Volume XI | October 25, 2019
MMAMTA Monthly News
Dear MMAMTA members,

YES! I am a bit early with the November newsletter, because there are a number of deadlines coming up the next couple weekends:

MMTA Honors Recitals: Preparatory performance opportunities for the students who will be participating in the MTNA or MMTA State auditions in Springfield in November.

  • Nov 2 (Sat) 11:30am+, First Baptist Church. A marathon for pre-collegiate and collegiate students of all instruments. $10 fee per student. Contact Ayako Tsuruta at atsuruta@aol.com with your program tomorrow, October 26. No time limit. Schedule is usually booked by the studio. If you need more time to gather your information, that's okay, but please let me know if any of your students are participating.

Evaluative Auditions: Performance opportunities for the students of all instruments and levels, both collegiate and pre-collegiate. Deadline is November 1 . $20 fee. See form in Handbook (see " Members " at the MMAMTA web site.) Contact chairs Jan Houser (Jefferson City) and Janice Wenger (Columbia). *Please note - We detected an erroneous date in the Handbook, pp. 19-20. It has been fixed this afternoon; the correct event date is November 23 (Sat) for both Columbia and Jefferson City.

Odyssey's "Kids@Heart" : Request for ensembles is due Monday, November 25 . Teachers and students of any age are welcome to collaborate; the theme is "Global Express." A character piece would be perfect! We will perform first half of the program, followed by Wontanara - African Percussion group. You may submit 1-2 groups pending the length of the program. Write to Ayako, atsuruta@aol.com.

MMAMTA/Pre-Collegiate Concerto Competition is due Friday, January 3, 2020 : Information on the web site is now updated, with the downloadable PDF application form and information. https://www.odysseymissouri.org/concerto-competition.html

Hope you are all well,

Ayako Tsuruta
MMAMTA President
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  • 26 [Sat] 10am-5pm, Memorial Baptist Church: MOSY presents Piano Showcase Auditions.‚Äč 

  • 27 [Sun] 1pm-4pm, MU Whitmore Hall: All-State Prep Day

  • 27 [Sun] 1:30 and 3pm, Bixby Hall, Columbia College: MMTA Honors Recitals. Judith Shaw, Chair


  • 1 [Fri] Application Deadline - MMAMTA Evaluative Auditions. Janice Wenger, chair (Columbia); Jan Houser, chair (Jefferson City)

  • 2 [Sat] 11:30am-5pm, MMTA Honors Recital for College and Pre-Collegiate students, First Baptist Church in Columbia. $10 participation fee per student. To sign-up, contact Ayako Tsuruta, chair

  • 10 [Sun] 3pm: Missouri Theatre - Percussion Extravaganza

  • 15 & 16 (Fri/Sat] 7:30pm: MU Rhynsburger Theatre - Opera Scenes

  • 16 [Sat] 7pm, Missouri Theatre: MOSY presents Piano Showcase. $10 General Admission; rehearsals in the afternoon

  • 17 [Sun] 3pm MU Whitmore Recital Hall: Faculty Recital - Beethoven Series: Chamber Music with Peter Miyamoto, piano. Admission $5

  • 21 [Thu] 7pm: MU Jesse Hall - Choral Union with University Philharmonic present "Bach and Bonds" - J. S. Bach's Magnificat, and Margaret Bonds' Ballad of the Brown King. Tickets available at the University Concert Series.

  • 23 [Sat] MU and in JC: MMAMTA Evaluative Auditions. Janice Wenger, chair (Columbia); Jan Houser, chair (Jefferson City)

  • 25 [Mon] Deadline - Odyssey's Kids@Heart requests. Ayako Tsuruta, chair/director