MAPTA is preparing for its 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2017-18. We are accepting membership forms and sponsorships for the upcoming year on an ongoing basis. Our new directory and event dates will be available to the membership by August 1, 2017.
On behalf of our board of directors, I’d like to welcome you back to another engaging year in MAPTA. I am honored to work with a group of talented individuals who are dedicated to promoting the piano teaching profession. We have an excellent group of board members this year, and I would like to thank them for their service to our organization. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to represent our members and will work hard to exceed your expectations.
We have a lot to be proud of. As we enter our 49th year, we will be calling on many members to help us plan a great celebration next year for our golden jubilee. We saw growth in our membership last year, and our programs committee has worked hard to bring presenters that align with your suggestions and survey feedback. Over the next year, the MAPTA board will focus on connecting our membership and increasing our visibility in the community.
This membership directory describes the breadth of activities in which our members may participate, including programs and events for teachers, and recitals and festivals for students. It also provides a listing of our members and their specialties. Our newsletter, Nuances, delivers monthly updates on events and information, as does our Facebook page and website.
The board members and I would appreciate hearing from you and urge you to reach out to us via phone, email, or in person at one of our events. We also hope you will encourage anyone you believe could benefit from membership in our organization to consider joining MAPTA.
We thank you for your membership and look forward to a rewarding year.