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Whittier Branch Calendar

More information will be available as we progress through the season. Be sure to return often for more listings (and possible changes) of events.

Fundraiser

Musicales

Master Classes

Bach-Baroque Festival

Piano Music Festival

VOCE

Certificate of Merit

Senior/Junior Competition

 

This page will be updated frequently. Check back often.

2 Meetings A Year Required to Maintain Active Status: Members must meet the meeting attendance requirement, now a minimum of 2 meetings a year, in order for an Active Member to be eligible to have students participate in Branch events. A designated Board Member will maintain attendance records. The effect of this requirement will be during each academic year. Credit for attendance may include
1) any regular monthly program (lecture presentations or Master Classes),
2) Gala Concert attendance (whether on stage or in audience), if held
3) rehearsals/performance for Concerto Concert (whether on stage or in audience),
4) chairing an event for the Whittier Branch such as Community Outreach, Musicale, Master Class, Bach Festival, Concerto Competition and Concert, presenting a Lecture, and Certificate of Merit.

Attendance is not required for teachers to register your students in State events such as Certificate of Merit and VOCE.
 

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2017

 

 

October 1

Certificate of Merit: Online Application and Online Repertoire begins. Enter through your teacher portal at our state website. Whittier Branch assesses a Processing fee based on the number of students you enroll. See Yearbook page 25.
We also share in the Work! See Teacher Work Assignment form here.
Whittier Branch instructions (PDF) to teachers: click here

Whittier Branch instructions (PDF) to teachers to add students: click here 

Help (PDF) for your students' parents: click here (part 1) and here (part 2)

 
 

October 2

SCJBF—Bach Complete Works Audition 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM at Cal. State, Long Beach. Schedule information will be online at www.scjbf.org .

October 5

9:30 am Board Meeting at Jerri Lee Owen's

October 14

2:30 pm SCJBF—Bach Complete Works Awards Concert at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, 607 E. 3rd St. (at Atlantic Ave.), Long Beach

October 31

Certificate of Merit online application ends at 11:59 pm. No late registrations. No exceptions.

November 1

CM: Parents may begin paying student CM fees online at our state website

November 1

VOCE: Online system opens: Teachers enroll students in VOCE via the Teacher Portal at http://new.mtac.org > Teacher Portal > VOCE.

November 1

Online registration opens for the 2018 Festivals including Junior Bach

November 2

9:30 am Board Meeting at Jerri Lee Owen's

November 10

CM: Deadline for parents to pay student CM fees online by 11:59 pm November 10, 2016, at our state website. Deadline is firm. No late payments. No exceptions.

November 11

Deadline to enroll in November 18 Student Musicale. Postmark deadline for paying fees. Download Application.

November 13

Signed CM Teacher Work Agreement (TWA), Student List and Missed Shift fees in hand to chair Jane Oertel or postmarked by November 12 to Jane Oertel, 1756 Las Lanas Lane, Fullerton, CA 92833

November 18

Whittier Branch Student Musicale, First Presbyterian Church, Fullerton

November 25

Application deadline for December 10 Holiday Musicale, Download Application

November 27

9:30 am Whittier Branch General Meeting at Robin Cutis's

December 1

Deadline to send in Whittier Branch Master Class (Application) for Master Class on January 21: more information here

 

December 1

Composers Today Evaluations opening date for registration: registrants may submit as many manuscripts as you want for evaluations, but only one manuscript for the State Contest. All applications must be completed by January 15, 2017. Registration is online and accessed through your Teacher Home Page at www.mtac.org. Scores can be submitted as a PDF or doc file. Recordings can be submitted as mp3 or wav files. Registration fees are non-refundable.

December 10

 

Whittier Branch Holiday Musicale: our students may perform as our "Community Outreach" for the senior residents at at a location to be determined. Community service hours may be earned. Deadline to enroll is November 25.

December 15

Deadline to enroll in VOCE competition on February 17. More information in yearbook on page 23.
Teachers of competitors and non-competitors, enter through your teacher portal at our state website. Parents are to pay online at
http://www.new.mtac.org/ by January 6, 2018.

 

2018

January 2

CM: Online system opens for Evaluators to confirm assignments on the Evaluator Portal. Online system opens for entering scheduling preferences.

January 4

9:30 am Board Meeting at Jerri Lee Owen's

January 10

Deadline to enroll in Whittier Branch Bach/Baroque Festival for Strings on February 10. More info here

January 15

Deadline: Composers Today Evaluations: registrants may submit as many manuscripts as you want for evaluations, but only one manuscript for the State Contest. All recordings must be in the .mp3 format. This is also the deadline for application to Young Composers Guild (YCG).Registration is online and accessed through your Teacher Home Page at www.mtac.org.

January 15

CM: Repertoire and Schedule Request entry ends. Also last date to switch registered Panel back to Advanced. Deadline to submit YAG Letter of Intent and repertoire. Deadline for Evaluators to confirm assignments. Enter through your teacher portal at our state website.

January 15

Keyboard Masterclass on Bach with Jeffrey Lavner at Bertea Hall, Chapman University, Orange,
Violin/Viola Masterclass on Bach with Margaret Batjer at Bertea Hall, Chapman University, Orange.
Applications will soon be posted at scjbf.org.

January 17

Deadline to enroll in VOCE on February 19. More info here

January 20

CM: Online system opens for Branch Chairs to verify Evaluator List

January 21

Whittier Branch Master Classes. Selected students (based on drawing in September) All teachers are encouraged to attend:
2:00 for Piano— Arts Development School, 10044 Roscrans Ave., Bellflower

Master Teacher, will work with the following
TBA

6:30 for Strings—Tchaikovsky School, 20265 Valley Blvd, Suite F, Walnut
Master Teacher, will work with the following
TBA

January 22

Deadline to enroll in Piano Music Festival on February 5. More info here

January 31

CM: Deadline for Branch Chairs to verify Evaluator List

February 4

Whittier Branch Piano Music Festival at Community Presbyterian Church, La Mirada

February 1

9:30 am Board Meeting at Jerri Lee Owen's

February 10

Whittier Branch Bach/Baroque Festival for Strings at Tchaikovsky School, Walnut.

February 11

Deadline to enroll in February 18 Student Musicale. Postmark deadline for paying fees.
More info. Download Application.

February 15

Composers Today Evaluation Results available

February 17

3:00 —Whittier Branch VOCE Competitive and Non-Competitive Solos and Ensembles at Tchaikovsky School of Music, Walnut

February 18

2:00 —Whittier Branch Student Musicale at Salem Lutheran Church, Whittier

Feb. 18-19, 25-26

CM Piano Panel Regional South

February 19

CM Strings Panel Regional South

February 18

Deadline to apply for Senior / Junior Competition and Recital on March 26.
More info. Online application here.

February 26

CM Winds and Voice Regional South

March 1

Deadline for Proof of Age for those entering Composers Today State Contest

March 8

Deadline to apply for Bach/Baroque SCJBF on April 8. More info.
Apply online at http://www.scjbf.org. Send check to Branch Chair, Dr. Tom Strout.

March 3+4

Certificate of Merit Evaluations for Piano students at Cal Poly Pomona.

March 5

Deadline to apply for VOCE State Finals in the Online System

March 8

 

Composers Today State Contest due: registrants cannot submit more than one manuscript for the contest. They may submit as many as they want for evaluations. All recordings must be in the .mp3 format.Registration is online and accessed through your Teacher Home Page at www.mtac.org.

March 10

Deadline for Panel applicants to complete theory tests at our own branch.
Deadline for Panel Final Application. No late applications.

March 11

Certificate of Merit Evaluations for Wind and String Students at Whittier College

March 18

2:00 pm —Senior / Junior Competition and Recital at First United Methodist Church, 13222 E. Bailey St., Whittier. More info

April 1

Deadline to apply for SCJBF Regional Festival for Strings, El Camino College; apply online at http://www.scjbf.org.

April 8

Early afternoon TBA — Branch Keyboard Bach/Baroque (SCJBF) at First Methodist Church, Whittier

April 2

CM Final Panel Auditions South for Winds & Voice & Strings

April 3

Certificate of Merit Theory Test Materials may be released statewide

TBA

Composers Today State Contest judging closes

April 5

9:30 am Board Meeting at Jerri Lee Owen's

TBA

Composers Today State Contest Results available

April 8-9

CM Final Panel Auditions South for Piano

April 15

Deadline for Convention Applications. Deadline for Parents to pay $30 Convention Application Fee per student, per recital.

April 17

10 am — Whittier Branch General Meeting “Composer’s Book Club—Mozart” at Marlin & Jerri Lee Owen’s, 12304 Bristol Dr, La Mirada

April 20

Composers Today Symposium closes: students who did not place in contest can still apply

April 23

VOCE State Finals, Chapman University, Orange

April 23

SCJBF Regional Festival for Strings, El Camino College; deadline April 1 to apply online at http://www.scjbf.org.

April 30

CM: Deadline for Branch Chairs to submit the Branch Assessment of Evaluators

May 1

Deadline to enroll in May 6 Student Musicale. Postmark deadline for paying fees. Download Application.

May 6

Whittier Branch Student Musicale at Salem Lutheran Church, Whittier

TBA

Composers Today Symposium Results available

May 3

9:30 am Board Meeting at Jerri Lee Owen's

May 15

CM: Convention Recital Final Schedule posted on our state website.

May 21

SCJBF Regional

May 22

10:00 am — Whittier Branch Annual Business Meeting & Installation Luncheon. Chairperson’s Written Reports Presented. Sizzler Restaurant, La Mirada

June 29-July 3

Convention 2017 at Hyatt Regency, Anaheim

July 2

VOCE Winners Recital at MTAC Convention