MNSOTA Summary of Events for 2018-19

All-State Teachers Workshop, New Music Reading Clinic, Annual Meeting
August 8-10, 2019 - University of Minnesota, Duluth

Fall Clinic, Luncheon, and Awards Presentation
September 21 — Nomination Deadline for Awards
October 11 — Registration Deadline for Luncheon (walk-ins ok for Clinic only)
October 18 — Clinic and Luncheon, Capitol Hill Magnet School, 560 Concordia Ave. St. Paul

Mary West Solo Competition
Solo competition in 4 age groups.
October 9 — Application Deadline
October 28, 1:00–6:00 p.m. — Competition, Augsburg College
November 11, 7:00 p.m. — Winners Recital at Lloyd Ultan Hall, UMN School of Music
February 24, 2019 3:00 p.m. — Grand Prize Winner in performance with the Bloomington (MN) Symphony Orchestra

Fall String Camp
Students in grades 6–8 participate in one of 3 levels of orchestra.
October 9 — Registration Deadline for Students
October 12 — Registration Deadline for Teachers, Chaperones and College Interns
October 26-28 — 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 12 — Audition upload site opens on GetAccetpd
9:00 pm November 2 — Application and audition upload site closes on GetAccetpd
February 15-16 — 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 7 — Registration Deadline for all sites
February 19 - Fergus Falls; February 27 - Stillwater; March 6 - Faribault -- Tier 1
April 15 — Tier 2 performance at Orchestra Hall

Eclectic Strings Day
Workshop for middle school through adult; explore 3 different styles in a fun relaxed atmophere
April 4 — registration deadline
April 6, 9:00-3:00. Champlin Park High School

SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition
Competition in 3 divisions for pre-college students in unconducted ensembles of 3–8 players
January 22 — Audition Upload and Application Deadline
February 23 — Finals and Awards — Sundin Hall, Hamline University, St. Paul

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 21-26, 2019 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 6-9, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM
Future Conference Dates