It is with mixed emotions that I write to you for the final time in my term as President. Obviously, holding a position of leadership in a professional organization such as TI:ME can be trying. Everyone who helps run TI:ME is a volunteer, and it is difficult to prioritize volunteer responsibilities for which there may not be immediate reward. Motivating people to participate, and convincing members and potential members that the value of TI:ME is directly proportional to that which you put into it, have been the most difficult tasks of my presidency.
That said, I have certainly enjoyed this position. I have learned a tremendous amount about leading an organization. I have gotten to work very closely with some of my idols in our field, and I will always value those experiences.
With the continued support from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) we are pleased to announce a highly competitive program to selected a small group of undergraduate and graduate music education majors nationally for the 4th Annual Music Technology Leadership Academy. The Technology Leadership Academy will be held in association with the TI:ME and TMEA conference in San Antonio, Texas, February 11-14, 2015.