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June 6 - Saturday.  Auditions for Ann George  & Peter Yazbeck Scholarships  Home of Lily Starobinets.

June 12 - Friday.  Branch meeting.  Home of Lily Starobinets.

June 20 - Saturday.  Branch Studio Recitals.  First United Methodist Church in Ventura

July 3-7, 2015.  MTAC 2015 State Convention.  Fairmont Hotel in San Jose



WHEN:           Friday,  June 12

                          9:00AM Board meeting (all members are welcome and encouraged to attend)

                          10:00AM  Branch Meeting.  Planning meeting for 2015-16 and potluck.

PLACE:         Home of Lily Starobinets


             Thank you, Fern Fay and Karen Becker, for all your efforts in organizing the Teachers Matinee.  Our gratitude also goes to the gifted performers who made the program truly special.  Celine Gietzen put together our Ensemble Festival—a lot of work.  Well done! 

              As this year draws to a close, I would like to thank Niccole Modell for giving us a newsletter every month!  Thanks Caitlin Boruch, a new member, for taking charge of our ASCAP reports to the State.

The first year of our Board Members term is drawing to a close. Thanks to all of them for a great year!   We will be celebrating by having our annual potluck on June 12 at Lily Starobinet’s.  We will also be putting final touches on the calendar for the upcoming year.  Please plan to attend and bring a favorite dish.

              Our heartfelt wishes continue to go out to Sharon Kim & her daughter Esther.

“Through music we may wander where we will in time, and find friends in every century.” —Helen Thompson



Branch members that have branch expenses should turn their receipts in to Fern ASAP.  She will not be at the June meeting.  Contact  Fern at 


Wednesday, June 3 at 10:00 amYou are invited to attend the Sara Compinsky Master Class on Wednesday, June 3 at 10:00 am, with guest leader Jura Margulis. The class will take place at the home of Ronna Binn-Hersh, (818) 343-3095.  The Sara Compinsky Master Class meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (usually) from September through June.  If you would like to perform in the class next season, please contact Raya Sadigursky at 818-706-0429.  Performers and repertoire for the last class of the season will include:

Carlos Gardels: Schumann - Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17 (last movement)

Michael Rosove: Debussy - Préludes: Minstrels, La Cathédrale engloutie, Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest

Noel Gould: Beethoven - Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata)

Admission: $20. Refreshments will be served.  Come and enjoy, learn and be inspired!   For more information, call Noelle Tinturin at 805-419-4229.

Saturday, June 6, 4:00-8:15pmPV-VC MTAC pianist Daniel Newman-Lessler and The Singer Chamber Players quartet will perform at the Temple Ner Ami Musicale.   Tickets are $36.  Dinner will be catered by Whole Foods.

Monday, June 8, 11:30am.  PV-VC MTAC  pianist Jeong-ah will play her practice recital on Monday, June 8 at the First Presbyterian Church, 850 Ivywood Drive, Oxnard, 93036.  Any teachers that cannot attend the big recital, or who might like to hear her program twice, are welcome to attend.

Friday, June 12, 8:00pmPV-VC MTAC pianist Jeong-ah Ryu will perform a recital at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Scherr Forum Theatre.  The concert includes music by Hayden, Liszt, Janáček, and Carl Vine. TIckets: $15 general; $10 students and seniors; free for children under 12. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit