Volume XII | December 25, 2019
MMAMTA Monthly News
Dear MMAMTA members,

Merry Christmas, and happy holidays!

Between the studio recitals, children's school activities, and traveling, December completely escaped me. And the snow on December 15 rather did an interesting number on our already busy schedule, didn't it?

Some business:

  1. Due January 3, Friday: Pre-Collegiate Aria/Concerto Competition Application is due. Information is available: https://www.odysseymissouri.org/concerto-competition.html
  2. January 26, Sunday is our annual Teachers Recital at 3pm, and 4pm semi-annual meeting. Venue TBA, though I am hoping to ask MU for the use of the choir room in the new Sinquefield Music Center - now that the Steinway B has been chosen.
  3. 2020 Musicathon is taking place this year again at the Jerry's Instrument Shop, on March 7 & 8. Renan Leme is the chairman, and he will begin collecting requests at the January meeting.

For the January 26 recital, I am hoping to see a variety of community musicians volunteer to perform. If you are looking to expand your studio, this is a great way to expose yourself and/or advertise. E-mail Ayako what you would like to play: atsuruta@aol.com.

At the semi-annual meeting, we will discuss:
  • 3/7-8 Musicathon
  • 8/21 Diane Hidy Tribute "Kids@Heart" Concert and 8/22 Fall Workshop
  • Executive members (vacancy: Vice President)

MMAMTA's Calendar web page is https://www.mmamta.org/calendar.html . If anything requires correction or addition, please feel free to let me know.

Ayako Tsuruta
MMAMTA President
Do you have a concert poster you would like to share? Please forward me the graphics (.jpg or .png only), and I will be happy to include in our monthly newsletter.

  • 3 [Fri] Deadline: The MMAMTA/Odyssey Pre-Collegiate Aria and Concerto Competition. The winner will perform a movement of a concerto composed on or before 1800 with Odyssey Chamber Ensemble at its Baroque concert on February 14, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Columbia. Honorarium $300 and mileage for the concert is awarded to the winner. Students studying in Missouri are eligible. Winner must be available for a dress rehearsal on February 13 at 7pm, an evening concert on February 14, and snow date on February 16 for the 3pm concert. Concerto must be pre-approved by the director; contact Ayako Tsuruta at info@OdysseyMissouri.org. Application is available in the MMAMTA Handbook, or download from  https://www.odysseymissouri.org/concerto-competition.html .

  • 11 (snow 18) [Sat] 3pm: First Baptist Church of Columbia: Odyssey Chamber Music Series presents Kids@Heart: Global Express​ featuring instrumental ensembles from Columbia Music School and the MMAMTA teachers, and dancers of Wontanara.

  • 13 [Mon]: Deadline: The Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra's 2020 Missouri Student Piano Competition. The winner will perform a concerto with the JCSO on its final concert of the 2019-2020 Season on April 20, and an honorarium of $500 will be awarded to the winner of the competition along with hotel and food expenses. The hotel and food expenses, paid by JCSO, shall not exceed three nights. Each Missouri college, university or private teacher is permitted to submit candidates for the competition. Also eligible are residents of Missouri studying out-of-state. Application form and $30 fee must be received by January 13, 2020. For details and repertoire eligibility, contact Gary Sanders at  JCSOGary@gmail.com or download the application form at https://jcsymphony.org/piano-competition/ .

  • 18 [Sat] 5pm: First Baptist Church of Columbia:  MMAMTA/Odyssey Pre-Collegiate Concerto Competition. Snow date: 19th, (Sun) 3pm. 

  • 31 [Fri] 7:30pm, MU Whitmore Recital Hall: Faculty Recital - Beethoven Series: Piano Sonatas with Peter Miyamoto, piano solo. Admission $5.