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Events for Academic Year 2016-2017
Please click on individual events in the “Upcoming Events” bubble to the right or on the Calendar page for details re: location and time
October 4 10:00 AM General Meeting at Keyboard Concepts Santa Monica Mandatory meeting for all CM teachers
October 16 3:30 PM Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
for flyer, click here
November 20 2:00 PM “Bach Rediscovered”a lecture/demonstration by Carl Matthes at Roth Hall, Crossroads School, Santa Monica
December 4 1:00 PM Baroque and Classical Festival Roth Hall, Crossroads School, SM 90404
December 6 7:30 PM December Meeting and Holiday Potluck Party at the Beverly Hills home of Lisa Pietruszka-Polak (address in your directory) For more info, click on Dec 6 in the “Upcoming Events” box
January 22 Romantic & Impressionist Festival 2:00 – 5:00 PM; Steinway Piano Gallery, BH
February 5 Contemporary Music Festival Steinway Piano Gallery, BH
February 12 Naomi Reisfeld Etude Festival Pierre’s Fine Pianos, West LA
March 4 & 5 Certificate of Merit™ Evaluations weekend for piano and voice; Mt. St. Mary’s University, Chalon Campus, Brentwood
March 12 SCJBF “Bach Festival” 1:00 to 6:00 pm Roth Hall, Crossroads School, SM 90404
For RESULTS for Bach Festival, please scroll below April entries
March 19 CM Branch Honors Festival 2:00 -5:00 pm Steinway Piano Gallery, BH
March 26 Seventh Annual Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Piano Competition 12 noon -5:00 pm Steinway Piano Gallery, BH
April 2 Adult Salon Musicale 2:00 pm, Westwood
April 2 Seventh Annual Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Competition Winners’ Recital2:00 pm Steinway Piano Gallery, BH
April 23 11:30 to 2:00 PM General Meeting and Master Class with Prof. Inna Faliks at Steinway Piano Gallery, BH
May 7 Living Composers Fiesta 2:00 pm Steinway Piano Gallery, BH
Results from Southern California Junior BACH FESTIVAL held Sunday, March 12, 2017 WLA Branch Junior Bach Festival 2017 results
For winners of Gawartin Chopin Competition 2016 and MTAC-WLA Concerto Competition 2016 please use links below:
click here:2016 Chopin Competition Winners List
click here: Winners of the MTAC – WLA Concerto Competition 2016
Results from Southern California Junior BACH FESTIVAL held Sunday, March 12, 2017 2017 WLA Branch Junior Bach Festival result
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 2015 and earlier, please click on the “Program and Festivals” tab, above.
For information on the MTAC West LA branch Concerto Competition, please click on the MTAC-WLA Concerto Competition tab, above on the brown menu bar.
NEWS for Members
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 Merit™.
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!