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University of Michigan Bass Bash

by Michael Hopkins 30 bass students in grades 6-12 attended the 2019 Bass Bash at the University of Michigan on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The festival was directed by MASTA President-Elect Michael Hopkins with U-M Bass faculty Max Dimoff, Robert Hurst, and Ranaan Meyer. Longtime MASTA members John Kennedy and Derek Weller also taught at […]

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Michigan Cello Festival

Western Michigan University will be hosting the Michigan Cello Festival on Saturday, November 2nd. This full day of events includes masterclasses, guest performances and a cello orchestra for all participants. Faculty includes Dr. Alice Ann O’Neil, Marilyn Kesler, Alicia Gregorian-Sawyers, Luke Cook, Bruce Uchimura, Anthony Elliott, Igor Cetkovic, and a special performance by hip-hop cellist […]

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University of Michigan Bass Bash

The University of Michigan will host an incredible lineup of bass teachers and artists for the annual Bass Bash. On Saturday, September 7th students and teachers can participate in a full day of events dedicated to the bass. Faculty for the day include Max Dimoff, Robert Hurst III, and Ranaan Meyer in addition to MASTA’s […]

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For the Love of Music

by Joe Richards Troy School District More often than not, we string teachers come home from the rigors of the orchestra classroom and decide to watch TV, go to the gym, take the kids to soccer practice, etc.  The business of our lives leads us to forget to make time for one very important thing […]

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MASTA Chamber Music Festival

By Michael Hopkins The 28th annual MASTA Chamber Music Festival was held on March 4, 2019 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Guest artists and competition judges were the four members of the MUSE Ensemble: Danielle Belen (violin), Kyoko Kashiwagi (violin), Eva Stern (viola), and Katri Ervamaa (cello). Additional festival faculty included Molly […]

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Community Outreach Shows with the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic

Ashley Grebe, Artistic Director at Saline Fiddlers The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (SFP) has long been known as one of America’s premiere youth fiddling show bands. With alumni still playing all over the state of Michigan, the US, and internationally, SFP’s reputation is far-reaching. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the group’s founding by renowned […]

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