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Music Teacher/Teaching Assistant Wanted for Chewonki Elementary School

Elementary School at Chewonki seeks a dynamic individual to incorporate music with instrument and vocal instruction into the elementary school and to assist our teachers in the facilitation of our elementary program.

The music teacher creates and delivers music curriculum for our younger students and directs instrument and vocal ensembles for our older students. This teacher works in collaboration with the teaching team to provide music instruction and integration throughout the school curriculum and activities.

The teaching assistant position for the Elementary School at Chewonki starts in mid-late August and ends in mid-June. The assistant works directly with the elementary teachers to assist the facilitation of integrated, place-based lessons in all core subject areas, experiential outdoor activities, and flow of the school day. The assistant will uphold Chewonki standards and classroom protocols, and work with each teacher to support their teaching methods and positive discipline. The teaching assistant is an integral part of the school’s division staff, who will be cross-trained to assist in other school programs, based on background, education, training, and professional development.

Position Title:  Music Teacher/Teaching Assistant
Employment Category:  Category B
Permanent/Temporary:  Permanent
Reports to:  Lead Teacher
Exempt/Non-exempt:  Exempt
Schedule (hours and weeks):  Full time, academic year
Benefits Eligible:  Yes

For a complete description of the position and application instructions, please visit the Chewonki Employment Opportunities page.

Thank you very much for your help if this is possible. Please let me know if you have any questions. 
Amanda Cooke

Amanda CookeHuman Resources Administrative Assistant

Chewonki Foundation

485 Chewonki Neck Road

Wiscasset, Maine 04578

207-882-7323207-882-9564 (confidential fax)


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Pine Tree Festival and Annual Meeting May 11th at Gould Academy. Join Us!

Please join us on Saturday, May 11th, at Gould Academy (39 Church Street, Bethel, Maine) for the Pine Tree Festival!  Several of you will be there with students who are participating in the festival, but ALL MEMBERS AND GUESTS are invited to attend our ‘Annual MMTA Membership Luncheon And Meeting’ held from 11:15 to 12:30!  Lunch is very generously being provided by Gould Academy!
Please feel free to bring another music teacher with you (or ANY music friend) who might be interested in joining MTNA/MMTA and who can utilize the benefits of membership, some of which include:

  • Continuing education and enrichment programs including: 
    • Certification Club
    • Conferences
    • Workshops
    • Independent Music Teachers Forum
    • And many more!
  • A complimentary subscription to MTNA’s bi-monthly publication American Music Teacher with current and informative articles written for the independent music teacher.  
  • Performance opportunities and competition opportunities for your students at the state and local levels (only open to members) 
  • Up to an 80% discount with Office Max/Office Depot (in store or online!)
  • Discounts on professional insurance
  • And simply…the supportive community you become a part of when you are a member of this wonderful organization!

If you can’t find a non-member music teacher to join you, bring along a current MMTA member who doesn’t usually make it out to these types of events!  đź™‚  Or just bring yourself!  
In addition to MANY other things happening at the Luncheon and Meeting that day…comecheck out the festival, hear about what’s going on at the national MTNA office (we’ve got some members fresh off their trip to the National Conference!), meet your MMTA Board, meet the attending MMTA members (colleagues and future friends!), and find out more about what your membership can do for you (and your guests)!

Gulimina Mahamuti will perform at “Music at the Bauhaus” concert Tuesday, April 9th at 7:30 at Bowdoin.

Dr. Gulimina Mahamuti, president-elect of the MaineMTA, will be performing as the guest pianist at the “Music at the Bauhaus” concert on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Tillotson Room of the Gibson Hall at Bowdoin College. She will be performing Selections from Six Piano Pieces (1920-1929) by Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972) and accompanying for the vocal selections from Marienleben by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963). For more information about this concert, visit

Gulimina Mahamuti, a Chinese-American pianist, performed at Harvard as a student, debuted major works at Carnegie Hall in New York, and performed in Canada, Denmark, Turkey (auspices of the Turkish State Conservatory of Music), Hungary (invited by the Turkish Ambassador to Hungary), and across the US and China, broadcasting on their national radio/TV programs. She performed piano concerti with the Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and Harbin Symphony Orchestra and was featured on the radio in San Francisco, Queens College/CUNY podcast, China Touch Radio, and Istanbul Technical University Radio. For more information about Dr. Mahamuti, visit and Gulimina Mahamuti YouTube Channel.

Charity Concerts in March by Ronald Lantz and Laura Kargul: “Baroque Pearls and Romantic Gems.”

Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will present two more performances of “Baroque Pearls and Romantic Gems” in March.  Proceeds from both concerts will benefit charitable organizations.
The program will feature a selection of “romantic” music drawn from a span of nearly 300 years, ranging from the Baroque era through the twentieth century: Chaconne by Tomaso Vitali, Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 in F Major, Mendelssohn’s Sonata in F Minor, Op. 4, Vocalise by Rachmaninoff, and Astor Piazzolla’s CafĂ©-1930. 
Journal Tribune, 2/27/19: â€ś[Ronald Lantz’s] tone was ever rich and full, his intonation perfect and secure, and his musicianship (something one can’t teach), and above all his artistry, shone in each work he performed…. This duo sounded like one person playing two different instruments simultaneously.”

Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m.Bar Mills Community Church13 Hermit Thrush Drive, BuxtonTickets $10.  Benefit for Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Clinic in Buxton.
Friday, March 22, 6:45 p.m.Freeport Fourth Fridays: Just DessertsFreeport Community Center, 53 Depot StreetTickets $5, includes dessert, coffee/tea.  Benefit for Freeport Community Services.