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Notes from the President

Around this time of the year, I start complaining that I am hearing way too many times Jingle Bells, Joy to the World and some other popular Christmas tunes. But then I remember that for each one of the students, this is their first time playing such cool pieces and then I feel very happy to hear those songs over and over again.

It is such a blessing to be able to share our passion for music with the students and to help them develop their musical skills. It also happens to me that, sometimes, I complain that I am too busy and volunteer way too much but then I remember all of the things that SAMTA has done for my career and my students and I feel very lucky to belong to this great association.

November is just around the corner and we already had so many wonderful activities, very nicely run by our sponsors, officers and chairpersons: The first Fall Meeting; handsome yearbooks printed by Justin Reich were distributed (thanks, Justin), we had excellent presentations by Dr. Keeling and Dr. Crappell from UTSA and we had the opportunity to see each other and for about an hour talk and exchange ideas.

The Fall Theory Test; many thanks to Sharon Herning for taking care of it in such a great way. The Back to School Recital and the Halloween Recital; thanks to Lisa Malek and the recitals sponsors for all their hard work.

We still have many more events to come: the always exciting Winter Festival organized by Heather Stagg. The Publication Contest and the Composition Contest run by Deborah Rhine and Jenifer Covington, (I hear we already have students signing up for these events, yeah!) And the next General Meeting scheduled for november 8th at Alamo Music. Mr. Kevin Higgins will talk about recording techniques; for sure, it will be a very interesting and useful topic. Thanks to all the board members and chairpersons that make possible each one of the events that SAMTA organizes.

And thanks to all of you for your continuing support of our association.

Sincerely,

Omar Granados
President

 

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Alamo Music Center
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The Children's Chorus of San Antonio
www.childrenschorussa.org
Monfrey Music San Antonio Youth Centers
www.sanantonioyouth.org

 

RBC Music
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The Rose Petroff Foundation
www.rpftx.org

 

Shavney Music, Inc. Southern Music Company
www.southernmusic.com

 

Steinway Piano Gallery

 

UTSA
music.utsa.edu
Musical Arts Center of San Antonio, Inc.
www.musicalartscenter.com

 

The FJH Music Company, Inc.
www.fjhmusic.com



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