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Music Teachers Association of California San Diego Branch

San Diego Music Teacher Referral Service for MTAC certified Music Teaching, Women Composers, Music Resources
AddressSan Diego, CA 92101
Phone(619) 298-0685
Are you a music teacher yourself? Join MTAC Today!

Please be advised that the deadlines for Composers Today Evaluation and YCG applications have changed. The new dates are as follows. You may obtain application forms on the MTAC website under Composers Today.

2010 Complete Works Audition Winners

Jeanine Walter 1st. place - Leslie Wolf Robb
Jessica Ryan 2nd. place - Leslie Wolf Robb
Renee Gehlbach 2nd. place - Leslie Wolf Robb

Los Angeles Bach Festival
Orchestra Concerto Audition winner - Stephen Ai.

The 2011 MTAC-San Diego Branch VOCE Competition Recital will be held on
February 13, 2011 at Hammond Ashley Violins Concert Hall.
Registration postmark deadline: December 30, 2010
The VOCE San Diego Branch Chair is Ruslan Biryukov,
Follow this link to read up-to-date information on this year’s VOCE competition.
This year’s registration packet will be available soon on the State website.

Southern California Junior Bach Festival
San Diego Branch


Note Date Change Saturday 04/16/2011

Announcing the Popular Music Festival 2010

November 13th and 14th
Registration for the Popular Music Festival 2010 is now open. It will be held on November 13th and 14th at Grossmont College. Online registration closes at midnight, October 16th, 2010. Fees, drawn on the teacher’s checking account are due with a postmark no later than October 17, 2010. Matthew McPherson is the Event Chair and you can read his description of the festival with this link.
The festival is open to all students, regardless of whether or not their teacher is an MTAC teacher.

Certificate of Merit 2011
Piano evaluations and theory exams for all instruments
San Diego State University

Application deadline: November 17, 2010 (online application)
Chairpersons: Jane and Lori Bastien
Location: San Diego State University
** NOTE ** An error was made when the list was first posted.
It is now correct. Group 7, Agay is the 3rd Movement.

Music List page 1 - Music List page 2

Thank you so much for your help in the Goodlin contest.
Miriam Cole, Eugenia Korotkin, Leslie Robb,Inessa Litvin, Rinna Livshin ,Chuck King,Rinna Livshin, Dana Burnett, Brenda Martin, Svetlana Gaidarova ,Orna Cook, and Mae, teachers and parents of these delightful students.
All are Winners but here are the ones the judges selected:

This is a list of those students eligible to go on to the Region V Festival.
The festival will take place on May 23, 2010 ( Sunday), at

VOCE UPDATE for 2010
2010 MTAC-San Diego Branch VOCE Competition

First Place Branch Winners will advance to
2010 MTAC State VOCE Finals
April 24, 2010 at Chapman College, Orange, CA

MTAC-San Diego Branch Concerto Competition Results

Attention MTAC teachers!
Several teachers have expressed concern over prospective students already having their phone number and address when contacting them about lessons - apparently having received this information from another MTAC teacher. Please refer students to our website,, if they are in need of a referral to another teacher. There they can send an email to any teacher via our server, which does not reveal the teacher's email. Please protect your colleagues' privacy!
The MTAC directory is intended for the use of members only. The information should not be shared with businesses of any kind or non-members, nor should it be used by members for promoting their own businesses. When you discard your old directories, shredding the pages helps to protect everyone's privacy.

Warning - messages like this one are scams.
Delete and do not reply.
I am Mrs Daniela Bishop from Scotland. My daughter will be coming for an holiday in USA for 6 weeks. I will want her to engage in something that will keep her busy all the time, Because Kristina is a bit playful and I will not want her to play away her time when she arrives in the State. I guess coming to your place for private lessons can keep her hooked up with something. It can be any kind of lesson. You just get back to me with the cost for private lesson in your home for
6 weeks. I have someone that can drive her to your place for the lesson and take her back to the home stay after the lesson. Just get back to me with the total cost of the lesson so my husband can make payment to you immediately before he go on a business trip and Kristina is 15 years old, she a beginner and she fluent in English.
Reply me with the total cost for 18 days tutor (1 hr daily, 3 days in a week at your convenient time)

Although it was a rainy evening, the Goodlin Fundraiser on Friday evening, January 22, 2010 was successful in many ways. It raised $720. Dominique Kim, 1st Place Flute, Junior Instrumental (2009), Omar Gaidarov, 1st Place Flute, Junior Instrumental (2008), Stephen Ai, 2nd Place Junior Piano (2009), Valerie Kim, 1st Place, Junior Piano (2007), Taylin Im, 1st Place, Senior Piano - (2009), Iris Peng, 2nd Place Instrumental, Danli Liang 1st Place Junior Piano- (2009), Jasmine Wang, 2nd Place Junior Instrumental (2009), and Laura Cha, 1st Place, Senior Piano (2008) contributed with their talent. Performances were indeed inspiring.
Generous financial contributions have been made this year to the Goodlin Foundation by Betty Martin, Jaclyn Summers,Anonymous, George Katz, Inessa Litvin, Roger & Karine Burch, Rev. Phillip & Constance Gale, Eun-Jee Viscardi, Chia-ling Chen, Chrystian Cloutier-Roy & Jieling Hakim, Barbara & Larry Knorr, Mei Fang & Slong Yu, Helen & Tae Im, Donald & Miriam Cole, and Daniel Butterfield. Goodlin scholarships would not exist without the generosity of both the performers and contributors. Thanks also to Eun-Jee Viscardi for helping out at the door, giving out information and helpful instructions.

2010 San Diego Branch Piano Duo Festival

1233 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92108
Category 1 (ages 5-9 limit 3 minutes
Category 2 (ages 10-12) limit 4 minutes
Category 3 (ages 13-15) limit 5 minutes
Category 4 (ages 16-high school) limit 7 minutes
Entry fee is $25 per person, ($50 per duo team)

Fees, paid in one check drawn on the teacher's
Account, must be postmarked April 10, 2010
Awards in addition to certificates will be given to deserving teams.
Please find exact details for the festival at “Programs/Festivals” on this website

Spring Festival Planned for Sunday, May 30, 2010
Held in the beautiful French Parlor of Founders’ Hall at USD
A non-competitive event, with each performer receiving an evaluation and trophy
Theme: Dance Music
Music from dance suites, nationalistic dances, ragtime, but please no pop music.
Complete guidelines can be found online
Deadline: May 10 Fee: $25 per person Postmark deadline for total fees: May 11
Registration: online Direct questions to: Spring Festival director Karina Burch,

2010 MTAC-San Diego Branch VOCE Competition Recital

Hammond Ashley Violins Concert Hall
6255 Ferris Square, Suite E, San Diego, CA 92121
Solo and Ensemble Categories
Competitive and non-competitive performers welcome
Open to Vocalists, Strings, Winds and Pianists (in chamber music ensemble)
Awards Ceremony & Meet the Judges Reception (following competition)
$60 for each Solo performer
$40 for each Ensemble member (per performer)
(One Check drawn on the entering teacher’s account for the total amount
Make check payable to: MTAC-San Diego Branch)
DEADLINE for applications: January 27, 2010 (postmark)
For Voce Guidelines & Eligibility

2010 VOCE Application Form
Please visit MTAC website at

Ruslan Biryukov, San Diego Branch VOCE Chair
P.O. Box 39554, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Please direct all VOCE questions to:
Mary Au at (323) 666-2603

A benefit concert in support of the Goodlin Foundation that awards cash prizes to
young talented San Diego county musicians.
Goodlin Awards page


Letter and Results (as WORD .doc) - Letter and Results (as.pdf)

Teachers, please pick up your Sonata trophies from Lovley's Music as of
Wednesday, Dec. 16th.
Thank you very much. Jane and Lori Bastien

Share your musical talents and gifts with others!
The new Ronald McDonald House at Rady Children's Hospital here in San Diego is a place for the families of critically ill children to stay while their child undergoes treatment at children's hospital. A generous donor has provided a wonderful Yamaha grand piano for the lobby area, and they are looking for people to play it. The time they are most interested in having music is from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - this is the dinner hour and is the time when the most families are at the Ronald McDonald House.
Due to concerns about the flu in general and H1N1 specifically, at present pianists must be at least 16 years old to perform.
If you are interested in serving in this way, please contact Kerrina Koltz:
Phone: 858-598-2418 Email:

Saturday-Sunday, February 6-7, 2010
University of San Diego, Shiley Theatre
Dr. Kay Etheridge, Chair

Application deadline: postmarked January 15, 2010

Reminder for all MTAC teachers:
MTAC holds an ASCAP license for all events programmed under the auspices of MTAC statewide, including individual MTAC teachers’ student recitals. To make sure that composer and publisher members of ASCAP are reimbursed for the performance of their compositions, please be sure to send in your student recital programs to the state office.
MTAC State Office

San Francisco, CA 94103
You do not need to put an ASCAP number on your programs - simply mail them in.
ASCAP announcement as a .doc or .pdf

email Stephen Mergener with questions

Please direct website questions to webmaster


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