Scam Alert! Teachers beware!

‘Tis the season for unscrupulous individuals to try to scam the honest, unsuspecting music teacher! They come in all different packages — the ‘talented’ child — what is your fee — your studio owes money, etc. They’re getting a little more sophisticated each year. And they’re NOT limited to just emails — now we’re getting them in text messages! If you don’t recognize the sender, DON’T RESPOND!

It is sometimes difficult to spot a geniune student inquiry from a scam, especially if you are based in the area where the email might originate. Most of the time these emails originate from an overseas source. There are patterns to scams which could contain many of these elements….CLICK HERE to continue reading.

Thanks to Reading Music Teachers Association for sharing their information.

PMTA Board Meeting Information

Information for the November 5 Board Meeting:

Time: 6:30 PM
Place : Timothy’s Hall, 929 South High Street, West Chester, PA
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Information for the Competition Weekend Hotel, 11/5-11/6/2016:

Board members can book at the hotel of their choice. PMTA will cover reimbursement for any room with submission of receipt up to $129 plus taxes.
A block of rooms will not be reserved due to a guest room attrition penalty fee charged by the hotel. Book early to reserve at the best rate!

There are many hotels to choose from within West Chester and the surrounding area. Kindly browse the list located at the link below for a complete listing.
http://wcupa.edu/visitors/lodging.aspx

Hotels closest to West Chester University:
Centerstone West Chester Inn
Microtel Inn & Suites West Chester
Holiday Inn Express West Chester

PMTA Commissioned Composer Adam Silverman wins HM!

Adam Silverman-PMTA 2015 Commissioned Composer-wins an Honorable Mention in the MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year Competition.

We are delighted to announce that Adam Silverman, PMTA’s 2015 Commissioned Composer, has been selected to receive an Honorable Mention in the 2015 MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year Award for his outstanding work “Over a windcloaked nightsoaked starpoked sea.” Those of us who were at last year’s conference at Penn State were fortunate to hear the premiere performance with David Stambler, alto saxophone, and Christopher Guzman (PMTA member), piano. Their stunning performance can be heard by clicking on the title above. And if you are interested, the score can be purchased on the chamber and solo music page on Adam’s website. He has also arranged the work for clarinet and piano. Congratulations to Adam from all of us at PMTA.

CLICK HERE to listen to a clip.
CLICK HERE to purchase the score.