Super Saturday


Three activities will take place concurrently on February 3, 2018, at Swope Hall, West Chester University – the MLMTA Play-a-Thon, the Mini-masterclasses, and the KITS Theory Examinations.

Between 9:00 and 4:00, MLMTA members have the opportunity to have students play in a Mini-Master Class with distinguished faculty members from West Chester University. Teachers may reserve up to an hour of time in twenty-minute blocks at $30.00 per block or $90 for the hour. Choice of master teacher is not an option. Registration forms (located on p. 22) will be sent to Chairperson Jonathan Flowers by Jan. 12, 2018.

The annual Play-a-Thon will run from 9:00 to 4:00. Earnings from the event benefit MTNA Foundation, the Constance Murray Scholarship Fund, the Keyboard Department at WCU, and MLMTA. This is a low-key performance opportunity that is fun for students and raises money for worthy music-related causes. Some teachers use the time for repertoire classes or for ensemble playing. If you are interested in participating, please phone or email Donna Kay Croddy-Jones by Jan. 23 to request an amount of time. You may generate funds any way you wish, but a minimum of $50.00 per hour is suggested. If you wish your students to participate in a typical 'play-a-thon' fund raising you may copy the sponsor form and have them solicit sponsors. You will be responsible for collecting the funds and sending them to MLMTA treasurer, Bethany Schneider, no later than March 1.

The KITS Theory Examinations will be held from 1:00—4:00 pm. KITS is a nationally-standardized test that covers reading, vocabulary, listening, and playing. Each student who passes receives a certificate. Students with a score of 90 or above are placed on the National Honor Roll and receive a gold star on their certificates. All teachers registering students for the KITS exam are urged to order a curriculum guide ($3.00). KITS Music Theory Workbooks for steps primary through six ($5.00) are also available, but you may use any theory method to prepare your students. You may order materials from KITS, 9732 Corral Dr., Potomac, MD 20854. Please make copies of the Declaration of Eligibility for each student participating. Have the student, parent and teacher sign it and send it along with the registration ( p.23). and $6.00/student to Susanna Faust by Jan 21.
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