Middle Tennessee Vocal Association
On Monday, May 20, 2002, the MTVA Executive Board met at David Lipscomb High School. All members of the 2002-2003 Board were in attendance, with the exception of David Schroeder. Following a brief meal, President Robert King called the meeting to order. He then gave the members an agenda for the meeting: a discussion of the 2002-03 calendar, audition pieces, and clinicians for the MTVA events.
Mr. King then proposed that for Mid-State auditions, MTVA would choose CPDL pieces to reduce the cost to directors and/or programs for this audition. Men would audition on two SATB pieces. The women on one of the same pieces, but the second piece would be an SSAA piece. Additionally, using CPDL pieces would provide directors and students with MIDI files and demonstrations of audition pieces. The proposal was briefly discussed, and passed.
After a short discussion, the Executive Board agreed to hold the meetings for the 2002-03 year at David Lipscomb High School.
A short discussion was held regarding Solo & Ensemble. Angela Tipps agreed to develop a repertoire list for this event and to caucus with other associations, colleges, and membership to develop a proposal for this event.
Katie Oldham and Angela Tipps then proposed the following change to the MTVA Constitution:
In Article VI, Section 1, delete the word “monthly.”
Many of MTVA’s meetings have little business to conduct and are poorly attended. The Board’s rationale is to hold a meeting only when necessary. This change in the Constitution would allow this type of flexibility. The schedule for the year would still have to be set the previous summer.
After some discussion, the Executive Board passed the motion. It now must pass two readings (September and October) by a simple majority in the general membership meeting before effective.
After completing the calendar, a discussion of clinicians was held. President King proposed to the Board that the following procedure would be used to choose clinicians:
The motion was seconded and passed after discussion. President King then asked all chairs to e-mail him with names of proposed clinicians later in the week. Angela Tipps was appointed to develop guidelines for the clinicians in choosing repertoire for all events.
President King also instructed all chairs of auditioned events to submit proposed audition pieces with their clinician choices.
The meeting was adjourned (Tipps/Pierce).