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.

Coming February 18
AARON WUNSCH

An MEA favorite returns to speak on the subject of "Piano Music of Klimt's Vienna." Mr. Wunsch is on the faculty of The Juilliard School. His most recent appearance with the MEA was in May 2014 when he spoke about Chopin and Liszt as piano teachers. He is an excellent lecturer so be sure not to miss this meeting.  You can read more about Aaron on his website:
www.aaronwunsch.com

Coming Soon, January 21 Highlights
Mr. George Rothman
The Art of the Interpretation and Discovery of New Music

Stay tuned for the highlights of this wonderful presentation. You can view a video Mr. Rothman presented on composer, Marius Constance by clicking Here: Mr. Rothman served as Music Director of the Grand Junction (Colorado) Symphony, Director of Music Performance at Columbia University and conductor of its orchestra, Music Director of the Yale Symphony Orchestra and is currently Music Director and Conductor of Brooklyn College’s Conservatory Orchestra and Associate Professor of Music. George is co-founder and conductor of the Riverside Symphony. The orchestra is entering its 35th season and is widely credited for bringing a unique musical perspective to classical music audiences in New York City. "Its vibrant performances of innovative programs are routinely lauded by The New York Times, and its seven CDs have been acclaimed in both the U.S. and international press." Visit Riverside Symhony.org for more information. 

$10 Tickets to MEA Members, Students and Families to: 
"DUELING PIANISTS" 
DISCOVERY CONCERT 
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 ~ 3pm 
The Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison, NJ

Pianists Fei-Fei Dong, Solomon Eichner and Maestro Maull will traverse powerful compositions by the great virtuoso pianist-composers Rachmaninoff and Chopin. For more details and to order tickets and pick your own seats, visit: Discovery Orchestra. Use the discount code MEA at checkout to obtain the $10 special offer.

SPECIAL MEA TICKET OFFER 
 April 1

RIVERSIDE SYMPHONY 
George Rothman, Conductor

An Undying Tradition
Friday, Apr. 1, 2016, 8 p.m.
at Alice Tully Hall
featuring Keith Bonner, flute

On behalf of Riverside Symphony, conductor, George Rothman is extending a special ticket price of $25.00 to all MEA members and their guests for each concert. Follow the directions below to get this special offer.

The link for the April 1 concert is: Undying Tradition

 The coupon code  concert is “MEAapril”.  To use the codes:

·         Visit the links above and add the desired number of tickets to the cart.

·         After selecting tickets, click “View Cart” in the sidebar.

·         In the cart window, enter the coupon codes in the box in the lower left and click “Apply Coupon”.  For               purchases containing tickets for both concerts, this will need to be done for both codes.

·         Proceed with checkout.

PLEASE NOTE
March 6, 2016 - Annual Piano Competition
Syllabus Updates

Age 12 Solo:  In the volume- A HANDEL ANTHOLOGY- (FJH Classic Editions) the title is FANTASIA IN C Major, HWV 490.  

Age  7/8 Duo: Minuet from Mozart's Symphony in E flat or Mozart Minuet from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, arr. by Mark Nevin is acceptable. 

re: The date of March 13 published in the September-December Glissando for the Annual Piano Competition held at Jersey City University was incorrect. The correct date is March 6, 2016 and the deadline for registration has been changed to January 15, 2016.

You can download the revised syllabus from your Member Homepage.

Questions?  Please contact: competition@mea-nj.org

What you may have missed?
November 19, Terry Eder

Terry Eder, award-winning pianist and scholar of 20th-century piano music by Hungarian composers, presented a cogent talk and exciting performances of Béla Bartók’s piano folk music at the Elefante Music School. Please read Charlene Step's article on this great presentation Here.  And once again a big thanks to Elefante Music for hosting this meeting! 

FRIENDLY FORUM
The Place for Discussions Written For
and By MEA Members

Responses to the current question on What strategies can teachers use to get parents involved in their children's piano studies appeared in the September Glissando on page 11. Thanks to the many teachers who shared their great ideas on this topic. 

IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD . . .

Additional responses on the topic of parental involvement or on past forum topics may be considered for inclusion in the next Glissando.

Look for the responses to this current topic in the January 2016, Glissando: "What method books do you find best for beginners?"



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