Volume 20, Issue 11 | August 2019
Kristen Normann,  President
Olya Katsman , Vice President
Michelle Chi, Second Vice President
Susie Kim , Treasurer & Parliamentarian
Fonny Chandra , Corresponding Secretary
Ruth Zhou , Recording Secretary
Jung-Hee Park , Membership Secretary & Referrals Chair
Grace Cheng,  Director
Gloria Ho,  Director
Maria Ehlert,  Director
Millie Chiem , Director
David Ross , Director
Marina Grudskaya,  Director & Student Recitals
Sophia Vu,  Director & Website Administrator

Sandy Fong & Maria Ehlert, Hospitality
Sr. Andre Marie Fujier & Ruth Zhou,  Historian
Carmencita Aspiras,  Sunshine
Lu Huang , Composer Today
Olya Katsman , MSSL Community Outreach
Dr. Jiang Wu,  VOCE (Voice, Strings and Woodwinds)

Gloria Ho,  CM Chair and North Region Chair, (Piano, Strings, Woodwinds and Voice)
Grace Cheng,  CM South Region Chair
Ji An,  North Region Honors Recitals
Karen Wolff , South Region Honor Recital
Katherine Lee & Ruby Cheung,  Theory Site Coordinators
Important Dates
September 20 (Fri)
Mandatory General Meeting at Community of Christ, 34050 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94555
9:30 am for sign in and goodies
10:00 am meeting

February 15, 16, 22, 23 (Sat/Sun)
South CM Evaluations

March 7, 8, 14, 15 (Sat/Sun)
North CM Evaluations

March 14, 15 (Sat/Sun)
Southern Alameda County Theory Exams for all Disciplines at Chabot College
MTAC Board Opening Position
MTAC SACB Board is currently looking for some dedicated teachers who can fill in these position:

  • Directors
  • Branch Honor Coordinator for North Region

If you are interested, please contact: Kristen Normann at or 510-517-3790
CM News
Mandatory General Meeting

Friday, Sept. 20th
9:30 am for Sign in and goodies
10:00 am meeting starts

Community of Christ
34050 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94555

CM dates:

Feb. 15,16,22,23 Sat/Sun South CM Evaluations
Mar. 7,8,14,15  Sat/Sun North CM Evaluations

Mar. 14,15 Sat/Sun Southern Alameda County Theory Exams for all Disciplines at Chabot College
Dear teachers,

Please encourage your students of any age who are ready to perform to join MSSL.
It is a great opportunity for them to perform more and get Community Service hour.
To register: CLICK HERE or Click the application form below
Membership fee is $15

New MSSL 2019-2020 Board of Officers:
  • Co-Presidents: Irene Geng and Brooke Zheng
  • Vice President: Lillian Weng
  • Membership Secretary: Erin Yu
  • General Secretary: Andrew Gao and Charissa Luk
  • Treasurer: Katherine Shi
  • Historians: Victoria Miao and Stacey Xu
  • Publicity: Joshua Shi
What's Happening Around the Town
Piano For Sale
1941 Steinway Model S for sale!!!

Beautiful Mahogany, ivory keys and completely restored action.

For details contact Kristen Normann at: or 510-517-3790
Accepting New Students
Kris Palmer
Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, and Bass Flute
Phone: 650-868-3150

Daivd Ross
Phone: 510-586-9163

Karen Wolff
Piano, Organ
Phone: 510-651-8140

Alice Huang
Phone: 510-709-8293
Location: Castro Valley, CA 94546
Studio for Rent
Hello Southern Alameda Members,

I have my own studio that I teach out of in central Fremont. Since I had a baby, I am only able to use the studio 2 days a week, so I would like to rent out my studio to someone 3-4 days a week. The studio comes equipped with a Yamaha P22, wifi, printer, desk, 5 chairs, water dispenser, small radio with AUX, 2 clocks, 2 calendars, and an in-studio bathroom. It has plenty of natural light and open space. The studio is also pretty free of surrounding noise, as it is in a building with apartments and businesses, not in a music store. I would be able to refer students to you if you'd like because I get more student leads than I can take on. Also, I have a wholesale licence, so I can purchase music books/items and have them available for sake. If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact me at:

Thank you,
Staci Hollister
New Contact
Joy Fisher
Phone: 510-862-6485
Welcome New Member!
James Choi
Michelle Caimotto
Philip Halseth
Tinyuan Luo
Dylan Librande
Gail Lew
Toni Chimienti
Celia Mendez
Omri Shimron