORIAL
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In my studio, I expect students to take four lessons a month; I reschedule lessons when necessary. Recently, some parents have decided to cancel one or more of those four lessons for their own reasons. Then they insist that they pay only for those lessons they want to attend. How do I get paid for my loss of income, since I reserved that unused lesson time for their child?
Deadline - March 15.
Select responses will be published in the May Glissando.
Seymour: An Introduction
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
Bellevue Theater, Montclair
Tickets are now available!
The Montclair Film Festival will be showing the critically acclaimed film about 2013 MEA Lifetime Achievement award and long time celebrated member, Seymour Bernstein, at the Bellevue Theater in Montclair on Monday evening, February 9th at 7:30 P.M. Joan Bujacich, MEA President, initiated the conversation with the film festival and their genuine interest resulted in making this event a reality. The Montclair Film Festival is graciously providing MEA members a chance to purchase tickets at a special rate of $12.00 before they go on sale to the general public. If you are not able to reserve your tickets on time for the special offer, you may still be able to purchase tickets from their website: montclairfilmfest.org. It is expected to sell out, so try to purchase early to assure yourself a seat.
Seymour will be giving what is known in the industry as a "Talk Back". They also are still trying to get Ethan Hawke to attend and join Seymour in the talk back. We may not know if this comes to be until the night of the screening!
The MEA is very grateful to The Montclair Film Festival for offering this special screening to the MEA. A special shout out goes to Evelyn Colbert, with out her this would not have come to fruition. They organized this especially for us and they are also sending a driver for Seymour! Their generosity and professionalism is most appreciated. This promises to be a most special evening, hope to see you there!
This offer is subject to change, ticket availability is time sensitive since this event is expected to sell out.
NOVEMBER 20: Marcia Maull and Joan Bujacich
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