MNSOTA Summary of Events for 2020-2021

Fall Clinic, Luncheon, and Awards Presentation
September 18 — Nomination Deadline for Awards
October 14 — Registration Deadline for early-bird clinic price (same day is $5 more)
October 15 — Clinic and Awards Presentation on Zoom

Mary West Solo Competition
Cancelled for 2020 due to Pandemic
Plan to return in 2021

Fall String Camp
Cancelled for 2020 due to Pandemic
    - Watch your email for online survey to plan for next year
Plan to return in 2021

Middle Level Honors Orchestra
Students in grades 7–9 are selected by online audition to perform at the MMEA Convention.
November 6 — Audition upload site opens on GetAccetpd
9:00 pm November 20 — Application and audition upload site closes on GetAccetpd
February 12-13 — Rehearsal location TBD; performance at MMEA Convention

ASTA Certificate Advancement Program
Submit your students' materials in November and June to be reviewed by an accredited adjudicator.
Fall online portal open November 1-30, 2020

Middle Level Orchestra Festival
Orchestras from grades 6–9 perform
Performances will be videos this year.  More details to come soon.

Held every even numbered year
Next Deadline - January 2, 2022 - nominations for President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary

SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition
Competition in 3 divisions for pre-college students in unconducted ensembles of 3–8 players
Cancelled for winter 2021
Plan to return 2021-2022

Eclectic Strings Day
Workshop for middle school through adult; explore 3 different styles in a fun relaxed atmosphere.
April 2, 2021 — online registration deadline
April 3, 2021 from 8:30-3:00. Champlin Park High School or online using Zoom

Upper Midwest String Camp
Summer camp for students in grades 7–12
July 25-30, 2021, College of St. Benedict

All-State Teachers Workshop, New Music Reading Clinic, Annual Meeting 
August 5-7, 2021, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN

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 3-6, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky