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Thursday July 27- 30, 2017
The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center
Englewood, CO


Our International Convention was held in Denver this summer hosted by West Central and Pacific Northwest Provinces. We meet only every three years – so this was a special opportunity to enjoy music with our fraternity brothers and sisters, hear some interesting workshop speakers, do our organization’s business and have fun. All Mu Phi Epsilon members are welcomed at a Convention. Non-delegate members are invited to attend sessions, meals and concerts.

Convention photos with Jenny Smith and Rosemary Ames modeling the "Fun" glasses.


Our chapter had seven members participating this year:



Sandra McMillen (Past national office), Tena Hehn (Past national officer), Jenny Smith (current International Second Vice President Collegiate Advisor), Phyllis Wilson, Ashley Bouras (current Dallas Alumni Chapter President and District Direct SC2), Lisa Beyer (Dallas VP and delegate), Mary Williams

Our South Central 2 Province includes several collegiate chapters plus Dallas, Austin, Denton and San Antonio Alumni chapters.





International Competition Finals 2017

The Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition is held tri-annually in conjunction with our Convention and is sponsored by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation. The Foundation is the non-profit philanthropic arm of Mu Phi Epsilon and awards many scholarships, awards and grants every year. (See www.MPEFoundation.org). The winner of the International Competition receives the opportunity to be presented in concerts and recitals by chapters of MPE for two years with their expenses paid and $200 per appearance. Each finalist also receives $500.

The Competition finals were held this year at the University of Denver Hamilton Hall on Thursday, July 27. The five finalists, who performed to a packed hall, were all artists of the highest quality:
- Katsuya Yuaso, clarinet
- Maria Wietrznyska, piano
- Chika Inoue, saxophone
- Jonathan Morris, piano (first runner-up)
- Ashlee Bickley, mezzo-soprano

The 2017 winner was Katsuya Yuaso, a fine soloist and chamber musician and Yamaha Young Performing Artist in 2014. He is Adjunct Professor at Florida A&M University, and a graduate teaching assistant at Florida State University where he is pursuing a doctoral degree. He was a Phi Mu member and is now an Allied member. He presented a full concert during the Convention. Our chapter will be considering ways to bring Katsuya here for a performance during the next two years. You won’t want to miss him!

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Contact Information
 
Electronic mail / President / General Information - Nancy Laine: intreble@swbell.net
Website - Mary Williams: mwilliamstxtravel@yahoo.com
Concert Series - Kimla Beasley:
kbeasley@kybproductions.com
VP/Membership - Kimla Beasley:
kbeasley@kybproductions.com
Programs - Phyllis Wilson: phylw@sbcglobal.net and Claudia Jameson: cnavjameson@hotmail.com

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