Studio Newsletter with Calendar
Online Group Class/Upcoming Musicale/Summer & Fall Contracts
Our next online group class (only 40” long!) is on Sat., May 1, at 2 pm MST. We will run through your songs for the online recital May 29!
The next DAMTA Student Musicale is on May 16 on Zoom. If you would like to participate, let me know! The same recordings that you do for the recital can be used for the Musicale. Incidentally, the deadline for submitting recordings for the recital is Monday, May 24, so plan ahead! (I need time to organize, etc.)
Please be thinking ahead about whether you will continue through the summer and/or fall, as contracts for those times will be sent out the beginning of May, and are due at the end of May.
CALENDAR FOR 2021-2022
The calendar for 2021-2022 has been set up! Group Classes during Summer Session will be June 12 & July 10. Group Classes for the Fall will be: Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6 (rehearsal). For Spring, Group Classes will be: Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2, and May 7 (Rehearsal). Recitals will be Dec 4, 2021, and May 28, 2022. PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES RIGHT AWAY!
Alum actress Kerry Knuppe starred in the movie All Those Small Things that was featured in the Seattle International Film Festival during April!
Matt Murphy has recreated his five-person band, Murphy’s Hideaway, in OK City, and they are performing a regular Sunday evening gig—the 5-hour Band Jam at a bar called Chopper Hopper Saloon!
Easter was lovely! Because we were all vaccinated, except two who kept distance and wore masks, we joined
Chris, Jordan, and her family for a lovely lamb roast dinner and excellent company of 8! It was so good to be able to hug and see people’s faces after 14 months! Mel was able to stay up until 4 pm, albeit in his chair.
Reece is busy reading Splat the Cat in his Easter book to me via FaceTime after our Oz chapter for the evening and a song (Ed, the Invisible Dragon).
Our tulips are coming up, and we went over to see the miniature irises and crocuses in C&J’s backyard. They are heavily into planting, tilling, and transplanting mode right now.
Sadly, Mel had to go back into the hospital from Friday, April 16-22, due to another infection from two different bacteria. Caught it early, and found out in the process that a really low blood pressure is an indicator of “sepsis” or infection. Glad to know that, but feel for him. As he is on immuno-suppressant drugs, he is highly susceptible to UTIs. Every time this happens, it sets him back again and he has to rebuild strength.
Stay safe and well!
ALL FOLLOWING DATES (EXCEPT NATIONAL HOLIDAYS) ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Next three months:
Sat, May 1—Final contract year tuition due; May Day, AND 2 pm—Online Recital Rehearsal
Mon, May 3—Happy Birthday, Catherine!
Sun May 9—Happy Mother’s Day!
Mon, May 10, 9 am—FCMTA meeting online
Wed, May 13, 10:30 am—Nancy sing at DAMTA Teachers Musicale (?)
Sun, May 16, 12:00— DAMTA Online Student Musicale— Nancy hosting
Sat, May 29, 2 pm—The Voice Builder Online Spring Recital
Mon, May 31—Memorial Day; Summer and fall contracts due, plus Fall registration fee
May 31-June 5—STUDIO CLOSED
Jun 2-5—CSMTA Annual Conference
Jun 6—8-week Summer Session Starts
Sat, Jun 12, 2 pm—ONLINE GROUP CLASS
Mon, Jun 14—Flag Day
Sun, Jun 20—Happy Fathers’ Day!
Tues, Jun 22—Happy Birthday, Stephanie!
Aug 1—1st of 10 tuition payments due Aug 1-14—STUDIO CLOSED
Aug 13-15—PAVA SymposiumTues, Aug 17—1st day of fall lessons