MTAC Events

Students can participate in the many performance opportunities offered by the Music Teachers Association of California.

  • Adult Performance program:  once yearly,  students can audition to have a private lesson with a master teacher, or to perform in a master class or recital at the annual MTAC convention.
  • Certificate of Merit:  I no longer participate in Certificate of Merit. I prefer the Royal Conservatory’s Music Development Program.
  • Improvisation Evaluation:  students can submit a recording for evaluation and possible selection to perform at the annual MTAC convention.
  • VOCE competition:  pianists can participate in this annual event as a member of a chamber ensemble.

The Alameda County Branch of the MTAC also sponsors its own performance events, mainly for school age students.

  • Discovery Scholarship:  offers funds to help defray cost of private lessons based on competitive audition and financial need. 
  • Formal Student Recitals:  are held monthly at the Crowden School.
  • Informal Student Recitals:  are held about six times during the school year
  • Memorial Scholarship Competition:  annual event which awards small stipends to students chosen to perform on an awards recital.