Certificate of Merit

MTAC Santa Monica Bay
Certificate of Merit Evaluations

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

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

2021–2022 Teacher Information Session • OPTIONAL
September 27, 2021 (MON)

ONLINE via Zoom
09:30am • Meet & Greet (Social Time)
10:00am • Annual Branch Programs/Events Information Session
  • Certificate of Merit is completely online for 2021–2022
  • Teachers will need to take an online quiz to unblock their eligibility
  • The online quiz is available in your teacher portal or via link in e-mail sent by the MTAC State Office
  • The online quiz is to be taken AFTER watching the official CM Teacher Training Video

Deborah How, Branch Co-Chair

Emily Senchuk, Branch Co-Chair

2022 Branch Evaluations
Media Submission Opens: February 26, 2022 (SAT)
Media Submission Closes: March 8, 2022 (TUE)
Results Available: March 28, 2022 (MON)

2022 Branch Honors Festival
May 1, 2022 (SUN)

Westside Music Conservatory (Santa Monica)
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
(exact recital times will depend on the number of students eligible for Branch Honors)
Branch Honors Festival may be in person, live on Zoom, or by Video Submission (depending on Covid-19 guidelines)

MTAC Santa Monica Bay CM Branch Honors Festival
Rules & Guidelines
  • ALL INSTRUMENTS & VOICE: Levels 4 – Advanced/Panel
  • Student may 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
  • 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
July 1 – July 5, 2022

Hyatt Regency Orange County