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Our calendar for 2018 to 2019 has not yet been updated; please refer to your Yearbook & Directory. For CM dates, please click on the CM tab, above; Branch Evaluation dates have been updated, and can also be viewed through your Teacher’s Portal.


Events for Academic Year 2018-2019
October 3 10:00 AM General Meeting at Steinway Piano Gallery Beverly Hills Mandatory meeting for all CM teachers
October 21 3:30 PM Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

January 21 Romantic & Impressionist Festival Afternoon times; Roth Hall, Crossroads School, Santa Monica

February 4 Contemporary Music Festival 1:00 to 4:00 pm Roth Hall, Crossroads School, SM
February 11 Naomi Reisfeld Etude Festival Pierre’s Fine Pianos, West LA
February 11 Eighth Annual Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Piano Competition 12 noon -5:00 pm Steinway Piano Gallery, BH
February 18 Baroque and Classical Festival 3:30 PM Keyboard Concepts, Santa Monica
February 24 (Saturday) WLA Branch Student Recital 3:30-5:30 PM Keyboard Concepts, Santa Monica
February 25 Eighth Annual Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Competition Winners’ Recital 7:00 PM; Murphy Recital Hall, Loyola Marymount University

March 3 & 4 Certificate of Meritâ„¢ Evaluations weekend for piano and voice; Mt. St. Mary’s University, Chalon Campus, Brentwood
March 11 SCJBF “Bach Festival” 1:00 to 6:00 pm Roth Hall, Crossroads School, SM 90404
March 18 CM Branch Honors Festival 3:00 -5:30 pm Roth Hall, Crossroads School, SM 90404

April 15 Adult Salon Musicale 2:00 pm, Private Home venue
April 22 1 – 3 pm: General Meeting and Master Class with Dmitry Rachmanov at Roth Hall, Crossroads School, Santa Monica

May 6 Living Composers Fiesta 3 – 5 pm Roth Hall, Crossroads School, SM 90404
May 20 Alice Frazier Kitchen Memorial Scholarship Competition 2:00 pm at Roth Hall, Crossroads School 1714 21st St. Santa Monica, 90404

June 3 General Meeting and Performances: Winners of Alice Kitchen Scholarship Competition 4:00 pm, Steinway Hall, Steinway Piano Gallery (8801 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90211)

Results from Southern California Junior BACH FESTIVAL held Sunday, March 11, 2018 Winners Bach Festival 2018 WLA branch Click here (click 2 times)

Results from Southern California Junior BACH FESTIVAL held Sunday, March 12, 2017 Click here: Bach Festival Winners 2017
Results from Southern California Junior BACH FESTIVAL held Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Steinway Piano Gallery.Click here: Bach Festival Winners 2016

For information page about LIVING COMPOSERS FIESTA concept Click here

For results from Bach Festivals and Gawartin Chopin Competitions held in 2018 and earlier, please click on the “Program and Festivals” tab, above.



NEWS for Members

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The Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) is a professional organization of approximately 4,700 members incorporated in 1897 to promote the pursuit of excellence in the field of music education. MTAC is among the largest and most highly respected professional music teacher associations in the nation. The exacting qualifications for membership in the association establish the MTAC member as a qualified and accredited teacher in the community.

The West Los Angeles Branch of MTAC was founded in 1954. Comprised of over 100 members teaching different instruments including piano, violin, cello, flute, voice and others, our branch is active in sponsoring recitals, festivals, competitions, ensemble playing and community service activities for students as well as continuing education programs and performing opportunities for teachers. We also administer the MTAC sponsored program, Certificate of Meritâ„¢.

Our teachers serve the following Westside communities: Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Mar Vista, Venice, Cheviot Hills, Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey, Culver City, West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Westchester.

On our website you can find a private instructor, learn more about the benefits of studying with an MTAC member, view our list of programs, festivals and event calendar and learn about joining our branch. Thank you for visiting!