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



MANDATORY BRANCH CM INFORMATION SESSIONS
(you must attend one of these sessions to participate in CM in 2020)

September 15, 2019 (SUN)
Westside Music Conservatory (Santa Monica)
7:00pm–9:00pm

September 16, 2019 (MON)
Westside Music Conservatory (Santa Monica)
10:00am–12:00pm



Deborah How, Branch Chair


Deborah How, Piano Coordinator
dhhow.music@gmail.com

    Piano Evaluations
    March 14 & 15, 2020 (SAT & SUN)
    Westside Music Conservatory (Santa Monica)
    All Day



Morgan Gerstmar, String Coordinator

    String Evaluations
    February 29, 2020 (SAT)    
    Westside Music Conservatory (Santa Monica)
    Morning or Afternoon


Emily Senchuk, Voice Coordinator
emsenchuk@gmail.com

    Voice Evaluations
    February 29, 2020 (SAT)    
    Westside Music Conservatory (Santa Monica)
    Morning or Afternoon


Emily Senchuk, Winds/Brass Coordinator
emsenchuk@gmail.com
    
    Winds & Brass Evaluations
    March 1, 2020 (SUN)
    Westside Music Conservatory (Santa Monica)
    All Day


Deborah How, Theory Coordinator
dhhow.music@gmail.com
    
    Theory Evaluations (All Instruments & Voice)
    March 7 & 8, 2020 (SAT & SUN)
    Westside Music Conservatory (Santa Monica)
    12:00–6:00 PM (both days)


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

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

    Branch Honors Festival
   March 22, 2020 (SUN)
   Westside Music Conservatory (Santa Monica)
    Afternoon & Evening
    (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
  • 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 3 – July 7, 2020
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
  • Certificate of Merit Convention Recitals (Festival • Theme • New Materials)
  • Certificate of Merit Panel Programs (Honors • Master Class • Young Artist Guild)