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Events
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Competitions & Auditions

CAPMT Piano Auditions & Ensemble Auditions
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 
Cal. State Domingues Hills, La Corte Hall  approx. 9am-5pm


Certificate of Merit
10/1/15-10/31/15 2016 CM Online Registration begins and ends.  Payment and signed liability forms are due to Ms. Noreen by Sep 23rd.
2016 February 6th (Saturday)
CM Keyboard Final Schedule Emailed.

February 28th (Sunday)
CM Theory Test Day - Keyboard Only El Camino College 8:30am-6:00pm 

March 19th (Saturday) DAY 1
CM Keyboard Evaluations El Camino College 

March 20th (Sunday) DAY 2
CM Keyboard Evaluations El Camino College 

March 26th (Saturday) DAY 3 CM Keyboard Evaluations Private Studios 

Keyboard Branch Honors Recital El Camino College 

April 17th (Sunday)
Senior Medallion Recital (Probably at St. Mark's in Lomita) Stay tuned for application deadline. 

**See Red for Updates!

Next workshops

11/14/15 in Seal Beach
12/12/15 combined workshop in Torrance
Students cannot miss more than 2 performance workshops to qualify for awards at the May Awards Workshop

UPCOMING HOLIDAYS:

Monday  12/21/15, 12/28/15 (Winter Break)
Tuesday 11/24/15 (Thanksgiving Break), 12/22/15 (Winter Break), 12/29/15 (Winter Break) (2 more dates TBA)** 
Wednesday 11/25/15 (Thanksgiving Break), 12/23/15 (Winter Break), 12/30/15 (Winter Break) (1 more dates TBA)
Thursday  11/26/15 (Thanksgiving Break), 12/24/15 (Winter Break), 12/31/15 (Winter Break) (1more dates TBA)

Please check Google Cal for updates!


Contact David Ida for more information.  
Thanks to Steinway technician Frank Strnad  for his work in fine tuning my new Steinway B!  If you have not had your piano tuned in the last 9-12 months, it's a great time to tune, as the weather is more stable now (and we are working on ear training!)

PIANO CONNECTION
Looking for a good starter piano?  Email Ms. Noreen to get more information about buying this Wurlitzer piano!


October 2015  Volume 18, No. 2
Dear Parents and Students,

We have a lot of exciting events in the next few months, such as the CAPMT Piano Auditions and Ensemble Auditions in November, The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program in December, and are finalizing signups for the Certificate of Merit program.  If you have not yet paid for any of these events, please do so today!

Ms. Noreen is giving her presentation Two-year Wait List:  How to Build and Maintain a Recession-proof Music Studio for the MTAC Irvine Branch in November.


Sincerely,


*President-Elect
*Membership Chair Interim
*CAPMT District 3 Piano Auditions and Ensemble Auditions Chair


CAPMT PIANO AUDITIONS

CAPMT Piano Auditions & Ensemble Auditions
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 
Cal. State Domingues Hills, La Corte Hall  approx. 9am-5pm

CAPMT Piano Auditions
Kenneth Booth Level 
Katie Chen Level 
Jaclyn Gerschultz
Robert Gerschultz
Austin Lee
Irene Lee
Sven Kutzner Smith

CAPMT Ensemble Auditions
Jillian Farley & Lana Gilligan


Certificate of Merit 2016
**LIABILITY FORMS DUE TODAY!
Certificate of Merit
10/1/15-10/31/15 2016 CM Online Registration begins and ends.  Payment and signed liability forms are due to Ms. Noreen by Sep 23rd.
2016 February 6th (Saturday) 
CM Keyboard Final Schedule Emailed. 

February 28th (Sunday) 
CM Theory Test Day - Keyboard Only El Camino College 8:30am-6:00pm 

March 19th (Saturday) DAY 1
CM Keyboard Evaluations El Camino College 

March 20th (Sunday) DAY 2
CM Keyboard Evaluations El Camino College 

March 26th (Saturday) DAY 3 CM Keyboard Evaluations Private Studios 

Keyboard Branch Honors Recital El Camino College 

April 17th (Sunday) 
Senior Medallion Recital (Probably at St. Mark's in Lomita) Stay tuned for application deadline. 

 



Here are the upcoming Winter Assessment Dates:
 
Registration opens: September 9th ,2015
Registration deadline: October 14th , 2015 (11.59PM PT)

Practical assessment dates 2015/16:
between November 28th - December 10th , 2015
(specific dates for each center: TBA)
 
Theory assessments: Fri Dec 11th and Sat Dec 12th, 2015

Students Enrolled: for December Practical Assessments
Kayla Booth Level 1, Jonathan Chang Level 3, Austin Lee Level 4, Jynel Zeitz Level 6

Theory assessments: Fri Dec 11th and Sat Dec 12th, 2015
 
Here is the link to more detailed information:


Tuition Due Date Reminder
Please remember that tuition is due by the 1st of each month.  A $15 fee will be automatically charged to your account if tuition is not received by the 1st. Tuition is payable online with a transaction fee here.  Tuition may be transferred from your bank to my account without a fee depending on your bank.  (BofA and Chase works.) To view the 2015 WPS Studio Policy click here.   Please email Noreen Wenjen for direct deposit info.
Summer Music Fun Students
Summer Music Fun!
I Love Music Winners



  
Inspired by The Magic Flute
Click to hear composition

Community Service

 MSSLSBB Members-
Irene Lee, Peter Lu, Michelle Lu

Please submit a check for $15 to me for membership.  The following forms need to be completed:
MTACSBB Branch Liability click here 
MSSL application click here
MSSL Standing Rules click here 
Click here for MSSL-SBB Facebook page

To learn more about mssl click here

MSSl-Long Beach Branch Recitals

Robert Gerschultz, Jaclyn Gerschultz, Kenneth Booth, Kayla Booth.

Kenneth Booth and Kayla Booth performed in the MSSL Long Beach Branch Recital in October!
Jennifer Watts and Andrea Chou-Wu, chairs of MSSL, have reserved 9 performance dates for the months of October, November and December. Any students who would like to participate are welcome to! Students can earn community service hours, and most importantly, bring music and joy to the residents of these retirement homes.
 
Please print the attached flyer and share with your students. All information regarding dates, locations, how to sign up, etc. are on the flyer and on the branch calendar, www.mtaclb.com/calendar.html
Country Villa, Seal Beach 3000 N Gate Rd, Seal Beach, CA 90740 October 11 @ 3pm November 15 @ 3pm December 13 @ 3pm
 
Katella Manor 3952 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 October 18 @ 3pm November 22 @ 3pm December 20 @ 3pm 

 Artesia Christian Home 11614 183rd St, Artesia, CA 90701 October 4 @ 3pm November 8 @ 3pm December 6 @ 3pm


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