(updated 9/18/2022)

MNSOTA Summary of Events for 2022-2023

Download the Calendar list from our Calendar page

All-State Teachers Workshop, New Music Reading Clinic, Annual Meeting

August 4-6, 2022 - College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph MN

August 3– 5, 2023 — place to be announced by MMEA fall 2022

Fall Clinic, Luncheon, and Awards Presentation

September 16 — Nomination Deadline for Awards

mid October TBA — Registration Deadline for Luncheon (walk-ins ok for Clinic only)

October 20 — Clinic and Luncheon, Twin Cities location TBD

Fall String Camp

Cancelled for 2022. We look forward to 2023 at Camp Pillsbury, Owatonna.

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

9:00 pm November 4 — Application and audition upload site closes on GetAccetpd

February 17-18 — Rehearsal at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, Roseville; performance at MMEA Convention

Mary West Solo Competition

Solo competition in 4 age groups.

October 25 — Application Deadline

November 12, noon–6:00 p.m. — Competition, Augsburg University

November 13, 7:00 pm — Winners Recital, Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, UMN

February 26, 2023, 3:00 p.m. — Grand Prize Winner in performance with the Bloomington (MN) Symphony Orchestra

ASTA Certificate Advancement Program

November 1–30 — Submit your students' materials to be reviewed by an accredited adjudicator.

Middle Level Orchestra Festival

Orchestras from grades 6–9 perform at one of three festivals around the state.

December 2 — Registration Deadline for all sites

February 21 - Edina; February 28 - Collegeville; March 1 - Fergus Falls -- Tier 1

Tuesday April 4, 2023 — Tier 2 performance at Orchestra Hall

MNSOTA Board Elections

In January of even-numbered years. Next elections will be 2024.

Eclectic Strings Day

Workshop for middle school through adult; explore 3 different styles in a fun relaxed atmophere

April 21, 2023 — expected registration deadline

expected April 22, 8:30-3:00. Champlin Park High School

Upper Midwest String Camp

Summer camp for students in grades 7–12

Expected July 23-28, 2023; date and place to be confirmed

Directory Updates

June 30 — Deadline for next year’s Directory

String Notes

The journal of MNSOTA mailed to all members.

Submission deadlines September 1, November 15, February 15


Respond at any time to be a mentor or mentee

ASTA National Conference

March 15-18, 2023 in Orlando, FL

Future Conference Dates