April 2019
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2019 Tucson Convention - July 10-13
It wouldn’t be a PTG Convention and Technical Institute without music. Be sure to take advantage of these special events and learn more about these artists and how you can participate at my.ptg.org/2019convention/itinerary/specialevents.

Wednesday, July 10, 8 p.m.
Malcolm Bilson and Paul McNulty
Sponsored by the Piano Technicians Guild Foundation

Thursday, July 11, 8 p.m.
The Rice Brothers
Sponsored by Kawai

Friday, July 12, 7:15 p.m.
Barbershop Chorus
Followed by the Yamaha Reception

And don’t miss these great deals for 2019…
First-time convention attendee?  PTG members can save $300 on registration!  Only available when you register by calling 913-432-9975 and ask for the First-Timer Rate.
New PTG member?  Use your $200 off coupon for your registration.  Only available when you register by calling 913-432-9975 and tell us that you have a new member coupon.

Not just for First-Timers
See Assistant Institute Director Ingrid Kraft's great video about the PTG Convention at   my.ptg.org/2019convention/help/primer . It’s aimed at new and recent attendees but even seasoned veterans will find some good tips and information about navigating your way through the world’s largest gathering of piano technicians.


PTG Member Full Pass | $499 
(Includes Banquet)
Member Weekend Pass | $374 
(Friday and Saturday)

Register now for the 2019 PTG Convention & Technical Institute. Full class descriptions, a convention schedule, tour info, exam info, and a downloadable convention brochure are available at  convention.ptg.org .

Interested in exhibiting as part of the 2019 Convention? Information is available under the Exhibitors tab at  convention.ptg.org .

Bookmark  convention.ptg.org   and check back frequently for updates from the registration page. As always, a  Convention Roommate Connection  community is available for those interested in sharing rooms. Check out the  Convention Rideshare Connection  community if you'd like to carpool.
Piano Jobs at Convention
Looking for a job? Looking to fill open positions? Let us help you connect during this year’s Tucson Convention. We’ll have a dedicated bulletin board where job seekers and employers can post their information. There’s no registration requirements, but if you are interested in participating, we’d like to know if you are interested. Please e-mail s hawn@ptg.org or kathy@ptg.org .
MTNA Recap
David Stocker, PNWRVP and PTG staff member Kathy Maxwell traveled to Spokane, WA in March for the 2019 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Conference. There was wonderful assistance from the local Inland Northwest Chapter at PTG's booth in the exhibit hall. Special thanks to Music City-Spokane, who provided a piano in order to demonstrate well regulated and several purposely de-regulated notes to interested attendees. PTG helped sponsor a new MTNA event this year - a new member and first-time attendee breakfast. PTG President Paul Brown addressed the group and also helped staff the PTG exhibit booth. PTG has resources and financial assistance available for chapters who would like to be involved with local and state-wide music teacher events. Please contact Kathy Maxwell at 913-276-5202 or  kathy@ptg.org  for more information.
PTG Committee Positions Available
Make a difference in your organization by volunteering for a PTG committee. All members are eligible to serve. Contact your RVP or PTG Vice President Paul Adams  (vp@ptg.org)  to volunteer or recommend someone else. See a committee list in the  Member Area at www.ptg.org .

Institute Team Position Available
Interested in being a part of the Institute Team? The Institute Team is responsible for the planning and operation of the annual Technical Institute. Members agree to a 4-year commitment. If you are interested in joining the team that will soon be planning the 2020 Institute, please contact Sandy Roady at  sandy@ptg.org  or 913-432-9975.
 Upcoming Deadlines
May 1, 2019
Final chapter and committee Bylaws proposals due to the Bylaws Committee. Any chapter or committee needing assistance in wording proposals should contact the Bylaws Committee prior to the deadline. Send proposals to  bylaws@ptg.org  or visit the  Bylaws Committee page at www.ptg.org . Please use the  RFA-Proposal_Form  to submit a bylaws change.

May 1, 2019
Council delegate and alternate names due to Kris Schweizer ( kris@ptg.org ). Download a delegate form from Forms and Documents in the Member Area of  www.ptg.org .

May 1, 2019
Committee and Task Group reports due to Kris Schweizer ( kris@ptg.org ). Download a report form from Forms and Documents in the Member Area of  www.ptg.org .

May 31, 2019
PTG Board of Directors agenda items due to Kris Schweizer kris@ptg.org ).
PTG Going Green
As adopted in 2005, the Council Book of Resolutions states, "Home Office and PTG membership shall be environmentally aware." To that end, the HO will be eliminating the printing and mailing of such things as newsletters, supplements, invoices and monthly statements over the course of the next year. Please  update your profile online  or contact the HO if we do not have your current email address.