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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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Marquette High School Student Chapter

The Marquette HS student chapter, also known as the Fine Tuners, does a lot to promote string playing in their community.  They assist with After-School Elementary Strings, Music Night at the Children’s Museum and other orchestra events. Today they helped stuff MASTA tote bags which will be available at the upcoming MMC.  Thank you, Fine […]

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MASTA Grant – Suzuki Violin Training at PhoenixPhest

 by Allie Holden North Rockford Middle School Orchestras This past summer, I applied for and received a professional development grant from MASTA. I used the grant to assist with my tuition to Suzuki Violin Unit 1 training with David Strom at PhoenixPhest. The training took place over the course of 8 days on the Eastern […]

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Teacher of the Year Voting

It’s time to vote for the MASTA Teacher of the Year.  In 2014, our organization began alternating this award between studio teachers and classroom teachers each year, and this is the year to award a studio teacher.  Please read about each candidate below, and then cast your vote by following this link: Teacher of the […]

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Music Education & Technology Podcast with Dan Scott

Our MASTA President-Elect, Dan Scott, was recently interviewed for the Music Education & Technology Podcast website! Here is a link to the podcast article: https://metpodcast.wordpress.com/2017/11/23/episode-12-dan-scott-orchestra-teacher-in-jenison-michigan/ Here is a direct link to the actual podcast: https://ia601504.us.archive.org/33/items/METPodcast/MetPodcast012.m4a

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2018 MASTA Chamber Music Festival

Registration is now open for the 2018 MASTA Chamber Music Festival, which will be held on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Monday February 26, 2018. Our guest artists will be the Ambassador String Quartet:  Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin – Associate Concertmaster, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Sunmi Chang, violin — faculty at […]

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