21st Annual Juanita Miller Concerto Competition
January 14, 2017
Owen Art Center
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
Divisions: Piano, Strings, Winds/Brass 

$750 Grand Prize Winner
(Grand Prize Winner awarded performance opportunities with
Marshall Symphony Orchestra  & Mesquite Symphony Orchestra )
Second Prize $400
Third Prize $200

Submissions are being accepted for JMCC 2017
  • Student in grades 9 - 12 as of Entry Deadline date
  • Legal residents in the State of Texas
  • Currently studying with a private teacher
  • May enter only one division
  • Former Grand Prize winners ineligible
  • Former First Place winners ineligible to re-enter in the same division in which they previously won
    Entries accepted in the order received.  A five-minute excerpt of entry concerto on CD or audio tape required with application.
  • One movement of a STANDARD CONCERTO written originally for the instrument must be performed from memory with piano accompanist.
  • Finalists/call backs announced following preliminary rounds.
  • FIRST PLACE division winners compete in final round for Grand Prize.
  • Contestants are responsible for engaging and compensating an accompanist for the competition.
For further information, contact Suzanne Markwell
  (214) 256-1674


TASO's 50th Anniversary Conference

April 6-8, 2017
Marriott City Center
Dallas, Texas



In celebration of TASO's 50th Anniversary this year, the annual Conference will repeat the successful "All Host" Conference in Dallas, April 6-8, 2017.

Our first and very successful "All Host" Conference was in 2007, Dallas. In planning for ''All Host" we ask that every TASO member/organization participate financially and/or with underwriting of the "necessary material components" of the Conference.

The annual Conference expenses are approximately $45,000. Based on the 2007 contributions for the "All Hosf', we would ask you to consider a gift of $2,500. We are hopeful that we will have 100% participation from all of our members - both groups and individuals.

Each group is encouraged to evaluate your pledge at the level you are able to give considering the unique opportunity for this 50th year.

Below are the forms to download for giving, pledging, and underwriting the 50th  Anniversary Conference.

CLICK links below for:





For your planning:
Host Hotel:Marriott Dallas City Center - Standard Double $165.00 15.26% tax (state, city, tourism) 630 N Pearl Street, Dallas,TX 75201
Link for reservations at (Available now. We encourage reserving rooms as soon as possible).

CLICK link below to reserve your room
Book your room for TASO 50th Anniversary

Conference Delegate Fee: $300 before March 10, 2017, $375 thereafter and at the registration  desk.

Separate fee for:
Saturday: Reception,Dinner,Intermission Sips & Sweets and Concert tickets - $140 (Concert: Final Season for conductor, Jaap Van Zweden,before leaving to become the conductor of the New York Philharmonic, - conducting Beethoven Egmont Overture, Dallas Premiere of Kernis Violin Concerto, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5)

Pledges may be made through December 1st for recognition in most printed materials. The balance of pledge is due by January 16'h, 2017.

All donors will be recognized on TASO website, newsletter, and at Conference.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have regarding pledging, payments, underwriting, and event/session sponsor naming opportunities.

Thank you in advance for your support of TASO's 50th Anniversary.

Betty Wall
TASO Past President 2013-2014
Sponsorships & Individual Gifts Chair
cell 806.790.0010
home  806.799.5175
Heather Moore
TASO Past President 2006-2007 
50th Anniversary All Host Conference Chair
cell  214.533.9068
home 214.363.9683

Amarillo hosts: Ellen Jones, Terry White, Kathy Sheldon
Amarillo hosts: Ellen Jones, Terry White, Kathy Sheldon
TASO's 2016 Conference was hosted by Amarillo Symphony Guild
April 21-23

Thank you to all the Guild members that worked to make this memorable for all!!

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