(K-W Branch event dates posted:  June 10, 2016 and last updated:  April 26, 2017)

A Warm Welcome to the Kitchener-Waterloo Branch
of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association!

2016-2017 Kitchener-Waterloo Branch Executive:


President:            Donna Mak             dmakormta@rogers.com
Vice President:     Susan Robinson         susan@everywhere.ca       
Past-President:    Paul Coates             mr.paul@rogers.com
Treasurer:             Carolyn Pratt              prattcc2@gmail.com
Secretary:            Fiona Mendes             mendesfiona@gmail.com



Convenors: 
Young Artist Recital:   Edith Covach
Musical Masquerade Recitals: Donna Mak*, Helena Liew
Pop Rep Recitals: Ivana Jokic
Canada Music:                        Joanne Bender*, Ilva Gierman, Laura Burke, Julie Armes
Workshops:               Carol Ditner-Wilson, Ivana Jokic
Branch Competitions:                    Lisa Pardys*, Michele Wilmot, Julie Evans
Spring Recitals: Fiona Mendes 
K-W Awards of Recognition: Donna Mak

Other:
Hearts & Flowers (Sends cards on behalf of K-W ORMTA): Mildred Freeman-Rieder
Hospitality (General Mtg Refreshments, Lunch for Full Days):      Helena Liew, Jane Trafford
Holiday Lunch:                                         Donna Mak*, Susan Robinson
Social:                                           Carolyn Pratt
Branch Website:               Donna Mak*, Susan Robinson


2016-2017 K-W Event Schedule:
Scroll below and check for periodic updates and additions! 


Event #1: 

Fall General Meeting  
SAKCC, 75 Tillsley Dr, Kitchener, N2E 3T1
Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Contact Donna Mak at: dmakormta@rogers.com

Special Presentation Included:  Dr. Thomas Green, from RCM on 
Celebrating Theory: Introducing the Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition and Supporting Publications

Event completed!



Event #2: 
Canadian Music Session
Contact Joanne at: joannebender@hotmail.com
Informal talk on selected Canadian composer pieces at her home on Sept. 27, 2016.
Event completed!



Event #3:            
Young Artist Recital: ANDREW FU 
and Review Contest for Students
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 3:00 pm 

Contact Edith Covach at:  aeschbacher_e@rogers.com

Events completed!




Event #4:

Musical Masquerade Recitals:
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 29 Westmount Rd. S., Waterloo, N2L 2K4 

A popular event day of scheduled recitals where students in costumes perform with or without music, and receive take-home treats!  Teachers in costumes add to the fun!

Contact Donna Mak at: dmakormta@rogers.com
Event completed: Record-breaking participation in five scheduled recitals! 



Event #5:

Canada Music Week MASTER CLASSES & RECITAL:

Saturday, Nov.26, 2016 between 8:30 am-6:00 pm 

Contact Joanne, Ilva, Laura, and Julie A. at: joannebender@hotmail.com

Event Completed


Event #6:
 

Winter *Meeting & Workshop 
Monday, November 28, 2016 at *9:30 am-12:30 pm
SAKCC, 75 Tillsley Dr, Kitchener, N2E 3T1

Teaching Students to Improvise with Clinician: Frank Horvat @ 10 am-12 noon 

Contact Carol Ditner-Wilson and Ivana Jokic at: cdw@porchlight.ca  and jokic.ivana@hotmail.com

 

Event Completed






Event #7: 

Holiday Lunch Party at King's Buffet, Kitchener
Monday, December 5, 2016 @ 11:30 am

Event Completed!




Event #8:


Pop Rep Recital:
Saturday, February 11, 2017. Schedule will fall within 12-5 pm.
Entry deadline:  Sat, January 28, 2017 by noon.
Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 29 Westmount Rd. S., Waterloo, N2L 2K4 

Contact:  Ivana Jokic  @  jokic.ivana@hotmail.com
Event Completed



Event #9:
SOCIAL EVENT!


What:  Bowling Fun/ Social time with Fellow teachers!

Where:   Kingpin Bowling at Bingemans, 425 Centre Drive, Kitchener

When:  Monday, February 27, 11:00 a.m.

Contact Carolyn Pratt at: prattcc2@gmail.com

Event Completed



Event #10:
Spring General Meeting:
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:00 am-12 noon
SAKCC, 75 Tillsley Dr, Kitchener, N2E 3T1

With special guests Laurie Oakley (teaching aids for music) and 
Jockie Loomer Kruger (creative illustrater). 
Come get inspired!
Event Completed



Event #11:
Branch Competitions:
Saturday, April 1, 2017 (Time frame and schedule to be verified):
A day of scheduled competition classes, with adjudicator Carol McFadden
Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 29 Westmount Rd. S., Waterloo, N2L 2K4


Entry and payment deadline:  Sat, March 4, 2017.
Contact:  Lisa Pardys , Michele Wilmot, and Julie Evans 
Event Completed



Event #12:   
CFMTA ESSAY COMPETITION: 
Deadline May 1, 2017.  
The National CFMTA Essay Competition invites submissions of essays on any topic related to music teaching, pedagogy or performance practice. There is no fee to enter. This competition is open to all Canadian residents currently attending high school, and studying at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  See: http://www.cfmta.org/en/essay-competition/



 
Events #13 and #14:
Spring Recital and K-W ORMTA Awards of Recognition:

Saturday, May 6, 2017 (Schedule will fall within 12-5pm)
Deadline for all entries:  Saturday, April 22, 2017 by noon.
Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 29 Westmount Rd. S., Waterloo, N2L 2K4 
No fee for students to participate.  
Admission for audience is $5 per family (max. 2 adults in the same family; young siblings free).
Teachers are invited to submit as many of their own students as they wish to perform. Complete info required at same time of submission for: (1) Student performer's name(s),  (2) Title/Piece,  (3) Composer/Artist, (4) Performance Duration (limit of 3-4 minutes per performance). 
Spring recital entries only to be sent to: Fiona Mendes @ mendesfiona@gmail.com


To submit Award Recommendations/Nomination Letters
Contact: Donna Mak @ at dmakormta@rogers.com
Update: Award nomination entries are closed and all teachers of award recipients have already been notified by Donna.  
See you on May 6th!



Event #15:

Annual General Meeting and Party: 
 
Friday, June 2, 2017 10 a.m.
Angies Kitchen, St Agatha
Contact/RSVP: Susan Robinson , Fiona Mendes, and Jane Trafford @ susan@everywhere.ca





2015-2016 Kitchener-Waterloo Branch Executive:

President:      Donna Mak ......................................  dmakormta@rogers.com
Vice President: Susan Robinson................................... susan@everywhere.ca
Past President: Paul Coates........................................ mr.paul@rogers.com
Treasurer: Carolyn Pratt....................................... prattcc2@gmail.com
Secretary: Fiona Mendes...................................... mendesfiona@gmail.com


Convenors:

Recitals & Events:
Musical Masquerade Recitals..................................................................Donna Mak
Canada Music Master Classes/Recital..................Joanne Bender, Ilva Gierman, Jane Trafford 
Pop Music Recital.....................................Ivana Jokic, Carol Ditner-Wilson,Edith Covach
Special 80th Year Birthday Celebrations,
Spring Recitals,
and K-W ORMTA Recognition Awards.......................................................Donna Mak
 
           
Young Artist Recital...........................................................................Edith Covach
Competitions (Branch)...........................................................Lisa Pardys (Branch) 
Competitions (Zone)..........................................................Susan Robinson (Zone)

Other:                
Hospitality (Meeting refreshments, Clinician/Adjudicator lunches, AGM).........Jane Trafford
Social (Special/Holiday Events, Extra Activities and Excursions).................... Donna Mak
Hearts & Flowers.................................................................. Mildred Freeman Rieder
Music Club.................................................................................... Susan Robinson
Clavier Subscriptions............................................................Christine Klaver-Schmidt
Workshops...........................................................................................Donna Mak
Branch Web Page...................................................................................Donna Mak

#21. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & PARTY!  

*Update: Event completed! 





#19 and #20.  

CELEBRATING ORMTA'S 80th BIRTHDAY YEAR!

*Update: All events completed!


#19. Spring Recitals: 

Spring recitals: Donna Mak at  dmakormta@rogers.com *Update:  Event completed!

*AND* 

#20. Awards Ceremony/Birthday Party:  

Awards & Celebrations:  Donna Mak at  dmakormta@rogers.com   *Update:  Event Completed!




#18.  HOUSE CONCERT for K-W ORMTA Teachers: 

   RSVP to Ivana Jokic at:  jokic.ivana@hotmail.com      *Update:  Event completed!





#17. CALL FOR ESSAYS:   *Update:  Event completed! 

K-W Notice of CFMTA Essay Competition - May 1 2016.pdf   




#16. BRANCH COMPETITION*Update:  Event completed! 

Contact Lisa Pardys at:  tl.pardys@gmail.com  Adjudicator: Tiiu Haamer

        




#15. SPRING GENERAL MEETING:    *Update: Event completed!

Contact Donna Mak at: dmakormta@rogers.com


 



#14. MUSIC CLUB FOR TEACHERS:  

 *Update:  Event completed!

*RSVP to Elizabeth Sutherland at:  elizabeth.alice.sutherland@gmail.com

            





#13.  CALL FOR COMPOSITIONS     *Update: Events completed!

K-W Notice of CFMTA Call for Compositions - March 1 2016.pdf

and ORMTA MUSIC WRITING COMPETITION 

K-W Notice of ORMTA Music Writing Competition - March 15 2016.pdf

 



#12. CASUAL MEET UP    *Update: Event completed!

Contact Donna Mak at: dmakormta@rogers.com

      



#11. POP MUSIC RECITAL:     *Update: Event completed!

Contact Ivana Jokic about entries at: jokic.ivana@hotmail.com

Contact Carol Ditner-Wilson about jean donations at:  cdw@porchlight.ca

Contact Edith Covach about recital day at:  aeschbacher_e@rogers.com

           

 

10. NEW YEAR GENERAL MEETING:     *Update: Event completed!

Contact Donna Mak at:  dmakormta@rogers.com

 




#9.  HOLIDAY LUNCH 

Contact Donna Mak at:  dmakormta@rogers.com *Update: Event completed!



#8. CANADA MUSIC MASTER CLASSES AND RECITAL:

Contact Joanne, Ilva, and Jane at: joannebender@hotmail.com, dgiermc596@rogers.com, janestudio36@sympatico.ca *UPDATE! Event completed!

  


     #7. Winter General Meeting *Update:  Event completed!

Contact Donna Mak at:  dmakormta@rogers.com



#6. MUSIC CLUB FOR TEACHERS:  *Update: Event completed!

*RSVP to Sandra Gartshore at:  sandragartshore@bell.net


#5. MUSICAL MASQUERADE RECITALS:  *UPDATE: Event completed!

Contact Donna Mak at:  dmakormta@rogers.com

(Photo credits to G. Li and D. Mak)



 #4.  NEW! Review Contest  *Update: Event completed!

Contact Susan at:  susan@everywhere.ca  



#3. YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT: 

Contact Edith Covach at:  aeschbacher_e@rogers. 

*Update:  Event completed!





#2. FALL GENERAL MEETING:  *Update: Event completed!

*Contact Donna Mak at:  dmakormta@rogers.com

 





#1. SOCIAL NIGHT!:  *Update: Event completed!

*Contact Donna Mak at:  dmakormta@rogers.com







2015-2016 K-W ORMTA EVENTS!


2015-2016 Kitchener-Waterloo Branch Executive:
President:      Donna Mak ......................................  dmakormta@rogers.com
Vice President: Susan Robinson................................... susan@everywhere.ca
Past President: Paul Coates........................................ mr.paul@rogers.com
Treasurer: Carolyn Pratt....................................... prattcc2@gmail.com
Secretary: Fiona Mendes...................................... mendesfiona@gmail.com


Convenors:
Young Artist Recital..........................................Edith Covach
Musical Masquerade Recitals..............................Donna Mak
Canada Music Master Classes/Recital...................Joanne Bender, Ilva Gierman, Jane Trafford
Pop Music Recital.............................................Ivana Jokic, Carol Ditner-Wilson,Edith Covach
Competitions (Branch)........................................Lisa Pardys (Branch)
Competitions (Zone)..........................................Susan Robinson (Zone)
 
Special 80th Year Birthday Celebrations,
Spring Recitals,
and K-W ORMTA Recognition Awards.....................Donna Mak
  
Other:                
Hospitality (Meeting refreshments, Clinician/Adjudicator lunches, AGM).......Jane Trafford
Social (Special/Holiday Events, Extra Activities and Excursions)................. Donna Mak
Hearts & Flowers............................................... Mildred Freeman Rieder
Music Club....................................................... Susan Robinson
Clavier Subscriptions..........................................Christine Klaver-Schmidt
Workshops........................................................Donna Mak
Branch Web Page...............................................Donna Mak


2015-2016 
A Warm Welcome to the Kitchener-Waterloo Branch
of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association!








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