Volume XIX | May 12, 2021
MMAMTA May Newsletter - Part 1
Belated May greetings,

I keep forgetting how busy we get in the months leading up to the end of the Spring semester. More recently I have been adjusting to expiration of the City of Columbia Health Orders, while encouraging my students to maintain safety. That said, I am overjoyed that I am able to provide in-person studio recital for the first time in a year and a half.

A friendly reminder that the 5/21 MMAMTA Spring Luncheon meeting next Friday will remain on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81202116288 . This is the meeting where we discuss the annual events calendar, so I highly recommend you to attend. This meeting lasts usually 1.5 hours. The full Zoom invitation will be attached in the next May Newsletter: Part 2 of 2, along with the agenda (including a draft of the 2021-22 Calendar) and the Treasurer's Report.

Also, please consider renewing your annual MTNA membership soon: https://www.mtna.org/MTNA/Sign_In.aspx . Every year, compiling a membership list for the MMAMTA Handbook is a challenge due to teachers waiting until the Fall to renew. The recommended deadline is July 1, but I highly recommend renewing it now, while we have your attention (and before the summer break).

In case you will not be checking May Newsletter Part 2 of 2, this is my last month as the MMAMTA President. The current Vice-President Renan Leme will be the new President, with Dr. Peter Miyamoto as the next VP. It has been a pleasure serving you, and look forward to remaining active in this important teacher's organization.

Ayako Tsuruta
MMAMTA President
The latest Calendar of Events and Deadlines can always be viewed on our webpage, https://www.mmamta.org/calendar.html . Here are some that are coming up in the next month or so.

  • 17-18 [Mon-Tue] Piano Guild in Jefferson City
  • 20-21 [Thu-Fri] Piano Guild in Columbia - online. Contact coordinator Nancy Dreier for details.
  • 21 [Fri] 11am: MMAMTA Spring Luncheon via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81202116288
  • 26-27 [Wed-Thu] Piano Guild in Columbia. Contact coordinator Nancy Dreier for details.
  • 30 [Sun] 3pm, Broadway Christian Church Amphitheater, 2601 W Broadway in Columbia: Odyssey Chamber Music Series presents "Vox Nova," an award-winning, Columbia's premiere a capella ensemble in Odyssey's last performances as its ensemble-in-residence. Program includes works from Haiti, Canada, Ireland, Philippines and South Africa. Broadway Christian Church Amphitheater (outside), 2601 W Broadway in Columbia; social distancing is encouraged. Rain venue: First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway in Columbia (limited to 80 masked audiences). Free admission; donations are accepted. www.OdysseyMissouri.org .