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December 2014

Greetings MMAMTA Members! There are some exciting concerts coming up and I hope you'll bundle up and enjoy some great music before the holidays! 

Congratulations to MMAMTA students who performed in the Fall Showcase Concert!

What a talented group of students! I am grateful for the work Georgia Morehouse does through the MOSS Women's Symphony League to provide this opportunity for our students. Congratulations to all the teachers and their students who were selected to perform at this concert!


  • 5 Dec. 7pm (tonight!!) - Odyssey Chamber Music Series presents "Paganiniana," violin virtuoso Saeka Matsuyama with pianist Peter Miyamoto in Strauss Sonata; Amy Appold and Ayako Tsuruta in Moszkowski's charming and virtuosic Suite for Two Violins and Piano, and virtuosi flutists Steve Geibel and Michael White in Gary Schoker's "Three Dances."  Admission at the Door or Online, $20 / $10 Student with I.D., Free for Children Under 12. First Baptist Church in Columbia.
  • 6 Dec. 3:30pm (Saturday)  - New Muse Piano Duo (Paola Savvidou & Jonathan Kuuskoski) concert in Whitmore Recital Work. Featuring works composed within the last 4 years, including two world premieres. 
  • 6-7 Dec. (Sat-Sun) - Women's Symphony League/ Missouri Symphony Society Holiday Home Tour
  • 7 Dec. 2pm (Sun) - MU's Women's Chorale at First Baptist Church in Columbia
  • 7 Dec. 5pm (Sun) - MU's Concert Chorale at First Baptist Church in Columbia
  • 7 Dec. 7:30pm (Sun) - New Music Ensemble, WRH, MU School of Music
  • 8 Dec. 7:30pm (Mon) - Esterhazy Quartet, WRH, MU School of Music
  • 9 Dec. 7:30pm (Tues) -  University Band and Symphonic Band, MO Theater
  • 14 Dec. 3pm (Sun) - Columbia Civic Orchestra with Show-Me Opera: Christmas Concert. First Baptist Church in Columbia


We have recently revised and approved our bylaws. Thank you to the board and those of you who helped work on this! We have refined the board and chair descriptions and included an Antitrust Compliance Policy statement to meet MTNA requirements  They will be posted on our website early next week.


It's not too early to start planning ahead for Musicathon 2015. Time request forms are available here. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 30th, 2015. Funds raised in Columbia will be split between scholarships auditions and to again support the music education program at the Boys & Girls club. The music program started there this semester has been a huge success with about 25 students participating in drum lessons and general music classes. If you have ideas for other donations the following year please don't hesitate to contact Tim Werts.

Musicathon dates are:
Columbia (at Lucky's): 21 & 22 of February
Jeff City (at Capitol Mall): Feb. 28 & March 1


MMAMTA Evaluative Auditions
Thank you to Jan and Janice for organizing Evaluative Auditions at the end of November. In Columbia 28 students participated and 5 different studios were represented. In Jeff City 6 studios participated with close to 70 students performing! 

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! Looking forward to more pedagogical events and concerts with you in 2015!


Paola Savvidou
MMAMTA President
Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy, DMA, NCTM
University of Missouri


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