Volume 20, Issue 10 | June 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
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
June 28 - July 2 (Fri - Tues)
MTAC Convention 2019, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
To register go to:

July 31
Deadline to renew your membership
Go to: to renew!!!
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
Scholarship Recipient
YAG Scholarship Recipients
Andrew Wang - Student of Olya Katsman
Derek Lim - Student of Ji An

Each of them got $1200.

Congratulation to both students and teachers!
Senior Scholarship recipient
Evonne Lin - student of Olya Katsman

Evonne got $1000

Congratulation to Evonne and Olya!
The Regina Mastrantonio Memorial Fund Community Service Recognition Award Recipients
Jocelyn Chan - student of Grace Cheng
Melody Trinh - student of Grace Cheng
Annie Wen - student of Marina Grudskaya
Chloe Retika - student of Fonny Chandra

Each student got $250

Congratulation to all students and teachers!
Spring Scholarship Luncheon
CM News
Message from CM Chair
June 28 - July 2
MTAC Convention 2019, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8:00 am - Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Thank you everyone for all your help and generosity of time. I especially thank the teachers who went above and beyond the call of duty and helped me even more than their allotted volunteer hours. You know who you are, and I am eternally grateful.

Currently, I am now looking for a North Region branch honors coordinator. Ji An has stepped down from this position. I am so hoping someone is as generous as her in giving her time to this worthy cause. I know all the teachers are also grateful besides me to those who really give their all to the program. Until next year, have a wonderful Summer!

I hope to see you all at Convention!

Gloria Ho
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
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
ChamberFest LIVE!

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31
Audition: Saturday, June 8
ChamberFest: July 8 - 19 at the Dominican Sisters at MSJ
9am - 12 pm
Final Concert: Saturday, July 20 at Old Mission San Jose Church

For pianists and string players, ages 10-19
Must be able to sight-read
Application fee: $35
Tuition: $700

Please mail applications to:
Dr. Katherine Lee, ChamberFest Director
1277 Tolteca Court
Fremont, CA 94539

For more information go to :
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
New Contact
Joy Fisher
Phone: 510-862-6485
Welcome New Member!
James Choi
Michelle Caimotto
Philip Halseth
Tinyuan Luo
Dylan Librande