Volume VI | June 7, 2019
MMAMTA Monthly News
Dear MMAMTA members,

We are finally experiencing spring appropriate temperature (....at least until recently), though with some furious mother nature tragedies along with it. Our thoughts and prayers go to those affected by the recent floods and storms, unfortunately still on going.

Despite the tornado in some mid-Missouri areas, we held our annual spring luncheon on May 23 in Columbia, and discussed our 2019-2020 Calendar. We also voted to no longer have paper Handbook copies, but rather have the webmaster (me) maintain current information on our web site. Therefore, please keep checking this page, https://www.mmamta.org/calendar.html . PDF handbook will be made available for download after August 16, so you may print your own hard copy.

On May 25, some MMAMTA teachers and their students joined Odyssey's "Carnival of the Animals & Friends" production for some serious musical fun. Thank you for your years of support, to be able to bring this great music live on stage. Take a look at the photos captured by Katherine F. Blake Photography: https://katherinefblakephotography.shootproof.com/gallery/OdysseyKidsAtHeart/

*SAVE THE DATE* for MMAMTA Potluck Party at Dr. Peter Miyamoto and Ayako Tsuruta's home, August 16 (Fri) at 12pm. RSVP by August 11. It's a great way to recruit introduce interested music teachers to our organization in a friendly setting. Hope you can join us before all the programs begin.

Speaking of programs: MMAMTA Teachers Recital is BACK! We are still working on the venue, but it will take place in Columbia on January 26, 2020 - Sunday at 3pm with MMAMTA Winter Meeting following the concert. Please RSVP Ayako (me) with your repertoire, its length and personnel; we will try to keep the event under 1 hour, and scheduled on first come basis.

*LASTLY* PLEASE renew your membership to MTNA/MMTA/MMAMTA before July 1! To renew, log into your account: https://www.mtna.org/MTNA/Sign_In.aspx . If you are new, sign-up here: https://www.mtna.org/MTNA/JoinAndRenew/Membership/Active_Membership.aspx

Wishing you a safe summer,

Ayako Tsuruta
MMAMTA President
2019-2020 MMAMTA Calendar of Events (as of 6/7/2019)
Psst, Odyssey's Kids@Heart: "Carnival of the Animals & Friends" will (likely) return in January 2021...