MNSOTA Summary of Events for 2019-20

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 16 — Registration Deadline for early-bird clinic price (walk-ins ok for $5 more)
October 17 — Clinic and Luncheon, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, 3003 Snelling Ave N., Roseville

Mary West Solo Competition
Solo competition in 4 age groups.
October 8 — Application Deadline
October 27, noon:00–6:00 p.m. — Competition, Augsburg University
November 10, 7:00 p.m. — Winners Recital at Lloyd Ultan Hall, UMN School of Music
April 5, 2020 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 8 — Registration Deadline for Students
October 11 — Registration Deadline for Teachers, Chaperones and College Interns
October 25-27 — 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 18 — Audition upload site opens on GetAccetpd
9:00 pm November 8 — Application and audition upload site closes on GetAccetpd
February 14-15 — 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 6 — Registration Deadline for all sites
February 19 - Alexandria; March 6 - Roseville; third site TBA -- Tier 1
date TBA — Tier 2 performance at Orchestra Hall

January 2 - nominations due 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
February 10 — Audition Upload and Application Deadline
March 15 — Finals and Awards — Sundin Hall, Hamline University, St. Paul

Eclectic Strings Day
Workshop for middle school through adult; explore 3 different styles in a fun relaxed atmophere
April 3 — registration deadline
April 4, 8:30-3:00. Champlin Park High School

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 26-31, 2020 at College of St. Benedict

All-State Teachers Workshop, New Music Reading Clinic, Annual Meeting 
August 6-8, 2020 - place TBA by MMEA; announcement expected fall 2019

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 4-7, 2020 in Orlando FL