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Studio Recital

Description:

Students perform a solo with piano accompaniment. A potluck reception follows.

Cost:

$10 Recital fee
$25 Accompanist fee

MTAC Holiday Festival

Description:

A theme is chosen for this festival in which medals are awarded for excellent, very good, and good performances of one piece. “Female Composers” is the theme for this year’s festival.

Cost:

$30 Festival fee
$25 Accompanist fee

MTAC Certificate of Merit™ Program

Description:

A systematic and comprehensive program of theory, technique, sight-reading, ear-training, and performance.

Students take a written theory and ear-training exam, and they also perform for an adjudicator. Students who pass the minimum requirements will receive a Certificate of Merit™.

If the teacher nominates the student for Branch Honors, the adjudicator may choose the student to receive a special seal on their certificate indicating Branch Honors. Some of those students are invited to perform in a Branch Honors Recital. The highest achieving students are invited to perform at the MTAC Convention.

Cost:

$50 to $75 CM fee (depending on the level)
$10 Recital fee
$40 Accompanist fee
[includes rehearsal, recital, and exam]

Certificate of Merit™ Branch Honors Recital

Description:

The top students receiving CM Branch Honors are invited to perform in the Branch Honors Recital. Because of the selective nature of this event, there is no festival fee.

Cost:

$25 Accompanist Fee

MTAC Branch Bach Festival

Description:

An original piece by Johann Sebastian Bach is performed from memory. Two adjudicators provide written feedback on the performance.

Cost:

$30 Festival fee
$25 Accompanist fee (not always applicable)
Strings Regional fee: $35.00

MTAC Branch Competition

Description:

The few students exhibiting the most polished performance in the studio are entered in a competition for the entire Pleasant Valley-Ventura County Branch of the MTAC (involving all instruments). Winner receives a trophy and a cash prize.

Cost:

$30 Competition fee
$25 Accompanist fee

MTAC Ensemble Festival

Description:

The Ensemble Festival gives students an opportunity to perform with one another (or with an accompanist) in a non-adjudicated recital. This event also includes a contest to design the t-shirt for the festival, which each participant receives (included in the fee). This festival has no judging or formal repertoire requirements.

Cost:

$30 Festival fee

MTAC Convention

Description:

The highest achieving students in the Certificate of Merit™ program are invited to perform at the annual MTAC Convention. Accompanist provided.

Cost:

$35 Convention Fee