MNSOTA Summary of Events for 2017-18

All-State Teachers Workshop, New Music Reading Clinic, Annual Meeting
August 9-11, 2018 - University of Minnesota, Duluth

Fall Clinic, Luncheon, and Awards Presentation
September 22 — Nomination Deadline for Awards
October 11 — Registration Deadline for Luncheon (walk-ins ok for Clinic only)
October 19 — Clinic and Luncheon, Capitol Hill Magnet School, 560 Concordia Ave. St. Paul

Mary West Solo Competition
Solo competition in 4 age groups.
October 8 — Application Deadline
October 29, 1:00–6:00 p.m. — Competition, Augsburg College
November 12, 7:00 p.m. — Winners Recital at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
April 22, 2018 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 10 — Registration Deadline for Students
October 13 — Registration Deadline for Teachers, Chaperones and College Interns
October 27-29 — 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 13 — Audition upload site opens on GetAccetpd
November 3 — Application and audition upload site closes on GetAccetpd
February 23-24 — 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 8 — Registration Deadline for all sites
February 21 - Alexandria; February 26 - Stillwater; February 28 - Faribault -- Tier 1
April 2 — Tier 2 performance at Orchestra Hall

Eclectic Strings Day
Cancelled for 2018 due to closure of McNally Smith College (site of event).

SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition
Competition in 3 levels for pre-college students in unconducted ensembles of 3–8 players
February 5 — Audition Upload and Application Deadline
March 10 — Live Semifinal Round
March 18, 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 22-27, 2018 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 8-10, 2018 in Atlanta, GA
Future Conference Dates