Certificate of Merit

Certificate of Merit (CM) is a comprehensive program of music evaluation for students offering annual adjudication in Keyboard, Strings, Winds and Voice. All students from ages 5 on up are welcome to participate. The students are evaluated in the following five areas: performance, sight-reading, theory, ear training and technique. Each student must be registered online at the State website–www.new.MTAC.org in one of eleven levels by October 31, 2019.

There will be a Branch Meeting on September 17, 2019 at the Escondido Library from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., which is mandatory for teachers with students in CM (doors open at 9:30). Make-up meetings may be scheduled for September 21 (2:30 p.m.) and September 23 (7:30 p.m.) and will be held at Joanne Stohs’ home.  The deadline for payment on the state website is November 5, 2019.  Teachers must complete training before October 31, 2019 and submit contract by November 6, 2019.

BRANCH AND KEYBOARD CHAIR: Joanne Stohs (jrstohs@gmail.com)

VOICE EVALUATIONS AND THEORY
Date: February 29, 2020
Location: Temecula
Chair: Cindy James (cindyjames@cox.net)

STRING EVALUATIONS AND THEORY
Date: March 8, 2020
Location: Palomar College, San Marcos
Chair: Lynne-Marie Friedrichs (angelicstrings@cox.net); Linda Piatt (lpiatt@pobox.com)

WIND EVALUATIONS AND THEORY
Date:  March 28-29, 2020
Location:  Cal State San Marcos
Chair:  Jane Masur (janemasur50@gmail.com)

KEYBOARD EVALUATIONS AND THEORY
Dates:  March 28-29, 2020
Location:  Cal State San Marcos
Chair:  Joanne Stohs (jrstohs@gmail.com)