Volume 21, Issue 2 | October 2019
Kristen Normann,  President
Olya Katsman , Vice President
Michelle Chi, Second Vice President
Millie Chiem , 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
Katherine Valdez , Director
David Ross,  Director & Student Recitals
Lu Huang,  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

Gloria Ho,  CM Chair and North Region Chair, (Piano, Strings, Woodwinds and Voice)
Grace Cheng,  CM South Region Chair
Millie Chiem,  North Region Honors Recitals
Karen Wolff , South Region Honor Recital
Katherine Lee & Ruby Cheung,  Theory Site Coordinators
MTAC SACB 2019 - 2020 Branch Officers
Top row, left to right:
David Ross, Millie Chiem, Michelle Chi, Jung-Hee Park, Lu Huang, Fonny Chandra, Ruth Zhou

Bottom row, left to right:
Maria Ehlert, Katherine Valdez, Olya Katsman, Kristen Normann, Gloria Ho, Grace Cheng
Important Dates
October 1 - 31
CM Registration

October 14 (Mon)
Deadline to register for Nov. 3, 2019 Student Recital
To register: CLICK HERE

October 19 (Sat)
YAG Concert, Derek Lim at 7:00 pm
At: Dominican Sisters, Auditorium
See flyer below

November 3 (Sun)
Student Recital from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
At: Dominican Sisters, Auditorium
To register: CLICK HERE

November 6 (Wed)
Pedagogy and Play Social at 9:45 am
At: Olya Katsman's House
To Sign up: CLICK HERE
See flyer below

December 9 (Mon)
Deadline to register for Peter Mack's Master class!
(for student level 6 and up)
To Register: email Olya Katsman at
See flyer below

December 14 (Sat)
Q and A with Jon Nakamatsu from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(Please be prepared with your question!)
At: Community of Christ Church
34050 Paseo Padre Pkwy.
Fremont, CA 94555
See flyer below

February 15, 16, 22, 23 (Sat/Sun)
South Region CM Performance Evaluations

March 7, 8, 14, 15 (Sat/Sun)
North Region CM Performance Evaluations

March 15 (Sun)
Woodwind and Voice CM Performance Evaluations

March 14, 15 (Sat/Sun)
Southern Alameda County Theory Exams for all Disciplines at Chabot College

March 22 (Sun)
Strings CM Performance Evaluation
Important Links
password: mta1

Please visit our website for more information!
Young Artist Guild Concert
CM Chair's Note
October 1
CM registration begins online and it will end on October 31. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The parents can pay at any time they are registered. You can input the repertoire data at any time now. The deadline for repertoire data input is January 15.

November 5
Deadline for parents to pay for the registration online. Please remind them not to forget, or they will not be able to take the test. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Gloria Ho
CM Chair
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 or Click the application form below
Membership fee is $15

The September event was on Sunday, September 15th, at Aegis Living of Fremont (3850 Walnut Ave, Fremont, CA, 94538) from 4-5 pm. There were 10 performers; one vocalist and nine pianists.
There were about 30 to 40 senior citizens who attended the recital. 
The Vice President Lillian Weng will hold the first October event on 10/5/2019 at Brookdale. They are tentatively planning to have a second event in October, which will be hosted by the Co-President Brooke Zheng. 
Student Recital
Pedagogy and Play Social
Please sign up at the link below to let us know what you will bring:

Q&A with Jon Nakamatsu
Musical Weekend with Peter Mack
For Sale
Piano For Sale
1941 Steinway Model S for sale!!!

Beautiful Mahogany, ivory keys and completely restored action.

For details contact Kristen Normann at: or
call: 510-517-3790
What's Happening Around the Town
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
Pianist/Organist Needed
John Knox Presbyterian Church in Dublin CA is searching for a pianist or organist to assist in choir accompaniment, and service support. This is a paid position ($150/wk), and could be every other week (with flexibility), or every week. The church currently has a pianist who is available half the time if needed. Choir rehearsals are currently on Thursday evenings from 6:45 to 7:45. There is one weekly service, Sunday at 9:30 am. 
Please call or email Dean Christman at  or 925-997-8771.