ITEA General Meeting Minutes (Velvet Brown, Secretary)
University of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC -ITEC 2002
Friday, May 31, 2002 • 11:00 a.m. EDT
Executive Members present: Kathy Brantigan, Velvet Brown, Mary Ann Craig, Skip Gray, John Griffiths, Sharon Huff, Gail Robertson, Jim Shearer, Jason Roland Smith, Scott Watson, Jerry Young
Board of Directors present: Bart Collins, Toshio Saito
Honorary Members present: Roger Bobo, Brian Bowman, R. Winston Morris
General Members present: Stacy Baker, Kelly Biese, Steven Bryant, Richard Chatelain, Dan Burdick, Chuck Campbell, Josh Charles, Mark Cox, Joe Dark, Jack Denniston, Tom Eshelman, Enrique “Hank” Feldman, Seth Fletcher, Paul Gramann, Molly Hazelwood, Albert Islas, Shon Katzenberger, Sarah Knapp, Ken Kroesche, Yutaka Kono, Josh Lachaussie, John Manning, Michael McLean,, Mark Nelson, Terry Paananen, Dave Pearson, Bemie Pitkin, Gary Price, Dan Proctor, Sam Sharp, David Spies, Robert “Bob” Stephenson, Roland Szentpali, Scott Tignor, Janet Tracy, Paul Weikle, Denis Winter Non-Members present: Klaus Froese, Joe Murphy, Louis Young
Meeting commenced at: 11:03 am.
I. Opening Remarks
Skip Gray, President, welcomed everyone to the ITEA General Meeting followed by the introduction of Executive Committee members. He also thanked Dennis Askew and Bart Collins for the organization of a great conference – ITEC 2002.
II. President’s Report
Skip Gray announced the fiiture conference scheme of going back to the “grass roots” with regional conferences. Skip Gray announced that the association is working on the web site as a major focus. He also announced that David Werden is the Web Editor and that other team members are Sean Chisham, Mike Fischer and Deanna Swoboda, member at large.
Specific web projects are as follows:
• Electronic memberships
• Tuba-Euphonium Hall of Fame
• School Director Resource site
• Pedagogy Site
• Members only site
Skip Gray talked about the Tuba-Legacy Project that will be an issue of a historic CD recording of a tuba-euphonium legend each year. Each member will receive the CD. The CDs are only available to members. He announced that the project is in collaboration with Mark Records. This project will continue the documentation and dissemination of information relating to history, persons and groups from the tuba euphonium world.
III. Vice President/President Elect Report
Mary Ann Craig reported that a Student Advisory Committee has been formed consisting of six students (college – undergraduate/graduate and high school representatives). The SAC is charged with increasing student membership and letting young players know what is available to them through ITEA. SAC projects include:
• MP 3 File sharing of recitals
• SAC article in each Journal
• Creating strong liaisons with other students in their states
Mary Ann Craig thanked Bob Spevacek for his organization of the Regional Conference Sites and announced the 2003 Regional Conference Sites.
IV. Past President’s Report
Scott Watson thanked everyone for giving him the honor of serving the Association as Past President and President. He introduced the Board of Directors members that were present – Bart Collins and Toshio Saito. He also recognized past officers that were present: Roger Behrend, Steve Bryant, Winston Morris, Mark Nelson, and Dennis Winter. Scott Watson talked about the Arnold Jacobs Legacy CD and thanked Summit Records for their support. The proceeds support the Arnold Jacobs Orchestral Scholarship.
V. Vice President for International Affairs’ Report
John Griffiths encouraged everyone to attend their regional conferences. He wanted to hear from intemational members and players so that he will know how to serve the members better.
VI. Financial Report
Kathy Brantigan introduced Joe Darr whose main job is to keep the financial records and membership records accurate. Kathy reported that keeping the finances “positive” is a struggle because memberships do not cover the cost of producing the Journal. She encouraged contributions to the Association. She also announced that her goal is to have the membership double. Kathy talked about the Etude Contest, The History Project, and the Website. She highlighted that ITEA and the “new” website is intended to address the needs of everyone.
VII. Euphonium Coordinator/ Membership Coordinator
Gail Robertson announced that it is her job to promote membership. She discussed various plans for increasing membership.
VIII. Secretary Velvet Brown announced that her duties involve documenting the communication of the organization in addition to recording the proceedings of the Executive Committee Meetings and the General Membership Meetings. She highlighted that she is honored to serve the Association.
IX. Publications Coordinator Jim Shearer was introduced as the Publications Coordinator. He announced that he welcomes input from the membership.
• Journal Skip Gray thanked Jerry Young for his service as Joumal Editor. Jerry Young thanked the Ex. Comm. for the opportunity to serve as Editor from 1998-2002. He announced that the Summer Joumal would feature Japan. Toru Miura will have an article on the Japanese Wind Band. Jason Roland Smith was introduced as the New Editor.
Jerry Young talked about the Website and how it will be helpful for the intemational scene. Input is encouraged from the membership.
• Tuba-Euphonium Press:
It was announced that the Tuba Euphonium Press has over 500 titles and that new titles are added daily. David Miles is the project organizer.
X. Conference Coordinator
Sharon Huff asked that interested future conference hosts see her or Dennis Askew.
She thanked everyone for attending the ITEC 2002. She thanked Bart Collins and Dennis Askew for hosting the conference.
XI. General Discussion There was a general question and answer session. Dan Proctor volunteered to be the Salvation Army Band liaison for ITEA.
XII. President’s Remarks
Skip Gray presented a plaque to Sharon Huff as a token of appreciation for serving as Conference Coordinator for 9 years. Skip presented a plaque to Jerry Young in recognition and appreciation of serving as the Joumal Editor from 1998-2002. Skip also presented plaques to Bart Collins and Dennis Askew in appreciation for co-hosting ITEC 2002.
Skip Gray introduced Janos Mazura and Roland Szentpali as co-hosts for ITEC 2004 – Budapest, Hungary. Janos highlighted that his goal is to gather the European, American and worldwide tubists and euphoniumists as a family. He wants to make ITEA a “Real” Intemational Organization. To conclude. Skip encouraged the membership to email the Executive Committee with suggestions and concerns. Meeting adjoumed at 12:04pm.
Velvet Brown, Secretary, Intemational Tuba Euphonium Association