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Festivals: Are High Stakes Festivals for You?” presented by Peter Griffin: Our January meeting was held at Kean University. The work- shop consisted of four mini workshops that were presented by teachers from the Orange School District, Woodbridge Township and the Clifton Public Schools. Our members continued to share their expertise at the NJMEA Conference in February. Although a Job Fair was not held this

year, members of the association presented workshops about interviewing techniques and information about landing that first job. As we go to print, Peggy Cioce, music supervisor with the Clifton Public Schools, is preparing a workshop with staff members

entitled, “You Tube as an Instructional Resource”. Our End of the Year Meeting will be held on June 3rd at the New Jersey City University in Jersey City. The program will feature the NJCU arts programs at the university. Check the for more detailed information as we get closer to the date. The complexion of many of our school districts is changing for a variety or reasons whether it is retirement or economics. The NJMAA continues to reach out to those school districts that have supervisors, coordinators and administrators without a music background. Our members can serve as an invaluable resource to help the non-music administrator deal more effectively with music teachers and help them meet the special needs of the music program. If you are an NJMEA member with a supervisor that does not have a music background, tell them about our organization. Check our website for more information about the NJMAA and its activities.

Band Performance Al Bazzel

856-358-2054 The All State Band Procedures Committee would like to congratulate the 2012 NJMEA Distinguished Service Award winners:

James Beyer, Darryl Bott, Robert Frampton, Marie Malara, and Thomas Mosher. The 2012-2013 solo list is included in this issue. All audition information and requirements are on the website. Continue to

check throughout the summer for updates, conference information, and important links. In addition, this being an All-Eastern eligibility year, please look for acceptance information in the coming months. Please consider joining the consortium for the 75th anniversary of the New Jersey All State Band and taking your place in

New Jersey band history! The piece by Dana Wilson, Professor of Music at Ithaca College, will be performed by the 2014 All State Symphonic Band. Each member of the consortium will receive a full score and parts with performance rights. Contact Lewis Kelly at You can visit to learn more about this wonderful musician and award winning composer. If you have any concerns over the summer, please contact your region representatives to the committee: Region I - David Aulen-

bach, Lewis Kelly, Mindy Scheierman; Region II - Jules Haran, Mark Kraft, Brian Toth; Region III - Ed Cook, Vinnie DeBeau, Deb Knisely.

Thank you all for another great year! We hope you have a wonderful summer!

Choral Performance Kathleen Spadafino


Congratulations! Our choral directors can almost take a clear breath as the musicals, college auditions, and all the Spring Con-

certs are finished. You’ve done such a great job this year, and with your help All-State Chorus is all auditioned, members of Mixed Chorus and Women’s Chorus have been chosen, and we are ordering music for the first Mixed Cho- rus rehearsal on Saturday, June 16.

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