MMAMTA Newsletter
July 2016

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Greetings MMAMTA Members!  Hope this finds everyone well and finding time to enjoy the summer.  It is flying by!
Chair openings

We are looking for volunteers who might be willing to head up any of the following positions:

1. Chair of MMAMTA Preview Recital (Columbia)
2. Co-chair of MMAMTA Honors Recital (Columbia)
3. Chair of Concerto Festival

If you are interested (or have someone you would like to nominate) in any of these positions, or if you would like more information regarding any of the positions, please let me know.  I'd like to have these positions filled by late July/early August.
July Calendar

July 3-17  [Sun 12pm - Sun 10am] Odyssey Chamber Music Festival at the University of Missouri. Join us for the inaugural year of this much anticipated summer music camp! Most staff and all faculty members are former instructors of New York Summer Music Festival, and they are coming to the Midwest to make some serious chamber music with the students. Open to piano, percussion, violin, viola and cello players age 12-25, day or board option. For more information, visit
CMU Piano/Vocal Invitational Workshop

The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University is hosting an Invitational Piano and Vocal Solo Workshop on September 21, 2015.  The workshop is designed for outstanding high school students.  The workshop will be divided into sessions in the areas of piano and vocal solo preparation and critique, piano master classes, and vocal classes with work on diction and interpretation.  Collaborative coaching will also be available for piano and vocal duos. Registration is due Wednesday, August 31st. Please contact Melissa ( or Susan ( for more information.  
Membership Renewal Reminder!

If you have not done so already, please remember to renew your MTNA Membership renewal.  Your membership must be submitted by the end of July in order to be included in the directory in the handbook. Click here to renew your membership.
Handbook deadline

Any information you would like to have included in the handbook must be submitted now! Please contact Melissa ( or Shoko Nelson ( with questions or additions.
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
MMAMTA President
Assistant Professor of Piano and Theory
Central Methodist University
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