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November 2020

Works-in-progress for students

November 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom-FaceTime format
Free

Chair: Jan KravetsJanclaudia@aol.com Event Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020 Location: zoom Deadline to complete online application below: November 19, 2020 (or when total number /length of pieces by all participants for event exceeds 60 minutes  PLAYING TIME AND ELIGIBILITY Each student is allowed 5 mins   of  playing time . Students can be any level or instrument. REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS Open repertoire . This is your chance to try out new pieces in a supportive, mock-recital setting setting Master Studio Application for…

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February 2021

Romantic and Impressionist Festival

February 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
live!!! on zoom event, Tba
Tba, CA 90405 United States
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$18

Chair: Jan Kravets and MaryAnn Cummins Event Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 2:00 PM Location: Live !!!! On zoom event *limited video-performances may be accepted with chair approval. Deadline to complete online application below: February 7, 2021  because of limited time, application will be accepted until the maximum allowable performance time for this event has been filled!!!! PLEASE NOTE: “media release form”  must be completed online at or before submission of application to this event (form is located at the foot…

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March 2021

2021 BACH FESTIVAL RESULTS ARE HERE

March 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - August 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am

To all of our West LA Branch teachers whose students took part in the 2021 Southern California Junior Bach Festival: Congratulations to all students and their teachers! We had a very successful remote festival this year! Thank you to all students and their families for producing and delivering the videos. The judges remarked how pleased they were that the process of accessing and viewing the videos was so very well organized and trouble-free. The individual certificates and evaluation sheets will…

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April 2021

Guest pianist/lecturer: David Kaplan presents : FANCY FOOTWORK, the art of the pedal

April 26, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
zoom format

Guest Lecturer David Kaplan, pianist UCLA Herb Alpert  School of Music Assistant Professor, Piano Performance -Piano and Keyboard Literature presents: “Fancy Footwork...the art of the pedal” Event Date: Monday, April 26, 2021 at 10:30am Location: zoom link to follow    David Kaplan, pianist, has been called “excellent and adventurous” by The New York Times, and praised by the Boston Globe for “grace and fire” at the keyboard. He has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Britten Sinfonia and Das…

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May 2021

Living Composers Fiesta postponed until fall 2021

May 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TBA Santa Monica, United States + Google Map
$18

ChairDr. Neil Galanter Event Date: fall of 2021 Location: tba Deadline to complete online application below: Postmark Deadline for Entry Fees:  The Living Composers Fiesta is not a competition. Each student participant is presented with a festival certificate of achievement. EXCITING, NEW PERFORMANCE OUTLINE COMING SOON.   Living Composers Fiesta is A Music/Performance Festival of everything that is current and exciting today: Compositions of living composers may include any or all of the following: multimedia, improvisation, experimentation, jazz, film music, recent…

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October 2021

Works in progress!!

October 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
TBA Santa Monica, United States + Google Map
Free!

Chair: Jan kravets Janclaudia@aol.com Event Date: Sunday, October 24,, at 1:00 PM Location: tba, Deadline to complete online application below: October 19 (please note: if max time is reached prior to October 19 , another event will be created )  Postmark Deadline for Entry Fees: free event to all MTAC WLA music studios! The “works in progress” event  is not a competition. It is a “playing class” , an opportunity to share pieces that have progressed to a level where they are…

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December 2021

Baroque & Classical Festival

December 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
live!!! on zoom event, Tba
Tba, CA 90405 United States
$18

 Chair: Marina Kalantarova and Jan Kravets Kalantarova, Marina Event Date: Sunday, December 05,  2021, at 1:00PM Location:  live performances in a zoom platform STUDENTS WILL PERFORM LIVE  USING ZOOM.   For the safety of our students and their families, we will, for the time being use a zoom platform  for live, branch  recitals. The following is a suggestion only and is not a requirement of participation :                            …

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January 2022

POSTPONED ! 20- 21st century Music Festival

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
live!!! on zoom event, Tba
Tba, CA 90405 United States
$18

Chair: Susanna Safarian-Tarontsi Event Date: Sunday , January 23, 2022 at 2:00pm Location: zoom starontsi@hotmail.com Deadline to complete online application below : January 18 Postmark Deadline for Entry Fees: January 18 mail to : Susanna Safarian Tarontsi 1850 veteran ave, apt 201 los Angeles, CA 90025 The 20th century Music Festival is not a competition. Each student participant is presented with a festival certificate of achievement. PLAYING TIME AND ELIGIBILITY Each teacher is allowed a maximum of 20 minutes of total playing time for…

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March 2022

REGION IV BACH FESTIVAL 2022

March 13 - March 21
TBA Santa Monica, United States

2022 WLA BACH FESTIVAL APPLICATION DEADLINES: February 14 2022: deadline to register via scjbf.org website . Please see scjbf.org for registration guidelines   March 14  2022: WLA Deadline to submit videos to be evaluated by judges in our branch March 20  2022 WLA Bach Festival Competition : March 20 2022 (all day) judges will review and evaluate all festival videos submitted. March 21, 2022 Judges results published on our website . Teachers with participating students will also be notified by email…

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POSTPONED :2022 Alice Frazier Kitchen Memorial Scholarship Competition

March 20
TBA Santa Monica, United States + Google Map

  2022 Competition Guidelines 2022 ALICE FRAZIER KITCHEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION Date of Competition: March 20, 2022 Date of Winners’ Recital: TBA Co-Chairs: Dr. Wojciech Kocyan & Louisa Wong Competition format:            TBD based on safety and health guidelines . . Please be advised that simultaneous live recording of the contestants is required. Said recording is subject to submission to the Competition co-chairs in the event of any unpredictable Wi-Fi and/or Zoom technical issues arising during the…

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