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MASTA Chamber Festival 2016

The 25th Anniversary MASTA Chamber Music Festival took place  on March 7th, 2016 at the College of Music Building on the campus of Michigan State University.   Thanks to Judy Palac and Kevin O’ Donnell for arranging for MASTA to have the event at MSU! The festival and competition were made possible by the following generous donors:  Shar’s […]

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BassFest – East 2016

BassFest – East 2016 At the Michigan BassFest young bassists will have a unique opportunity to get together with other young bass players, play ensembles, get instruction from nationally recognized bass teachers and performers, and hear some outstanding bass playing. The Michigan BassFest-East is sponsored by the Michigan Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and will be hosted […]

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Violapalooza 2016

Violapalooza 2016 in Kalamazoo By Karin Loberg Code   MASTA Outreach Grant helped fund a successful event for area high school viola players. Violist Katrin Meidell from Ball State University was invited to Kalamazoo on Saturday, February 13, 2016 for a full-day workshop, master class, viola choir coaching and concert with eighteen West Michigan-area high […]

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Legends of String Teaching with David Reed

Click on the link below to access the latest Legends of String Teaching Podcast David Reed has been teaching orchestra in the Bloomfield Hills Schools, Michigan, since 1984. His ensembles have been invited to play at various conferences and have scored the highest ratings in their festival performances. Mr. Reed was named “2003 Orchestra Teacher […]

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