Dear MACRO members,

It's time to welcome all of you to another year of teaching, welcome all new members of MACRO, and to once again remind you of everything MACRO has to offer:

Our Musician's Workshop for 2012 promises to be a real treat! Please mark your calendars for June 15-16, 2012. As always, the workshop will start at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, and end at noon on Saturday. Come join us! Mark your calendars today. It's never too early to start thinking about possible presentation and poster session ideas! We plan to release three new computer simulations at the 2012 workshop for you and your students, free of charge, so come and check out Melody Mixer, Harmony Helper, and Species Sorter at our workshop in June!

Check out our latest Truman State University/MACRO Composers competition. Contest guidelines for this year's competition are posted on our web site. Previous winners have really enjoyed the range of opportunities presented in this competition so apply now!

As always, I encourage all of you to check out our opportunities for research honorariums, as well as student and teaching awards.

Research honorariums:

Student awards:

Please keep in touch, and I send my best wishes for a great year to all of you!

Jamie Henke, MACRO Chair