Membership Renewal Reminder

Here’s a friendly reminder to renew your ETVA membership for the 2018-2019 term.  The membership renewal window closes September 1.

Click here to go directly to the membership form.  Also, the Calendar page is up-to-date with our event schedule for the year!

Session Proposals for 2019 TMEA Conference

From Ron Meers, TMEA President:

Hello,

If you would like to submit a session proposal for the upcoming 2019 TMEA Conference (April 10-13, 2019), please find the link below:

Session Proposals for the 2019 TMEA Professional Development Conference (April 10th – 13th, 2019) may now be submitted at TNMEA.org:  https://www.tnmea.org/present-a-session.html

Deadline for submission is September 30th, 2018.  Please contact Charlene Cook if you have any additional questions:

Charlene Cook, Sessions Chair
East Ridge Elementary School, Chattanooga
cookcl@epbfi.com

UTK Position Announcement

Dr. Batey at UT Knoxville has announced a late opening for the Associate Director of Choral Activities at UT starting Fall 2018.  The position description can be downloaded here.

She would appreciate any help ETVA members can give in identifying candidates and getting the word out.

2018-2019 Calendar

The “Event Calendar” page of the etva.org website has been updated with finalized dates for the 2018-2019 term following the Executive committee’s retreat yesterday.  Some noteworthy items:

  1. The window for membership renewal/new memberships opens July 1 (actually, the form is open now and you could grab your NAfME ID# and git-r-done while you’re thinking about it).  Don’t forget–ETVA will invoice you for your NAfME dues.  Do not respond to dues invoices sent to you from NAfME!
  2. The registration window for MS Honors choirs has been moved to coincide with the registration window for All-East auditions, i.e., it’s much earlier than it has been previously.  Don’t let it sneak up on you!  This is to accommodate the addition of the MS SSA honors chorus this year.  The registration window for Freshman Honors choirs will still be early October.
  3. This year’s calendar designates an All-State Screening alternate date.  Members who teach high school should leave this date open in their scheduling in the event that the original All-State screening date becomes unavailable.

Reminder

Dear state Vocal Music Education leaders,

The Statewide 2nd Tier Committee is tasked with assessing the 2nd Tier processes and outcomes.  We have prepared a simple survey (less than 5 minutes) that we’d like high school choral directors to complete.  We plan to report on this information at the Vocal Caucus at the TMEA Conference in April.

Please forward this link to your membership and encourage them to complete the survey by Friday, April 6.  I’ll follow up in a week or so and ask that you send out another reminder to your membership.

LINK TO SURVEY FOR TN HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DIRECTORS:

https://goo.gl/forms/0XmkQu86rCwvXGnY2

TMEA Vocal Music Literacy Questionnaire

goo.gl

High School Vocal Music Teachers: Please complete this form by April 6, 2018. Results will be reported at the Vocal Music Caucus at the TMEA State Convention. ONLY ONE RESPONSE PER TEACHER. There are five sections of this questionnaire. 19 multiple-choice questions total plus one short-answer question.

Thank you!

BTR

Brian T. Russell, D.Mus.A

Choral Director

Stewarts Creek High School

www.StewartsCreekChoirs.com

TMEA Request

Dear state Vocal Music Education leaders,

The Statewide 2nd Tier Committee is tasked with assessing the 2nd Tier processes and outcomes.  We have prepared a simple survey (less than 5 minutes) that we’d like high school choral directors to complete.  We plan to report on this information at the Vocal Caucus at the TMEA Conference in April.

Please forward this link to your membership and encourage them to complete the survey by Friday, April 6.  I’ll follow up in a week or so and ask that you send out another reminder to your membership.

LINK TO SURVEY FOR TN HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DIRECTORS:

https://goo.gl/forms/0XmkQu86rCwvXGnY2

TMEA Vocal Music Literacy Questionnaire

goo.gl

High School Vocal Music Teachers: Please complete this form by April 6, 2018. Results will be reported at the Vocal Music Caucus at the TMEA State Convention. ONLY ONE RESPONSE PER TEACHER. There are five sections of this questionnaire. 19 multiple-choice questions total plus one short-answer question.

Thank you!

BTR

Brian T. Russell, D.Mus.A

Choral Director

Stewarts Creek High School

www.StewartsCreekChoirs.com