Student Affiliate

Student Affiliate Officers for School Year 2016-2017
Chair - Lillian Simmons  
Cochair - Mary Adams 

S.A. Dues: $15 regular annual fee per student for S.A. 2017-2018
  Regular fee enrolment period ends September 15.
Late enrollment begins October 1. The late registration fee is $20 per student.
The SA enrollment deadline for students who take the Fall theory exam is October 1. The SA enrollment deadline for students who take the Spring theory exam is January 1.   Late enrolment period ends February 1.

Eligibility for participation in Student Affiliate activities:
Student Affiliate Members, Grades 1-12

Students must pass an appropriate state-graded theory test.

1.  Ensembles Chair - Martha Marks

2. Original Composition Contest Chair - There will be no composition contest this school year.

3.  Publication Contest Chair - Martha Marks

4.  Theory Test
 Chair - Mary Adams

The fall theory test will be held at Texas State University in Round Rock on Saturday, November 11, 2017. There are no parking fees on Saturdays.
The spring theory test will be held at Texas State University in Round Rock on Saturday February 10 2018. There are no parking fees on Saturdays.
Directions


5. The Ensembles of the Bluebonnet affiliate of the Texas Music Teachers Association will perform at the State Convention the second weekend of June.
Students who have passed their theory tests may participate.
Ensemble Chair: Martha Marks
Students are required to attend mandatory rehearsals,
perform with the group in a local recital,
perform with the group at the state convention. It is awesome to see these groups performing on eight grand pianos. This would make a nice family vacation. Rehearsals are Sundays in Cedar Park in May. The registration deadline is mid February .

Here are links to videos of ensemble performances at the convention:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B90QwYSkLYMzZnp6dTVYWGhxYms/edit?pli=1 This video shows a view of the audience

Cantina Band from Star Wars by Austin District MTA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNhBAHZc7Oo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Article: Why perform in an ensemble

Convention information

Photo of Cast of Ensemble of Les Miserables 2016
ensemble2016

Photo of Cast of Ensemble I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables in 2014
ensemble2014