MTAC Orange County North

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FROM THE PRESIDENT

We are off and running with a new year! Last month, I talked about our caterpillars that we tend to, helping them transform into beautiful musical butterflies.
Here are 4 Northeastern Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillars.
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They look like they are in Halloween costumes! Notice how different they are, just like each of our students. Each needs their own nutrition, some will do CM, others festivals, others competitions, others just playing for the beauty and fun around them. Cherish each one treat them with the love they deserve. Teach them the “tricks” of the trade, so they can have the “treat" of creating music for themselves.

Next Branch Meeting:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11th

9:00 a.m.
Board Meeting

9:30 a.m.
Social Time

10:00 a.m.
General Meeting

10:30 a.m.
KARY KRAMER

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
Piano

Performance Day 1: Saturday, Feb. 17th at Cal State University, Fullerton
Performance Day 2: Sunday, Feb. 25th at Southwest Conservatory of Music, Fountain Valley
Theory: Saturday February 24th at Richfield Community Church, Yorba Linda

Strings
Theory: Saturday February 24th at Richfield Community Church, Yorba Linda
For further information about strings, contact Gary Hung.

Woodwinds
For informatIon about winds, contact Julie Neal.

Registration is from October 1st through the 31st. Technical help is available. Teachers must mail the "Teacher Agreement Form" and list of enrolled students to:
TERI WATSON
1201 RIEDEL AVE.
FULLERTON, CA 92831

If you have a Panel student this year contact Teresa Vidergar with the name of the teacher and student.

THE NEXT MTAC/OCN
COMMUNITY OUTREACH IS ON
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th.


THE NEXT MTAC/OCN
STUDENT RECITAL IS ON
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th.

PIANO SOLO COMPETITION
Saturday, October 14th at Brea United Methodist Church
Registration Deadline: September 23rd
$25.00 per student


Only one piece may be played from any composer except the works of J.S. Bach. If the piece is a sonata or sonatina, only one movement is to be played with no repeats taken. No arrangements of pop or folk songs and no method book music allowed. Selected performers will be chosen to receive trophies without Judges’ comments. Time of performance will be emailed by October 2nd. Each teacher must be on the committee and will be assigned by the chair to help.

CATEGORIES:
Category I: 8 and under
Category II: 10 and under
Category III: 12 and under
Category IV: 14 and under
Category V: 15 and over


Send Completed Application form and Fee to:
Tamara Matchkhaneli
449 East Rockaway Dr.
Placentia, CA 92870

Get the “Piano Solo Competition” Guidelines and Application Form

SCHUMANN AND FRIENDS RECITAL
Friday, November 3rd at 8:00 p.m.
CSUF Meng Hall


Dr. Rob Watson of Cal State University Fullerton will present an all Schumann recital. The program includes:
Novelletten Op. 21, No. 1, in F major
Aufschwung (‘Upswing’), Fantasiestücke, Op. 12, No. 2
‘Chopin,’ Carnaval, Op. 9, No. 12
Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
5 Lieder, Op. 40 (Hans Christian Andersen)
Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 63

plus others.

Besides Rob Watson, other artists include Rong-Huey Liu on oboe, and baritone James Martin Schaefer.

Email Rob at for tIckets.
PIANO ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL
Saturday, December 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Kim's Piano in Stanton
Registration Deadline: November 18th
The Ensemble Festival encourages students to have fun playing piano ensemble music in a recital, in a non-competitive environment, and with a variety of ages available for team partners. Each team must be well prepared as they will be evaluated and every student will receive a trophy according to the judge’s rating. Each team will be adjudicated with ratings of 1-5 for five areas of their duet performance with 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest score. The five areas are: accuracy of notes, accuracy of rhythm, technique, interpretation, and overall effect which includes stage deportment. Each student will be awarded a trophy with a score of Superior, Excellent, Good, or Honorable Men\on according to the numerical rating of the judge.

Get the Piano Ensemble Festival Application and Adjudication Forms

President: Celeste Hassler

1st Vice-President: Ani Nuyujukian

2nd Vice-President, Programs:
Susan Kim-Pedroza

Treasurer: Karen Smith

Recording Secretary: Wenjing Liu

Corresponding Secretary:
Carol Hills

Membership Secretary:
Michelle Chang

Directors:

President Advisor: Joane Grubaugh
State Liaison: Tamara Matchkhaneli
Chair Liaison: Teri Watson
Member Liaison: Esther Yune

Former Branch Presidents:
2002-2004 - Nancy Plourde
2004-2005 - Catherine DeRenzis
2005-2007 - Ethan Dong
2007-2010 - Mary Joy
2010-2012 - Antonina Gershfeld
2012-2014 - Lusine Shahinyan
2014-2016 - Joane Grubaugh