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& News From Our Division Chairs There are usually two general meetings, one at the February NJMEA State Conference, and another in May. We are adding this October


meeting for you to come out and renew old friendships. I want to thank the wonderful Master Music Teacher Committee who worked with me this past spring: Paul Oster, Dorian Parreott,


Kathy Spadafino, and Bill Shoppell. We will announce our 2014 Master Music Teacher at a later date. Thank you to Chris Sezer for your great leadership the past two years. Well done! Congratulations to Kathy Spadafino, President-Elect


of NJRMEA. When I retired, and was ill, I really thought I was walking away from music and NJMEA. (Yeah, right.) I’m feeling great and a few months later I went to my first NJRMEA meeting and had a ball, meeting up with fellow music educators. Two and half years later I started a chorus at an Active Adult Community; what a pip! Think of your non-auditioned, “ya’ll come” choir. (Thank you, Tom Voorhis, for that terminology.) But I’m having a blast. And now, five of us retirees are singing in a quintet: Fred Ford, Bill Holmes, Kathy Spadafino, Laurie Wellman, and me! (Gee, all Region II people.) Life continues…How did we ever have time to work? I hope to see our new retirees in October.


Summer Workshop Joe Akinskas


JoeA_NJMEA@comcast.net Summer Workshop Coordinator


NJMEA Summer Workshop V August 6, 2013


The sixth annual summer workshop was held on the delightful campus of The College of New Jersey in Ewing in the Graphic Arts and Communication building. As in past years, the workshop addressed six Music Education content areas that included: Choral Music, Instrumental Music, Technol-


ogy Applications, Classroom Music Techniques and Strategies, Special Education implications in Music Instruction, and an SGO support and triage room staffed by Tom Maliszewski and Nick Santoro. Additionally, a roster of Special Topic presentations included a presentation on Advocacy, by noted clinician Emily Swartz from Arizona


State University; hands-on instrument repair techniques by our resident repair specialist Dave Kaplan; all were entertained at lunch by the amazing Rock N Roll chorus, directed by Joe Cantaffa; followed by the grand lunch wrapup with Rachel’s Raffle. The workshop registered a record high 90 music educators from across the State, along with a roster of 24 clinicians. Commendations are in order for the members of the summer workshop committee who share the workshop vision and commitment to the benefit of their statewide colleagues. The committee members include: Maureen Butler, Joe Cantaffa, Rick Dammers, Rachel Klott, Shawna Longo, Betsy Maliszewski, Susan Mark, and Nick Santoro. I have to thank them for bearing with my moments of temporary insanity as follows: During our setup the night before, I asked everyone to do a check of all presentation rooms for chairs, tech etc. Shortly after, a commit- tee member comes flying around the corner announcing that we had scheduled four sessions in room 106. So, what’s the problem… it’s a restroom! and… Likewise, I must publicly thank several members of the TCNJ Music Department, and Event staff, who were wonderful hosts. They include: Bob McMahan Music Department Chair; James Day, Dean of Arts and Communication; and event staff members Rachel Reinhart, Richard Kroth, and Mark Kalinowski. The entire workshop program, along with pictures from this year’s event, can be found on the conference-workshop link at njmea.org. Workshop Seven is tentatively scheduled for August 5, 2014. Additional information will be posted in the January edition of TEMPO.


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