From the President
As I write this, it couldn’t be a more pleasant summer day, but the lovely weather belies the deep challenges we face nationally and even globally. In such troubled times, it is important to have organizations to turn to for leadership and advice. Just as we expect our health care experts to advise us about COVID-19 and we need intellectuals to offer ways forward during the protests and social crises that have been a long time brewing, you can expect MAME to provide leadership in keeping your teaching the best it can be, and to help your business thrive.
Much of the MAME year will be arranged by Fall 2020. I encourage every member to mark their calendars to attend programs and general meetings. Not only will the topics freshen up your teaching, there is absolutely no substitution for the camaraderie we experience when we share ideas together. Last spring MAME was able to pivot quickly and move its meetings online as a result of the pandemic. We were able to livestream a performance by our members and in May enjoyed an annual meeting where we shared the trials and tribulations of online teaching. Whether or not it is safe to meet in person this fall, MAME will be offering wonderful programs for your benefit. Regardless, we will wait until 2021 for our first student recitals, including Honors Festival and Community Outreach Recitals.
Our primary form of communication with members is through email. Every month from September through May, you should receive our monthly newsletter, Nuances. Please watch for it in your inboxes on the first day of each month (except for the September issue, which appears August 21). This newsletter lists information on upcoming events for the month so you won’t miss anything.
Our Board members work tirelessly not only to bring events to you but also behind the scenes in administration. We are an all-volunteer organization, so please be sure to thank them for their hard work! And last but not least, thank YOU for being a member of MAME. Here’s to your thriving music studio!
Denise Taylor, President MAME
Madison Area Music Educators
PO Box 44152
Madison, WI 53744
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MAME welcomes music educators and music appreciators of all instruments and backgrounds. If you know someone who is not yet a member of MTNA, please let them know about this new chapter and the benefits of membership.
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