Volume X | October 16, 2020
Mid-October Newsletter
Fall is definitely here! A friendly reminder that the MMTA State Auditions application is due this Sunday, Oct 18 at 11:59pm.

MMTA State (ALL):
10/25: Video Submission Deadline

(9/16, 3pm EST: Registration Deadline)
10/25: Video Submission Deadline for the Composition, Junior, Senior, Young Artist Competitions. For details, visit https://www.mtna.org/MTNA/Engage/Competitions/Competitions.aspx. For questions contact MTNA at (888) 512-5278, or competitions@mtna.org
2020 MMAMTA Evaluative Auditions
~ Applications are due Nov. 1 ~
MMAMTA Evaluative Auditions Application Due Nov. 1, 2020
MMAMTA Evaluative Auditions

Enrollment Deadline:   November 1, 2020
Video Due Date:            November 21, 2020
Format:                          Video submission only (2020)

This event, designed to provide a happy musical experience and goal of accomplishment for all students, is divided into Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. It is a closed-door audition that does not give ratings, but provides a constructive critique from an adjudicator.
     • The requirements for basic technique and repertoire are listed in this handbook (pp. 19-22)
     • Each student receives a critique and a ribbon or a certificate
     • Fees for 2020 only, based on level: $10 Beginners/Elem, $15 Intermediate, $20 Advanced (per student)      

CMU's Central's Got Talent
Every year, Central Methodist University hosts “Central’s Got Talent”. This is a competition for all high school seniors of every instrument and voice type. CMU awards generous scholarships in instrumental (piano included), vocal, and praise band areas. The top prize is a full-time tuition scholarship (valued at up to $100,000 over 4 years). 

If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me!


Melissa Loehnig Simons
Associate Professor of Piano/Theory
MMTA Secretary
Central Methodist University
(660) 248-6318

PDF Application to the MMAMTA/Odyssey Pre-Collegiate Aria / Concerto Competition is now available online:
Share Your (or Your Student's) Music Video!
Do you have a video of yourself or your student(s) you would like to share? I will be happy to include one or two videos every newsletter. *Disclaimer* The videos are to be circulated within our MMAMTA membership only; you need to directly ask the performers for permission to share elsewhere.