Northern Illinois Music Conference

Fall Membership Meeting

September 16, 2019

7:00 PM

Lake Zurich MS North

  1. Introductions (5 MIN)
  1. Call to order 7:04pm
  1. Approval of Minutes from 9/27/18 (1 MIN)
  1. approved by consensus
  1. President’s Report (10 MIN)
  1. 2019 Contest results
  1. Solo and Ensemble:
  1. 993 entries
  2. Change for next year: Rooms limited to a set number of events to keep them from running so long.
  3. The change may result in additional room(s.)
  1. Music Festival
  1. Consistent ratings compared to last year
  1. Solo and Ensemble Contest Feb 22 at River Trails MS
  2. Festival March 6/7 at South MS South and North Prairie JHS
  3. Jazz Contest March 12 at West Oak MS
  4. AHMI March 10-12
  5. Dates for 2021- Feb 20 (SE), March 5/6 or 12/13(F), March 11 or 18 (Jazz)
  1. Vote results:
  1. Feb 20 (SE), March 12/13 (F), March 18 (J)
  2. Elise (1) Riley (2) motion carried
  1. Updated host rotation schedule posted on website in October
  1. Changes will be in the newsletter
  2. Update is necessary due to NIMCon memberships
  1. Vice President’s Report (1 MIN)
  1. Rubrics will be the same this year
  2. Vocal sheets have been updated
  3. Festival rubric title will be changed to reflect the event (Festival, not organization.)
  1. Treasurer’s Report (15 MIN)
  1. 2018-19 financial report
  1. Finished the year within the budget
  2. Only line item over: Pianos
  3. Low ending numbers in fees taken in was due to a change in membership
  1. Budget for 2019-20 (vote)
  1. Recommendation to reduce ILMEA expenses
  1. Booth: no internet or electricity (3days)
  1. Brenda (1) Renee (2) Motion carried
  1. Judge Hirer’s Report (5 MIN)
  1. Looking for additional judges
  2. Email Steve Stenzel or Jim Garbrecht with names of judging candidates
  3. Candidates should be good with working with middle school students.
  4. There is no interview. 
  1. Old Business (0 MIN)
  1. none
  1. New Business (10 MIN)
  1. Event behavior expectations
  1. Festival:
  1. Negative director behavior:
  1. Please remember, our members are NIMCon.  Be respectful of the hosts.  
  2. There has been more than one incident
  1. Homeroom spaces should be left the way we find them.
  1. Suggestions:
  1. Check out form.
  2. Parent volunteer assigned the task of “checking out” schools and checking the room before schools leave.

  1. Motions (0 MIN)
  1. none
  1. Election of officers (5 MIN)
  1. Announce slate
  1. Current Slate:
  1. Ellen Singer : President
  2. Elise Matusek: Vice President
  3. Sarah Kumpula: Treasurer
  4. Margaret Delligatti: Secretary
  5. Riley Broach: Webmaster
  6. Steve Stenzel and Jim Garbrecht: Judge Hirers
  1. Nominations from floor
  1. None
  1. Recommendation to approve the slate
  1. Brendan (1) Kate (2)
  2. Motion carried
  1. Adjournment
  1. 7:52 PM
  1. Brendan (1) Elise (2)