October 2022 Newsletter

Dear MMAMTA members,

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather and colors that are now taking over our trees!

This is a busy time of the year for many of us, with lots of performances going on and lots of preparation for upcoming events, so I want to keep this newsletter short.

I want to congratulate all teachers and students who participated in the MMTA District Auditions and wish best of luck to those participating in the State Auditions! We appreciate all the hard work and effort of everyone involved. 

If you are a member of the Show Me Music Club (of Missouri Federation of Music Clubs), or are interested in becoming a member, the deadline to renew/start your membership is quickly approaching, and it will be on October 15th. For more information, please contact Chris Vitt ([email protected]).

I am wishing all of us a wonderful autumn!


Renan Leme

President, MMAMTA

Director of Orchestras, Hickman High School

Violinist, Missouri Symphony

Owner and Violinist at Leme Ensemble

MMTA Honors Recitals

The best way to prepare our students for auditions is to provide them with as many performance opportunities as possible. Sign them up for the following performance(s); forms are included in Handbook pp.22-23.

Due Oct 19, for a performance on 10/23 Bixby Hall (chair: Judith Shaw)

Due Oct 26, for a performance on 10/29 Sheryl Crow Hall, SMC (chair: Dr. Peter Miyamoto)

2022-2023 MMAMTA Handbook

PDF Download from https://www.mmamta.org/members.html

Password is "MusicalEducation"

CONGRATULATIONS to all the participants of the 2022 Piano Showcase Auditions!

Fall Workshop: Share-the-Rep (Piano)

A group of us got together to share some repertoire and we learned a lot! Rep List is STILL being compiled; my apologies - and thank you for your patience...  -_-"

~ 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:   www.plowmancompetition.org/application.html

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 guest Scott Yoo, violin and Bion Tsang, cello. Advance ticket purchase is required - Get it early! odysseymissouri.org/tickets.html