Dear MACRO Members,
Welcome to our new e-mail list! These e-mails will replace our former paper version of the MACRO Circular. All of the annual information about our organization, including workshop information, awards, honorariums and deadlines will now be delivered by e-mail. We can also still share teaching ideas and other topics of interest to members. Simply send them to me, Jamie Henke, and I will be happy to include them with our next message.
* Musician's Workshop 2005
* Bruce Benward Theory/Composition Student Honorarium
* Bruce Benward Outstanding New Music Theory
* Instructor Honorarium
* Travel Honorariums
* Gene Benward Memorial Travel Honorarium
* Robert Fountain Memorial Student Honorarium
* Composition Contest 2003
MUSICIAN'S WORKSHOP 2005
Mark your calendars for our 2005 Musician's Workshop. We will meet at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin on June 3-4, 2005. The workshop will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, and end at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. We are accepting proposals for presentations and/or posters sessions at this time. The full program brochure and a registration form are available for you here:
The deadline to submit an abstract for presentations is December 1, 2004. If you are interested in presenting a poster for our poster session, the deadline is June 1, 2005.
* Important! New for 2004! Please read! *
The MACRO Board has developed two new awards to honor the lifework of Bruce Benward, who also is the founder of our group.
BRUCE BENWARD THEORY/COMPOSITION STUDENT HONORARIUM
This $1,000 award is intended for outstanding music theory or composition students. Students who are interested in applying for the award should fill out the online application provided on the web site. A faculty member of MACRO who is familiar with the student's work should send a letter of support to Jamie Henke, MACRO Chair. The application deadline for this award is always March 1 of each year.
BRUCE BENWARD OUTSTANDING NEW MUSIC THEORY INSTRUCTOR HONORARIUM
Any MACRO member may nominate an outstanding teacher for this award using the online form provided at the site. The $1,000 award also includes a gift of a lifetime membership in MACRO. The nominating MACRO member will also provide a written description of one special teaching idea used by the winning instructor that will go out with one of our e-mails. New instructors must be nominated by February 1 to be considered for this year's award.
In addition to the Bruce Benward Honorariums, MACRO also sponsors the following:
In response to our member needs, we have increased the various levels of travel support open to members for attending the annual workshop. To apply for travel honorariums, please visit:
Three levels of support are now available:
(1) $250 for those attending the workshop
(2) Up to $500 for those presenting a session at the workshop
(3) Up to $500 for those presenting a poster at the workshop
GENE BENWARD MEMORIAL TRAVEL HONORARIUM
Depending on demand, we will provide between 2-4 honorariums that cover complete expenses of those who present at the workshop and whose costs exceed $500.
Travel Honorariums are awarded on a first-come first-served basis, so if at all possible, requests for travel funds should be submitted by May 1, 2005.
ROBERT FOUNTAIN MEMORIAL STUDENT HONORARIUM
We have revised the guidelines for this student award. Please visit:
This award is intended for outstanding performance students. Students who are interested in applying for the award should follow the instructions on the web site. A faculty member of MACRO who is familiar with the student's work should send a letter of support to Jamie Henke, MACRO Chair. The application deadline for this award is always March 1 of each year.
COMPOSITION CONTEST 2003
A reminder to all MACRO composers: the deadline for our composition competition is October 15, 2005. For more information, please visit:
Best wishes for a great year!
Jamie Henke, MACRO Chair