June 30, 2017
  2016 MMTA Guest Artist Concert Performers, Evangel University 
Peter Miyamoto, Ayako Tsuruta, Robert Weirich, Karen Kushner, Wei-han Su, Hye-jung Hong, Jon Hynes, Mia Hynes
It's that time of year - MTNA annual memberships run from July 1 - June 30, so
It's time to renew your membership! 
Don't let your membership lapse!

Renew online at mtna.org,
(Membership Information - Renew Membership)
Don't forget to indicate your state (MMTA) and local affiliations
If you need to make changes to these affiliations, contact MTNA at (888) 512-5278

Our website is getting a new look!  
We are updating the look of our website!!!   By the end of the summer you will see a reorganized website  with more resources readily available.

MMTA Auditions Registration will be ONLINE this year     
We are finalizing a new system that will allow you to register your students ONLINE 
for the 2017 MMTA Auditions this fall.  This system will allow for an option to pay fees by credit card.  It will also make the scheduling process infinitely more efficient, and potentially eliminate scheduling conflicts.  Look for more news of this in the coming month.

2017 MMTA State and MTNA Competition Auditions
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
November 1-5, 2017

District Auditions:
September 23-24, 2017 (Districts I-V and VII)
September 16-17 St. Louis (District VI)

August 29 (St. Louis District)
September 5 (Districts I-V and VII)
October 2 (State Auditions)
MTNA Competitions Application Deadline is 3:00pm Eastern Time on Wed, September 13, 2017 (mtna.org)

MMTA Needs Your Help
  MMTA's Constitution and By-laws need an update 
MMTA 's Constitution and By-laws are in desperate need of an update. Past presidents Cathy Benton and Meredith Taylor, have revised the document (mostly small changes to reflect, for example, the current composition of officers who hold positions in MMTA, or the addition of a clause allow the board to conduct business by email votes).  

The entire MMTA membership must vote on the revised document in order for the organization to adopt it.  We will send the Constitution with revised passages color coded for your consideration in the coming weeks.  In early September you will receive an email with a link to vote on the revisions.  In order for this vote to pass, we will need a 2/3 majority of the membership.

PLEASE help us by participating in this important vote!

MMTA Members in Action
at the 2017 MTNA National Convention, Baltimore, MD
From Pen to the Premiere
Martha Mier and Christos Tsitsaros, Commissioned Composers

Pictured: Wes Warnhoff (MMTA), Janice Wenger (MMTA), Martha Mier, Christos Tsitsaros, Ann Rivers Witherspoon, Iskander Akhmadullin (MMTA), Dan Willett (MMTA)

"I am not a Good Sight-Reader" Presentation 
UMKC Collegiate Chapter 
Diane Helfers Petrella, advisor

Pictured: Kowoon Lee, Aurelien Boccard, Matthew Baumler, Hyunki Yoon

Madelyn Munsell (MO),
2017 MTNA Young Artist Voice State, West Central Division and National Winner 

Christine Seitz (MMTA), teacher.  
MU School of Music

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