Achievement Day was held May 13 at MCC. Carolyn Rooder and an army of dedicated volunteers implemented this year-end event flawlessly. Thank you to all who helped and to those teachers who prepared students to participate. I enjoyed watching the students come to the evaluation rooms with some nerves and eager anticipation and then seeing the look of satisfaction and accomplishment on their faces when they finished!
May 15 was the Awards Plus recognitions. Jenna Hartley, Jenni Caddy, and 5 DVMTA teachers recognized and honored 15 Devoted Performers and 3 Senior Scholars for their participation in DVMTA events over the years. It was inspiring to get to know these dedicated musicians and to hear their teachers honor them.
It's been a great year for DVMTA! We have enjoyed getting to know seven new members, and we appreciate them jumping right in to get involved. Each of our events was successful and provided students with opportunities to prepare, perform, and grow as musicians. I would like to extend a resounding thank you to all the event committee chairmen and volunteers who dedicated their time, energy, and expertise to ensure the success of our organization’s events. I also want to thank Toni Tetreau, our Vice President, who organized the speakers for our General Meetings. The topics were interesting and helpful, and each presenter was knowledgeable and entertaining.
I especially want to thank each of you - our wonderful piano teachers. Your dedication, passion and ability to inspire and encourage have left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of your students. Congratulations on another year of piano teaching! It’s an honor and privilege to associate with and learn from so many talented and amazing friends and peers, who give so much to DVMTA. This organization doesn’t happen without the contributions and service of so many, and I truly appreciate all you do.
I hope you have an enjoyable summer and that you take this time to recharge, rejuvenate, and indulge in some well-deserved rest. I look forward to seeing everyone again at our August Brunch, Friday, August 18th to begin a new year!
DVMTA President 2022-2024
Read the full May 2023 Newsletter