MNSOTA Events for 2016-17
You can download a printable list of 2016-17 events at the bottom of this page.

All-State Teachers Workshop, New Music Reading Clinic, Annual Meeting
August 4-6, 2016 - College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph
August 10-12, 2017 - College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph

Fall Clinic, Luncheon, and Awards Presentation
September 23 — Nomination Deadline for Awards
October 12 — Registration Deadline for Luncheon (walk-ins ok for Clinic only)
October 20 — Clinic and Luncheon, Capitol Hill Magnet School, 560 Concordia Ave. St. Paul

Mary West Solo Competition
Solo competition in 4 age groups.
October 14 — Application Deadline
November 6, 1:00–6:00 p.m. — Competition, Augsburg College
November 13, 7:00 p.m. — Winners Recital at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
April 2, 2017 3:00 p.m. — Grand Prize Winner in performance with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Fall String Camp
Students in grades 6–8 participate in one of 3 levels of orchestra.
October 11 — Registration Deadline for Students
October 14 — Registration Deadline for Teachers, Chaperones and College Interns
October 28-30 — Fall String Camp weekend at Camp St. Croix

Middle Level Honors Orchestra
Students in grades 7–9 are selected by online audition to perform at the MMEA Convention.
October 14 — Audition upload site opens on GetAccetpd
November 4 — Application and audition upload site closeson GetAccetpd
February 17-18 — Rehearsal at Northwestern College, Roseville; performance at MMEA Convention

Middle Level Orchestra Festival
Orchestras from grades 6–9 perform at one of three festivals around the state.
December 9 — Registration Deadline for all sites
February 13 - Faribault; February 15 - Stillwater; February 22 - Wayzata -- Tier 1
March 20 — Tier 2 performance at Orchestra Hall

Eclectic Strings Day
Date TBA as of Aug 29 — Workshop for middle school through adult; in partnership with McNally Smith College of Music

SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition
Competition in 3 levels for pre-college students in unconducted ensembles of 3–8 players
February 20 — Audition Upload and Application Deadline
March 18 — Live Semifinal Round
March 19, 2:00 p.m. — Finals/Winners Recital — Sundin Hall, Hamline University

ASTA Certificate Advancement Program
Submit your students' materials three times a year to be reviewed by an accredited adjudicator.

Upper Midwest String and Chamber Music Conference
Summer camp for students in grades 7–12
July 23-28, 2017 at College of St. Benedict

Directory Updates
June 30 — Deadline for next year’s Directory

String Notes
The journal of MNSOTA mailed to all members.
Submission deadlines July 15, November 15, February 15

Respond at any time to be a mentor or mentee

ASTA National Conference
March 1-4, 2017 in Pittsburgh PA
Future Conference Dates