Music Educators Association of New Jersey
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The Music Educators Association of NJ is a non-profit organization of private piano teachers founded in 1927. Our mission is to raise the standards of private music teaching throughout New Jersey, while encouraging musical excellence and instilling a love of music in our students. To achieve these goals, we provide continuing education opportunities for our member teachers through monthly lectures, workshops, recitals and master classes. For our students, we offer auditions, competitions, recitals, scholarships and master classes given by artist teachers. Our current President is Joan Bujacich, 2013-16. Messages from the President can be found under Membership on the main menu.

We invite you to browse our website and discover the exciting world of music MEA offers. Please note that hyperlinks are noted in Bold Red and when clicked will bring you directly to related pages or forms.

Celebrating 85 Years + of Music Excellence

NOVEMBER 20: Marcia Maull and Joan Bujacich


A lot of ground will be covered at the November meeting by Marcia and Joan: content will be presented, samples of the tests will be explored and the new syllabus will be distributed. A brief glimpse into how the tests were created using the Finale notation program will also be shared. Vicky Griswold from Plainfield Music Store will exhibit and sell theory related materials. The presentation will prepare you to implement the program.

Please check the Theory Page for full details about the new program. Marcia and Joan look forward to seeing you at this momentous occasion!

2015 Honors Recitals

Consider attending one or both of the recitals on November 9th at the Randolph Performing Arts Center on Route 10. You will hear some of MEA's finest young students at this welcoming state of the art venue. It's sure to be a teacher's choice! Times: 4 PM and 6 PM; The Music Den: 1030 Route 10 West, Randolph, NJ.
Marlene Lippman, Chair

Seymour: An Introduction (Ethan Hawke)

The critically acclaimed film about 2013 MEA Lifetime Achievement award and long time celebrated member, Seymour Bernstein, has been blazing a trail of high praise.

The film debuted at Telluride, and was acquired by Sundance Selects and then shown at the Toronto Film Festival, followed by Lincoln Center and many other venues. MEA is planning a special event, so check back soon for details about an upcoming screening!

Friendly Forum
The Place for Discussions Written For and By MEA members

It is still not too late to share your thoughts on this topic.

How do you help your students learn how to practice effectively?

Deadline - November 15.

Select responses will be published in the January Glissando.

DECEMBER 11: Special event at Steinway Gallery in Paramus

Composers At the Keyboard - A Fresh Look At An Old Tradition.

MEA is teaming up with Steinway Gallery for a presentation by Jed Distler.

John Weis, manager of Steinway Gallery coordinated with MEA Program Chair, Sophia Agranovich for a special lecture presentation by Mr. Jed Distler. Mr. Distler will explore how composer/pianists approach their own music as well as works by other composers. Recorded examples spanning more than 100 years will include performances by Camille Saint-Saëns, Edward Grieg, Bela Bartók, Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss.

We are very thankful to Mr. Weis for organizing this event for MEA members. The program is scheduled to begin at 11 AM, followed by coffee, cake, and a light lunch... all compliments of Steinway!

RSVP: John Weis 201-261-8877

Turning Fear into Fun - Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions
Ingrid Clarfield gave a wonderful presentation at the October 16th meeting. She had many great ideas to share and you can read all about it in the informative highlights written by Bertha Mandel, senior editor, here.
The Pot Luck Luncheon Delicious Success!

After the October 16th program, we all enjoyed a lovely luncheon coordinated by our Hostess, Rebecca Eng. Thank you Rebecca, and thank - you - the members who contributed such tasty and healthy dishes!

2015 Annual Piano Competition In The Russian Piano Tradition

Registration for the Annual Piano Competition will begin on January 1, 2015. Both online and mail registration will be available. Co-chairs are: Rebecca Eng and Florence Liu.


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