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/

(you must attend one of these sessions to participate in CM in 2020)

September 15, 2019 (SUN)
Westside Music Conservatory (Santa Monica)

September 16, 2019 (MON)
Westside Music Conservatory (Santa Monica)

Deborah How, Branch Chair

Deborah How, Piano Coordinator

    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

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

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

Deborah How, Theory Coordinator
    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)

Emily Senchuk, Branch Honors Festival Chair (Strings, Voice, Winds & Brass)

    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)