MMAMTA Newsletter
April 2017 

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Dear MMAMTA members,

Greetings! I hope you were/are able to enjoy some of Spring Break!  

It's hard to believe that it's already April. We have a few more MMAMTA events to prepare for. I hope you will consider entering your students for the MMAMTA Camp & Scholarship Auditions and for the MMAMTA Concerto Festival. Information and applications can be found in the handbook.
MMAMTA Scholarship Auditions

A friendly reminder that the deadline for entering students is Friday, March 31. Please see the handbook (pg 38-41) for details. Contact Karen Larvick with any questions (
April Calendar

1 [Sat]      Odyssey Chamber Music Festival  EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE. DVD/CD Audition required.

6 [Thu]     7pm: Plowman Chamber Music Festival: Recital by cellist Joel Krosnick and pianist Peter Miyamoto. $25 General Admission, $10 Student with I.D. First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway in Columbia.

7 [Fri]       12pm: Plowman Chamber Music Festival: Cello Master Class by Joel Krosnick. Free Admission. Whitmore Recital Hall at the MU School of Music in Columbia. (Time tentative; TBA)

7 [Fri]       3pm: Plowman Chamber Music Festival: Horn Master Class by William Scharnberg. Free Admission. Whitmore Recital Hall at the MU School of Music in Columbia. (Time tentative; TBA)

7 [Fri]       7pm: Plowman Chamber Music Festival: Solo Piano Recital by Alessio Bax, First Prize winner of Leeds and Hamamatsu International Piano Competitions, 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient. Free Admission; Donation is HIGHLY recommended. Whitmore Recital Hall at the MU School of Music in Columbia.

8 [Sat]   8am+: MMAMTA Scholarship Auditions for Summer Camps and College. Central United Church of Christ. Handbook pg 38-41. Chair: Karen Larvick. 

8 [Sat]    9:30-5pm: Plowman Chamber Music Competition: Semi-Finals. Look for Plowman Passport subscription online or brochure (best deal); Admission $10 / $5 Students for a full day of premiere chamber music performances! First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway in Columbia.

9 [Sun]   9:30-11:30am Plowman Chamber Music Festival: Piano Master Class by Alessio Bax. Free Admission. Whitmore Recital Hall at the MU School of Music in Columbia. (Time tentative; TBA)

9 [Sun]   1:30pm: Plowman Chamber Music Competition: Finals. Look for Plowman Passport subscription online or brochure (best deal); Admission $25 / $15 Students. Missouri Theatre in Columbia.

15 [Sat] Odyssey Chamber Music Festival  APPLICATION DEADLINE. Dvd/CD audition required.

26 [Wed]  MMAMTA Concerto Festival Application deadline. Handbook pg. 43-44. Chair: Shoko Nelson. 
Fall Workshop 2017

The Fall Workshop will be held August 26, 2017.  We are looking into possible venues and will inform you of the location as soon as we can. Julie Knerr will be our guest presenter.  Please look here at her possible topics and come prepared to discuss and vote at the Spring Luncheon (held May 25 in Columbia at Babbos).
Odyssey Chamber Music Festival Deadline

Please note that the deadline for applying for the Odyssey Chamber Music Festival has been extended from April 1 to April 15.   If the application is submitted by the early application deadline of April 1, the student will receive $200 off tuition costs.
Spring Meeting and Luncheon

Our Spring meeting and luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, May 25th, 11:00am, at Babbos in Columbia.  Everyone is invited to attend! We'd love to see many of you there.  If you are planning to attend please RSVP to Melissa by May 12. 

If you have items you'd like to add to the agenda please e-mail me at by May 12.

Chairs: Please be prepared to give us a short report on the event you chaired this year and any thoughts for future improvement or changes 
Do you have an event or an announcement you would like to share with the group?  
Email me a week before the end of the month and I will include it in the next newsletter!
All the best,

Melissa Loehnig Simons
MMAMTA President
Assistant Professor of Piano and Theory
Central Methodist University
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