NATS – Buckeye Chapter Fall Meeting 2013

September 14 at University of Akron

 

Minutes

  1. President Kirsten Osbun-Manley called the meeting to order

  2. All present introduced themselves.

  3. Sec/Treas,  Tracy Grady,  gave update:

    1. The treasury is healthy with a balance (before Fall Meeting expenses) of $4862.45

    2. The membership is now at 142 – up from 135 this time last year

    3. By-laws need to be updated to reflect the current fee, late fee, and dates; moved by David Tadlock and seconded by Linda Snyder.

  4. Norma Codispoti encouraged all to donate to the NATS Foundation.

    1. Motion by S Henkle to donate $150 in memory of David Price, seconded by Bob Nims

  5. Lorraine Manz talked about an upcoming program at Oberlin regarding vocal pedagogy. Look for info on the website and the Facebook page.

  6. Daune Mahy talked about the Oberlin in Italy program – stay tuned for info on the website and the Facebook page.

  7. Dean Southern: Spring Auditions at Ohio University this coming spring

    1. 2015 Auditions will be at Bowling Green State University

    2. New website is amazing!!  Thanks to Denise Milner Howell for her work on this!

      1. Website contains much information, including audition requirements

    3. Dean will be presenting most of the Wolf Italianiches Liederbuch at Malone and CIM – info is on buckeyenats.org

    4. BOOK ROOMS NOW FOR SPRING AUDITIONS IN ATHENS – ROOMS ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY

    5. The Friday of the Auditions will not have an official program, but will rather have a social event for the membership (not students), so as to build community within our chapter.

    6. Vote put to raise the staff accompanist fee from $45 to $50; concern of the affordability for the students; OU does not have staff accompanists; many singers come for the experience, not necessarily to win a category, therefore not having the possibility of winning any money.

      1. All present voted to keep the fee at $45

  8. Fall Meeting  - how is this earlier date? It used to be in October….; Several present supported the current, earlier date, as there is less going on for most….; keep early and check the calendar for Yom Kippur; David Sievers is checking in to having Fall Meeting 2014 at U. Dayton

  9. Reach out to your colleagues at your University and/or private teacher network and invite them to join!

  10. Discussion of redefining Advanced and Non-Traditional categories – it was decided that the categories will stay the same for now.

  11. Website will have newsletters

  12. National will have classical competition

  13. (N.Codispoti) have spring winners sing on the Friday night at the next year’s auditions?

    1. Many people leave before the winners’ recital

    2. (D.Southern) it is necessary for us, as the teachers, to set the example for our students to stay and listen to the recital; (D.Wayland) take out the ritual of the awards ceremony?

  14. Feb. 22 at Ball State – Regional Auditions; NATSAA auditions will be Feb 21

  15. LOOK AT THE WEBSITE ON A REGULAR BASIS!!

  16. N.Codispoti  – can we have a sunshine fund to support those in our membership who are ill or have lost a close family member

  17. Linda Snyder is the president-elect for NATS!!!!!!!!  (will take office summer ‘14)

  18. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO LAURIE AND FRANK FOR HOSTING!!