January 1st, 2015

January News

Hello everyone! Welcome back to lessons after our Winter Break, I’m looking forward to this spring semester and getting back to lessons as normal after the holidays! Here are a few updates/reminders:

Spring Newsletter: I will be handing out a Spring Newsletter in our first week of lessons in January. I have also uploaded it to the Current Students/Documents tab online and will be sending it in an email to all current students. Please read through that as it contains a lot of important information!

Disney Recital: Our ‘extra' recital this year is going to be our Disney themed recital on SUNDAY MARCH 8th at 2:00pm and 4:30pm. We will once again be at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, there will again be recital fees/donations to the food bank, and recital registration will begin in February (more information on that to follow next month).

Spring Break: I will be out of town Thursday March 12th – Friday March 27th. There will be NO LESSONS during these two weeks (there will be no charge for lessons during that time). Lessons will resume as normal on Saturday March 28th.

Other Holidays: We WILL have lessons as regularly scheduled on all other holidays, including President's Day, Easter and Mother's Day. If you plan on not having your student attend lessons on one of those days please let me know, however, the regular cancelation policy will still apply.

New Students: If you are a potential new student and are interested in lessons, my schedule for the spring is currently full and I have a wait list started. 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:

Juneau Lyric Opera will be holding their annual Mid-Winter Vocal Festival with Dr. Byron McGilvray directing and accompanist Janis Capelle January 3-11 with a performance on the 11th. More information on how to participate or get tickets is available on their website, www.juneauopera.org.

Perseverance Theatre will be performing the play “The Mountaintop” January 9 – February 1. More information and tickets are available on their website, www.perseverancetheatre.org.

Juneau Jazz & Classics are bringing in a-capella group The House Jacks who will be performing January 8th. More information and tickets are available on their website, www.jazzandclassics.org.

JDHS will be performing the musical Xanadu on January 29 7:00pm, 30 7:00pm & 31 2:00pm and 7:00pm. NSMA students Lydia Smith, Chris Talley, Malcolm Lumba and Brita Fagerstrom will be featured performers. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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!!