Certificate of Meritâ„¢

Guidelines are included in the CM syllabi for piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, harp, flute, oboe and most wind instruments.
The most recent Syllabi must be used:

  • 2012 — Piano and String
  • 2012 — Winds, Voice, and Harp
A systematic and comprehensive program of theory, technique, sight-reading, ear-training and performance skills that can be accomplished by a majority of students.

If you need help with online registration email Beverly Schmidt or Karen Becker.

Evaluations and Theory Testing will be held on online in 2021.  More details will be announced by the State at a later date.

Regional Panel 2021 Auditions:

Convention Recitals:

CM Branch Honors Recital

On Saturday, March 21, 2021, the PV-VC branch will celebrate its students with the highest scores attained through Certificate of Merit with a series of CM Branch Honors Recitals.  Performance evaluations and theory exam scores will be used from Level 1 - Panel to select the top 60 students.  Students who qualify will be notified of their eligibility by their teacher and there will be no fee for participation.  Works to be performed will be five minutes or less, making cuts where appropriate, and will be selected by the CM performance evaluation judge.