to Mar 14

M.A.P. at SMU

Music Artistry Program (formerly Adjudications)

Location:  SMU

Students perform 2 pieces for the Visiting Artist, who gives constructive feedback.  Winners are chosen to perform at a MAP Honors Recital on 3/17 (Sunday).

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10:30 AM10:30

National Guild Auditions, June 5

National Guild Auditions:  Tuesday, June 5, 2018

All students are playing at the National Level--this means 7 memorized pieces and 3 technical phases, 10 items all together.  This is quite an accomplishment!  

Time:  10:30am-6pm, schedule will be posted.  

Location (please note change!):  825 Legion Way Suite C3


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to Mar 19

Music Artistry Program - M.A.P. & Group Lesson Week: Thursday, March 15!

Annual Adjudications at St. Martin's University.  Adjudications are now called "Music Artistry Program" or M.A.P.!

Each student will present two pieces for a master teacher/visiting artist.  Top students will perform at the Honors Recital on March 25.

****DATE and TIME:  Our M.A.P. date is THURSDAY, MARCH 15!  8am-2:15pm.  Students will be given 10-30 minute time slots, according to level.  Please let me know ASAP if you have a specific need, and I will see what I can do.  

We will have group lessons this week, Tuesday, March 13--a great time for performance practice for M.A.P.!


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3:15 PM15:15

Group Classes

Group Lessons will take place this week at the regular time, Tuesday 3:15-5:15.  

Music Artistry Program (formerly known as Adjudications) will be this same week, so we will have performance practice opportunities to help prepare for it.  

High School-7th:  3:15-4:15

7th-Elementary:  4:15-5:15

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12:00 PM12:00

WSMTA Honors Recital Competition

Location:  SMU, Arts Building

This competition is for students participating in M.A.P. who are interested in performing at the WSMTA Annual Conference.  The student winners will represent our district at the State Conference at one of the Honor Recitals, June 20-23.  For the first time in 20 years, WSMTA will combine with the Oregon MTA, so it should be an exciting time!  

Deadline for Application:  Feb. 13, 2018.

Playing time is limited to 5 minutes.  

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to Feb 3

Master lessons, Feb. 3 & 4

We are thrilled to have Dr. Leonard Richter (my former college professor!) here as our Master Teacher this winter.  Please let me know if you are interested in a lesson with him, he is wonderful!

Friday, 2/3, 3:30-5:30 & Saturday, 2/4, 11-1pm

Lessons are 30, 45, and 60 minutes and are $60/hr.  Fees are due Jan. 25th.

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6:15 PM18:15

The Trout Quintet, Governor's Mansion Chamber Series

The Trout Quintet plays again!  This time at the Governor's Mansion by the Capitol.  The concert will also include duo pianists, Ramona & Jenny, in Camille Saint-Saens "Danse Macabre"!  Tickets are required in advance and space is very limited.  H'or d'oevres & champagne reception at 6:15, concert starts at 7pm.  

Ramona Allen, piano

Jenny Edwards, piano

Holly Reeves, cello

Aaron Inglin, violin

Kate Inglin, viola

Brian Loeb, bass


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2:00 PM14:00

Christmas Forest Performance at Red Lion Inn, 2-3pm

Christmas Forest Performance at Red Lion Inn, 2-3pm

This is an opportunity to play your favorite pieces (Holiday and other) for the community!  I encourage anyone available to participate in this annual event.  Saturday, Dec. 2 is "Kids' Day", so there will be many kid centered activities, as well as dozens of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and decor.  

This is Providence St. Peters Christmas Forest's 30th anniversary this year!  Over the past 29 years, Providence Christmas Forest has raised funds to support life-saving medical equipment, compassionate care, and Mission-driven programs. Providence Christmas Forest is Providence St. Peter Foundation’s largest fund-raising event, generating more than $10.2 million throughout its history.      

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8:00 AM08:00

OMTA Concerto Competition--RESULTS!

Olympia's Annual Concerto Competition

List of repertoire & concerto levels are available at

Winners of the Advanced A and Advanced B division will be featured in a concert with the Olympia Chamber Orchestra in the spring! 

RESULTS from our studio--great job!

Intermediate A:  Isabella, 2nd place

Intermediate B:  Chloe, 1st place; Sky, HM

Advanced A:  Lilia, HM

Advanced B:  Alex, 2nd; Megan, 3rd

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7:00 PM19:00

Concerto Dress Rehearsal Recital

Friday, Nov. 3 @ 7pm:  This is an opportunity for students participating in the OMTA Concerto Competition (on Nov. 11) to perform for each other, listen to great pieces, and cheer each other on!  All of these students have been working so hard.  Please bring a snack to share!

Students:  bring the shoes you will wear, and I encourage students to also wear their performance dress.  

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7:00 PM19:00

The Trout Quintet, featuring Ramona & members of the Olympia Symphony!

Performing at a Chehalis Chamber Series will be Ramona Allen (piano), Holly Reeves (cello), Aaron Inglin (violin), Kate Inglin (viola) and Brian Loeb (bass).  They will be performing the world's best known piece about a fish, The Trout Quintet!  Written by Franz Schubert when he was only 22 years old, it features the bubbling and sunny mood of a happy trout in a country stream.  That is, until a fisherman tries to catch it!  

Part of this concert will feature a harpsichord generously donated by the former president of Centralia College.  Ramona & Holly will play pieces by Rameau and Bach.  

Free and open to the public.

Location:  Chehalis SDA Church--120 Chilvers Rd, Chehalis, WA 98532

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