Dear MACRO members,

I am writing to let all of you know about some of our activites for the 2008-2009 academic year and to welcome all of our new members! I'd like to invite all of you to explore what MACRO has to offer:

Please mark your calendars for June 19-20, 2009. These are the dates for our Musician's Workshop. 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!

Check out our 2009 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! Note: the submission deadline is October 1, 2008.

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