Volume XIII-ii | January 14, 2021
January Newsletter

A friendly reminder that our Winter Business Meeting is Friday at 11am on Zoom:

  • Jan 15, 11am: *Note the date change to Friday* Winter MMAMTA business mtg has been changed to Friday, January 15 at 11am-12pm via Zoom,  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86367838558. (A group picture will be taken!) If you require a full invitation, scroll below. Agenda and Minutes are posted on the MMAMTA website under "News:" https://www.mmamta.org/news.html

Last Sunday was the 4th MMAMTA/Odyssey Pre-Collegiate Aria/Concerto Competition. We hosted 13 young students from Columbia, Fulton and St. Louis to compete, of which three winners will be showcased at the Odyssey Chamber Music Series concert on February 12, 2021. Scroll down to hear these incredible performers, pieces ranging from Handel's aria, Mozart piano concerto, to Dvorak cello concerto and Prokofiev violin concerto. It was an exciting 3 hours event. Video and result are posted at the end of this newsletter (available for viewing through 1/17 only). CONGRATULATIONS to all the MMAMTA teachers!

Other deadlines to keep in mind:

  • Jan 20: Registration deadline for the Federated Junior Festival (Gold Cup) auditions in Columbia (Theory, Concerto, all pre-collegiate instrumentalists and vocalists); Feb 5 is the deadline for Jefferson City.
  • Feb 15-Mar 1 (mostly): Application deadline for collegiate auditions (Composition, Dance, music, etc) https://www.nfmc-music.org/competitionscategory/student-collegiate-division/
  • MFMC Junior Festivals in Jefferson City is...?
  • Feb 26, 27, Mar 1: Missouri Federated Music Festivals auditions in Columbia

Looking forward to seeing you at the Winter Meeting, if not before.

Ayako Tsuruta
MMAMTA President
Topic: MMAMTA Winter Meeting
Time: Jan 15, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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January 10, 2021 (Fri) 7pm, First Baptist Church
The MMAMTA/Odyssey Pre-Collegiate Aria/Concerto Competition

Introduction by Ayako Tsuruta, MMAMTA President and Odyssey Director

07:53 Contestant No. 1
W. A. Mozart: Voi che sapate, K. 492
Natalie Robuck, voice
Christine Nichols, orchestral accompaniment

12:53 Contestant No. 2
W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488 - I. Allegro
Ema Iwasaki, piano
Judith Shaw, orchestral accompaniment

24:27 Contestant No. 3
J. Stamitz: Concerto in D Major, Op. 1 - I. Allegro
Jay Lipsutz, viola
Vera Parkin, orchestral accompaniment

37:41 Contestant No. 4
W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 271 - I. Allegro
Kristen Yu, piano
Bomi Kim, orchestral accompaniment

51:47 Contestant No. 5
G. F. Handel: Tornami a vagheggiar, from "Alcina"
Wendy Kleintank, voice
Ross Dryer, orchestral accompaniment


1:13:06 Contestant No. 6
S. Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63 - I. Allegro moderato
Ava Andrews, violin
Nina Ferrigno, orchestral accompaniment

1:29:11 Contestant No. 7
F. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 - II. Larghetto
Joan Kwon, piano
Ayako Tsuruta, orchestral accompaniment

1:43:21 Contestant No. 8
A. Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104 - I. Allegro
Daniel Diringer, cello
Vera Parkin, orchestral accompaniment

2:01:00 Contestant No. 9
F. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 - I. Allegro molto appassionato
Sophia Heaton, violin
Vera Parkin, orchestral accompaniment


2:26:00 Contestant No. 10
C. Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 - I. Allegro non troppo
Nicole Parker, cello
Ross Dryer, orchestral accompaniment

2:35:38 Contestant No. 11
C. Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 - I. Andante sostenuto
Taehee Oh, piano
Ayako Tsuruta, orchestral accompaniment

2:52:39 Contestant No. 12
C. Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61 - I. Allegro non troppo
Yiyun Xu, violin
Vera Parkin, orchestral accompaniment

3:06:28 Contestant No. 13
D. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107 - I. Allegretto
Benjamin Smith, cello
Ross Dryer, orchestral accompaniment
Result (Not livestreamed):
Honorable Mention:
#3 Jay Lipsutz, viola - student of Chris Tantillo
#5 Wendy Kleintank, voice - student of Christine Seitz
#6 Ava Andrews, violin - student of Angie Smart

#11 Taehee Oh, piano - student of Ayako Tsuruta

#4 Kristen Yu, piano - student of Mabel Kinder
#10 Nicole Parker, cello - student of Eli Lara
#13 Benjamin Smith, cello - student of Kirk Trevor