Welcome to the CHMTA

The Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association is a chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the North Carolina Music Teachers Association (NCMTA). The CHMTA is your source for qualified, experienced private music teachers in Chapel Hill.

CHMTA Upcoming Events

CHMTA Student Recital Carolina Meadows 3pm, February 14, 2015.

CHMTA Festival, Kenan Music Building, UNC, March 15, 2015.
Membership
Membership in CHMTA is open to active and retired teachers. Other persons interested in supporting the activities and services of the group may become Friends of CHMTA. CHMTA is affiliated with the North Carolina Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. CHMTA programs range from performances by members to presentations on various aspects of pedagogy and performance practice. In addition, CHMTA sponsors a number of services and activities each year, including: a teacher referral service, monthly student recitals, a festival of auditions, and special projects such as workshops and master classes.

Active membership in CHMTA is open to active and retired teachers of music in any of its various branches. Members enjoy the privileges of participating in all activities of the group and may vote and hold office. All members of CHMTA are also members of North Carolina Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association.

Student membership is open to any full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Student members may participate in all meetings and activities but may not hold office or vote.

Senior membership is open to all individuals of 65 years of age or older who have been active past members of CHMTA/NCMTA/MTNA continuously for the past five years. Senior membership provides all privileges of active membership in the local association.

Dues are:
$15 active members (plus dues for NCMTA & MTNA)
$10.00 student members (plus discounted dues for NCMTA & MTNA)
$15.00 senior members (plus discounted dues for NCMTA & MTNA)
For further information about membership, please contact our Membership Chairperson, Margery Gates, at 967-8350, or mixi@nc.rr.com.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATIONS WITH CHMTA

Friends of CHMTA is a category open to individuals who are not currently teaching but wish to support CHMTA. While Friends may attend meetings and programs, they may not vote or hold office. A donation of a minimum of $15 is requested to become a Friend of CHMTA.

Honorary affiliation may be awarded to persons who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of music teaching. Such membership carries the privilege of attending Association meetings but not the right to vote or hold office.

Patrons of CHMTA are those individuals and/or businesses who wish to support the organization and advertise their services. Please contact the president if you are interested in advertising.
CHMTA Board of Directors
Elected Officers
President - Akiko Yamazaki
1st Vice-President, Chair of Program and Educational Projects - Marilyn Pinschmidt
2nd Vice-President, Chair of Publicity - Carol Garvin
3rd Vice-President, Chair of Membership - Bill Rinehart
Secretary - Kathleen Jasinskas
Treasurer - Margery Gates

Immediate Past President: Laurel Siviglias

Chairs of Committees
Festival - Tatiana Gutnik and Akiko Yamazaki
Playathon - Ioana Sherman
Student Recitals - Tatiana Gutnik and Cynthia Crittenden
Hospitality - Nina Alperin
Special Projects - Laurel Siviglias
Seymour - Cynthia Crittenden
Teacher Referrals - Carol Garvin
Webmaster - Bill Rinehart
Newsletter - Bill Rinehart
The CHMTA board meets every month before the regular program for members. See the events calendar for days and times.

Executive board duties

A. OFFICERS
President: Presides at meetings of the Association, calls and presides at meetings of the Executive Board, appoints all standing committee chairs with the approval of the Executive Board, appoints all special committee chairs as needed with the approval of the Executive Board, and performs all other duties implied by the title.

First Vice President: Assumes all duties of the President in the absence of that officer, is the Program Chair, and performs such other duties as may be designated by the President and the Executive Board.

Second Vice President: Presides in the absence of the President and the First Vice President, is the Publicity Chair, and performs such other duties as may be designated by the President and the Executive Board.

Third Vice President: Presides in the absence of the President and the First and Second Vice Presidents, is Editor of the newsletter, and performs such other duties as may be designated by the President and the Executive Board.

Secretary: Keeps the minutes of all meetings of the Association and all meetings of the Executive Board, sees that the minutes are properly preserved, and performs such other duties as may be designated by the President and the Executive Board.

Treasurer: Is responsible for the payment of all bills authorized by the Executive Board, is responsible for the collection of dues, keeps an itemized account of all receipts and disbursements, and presents a financial report to the President and Executive Board upon request.

B. IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT
Member ex officio


C. CHAIRS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Festival of Auditions
Special Projects
Student Recitals
Teacher Referral Service
Code of Ethics, Constitution & By Laws
The principles and aspirations found in the Code of Ethics are not conditions of membership, but are goals and ideals that each MTNA member should strive to make an essential part of his or her professional commitment to students, to colleagues and to society.

Commitment to Students
The teacher shall conduct the relationship with students and families in a professional manner.

The teacher shall respect the personal integrity and privacy of students unless the law requires disclosure.
The teacher shall clearly communicate the expectations of the studio.
The teacher shall encourage, guide and develop the musical potential of each student.
The teacher shall treat each student with dignity and respect, without discrimination of any kind.
The teacher shall respect the student's right to obtain instruction from the teacher of his or her choice.
All teachers will be screened against the national sex offender registry.
Commitment to Colleagues
The teacher shall maintain a professional attitude and shall act with integrity with regard to colleagues in the profession.

The teacher shall respect the reputation of colleagues and shall refrain from making false or malicious statements about colleagues.
The teacher shall refrain from disclosing sensitive information about colleagues obtained in the course of professional service unless disclosure serves a compelling professional purpose or is required by law.
The teacher shall participate in the student's change of teachers with as much communication as possible between parties, while being sensitive to the privacy rights of the student and families.
Commitment to Society
The teacher shall maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and personal integrity.

The teacher shall accurately represent his/her professional qualifications.
The teacher shall strive for continued growth in professional competencies.
The teacher is encouraged to be a resource in the community.
ARTICLE I — Name
The name of this organization is the Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association.

ARTICLE II — Object and Policy
Section 1. The object of this association is the raising of professional standards
of the private music teacher through such things as certification, local workshops,
student activities, etc., and the promotion of the genera1 welfare of music teachers in the
area of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Section 2. It is the policy of this Association to cooperate with all worthy
musical organizations and in particular to develop a close cooperation with the North
Carolina Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association,
with both of which this organization is affiliated.

ARTICLE III — Membership
Section 1. Membership classifications in the Association are: -Active, Associate,
and Honorary.
Section 2. Membership privileges and dues are prescribed by the Bylaws of the
Association.

ARTICLE IV — Officers
Section 1. The officers are a President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-
President, Third Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The term of office is for one
year. No person shall hold the same elective office for more than four consecutive terms.
UNLESS THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE IS UNABLE TO FIND A CANDIDATE
FOR THAT OFFICE, IN WHICH CASE THAT OFFICER MAY REMAIN IN PLACE
UNTIL A NEW OFFICER IS ELECTED.
Section 2. The Executive Committee consists of the officers, the immediate Past
President, and all standing committee chairmen.
Section 3. Procedures for the election of officers are specified in the Bylaws of
this Association,
Section 4. Vacancies in any office may be filled by the President with the
approval of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE V — Meetings
Section 1. Meetings of this Association are held at such a time and place as
decided upon by the Executive Committee. There shall be one annual business meeting
of the Association membership, and at least three other meetings during the year.
Section 2. Special meetings of the Association may be called by the President
upon request of a majority of the Executive Committee, or upon a signed petition of onethird
of the active members in good standing in the Association ,
Section 3. Special meetings of the Executive Committee may be called by the
President, or upon the joint request of not less than three members of the Executive
Committee. There shall be a minimum of four meetings a year: September, November,
January, and March.

ARTICLE VI — Quorum
Section 1. One quarter of the active members of whom at least two must be
officers, constitute a quorum of the Association for the transaction of business.
Section 2. Three members constitute a quorum of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE VII — Fiscal Year
The fiscal year is the same as the membership year—beginning September first
and ending August thirty-first.

ARTICLE VIII — Amendments
This Constitution may be amended VIA MAIL OR ELECTRONIC MAIL
BALLOT by a two-thirds vote of the Active members, provided a notice of such
intended amendment be sent to each Active member at least one week prior to the
voting. Such notices will state the amendment to be considered AND THE DATE FOR
THE RETURN OF THE COMPLETED BALLOTS.


BYLAWS
ARTICLE I — Membership
Section 1. Active Membership is open to teachers of music in any of its various
branches. Such membership provides the privileges of participation in the activities of
the Association, holding office, and voting.
Section 2. Associate membership is open to all persons who wish to support the
program of the Association. Such membership provides the privilege of participating in
the activities of the Association but does not include the right to vote or hold office.
Section 3. Honorary membership may be awarded to persons who have been
outstanding in their contributions to the profession of music teaching. Such membership
carries the privilege of attending Association meetings, but not the right to vote or hold
office.

ARTICLE II — Dues
Section 1. Annual dues for Active members are $15.00.
Section 2. Minimum annual dues for Associate members are S2.00.
Section 3. Members will be billed at the beginning of the fiscal year.
Membership dues may be paid either in one installment or in two equal installments.
Second and final billing will be sent on February first.

ARTICLE III — Duties of Officers
Section 1. The regular term of office begins with the adjournment of the annual
meeting at which officers are elected.
Section 2. The President presides at meetings of the Association; calls and
presides at meetings of the Executive Committee; appoints all standing committee
chairmen with the approval of the Executive Committee; appoints all special committee
chairmen as needed with the approval of the Executive Committee; and performs all
other duties implied by his title.
Section 3.
(1) The First Vice-President assumes all duties of the President in the absence of
that officer; is the Program Chairman and Educational Projects Chairman; and performs
such other duties as maybe designated by the President and the Executive Committee.
(2) The Second Vice-President presides in the absence of the President and of
the First Vice-President; is the Publicity Chairman; and performs such other duties as
may be designated by the President and the Executive Committee.
(3) The Third Vice-President presides in the absence of the President, of the
First Vice-President, and of the Second Vice President; he is the Membership Chairman
and performs such other duties as may be designated by the President and Executive
Committee.
Section 4. The Secretary keeps the minutes of all meetings of the Association
and all meetings of the Executive Committee. sees that the minutes are properly
preserved, and performs such other duties as may be Assigned by the President and
Executive Committee.
Section 5. The Treasurer is responsible for the payment of all bills authorized by
the Executive Committee; keeps an itemized account of all receipts and disbursements;
presents a financial report to the President and Executive Committee upon request; and
submits all records to an auditor selected by the Executive Committee when so
requested.

ARTICLE IV — Election of Officers
A nominating committee selected by the Executive Committee will present TO
THE ACTIVE MEMBERS of the Association the names of six candidates, one for each
of the elective offices. Additional nominations may be made BY ANY ACTIVE
MEMBER.. Those members qualified to vote MAY cast ballots for not more than six
candidates so nominated. THE PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES AND VOTING
MAY BE CONDUCTED VIA MAIL OR ELECTRONIC MAIL BALLOT. Those
candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be declared elected for a term of
one year.

ARTICLE V — Affiliation
The Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association is affiliated with the North
Carolina Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. This
affiliation is kept effective through having at least 50% of the Chapel Hill members
holding membership in the state and national organizations.

ARTICLE VI — Amendments
These Bylaws may be amended VIA MAIL OR ELECTRONIC MAIL
BALLOT by a two-thirds vote of the active members, the proposed amendments having
been submitted to the membership at least one week in advance of THE REQUIRED
RETURN DATE

ARTICLE VII — Authority in Parliamentary Law
Robert's RULES OF ORDER (Revised) shall govern this Association in all
cases to which its regulations are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with
this Constitution and Bylaws. A parliamentarian shall be appointed by the incoming
President to serve for one year.
Past Presidents
1966-67 Shirley Griffith
1967-68 Virginia Calmeyer
1968-69 Evelyn Culton
1969-70 Pearl Seymour
1970-71 Lynn Kitts
1971-72 Joyce Peck
1972-73 Mary Ellen Bierck
1973-74 Louise Leach
1974-75 Ann Chingas
1975-76 Mary Schoenfeld
1976-77 Jo Anne West
1977-78 Nancy Brooks
1978-79 Sherry Dougherty
1979-80 Dot Lineberger
1980-81 Betsy Mann
1981-82 Carol Huber
1982-83 Margaret Rhodes
1983-84 Lois Strother
1984-85 Betty Miles
1985-86 Barbara Clyde
1986-87 Eva Boswell
1987-88 Betsy Mann
1988-89 Sang Ei Kim
1989-90 Judy Warburton
1990-91 Nancy Nelson
1991-92 Mary Schoenfeld
1992-93 Lois Strother
1993-94 Frances Schaefer
1994-95 Carrie Monette
1995-96 (Vacant)
1996-97 Terry Patrickis
1997-98 Terry Patrickis
1998-99 Mary Schoenfeld
1999-00 Frances Schaefer
2000-01 Mary Ann Heym
2001-02 Sharon Szymanski
2002-03 Sharon Szymanski & Florence Peacock
2003-04 Florence Peacock
2004-06 Carol Garvin
2006-08 Kay Bailey
2008-10 Carol Garvin
2010-11 Laurel Siviglia
2011-2012 Laurel Siviglia
2012-2013 Laurel Siviglia