Last weekend (July 28-31) two LMS students traveled to Lake Ozark, Missouri to participate in the 60th Annual MidAmerica Music Association Festival. Nathan and Mahathi have spent the last 6 months preparing to play at this adjudicated event. It was my honor and privilege to help them prepare their piano solos and support them at the festival.
The festival was a smashing success! Both students received Superior ratings (95% or above) on their piano solos and went home with trophies. I am so proud of my students!
About the festival: The 2016 M.A.M.A. Festival had 1177 entries in 19 different instruments and voice. Entry categories include solos, duets, ensembles, original composition, piano competition, pop/jazz/blues, music quiz bowl, adult/student hobbyist, talent show and theory bee. Entrants can sign up to participate in as many categories as they wish! Next year (2017) the M.A.M.A. Festival will be held in Kansas City, and then in St. Louis the following year (2018).