November 2022 Newsletter

Dear MMAMTA members,


This month we have a lot of exciting events coming up and I’m very excited to share those dates with you! It’s certainly a busy month for all of us!


As a reminder, the deadline for MMAMTA Evaluative Auditions is TODAY, November 1st. (Columbia extended to Nov 4th with e-mail notification on Nov 1.) The event will be held Saturday, November 19th. See more details below.


Last Sunday was the annual Piano Student Showcase and I want to congratulate every student who participated and their teachers for their excellent performances! This event provides such a wonderful opportunity for our piano students and it deserves our support.


I hope everyone had a good Halloween yesterday! I’m already looking forward to Thanksgiving now, which will be here before we know it.


I am wishing the best of luck to all students participating in the MMTA State auditions, which will happen be between November 3-6.


I would like to thank our VP Dr. Peter Miyamoto for willing to represent MMAMTA at the MMTA Board and Executive Board Meeting, which will happen on Friday, November 4th in Cape Girardeau. I very much appreciate him for willing to represent our association.


For upcoming events, visit:



I’m wishing us all a wonderful month of November!




Renan Leme

President of MMAMTA

Director of Orchestras, Hickman High School

Violinist, Missouri Symphony

Owner and Violinist at Leme Ensemble

Dear MMAMTA member:

This is a reminder that the 2022 Evaluative Audition will be held Saturday, November 19. This year the piano students will have the opportunity to play on the beautiful Steinway B in MU's Sinquefield Music Center to a great adjudicator experienced in writing comments for students of all levels.

The application and information is attached. This is a non-competitive opportunity for students of all levels to play for evaluative feedback. The official deadline is November 1, but in case you need a bit more time organizing your students for entrance, I'd be happy to extend the deadline to this Friday, November 4. If applying after the Nov 1 deadline, it would help if you could email me ( how many students you are enrolling by November 4.

Forms and a check should be sent to me at:

Peter Miyamoto

University of Missouri School of Music

208 Fine Arts Building

Columbia, MO 65211

Hope you and your students can take advantage of this great musical opportunity.

Peter Miyamoto


Dr. Peter Miyamoto  

Catherine P. Middlebush Chair and Piano Area Coordinator  

University of Missouri School of Music  

209 Fine Arts Building / Columbia, MO 65211  



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Congratulations to The 21st Piano Showcase performers and their teachers!

The Missouri Theatre | October 30, 2022

~ Audition Opportunities ~

The 10th Plowman Chamber Music Competition in Columbia

  • $5000 Grand Prize and Odyssey Series Concert in 2023-2024 Season ($2000+)
  • At least two complete, contrasting works and 30-min of program on YouTube
  • Open to 3-6 ensemble members
  • Age limit: 39 inclusive, as of Mar 25, 2023
  • Live Audition: March 25, 2023 at the First Baptist Church of Columbia (FBC)
  • Finals: March 26, 2023 at the Missouri Theatre
  • Apply after Nov 1:

~ Concerts & Performances ~

Odyssey Chamber Music Series, Season 19 is ticketing this season. Next concert is "Dumky Holiday," featuring MMAMTA members Alice Dade, flute and pianists Ayako Tsuruta and Dr. Peter Miyamoto, joined by guests Scott Yoo, violin and Bion Tsang, cello. Advance ticket purchase is required - Get it early!