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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: at our Business Meeting on May 16, 2016, the members voted to restore 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. The Recording Secretary will maintain attendance records beginning in September 2016. The effect of this requirement will be during the 2017-2018 academic year. Discussion followed explaining that credit for attendance may include
1) any regular monthly program (lecture presentations or Master Classes),
2) November Gala Concert attendance (whether on stage or in audience),
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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2016

Monday,
September 26
— 8:00 pm

Whittier Branch General Meeting at Jane Oertel's, 1756 W Las Lanas Lane, Fullerton 92833
• Convention Delegates Reports
• Yearbook & Information from Chairs of each events planned for this year
• Certificate of Merit Information — IMPORTANT new changes will be taught— Please come!
• Drawing for the January Master Classes

September 27

continued Online training at the Oertel's if needed

October 1

Certificate of Merit: Online Application and Online Repertoirebegins. 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

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 by September 15.

October 6

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

October 15

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 24

8:00 pm — Whittier Branch General MeetingInterpreting Bach on the Piano: Unleashing Bach, and Breaking Rules!" This lecture/demonstration by Jeff Lavner will look at rhythm, phrasing, and articulation on the modern piano. It will also include demonstrations on the clavichord and harpsichord. Please join us for this exciting program at the home of Suzanne Wong on Monday evening, October 24, at 8 PM, 3017 N. Milagro Way, Fullerton. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Southern California Junior Bach Festival.

Tickets for the Nov. 20 Gala —$10 adults and $5 students—will be available for purchase at the October 24 meeting, or you may purchase them by sending a tax-deductible check payable to “MTAC Foundation” to Leslie Ho: 2007 Prowse Street, Placentia, CA 92870.  Tickets will be available at “Will Call” at the concert on November 20. 

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 3

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 12

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 14

Deadline to enroll in November 20 Student Musicale. Postmark deadline for paying fees. Online application here.

November 15

Online application deadline for December 3 Holiday Musicale

November 20

Whittier Branch Student Musicale, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Whittier

November 20

4:00 pm — Whittier Branch Gala Fundraiser Concert at Community Presbyterian Church, La Mirada$10 Adult or $5 Student — invite all of your students, their parents, your friends and relatives — help raise funds for our Whittier Branch Music Students — volunteer to perform — be sure to come and cheer for us — all contributions on checks payable to "MTAC Foundation" are fully tax-deductible

December 1

Deadline to enroll in Whittier Branch Master Class on January 22: 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 3

 

Whittier Branch Holiday Musicale: our students perform as our "Community Outreach" for the residents at Acacia Villas, 1620 E. Chapman Ave, Fullerton. Community service hours may be earned. Deadline to enroll is November 15.

December 15

Deadline to enroll in VOCE competition on February 12. 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 December 31.

December 3

 

Whittier Branch Holiday Musicale: our students perform as our "Community Outreach" for the residents at Acacia Villas, 1620 E. Chapman Ave, Fullerton. Community service hours may be earned. Deadline to enroll is November 15.

 

2017

January 2

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

January 5

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

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

Lecture Demonstration on Bach with Eduardo Delgado (Piano) and String Masterclass,
Artist-Teacher
TBA: (MLK Holiday) Bertea Hall, Chapman University, Orange.
Applications will soon be posted at scjbf.org.

January 19

Deadline to enroll in Bach/Baroque Festival for Strings on February 19. More info here

January 20

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

January 22

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
Craig Richey, Master Teacher, will work with the following
Venetian Boat Song, Op. 19 no. 6 by Mendelssohn — Isabella Ilacad
Papillon, Op. 8 by Schumann — Sherry Xili Mo
Sonata K 333 in Bb, Allegro by Mozart — Jerri-Katherine Park
Fantasie Impromptu by Chopin — Emily Tseng
Sonata ”Pathetique” Op. 13 c minor, Allegro by Beethoven — Ryan Chen

6:30 for Strings—Tchaikovsky School, 20265 Valley Blvd, Suite F, Walnut
Sarkis Gyurkchyan, Master Teacher, will work with the following
Chaconne by Vitali — Nicholas Vo
Concerto in A Minor by Accolay — Kaylee Maeng
Sicilienne and Rigaudon by F. Kreisler — Andrew Wang
Concerto in A Minor by Vivaldi — Alison Yuh
Concerto, 48, I. Allegro molto e con brio by Kabalevsky — Matthew Chong

January 26

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 5

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

February 8

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

February 6

Deadline to enroll in February 12 Student Musicale. Postmark deadline for paying fees.
More info. Online application here.

February 12

2:00 —Whittier Branch Student Musicale at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Whittier
4:00 —Whittier Branch VOCE Competitive and Non-Competitive Solos and Ensembles at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Whittier

February 15

Composers Today Evaluation Results available

February 19

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

Feb. 18-19, 25-26

CM Piano Panel Regional South

February 19

CM Strings Panel Regional South

February 26

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 2

Deadline to apply for Bach/Baroque SCJBF on April 2. More info.
Apply online at http://www.scjbf.org. Send check to Branch Chair, Suzanne Wong.

March 4+5

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

CM Branch Honors Recital for Level 3-Advanced Piano Students at First Presbyterian Church, Fullerton

March 26

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 2

1:00 pm — Branch Keyboard Bach/Baroque (SCJBF) at Community Presbyterian Church, La Mirada

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 6

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 7 Student Musicale. Postmark deadline for paying fees. Online application here.

May 7

Whittier Branch Student Musicale at St. Andrew Lutheran, Whittier

TBA

Composers Today Symposium Results available

May 4

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 30-July 4

Convention 2017 at Santa Clara Hyatt Regency

July 2

VOCE Winners Recital at MTAC Convention