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Our calendar for 2018 to 2019 is now updated; please refer to your Yearbook & Directory for additional dates, deadlines, etc. 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 First MTAC-WLA 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
November 11 (Branch) Student Recital 1:00 PM Steinway Piano Gallery, Beverly Hills
December 9 Baroque and Classical Festival 1:00 PM Steinway Piano Gallery, Beverly Hills
January 13 Romantic & Impressionist Festival 1:00 PM Steinway Piano Gallery, Beverly Hills
January 20 Contemporary Music Festival 1:00 PM Roth Hall, Crossroads School, Santa Monica
January 26 Young Artist’s Guild Concert featuring MTAC-WLA YAG pianist Noah Simon 6:00 PM Steinway Piano Gallery, Beverly Hills
February 3 Second MTAC-WLA GENERAL MEETING and Master Class with Daniel Lessner 1:30 PM at Roth Hall, Crossroads School, Santa Monica
February 10 Naomi Reisfeld Etude Festival 2:00 PM Pierre’s Fine Pianos, West LA
February 17 Ninth Annual Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Piano Competition 1:00 to 6:00 PM Roth Hall, Crossroads School, Santa Monica
February 24 Ninth Annual Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Piano Competition Winners’ Recital Roth Hall, Crossroads School, Santa Monica; time TBA
March 2 & 3 Certificate of Merit™ Evaluations weekend for piano and voice; Mt. St. Mary’s University, Chalon Campus, Brentwood
March 10 SCJBF “Bach Festival” 1:00 to 5:00 pm Roth Hall, Crossroads School, Santa Monica
March 17 CM Branch Honors Festival afternoon times TBA; Roth Hall, Crossroads School, Santa Monica
April 7 Adult Salon Musicale 2:30 pm, Private Home venue
April 28 Alice Frazier Kitchen Memorial Scholarship Competition venue and time TBA
May 5 Year-End MTAC-WLA GENERAL MEETING and Performances: featuring winners of Alice Kitchen Scholarship Competition; venue and time TBA
May 19 Living Composers Fiesta 3:00 PM Roth Hall, Crossroads School, Santa Monica
June 28 to July 2 MTAC STATE CONVENTION Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
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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 about 90 members teaching different instruments including piano, violin, cello, 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!