1. How did you like the MTSMA Conference?
Great! Loved it! Great!
2. How did you learn about the MTSMA Conference?
SMT E-list. Word of mouth--Pamela
Poulin, in class. E-mails. Mailings. SMT list serve. P. Poulin. I received
a notice in the mail. Mailing. E-mail from Pam P.Peabody. I read about
it in both SMT and AMS Newsletters. From Pamela Poulin. Through the mail
from Pamela. Contacted personally. Mailing (fax) and email announcement.
Email. American Composers Forum announcement. Posting on SMT-list.
3. How many mailings did you receive?
Half of the respondents received
one mailing and half received two mailings.
4. Did you read about MTSMA in a newsletter?
Yes: AMS, CMS, SMT, American Composers
5. How did you like the MTSMA Web Site (e.g., pictures,
information, layout & design)?
Very nice--I like it! Great! Haven’t
seen it. Very nice. Good. Good, except there should have been directions
to Baltimore and Peabody. Excellent. Excellent--clear and helpful; easy
to register. Very nice job. Haven’t seen it yet. Looked good. Very good.
Couldn’t link to hotel. Didn’t look at it. Very appealing aesthetically.
could have used more specific detail in regards to directions to building
(the little things, etc.). Well done (there should be a link on the SMT
Home Page) good--printable/downloadable.
6. What additional information would you like to see on
the MTSMA Web Site in preparation for next year’s conference?
It has everything I needed. Perhaps
directions to the venues, building maps? Directions. Membership List. Pictures
from ‘03. Electronic Ballot. Fine as it was. More specific information
on how to get to Peabody. Printable abstracts. Links to speakers sites
for more information on the speakers if available. printable abstracts.
7. What did you like about the coffee breaks and breakfast
(e.g., food, length of coffee break, opportunity to meet new people)?
Crispy cremes were very tasty. Overall
very nice. All excellent. Perfect. Good choices. Good Timing. Meeting new
people. Very intimate atmosphere! Food--excellent! First class. All good.
All of the above. Just right in all respects. Coffee breaks were both good
“breathers” and allowed for more chat time, perusal of questions. Very
nice food! Excellent. All delicious food and timing was perfect. Opportunity
to meet new people. Very well-spaced. Great. Too much sugar. Length of
the breaks are perfect. Variety of food and beverages. Fine. Great food--lots
8. What did you like about the Banquet?
Friendly atmosphere--relaxed. Food
was good. Informality of format. Everything. Food & interaction w/
all. Unfortunately couldn’t attend. Friendly & relaxed. Great choices
for food. Nice people. Good food. Started & got through early. Nice
buffet. Excellent. Keynote was great fun. Excellent. Did not attend. Couldn’t
attend, unfortunately. Chance to interact w/ other colleagues. The food.
9. Would you like a Roundtable Discussion on Teaching
included on next year’s program?
All Yes, except two “(not really...no).”
10. What topics would be of interest to you?
More on pedagogy with a panel. Popular
Music, narrative studies, 19th Century. Analysis in the studio. Programmed
vs contact teaching. More emphasis on orchestral or chamber music. Discussion
of these genres and applying their use in the classroom. Creative ways
of teaching 20th C music. Anything about undergraduate theory teaching,
e.g., aural skills, CAI. Offer some (separate, perhaps) sessions/presentations/discussions
for those teaching undergrad/freshman theory & ear training (comparing
texts, computer programs & equipment) in short “practical pedagogy”
Presenting aspects of music to non-music majors. Seminars for Grad Students.
Incorporating composition into the theory curriculum at all levels--why,
how accomplished, how evaluated, etc. Preparing secondary school students
& their teachers for college-level theory. Cultural diversity in music
theory. Teaching: formulate a list of about 4-5 questions & distribute
before meeting. Technology. Technology. How to inform the next generation
of musicians of integrated theory prior to postgraduate education. technology,
analysis & performance, analysis symposium on one piece.
11. How would you like to serve the Society (e.g., officer,
committee member, paper participant)?
Paper participant. Open to all [possibilties].
Committee member, participant. Member at Large. I’d be interested in presenting
a paper in the future or serving on a program committee. Any of these.
Committee member, paper participant. Host. Any way I can. I’ll serve on
the Program Committee if you still need members--just contact me (Ingrid
Arauco, Haverford). Officer.
12. Might you and your institution be interested in hosting
a future Conference of MTSMA in 2005 or later?
Once I am affiliated with an institution...yes.
Yes. Possibly. Yes. Strong possibility (Sonia Vlahcevic). Possibly. James
Hiatt. Sure. Possibly. Temple. Yes. Stephen S. Johnson, Fairmont State
13. Overall, how would you characterize your experience
at the Founding Meeting of MTSMA?
Good. Superb! Very positive! Very
pleasant! Nice to have a local chapter and meet new colleagues! Stimulating.
Very positive. Good. Thanks! Excellent. The space beautiful, the meeting
just large enough without being overwhelming (as the national meetings
sometimes are). Planning a meeting such as this takes much time and thought.
Bravo and thanks to you, Pamela , and all who assisted you! Excellent.
Well-done! Great!!! Pam and her staff did a fantastic job!!!!!!! One of
the best I have seen for a lot of meetings. Conference kept to schedule.
Good job, Pam. Great. Great. A bit overwhelming (emphatically so), but
highly educational and meaningful. Great.
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