April 1st, 2014

April News

Hello everyone and welcome to spring! It’s been beautiful lately, but I do wish it would warm up a bit. April brings us seven weeks away from our annual Spring Recitals in May and the end of the spring semester. Below are important dates and information regarding the Spring Recitals, as well as summer and fall lessons (students will also be receiving handouts about all of this in lessons this week).

Spring Recitals: Our annual Spring Recitals will be on Sunday May 18th at 2:00pm and 4:30pm, once again held in the Egan Lecture Hall at UAS. Registration for the recitals is now open and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact me as soon as possible to ensure that you are able to get the recital time that you want!

End of Spring Semester: The last day of spring lessons will be Wednesday May 14th, prior to our Sunday May 18th recitals. There will be no lessons Saturday May 17th.

Summer Semester: Registration is now open for Summer 2014 lessons. I will start off offering Sat/Sun/Mon/Tue 12:00-7:00pm lessons, but due to lower enrollment will not be teaching all of those days. My exact schedule will depend on how many students sign up for summer lessons, so please bear with me as I figure that out. Please fill out the Summer/Fall 2014 lessons sign up form to register.

Fall Semester: Registration for current students for Fall 2014 will be open July 1st . All current students, regardless of whether they take summer lesson or not, will be given priority registration. Priority registration ends July 31st. Please fill out the Summer/Fall 2014 lessons sign up form to indicate if you are interested in taking lessons in the fall. Registration packets will be handed out in lessons starting July 1st to students taking summer lessons and sent via email on July 1st to those who are not taking lessons during the summer.

Reminder: We have lessons on ALL Monday holidays!

Tuition Payment Reminder: Tuition Payments are due the first lesson of every month with a grace period until the 10th of the month. If tuition is received after the 10th of the month, a $10.00 late fee will be assessed. Please drop off your payment with your student at lesson, send the payment in the mail or you can drop it off anytime in the secure white drop box attached to the mailbox. Please do not come up to the house to drop off payment if it is not during your student's lesson time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

New Students: If you are a potential new student and are interested in lessons, my schedule for is currently full and I have a wait list started. I will have openings for new students during the summer semester. Please contact me at megan.e.felts@gmail.com for more information on NSMA and how to sign up on the wait list for lessons.

Music Around Town:

The Juneau Lyric Opera is presenting the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” April 4-13 at McPhetres Hall. NSMA parent Heather Mitchell will be a lead performer in this production. More information and tickets are available at www.juneauopera.org.

The Juneau Symphony will be performing Mozart’s Requiem April 5 & 6 at the JDHS auditorium. More information and tickets are available at www.juneausymphony.org.

The Alaska Folk Festival will be April 7-13 at Centennial Hall and the JACC. More information is available at www.akfolkfest.org.

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has a running list of community activities available online at www.jahc.org.

That's all for now! Thank you all for continuing to make music an important part of your life!!