Dear MACRO members,

We begin another school year! I hope you have had a relaxing and wonderful start to your academic year. I am writing to invite all of you to participate in our activites.

Are you interested in serving on the MACRO Board? We currently have an open slot on the board and would like to invite anyone who may want to serve in this capacity to apply by contacting Jamie Henke via email at We are looking for individuals who would bring a new dimension and/or activity to MACRO. Each of the current board members has developed a special niche in MACRO and/or served in a special capacity within the organization. Jamie Henke serves as the organization's Financial Director, Marilyn Saker is in charge of all aspects of the MACRO journal, Warren Gooch created and is in charge of our joint composition competition with Truman State, and Gene Trantham is our official liaison with CMS and our archivist. Rob Hodson, our departing board member, specialized in macro analysis and Jazz. We are hoping to hear from many of you with all of your creative ideas for MACRO! Please contact Jamie Henke if you have any questions. Interested individuals should submit their email to Jamie by October 31, 2007. Your email message should include a short paragraph describing either the activity you would create, the niche you would fill, or other aspect that you would bring to the MACRO Board.

Please mark your calendars for June 13-14, 2008. These are the dates for our Musician's Workshop. Our new workshop schedule worked great for everyone this past June, so we will be using the same format this year. The workshop will start at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, and end at noon on Saturday. Come join us! Mark your calendars now.

Welcome to all of our new members who joined over the summer! I'd like to invite you, and all of our other members to explore what MACRO has to offer:

Check out our 2008 Truman State University/MACRO Composers competition. Contest guidelines for this year's competition are posted on our web site. This is a very unique competition. All of our 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