Second Annual Meeting

Esther Boyer School of Music
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 26-27, 2004


1. How did you learn about the MTSMA Conference? 

I remembered from last year.  Internet.

2.  Did you receive a personal mailing?

Email—yes.  Yes.  No.  No.  No.  No.

3.  Did you read about MTSMA in Newsletters and/or List Serves?  If so, which ones?

SMT List.  Ped. List. No.  No.  Yes SMT List.  SMT.  Yes.  SMT.  SMT.

4.  How did you like the MTSMA Website (e.g., pictures, information, layout & design, other)?

It kept changing.  Good.  Frustrating.  It took several visits over several weeks to finally be able to register.  Good.  Background images are a little loud.  Organization is fine.  Put shorturl advertisement logo at bottom of page ( allows this).  Well organized and clear.  It was great.  I wasn’t able to link to it from SMT page.  Was there a link?

5.  What did you like about the coffee breaks and breakfast (e.g., food, length of coffee break, opportunity to meet new people)?

Very well-timed.  Great food.  Great.  Perfect. Nice, though I thought lunch was included [lunch was included on Friday but not Saturday].  Food was good—very generous!  J  Coffee breaks would have been too long except that the papers ran long.  Great!  Great.  Excellent food at the pre-dinner party and second day lunch.  Fine.

6. What did you like about the Banquet at Temple’s President’s Club?

Food & company were great.  Very nice place and food.  Good talk.  A bit pricey for one meal [$20 inclusive]. It was a great opportunity for informal conversation with colleagues. Food was wonderful.  Continue to offer vegetarian alternative!  Wasn’t there.  Good food and enjoyable company.  Fine.

7.  What about teaching music theory would you like to see on next year’s program? 

Jazz theory—how taught, problems, good results.  Also—music theory for practical musicians.  Anything.  Intersecting with other disciplines.  Roundtable discussion on aspects of curriculum.  How efficient is music theory I-IV for undergrads.  (Anything).  Technology in teaching?

8. In general, what topics or types of topics would be of interest to you in the future?

Uses of music theory for singers—If it is important for singers!?!  It would be good to see more pedagogical topics.  Links between mathematics and music theory—temperament and tuning system.  Music other than that of the common practice period. 

9.   How would you like to serve the Society (e.g., officer, committee member, paper participant, other ways)?

Would be glad to help with Website or preparation of materials for the conferences.  I don’t live in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Paper participant.  Committee member.  Paper participant (?).  Session Chair. 

10.  Might you and your institution be interested in hosting a future Conference of MTSMA in 2006 or later?  If yes, please include your name and email address.

We just did..J   Yes.  No (too far away).

11.  Overall, how would you characterize your experience at the Second Meeting of MTSMA at Temple University? 

Excellent.  I like the friendliness and informal atmosphere.  Also, papers were of high quality (as they were last year).  Very educational.  Very stimulating.  Thanks!  Great.  Very Good.  Could we be better at keeping time?  Excellent.  Excellent hospitality!  I felt very welcome.  Very good.

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