JCJC hosts MS Music Teachers Association State conference

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-10-28 14:54:13

ELLISVILLE – Hundreds of music teachers and students will be converging on the campus of Jones County Junior College for a Mississippi Music Teachers Association state conference, Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, 2011. This will be the first time JCJC has hosted the conference in several years. Organizers are excited about offering a combination of professional development workshops and competition for students, as well as a performance by the Navy Band New Orleans, “Full Steam Brass Band” on Friday, November 4, at 7 p.m.
“It's an honor to host the 2011 MMTA conference at JCJC,” said Dr. Susan Smith, JCJC Fine Arts Division Chair. “In addition to providing wonderful professional development opportunities for our fine arts faculty, the conference will allow our music students to participate in the logistical planning and execution of an event that boasts renowned guest artists, informative master classes and pedagogical sessions, and a host of student competitions.   Student competitors, performers and music educators from across the State will be given the "red carpet" treatment here at JCJC, and we look forward to a weekend of inspiring educational interest sessions, and stellar performances from student performers and guest artists alike.”   
Some of the guest clinicians and performers include Helen Marlais, Pamela Pike, piano technician, Lonnie Young, Alice Ballard will give a presentation on performance psychology for college students, and commissioned composer and MSU music professor, James Sobaskie and the MSU Brass Quintet will be joining the Navy Band for a debut of Sobaskie’s commissioned work.
For more information contact the JCJC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094 or visit the MMTA website at www.msmusicteachers.org/conference.php or http://www.msmusicteachers.org/newsletters/2011q4.pdf for conference information.


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