Volume 20, Issue 7 | March 2019
Kristen Normann,  President
Olya Katsman , Vice President
Michelle Chi, Second Vice President
Susie Kim , Treasurer & Parliamentarian
Fonny Chandra , Corresponding Secretary
Ruth Zhou , Recording Secretary
Jung-Hee Park , Membership Secretary & Referrals Chair
Grace Cheng,  Director
Gloria Ho,  Director
Maria Ehlert,  Director
Millie Chiem , Director
Marina Grudskaya,  Director & Student Recitals
Sophia Vu,  Director & Website Administrator

Sandy Fong & Maria Ehlert, Hospitality
Sr. Andre Marie Fujier & Ruth Zhou,  Historian
Carmencita Aspiras,  Sunshine
Lu Huang , Composer Today
Olya Katsman , MSSL Community Outreach
Dr. Jiang Wu,  VOCE (Voice, Strings and Woodwinds)

Gloria Ho,  CM Chair and North Region Chair, (Piano, Strings, Woodwinds and Voice)
Grace Cheng,  CM South Region Chair
Ji An,  North Region Honors Recitals
Karen Wolff , South Region Honor Recital
Katherine Lee & Ruby Cheung,  Theory Site Coordinators
Important Dates
March 8 (Fri) - Theory Exam make-up for High School students only

March 16-17 (Sat-Sun) - CM Theory test for all Disciplines at Chabot College

March 17 (Sun) - CM Woodwind and Voice Performance

March 16-17, 23-24 (Sat-Sun) - CM SOUTH REGION Piano Performance

April 9 (Tue) - Pedagogy and Play: "Thyme" for Tea

April 20 (Sat) - Branch Honor (North and South) and Senior Recital

April 20 (Sat) - Senior Scholarship and Young Artist Guild Scholarship Deadline

April 29 (Mon) - The Regina Mastrantonio Memorial Fund Community Music Service Recognition Award Deadline

May 17 (Fri) - Spring Scholarship Luncheon at 10 am (Dominican Sisters, Auditoriium)
CM News
Message from CM Chair
March 8
Theory exam make-up for high school only. I HAVE CHANGED THE DATE. This year the makeup date will be BEFORE the official theory exams at Chabot College.
They will be held at my house, 33045 Korbel Street, Union City, CA 95687 at 4:00 pm.

March 16-17
Theory exams for all disciplines at Chabot College. Check your directory for address.

March 16-17, 23-24
SOUTH REGION Piano Performance dates

March 17
Woodwinds Performance Date held at Anna Poklewski Academy of Music. Check your directory for address.

April 15
Deadline to pay for Convention recitals. Remind your parents to pay through paypal in their portal.

April 20
Branch Honors for both North and South Region. Two different locations.
North Region: Castro Valley Performing Arts. Time to be announced.
South Region: Dominican Sisters Convent, Fremont

June 28 - July 2
MTAC Convention 2019, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

I will publish North Region Performance results AFTER we complete the theory exam, so that we can accurately count Branch Honors recipients since in order to qualify you now must include 80% theory exam, so the results of the theory exam must be posted.

Gloria Ho
Pedagogy and Play: "Thyme" for Tea
Please come, have fun, share, and learn at Pedagogy and Play: "Thyme" for Tea event!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Olya Katsman's house
38733 Jonquil Dr.
Newark, CA 94560

You can bring your favorite tea, tea cups, finger foods, questions about Pedagogy, etc.
You are welcome to perform a Solo, Duet, play own composition, share teaching success stories, bring teaching challenge, or to just come and meet new friends.

To sign up, please click the link below:
Scholarship Opportunity
Dear teachers,

Please encourage your students of any age who are ready to perform to join MSSL.
It is a great opportunity for them to perform more and get Community Service hour.
To register: CLICK HERE
Membership fee is $15

  • Next Event: March 9, 2019 from 2 - 3 pm. The recital will take place at Brookdale Senior Living (2860 Country Dr., Fremont, CA 94536)

The February event was on Sunday, February 9th, at Sunrise Senior Living (5700 Pleasant Hill Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588) from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

Below is the pictures taken by Charissa Luk from December event at Brookdale Senior Living.
Accepting New Students
Kris Palmer
Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, and Bass Flute
Phone: 650-868-3150

Daivd Ross
Phone: 510-586-9163

Karen Wolff
Piano, Organ
Phone: 510-651-8140

Alice Huang
Phone: 510-709-8293
Location: Castro Valley, CA 94546
New Contact
Joy Fisher
Phone: 510-862-6485