November 2018 Minutes

GHNATS Fall Business Meeting
Room H-117
Lone Star College-Montgomery Music Building November 3, 2018

An informal chapter meeting was held in conjunction with the 2018 Fall Music Theater Auditions on Saturday, November 3, 2018.

President, Angela Pickering, chaired the informal meeting which began at approximately 8:40 a.m.

Angela introduced the three attending board members including herself, Vice-President Music Theater Auditions Donna Hinds Sawyers, and Vice-President Classical Auditions Michael Walsh. She also welcomed new members to the chapter who were present.

Because of the absence of several board members, there was no reading of the previous meeting’s minutes and no financial report given.

Michael and Donna gave an update on the Music Theater Auditions. There were 55 students registered to participate. Michael explained the board’s decision over this past summer to increase the teacher entry fee by $4.00 and the student entry fee by $2.00 to cover online registration costs and the upcoming cost of the venue for auditions. It was noted that this will be the first year the chapter must pay for the use of the Moores School of Music at University of Houston for Classical Auditions. The estimated rental fee will be $1,725.00 for the Spring Classical Auditions on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Members were reminded of the upcoming Texoma NATS held at Baylor University Nov. 7-10, 2018. Angela announced that GHNATS board member David Kirkwood will be singing at one of the artist series at the convention. Members who attend Texoma were encouraged to attend his presentation.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:55 a.m.