MMAMTA Newsletter
November 2016 

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Greetings MMAMTA Members!  It is hard to believe that November is already almost upon us! I hope you continue to take advantage of all of the wonderful events our organization has in the upcoming month. See the calendar below but don't forget to also check the MMAMTA Handbook for local concerts in the area.
November Calendar

1 [Tue] Deadline: MMAMTA Evaluative Auditions for Nov 19 in both Columbia and Jefferson City.

1 [Tue] Apply for the 2017 MTNA Awards! All applications are due 3 P.M. Eastern Time, November 1, 2016. These include: the MarySue Harris Studio Fellowship Award, the State Affiliate of the Year, MTNA Teacher of the Year, Collegiate Chapter of the Year, Local Association of the Year and the PTG Scholarships. More information:

2-6 [Wed-Sun] MMTA State Auditions at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri

13 [Sun] 1pm: Piano Showcase Dress Rehearsal at the Missouri Theatre
13 [Sun] 4pm: Missouri Symphony Society / Women's Symphony League presents Piano Showcase at the Missouri Theatre. 203 South Ninth Street in Columbia, Missouri. Tickets $8 Children under 8 free. Tickets available at the door or in advance at D&H Drug Store. 1001 West Broadway Columbia, Missouri.  For more information, please click here.

19 [Sat] 8:30am+: MMAMTA Evaluative Auditions at MU (Columbia) and Lincolen University (Jefferson City)

Brainstorming for Fall 2017 Workshop

Even though we have closed the books on our Fall 2016 workshop, it's never to early to start thinking ahead! We would like to apply for an MTNA matching grant in January, but this application is due just days after our January meeting.  Receiving this grant will allow us to potentially bring in a large name in the field.  We have heard requests for both Diane Hidy and Julie Knerr. If you have any thoughts on these two presenters or other ideas of who you might want to invite, please send them to Melissa ( or Tim (
Planning ahead:
January 2017 Teachers' Recital

It's never too early to start thinking about our Teachers' Recital, which will take place on Sunday, January 22 (3:00 pm) at the First Christian Church in Jefferson City.  This recital will be followed by our January MMAMTA meeting.  Please consider performing either as a soloist or in collaboration with a colleague. It's a wonderful opportunity for our students to see us perform.

Please keep your selections to under 7 minutes in order to provide an opportunity for all who wish to perform.  There is no need to commit right now, but please be thinking about this (as January will be here before we know it!) The new coordinator for this is Carline Waugh  (
Musicathon Update

Tim has informed me that the date for the 2017 Musicathon must be changed to February 26-27. Please mark your calendars to reflect the change.
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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