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June 7, Saturday, Auditions for Ann George  & Peter Yazbeck Scholarships, Home of Lily Starobinets

June 21, Saturday, Branch Studio Recitals, First United Methodist Church in Ventura

June 27—July 1, MTAC 2014 State Convention, Hilton Los Angeles Airport



Friday, June  20

9:00am Board meeting

10:00am General meeting

Installation of officers, planning meeting for 2014-15, and potluck.  Please bring a dish to share for lunch.  Home of Lily Starobinets.



First of all I want to say that our Teacher Matinee was amazing this year. The performances were outstanding. Many students and families attended.

 Our June meeting is coming up soon.  We will be working on the programs for next year. I am hoping for a large attendance with lots of input. We will also be having our annual potluck, and this year we will be installing new officers for 2014-2016. Our installation guest will be D’Anne Rygg, whom I am sure many of you know. She is a well- known teacher and adjudicator. She is a member of the San Fernando West Valley Branch.  Please contact Lily at 805-437-6518 or myself at 805-988-1764 to let us know what you would like to bring to the potluck.

If you have never attended the MTAC Convention and would like to this year, and you are the first member to contact me before June 15, you will receive a free convention registration.

If you have any personal or MTAC programs from this year, can you bring them to the June meeting?  We send them to the state office as per our ongoing every- member agreement with ASCAP.  Please remember to report a new address or phone number, or email address to the state office so that the new directory can be updated. Also, email this to me for our branch Directory and Website.

I have had a great two years serving as your branch president. It has been an honor and privilege. The board of directors I have worked with have always been there. The work ethic is strong. They have made my job easy.    Thanks so much to everyone.




Our new and improved website will be officially launching in the near future.  We will no longer be showing an “X Chart” on our website; instead, there will be a “Find A Teacher”  page listing of all our teachers.  Your teaching preferences and phone numbers from our previous X-chart will automatically be included on the new site; however, we now have the additional options of including your email, websites, teacher photos, and teacher bios!  If you would like this additional information to be included on the new website, please email Niccole Modell by JUNE 20. 



The Master Children's Choir is holding auditions for the fall session now!  Call 805-796-1951 for more info and to schedule an appointment.  Easy, friendly, and fun auditions for ages 6- 16 yrs.  Sight reading, rhythm reading, choral literature, concerts, and festivals and tours as scheduled.  A classical choir experience your children will love. Go to and check us out!



—Sunday, June 1, 4:00pm.  The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra will perform their annual collaboration with piano soloist Miriam Arichea, performing works by Bach and Franck.  Symphonies by Haydn and Saint-Saens will round out the program.  $20 suggested donation.  Ventura First United Methodist Church.

—Wednesday, June 4, 10:00 am.  The Sara Compinsky Master Class presents guest leader, Lidia              Boguslavsky, and performers, Joshua Vellanueva, Sarah Zhang, and Benjamin Krasner, at the Keyboard Concepts Piano Store, 5600 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. (corner of Van Nuys and Burbank Blvds.)   Music by Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin, and Granados.   Refreshments will be served.  Come, learn, enjoy, and be inspired! This is the last class of the season.  For more information,                                                      visit or call 818-343-3095.