Certificate of Merit



MTAC Santa Monica Bay
Certificate of Merit Evaluations

MTAC State Program • http://www.mtac.org/
Piano, Harp, Strings, Voice, Winds & Brass

MTAC State Program Teacher Portal for Certificate Merit • https://new.mtac.org
MTAC State Program Parent Portal for Certificate Merit • https://new.mtac.org

MTAC Santa Monica Bay CM Teacher Work Agreement
will be available by October 15, 2018



Deborah How, Branch Chair
Deborah How, Piano Coordinator
    Piano Evaluations
    March 2 & 3, 2019 (SAT & SUN)
    New Roads School (Santa Monica)
        Time TBA (all day)

Morgan Gerstmar, String Coordinator

    String Evaluations
    March 10, 2019 (SUN)    
    The Conservatory of Performing Arts (West Los Angeles)
        Time TBA

Emily Senchuk, Voice Coordinator
    Voice Evaluations
    March 10, 2019 (SUN)    
    The Conservatory of Performing Arts (West Los Angeles)
        Time TBA

Emily Senchuk, Winds/Brass Coordinator
    Winds & Brass Evaluations
    March 3, 2019 (SUN)
    The Conservatory of Performing Arts (West Los Angeles)
        Time TBA (all day)

Alpha Walker, Branch Honors Festival Chair (Piano)
alphawins@gmail.com

Emily Senchuk, Branch Honors Festival Chair (Strings, Voice, Winds & Brass)
emsenchuk@earthlink.net

    March 24, 2019 (SUN)
    Crossroads School – Roth Hall (Santa Monica)
        1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
        (exact recital times will depend on the number of students selected for Branch Honors)

MTAC Santa Monica Bay CM Branch Honors Festival
Rules & Guidelines
  • Teacher must have applied for Branch Honors consideration on the student evaluation form
  • ALL INSTRUMENTS & VOICE: Levels 4 – Advanced/Panel
  • Student can be in any school grade
  • Students must receive Excellent overall rating on Repertoire
  • Teachers will choose piece for Branch Honors Recital
  • Piece must fit within the time limit guidelines for MTAC State Convention Festival Recitals
  • Teachers may make cuts to piece to fit time limit
  • PIANO/STRING/VOICE: students must have all pieces memorized
  • WIND/BRASS: students are not required to play pieces by memory
  • Repertoire, Technique, AND Sight Reading must receive a Good or Excellent rating from the CM Evaluator
  • Theory score must be 80% or higher


MTAC State Convention
June 28 – July 2, 2019
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
  • Certificate of Merit Convention Recitals (Festival • Theme • New Materials)
  • Certificate of Merit Panel Programs (Honors • Master Class • Young Artist Guild)