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MASTA fun at MYAF 2018

By Janis Peterson The Michigan Youth Arts Festival is always a source of pride and joy! Spending a weekend with people who are dedicated and passionate about the arts is inspiring, invigorating, and reaffirming. The students involved have achieved remarkable levels of proficiency. They have incredible talent and remarkable work ethic. The MASTA Chamber Fest […]

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Marla Smith, 2018 MASTA Teacher of the Year

Not Your Typical Teacher

      By Nyssa Rabinowitz Violin Teacher at the Rochester Conservatory of Music Daughter of MASTA Teacher of the Year for 2018, Marla Smith When you walk into my mom’s studio, it doesn’t look like your typical teaching space. Hundreds of violin bottles line the walls, a “no whining” sign hangs prominently and music […]

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United We “String” – Professional Development Opportunities

United We “String” Professional Development Opportunities Ellen Boyer, MASTA Member at Large 1. ASTA’s Mentoring Program Deadline is July 1, 2018 The July 1st deadline to enroll in next year’s mentoring program is fast approaching. Both mentors and mentees are needed. Click here to read more about this great program. 2. MASTA Mentoring Opportunities Michigan […]

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Studio Teacher Workshop

MASTA will sponsor a FIRST-EVER workshop for private teachers this summer on Monday, Aug. 6th at CMU.  The day will begin with registration at 9 AM followed by hour-long sessions (free lunch) until 3:30 PM.  There will be time for questions and group discussion.  The fee for MASTA members is only $25/non members only $75.  Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance suitable for […]

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John Kendall Teacher Scholarship

The John Kendall Teacher Scholarship awards one $400 scholarship for the Blue Lake Suzuki Family Camp to a Michigan teacher taking Violin Book 1 training.  The deadline to apply for the 2018 scholarship is April 15. John Kendall Teacher Scholarship Application

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2018 MASTA Chamber Music Festival Wrap Up

By Michael Hopkins The 27th annual MASTA Chamber Music Festival was held on February 26, 2018 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Guest artists and competition judges were the four members of the Ambassador String Quartet: Sunmi Chang, violin Judy Lin Wu, violin Caroline Coade, viola Caroline Kim, cello. Additional festival faculty included […]

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2018 MMC in Review

The 2018 MMC was a huge success.  From the concerts and sessions to the meetings and receptions, every minute was worthwhile.  Listed below are a few highlights: The teacher orchestra, conducted by Alan MacNair, premiered a new piece by Bob Phillips in memory of string teacher, Jenny McGraw.  Her family attended the concert.  INSPIRING!  Also on […]

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