From Our President

Greeting! I am very excited about our upcoming CVMTA year. You have a great board and they have been at work this summer on your behalf. I am also excited to see you, my music colleague. So, as your President and fellow teacher I have two invitations for you.


The first is an invitation to our upcoming program on Saturday, September 19, at 1:00 PM, at the Haas Fine Arts Building. I am looking forward to being challenged and motivated to develop my skills in curriculum planning and repertoire selection. Besides providing an educational experience, the meeting is a great time to network, make friends, and be encouraged through fellowship. I always look forward to our time together. Please come and make it a part of your professional experience. We need you.

Federation Junior Festival

My second invitation is to participate in Junior Festival, sponsored by the Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs. Junior Festival is an adjudicated event much like District Auditions. So you might say, “Why should I participate in that when I have District Auditions?” Consider this:

  • There is no theory test required for the performance event.
  • All students earning a Superior (5 points) rating are eligible to participate in a State Competition. There is no age requirement.
  • Students earn a trophy for their good work.
  • The same repertoire, selected wisely, can be used in both events.
  • Jr. Festival precedes District Auditions thus providing a performance and feedback tool for Auditions.

One of our participating members had this to say,

“I have seen great progress in my students who participate in Jr. Festival. They are better prepared for WMTA Auditions. It also gives opportunity for my younger students to perform and then progress on to state when they are too young to progress on to State with WMTA. The kids are very proud of their accomplishments.”

My challenge to CVMTA is to increase our participation in this event by 10%. Will you help us do that? It is a great event. The date is Saturday, March 5, at the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Esther Pedigo
President, CVMTA

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