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Some Kind of Spark Documentary DebutsApril 7, 2015
Some Kind of Spark is a feature-length documentary that follows five kids from New York City as they embark on the opportunity to study music in Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program (MAP), a Saturday outreach program for kids from communities that are underserved in the arts.
Traditional Jazz Curriculum KitMarch 31, 2015
 The Jazz Education Network’s Traditional Jazz Curriculum Kit was distributed to attendees of the 2015 MTNA National Conference. It included a free package of materials in CD-ROM form and is the first-ever comprehensive curriculum for teaching New Orleans-based styles of jazz to student musicians, and includes lesson plans, teacher’s guides, music arrangements, audio tracks, video masterclasses and a classroom poster. JEN would like to make the kit available to all MTNA members.
Music for All Summer SymposiumMarch 26, 2015
 The Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha Corporation of America, offers a week-long, immersive camp from June 22–June 27 at Ball State University for high school students, band directors, new teachers and parents to amplify their leadership practices, performance techniques and character building skills.
TakeLessons.com Music Gear GiveawayMarch 17, 2015
 TakeLessons.com is giving away 3 Guitar Center gift cards for $2000, $1000 and $500. To enter, contestants simply submit an essay of 250 words or less on the topic “How has music changed your life?" Please describe a specific example and share what music means to you.
Main Line MTA Celebrates 40 YearsFebruary 6, 2015
 In September 2014, the Main Line Music Teachers Association, a local affilate of MTNA and the Pennsylvania MTA, celebrated their 40th anniversary in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with members and guests honoring the association and its leaders by taking a look back at their past with a slide show, sharing memories and giving testimonials. The president of MLMTA is Beth Peazzoni. MLMTA was founded in 1974 with a handful of piano teachers gathered at the home of first president and long-time member Marguerite Pond.