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IMPORTANT DATES FOR MAY

May 12 -Friday.  Board meeting.

May 13 - Saturday.  Scholarship Applications due to Lily for Ann George & Peter Yazbeck Scholarship auditions.

May 15 -Monday.  Convention Recital Final Schedule posted on the state website.

May 20 - Saturday.  Ensemble Festival

May -TBA.  Regional Bach Festival.  Times TBA.

 

MAY MEETING

WHEN:            Friday, May 12

                           10:00 board meeting.  All members welcome to attend!  Planning for 2017-18.

 

PLACE:           Home of Nicole Burns.  120 Japonica Ave., Camarillo.

 

BRANCH PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

              A huge thank you to Jeong-ah Ryu for her work with the Bach Festival, and to Lily Starobinets for chairing the Branch Competition. Congratulations to all the winners—and to their teachers!

              Congratulations to Daniel Newman-Lessler on completing his Graduate Conducting Recital! It is a rare treat to watch someone grow up participating in our Branch events (under the tutelage of Peter Yazbeck) and then to watch their musical journey unfold into adulthood. Kudos!

Please feel free to join us at the May board meeting on the 12th in my home. We will be discussing the calendar for the coming year, and we'd love to hear your input and suggestions.

Are you planning on attending the MTAC Santa Clara Convention? Will you be a first-time attendee? Our Branch can select one member, who has never been to Convention before, to receive full registration for free! If you are interested, please let me know right away. First come, first serve!

~Nicole Burns

 

BACH FESTIVAL NEWS from Jeong-ah

I would like to thank all the teachers and students for your effort and hard work during the Branch Bach Festival on April 8th.  Fourteen students from our branch were chosen to proceed to the Regional Bach Festival which will be held on Saturday May 13, 2016 at *First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara, 2101 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Please note that there has been a change made to the venue.

The Bach Festival winners are listed below.  Congratulations to all the winners!

SEVENTEEN STUDENT WINNERS

Nathan Huynh, Mika Mullikin (Kary Karamer)

Caitlin Choi (Ada Lovingfoss)

Manas Khatore, Devin Romines (Noelle Tinturin)

Noah Rai, Terilyn Huang and Peiming Yang  (Jeong-ah Ryu)

Susana Sedler (Beverly Schmidt)
David Kwon, Daniel Kim, Charles Higgins and Issac Choi (Sharon Kim)
Charles Qin (Xiangyang Fang)

1st Alternate:    Hannah Yang (Julie Kwon)

2nd Alternate:   Joseph Lee   (Sharon Kim)

3rd Alternate:    Joshua Lau (Nicole Burns)

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Josiah Wong (Jeong-ah Ryu)

Drake Nguyen (Lily Starobinets)

Davin Chaffin (Becca Stankis)

 Kiran Maserang (Ada Lovingfoss)

 

BAROQUE WINNERS

Cameryn Boggio-Shean (Celine Gietzen)

 Kiah Wong (Jeong-ah Ryu)

Alex Garcia (Karen Becker)

 

BAROQUE HONORABLE MENTION

Josefine Sedler (Beverly Schmidt)

ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL NEWS from Celine

                 Our 24th annual Ensemble Festival will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Ventura.  78 students will perform in 57 pieces.  Seven different studios represent piano, string, and woodwind           students.

 

TEACHER MATINEE CANCELLED