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DATES FOR MAY

· May 7 - Tuesday.  ANN GEORGE and PETER YAZBECK SCHOLARSHIP Applications Due Date extended!

· May 10- FridayBoard Meeting 9:00 am.  Planning Meeting for 2019-20.  Home of Nicole Burns.  NOTE THE NEW TIME

· May 11 - Saturday.  REGIONAL BACH FESTIVAL.  Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks

· May 18 - Saturday.  ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL.  First United Methodist Church, Ventura

MAY BRANCH MEETING

WHEN:  Friday,  May 10.  9:00am Board Meeting. (all are welcome to attend).   Planning meeting for 2019-2020.    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW MEETING TIME.

LOCATION:  Home of Nicole Burns.

BRANCH PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

What a joy and an honor it is for me to be a part of this branch, which this month awarded $1,225.00 in scholarship money to winning students through our annual Branch Competition.  We are a powerful positive force in our community.  No individual teacher provides this for their students.  It takes all of us working together to create high quality festivals and other opportunities for these young musicians.  I am grateful to all of you who contribute, and am gratified to be among you.   —Celine  

BACH FESTIVAL NEWS from Sharon

I would like to thank all students and all teachers for your effort and hard work during the Branch Bach Festival on April 13th.  Eighteen students from our branch were chosen to proceed to the Regional Bach Festival.  Congratulations to all!

The SCJBF Regional Festival will perform on Saturday May 11, 2019 at the Westlake Village Location: United Methodist Church 1049 S. Westlake Boulevard, Westlake Village, CA. 91361  and Thousand Oaks Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 1 west  Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA. 91360.

 Regional Bach Winners:

Kai Breit ( Hiromi Tilsner)

Elijah Sheaffer, Melisande Mayo, Nathan Hyuh, Mika Mullikin (Kary Kramer)

Allison Kim, Issac Choi, David Kwon, Stephen Kim, Joseph Lee (Sharon Kim)

Alvaro Rebelledo (Ada Lovingfoss)

Noah Rai (Jeong-ah Ryu)

Karvi Patil, Nathan Yuan, Luke Nguyen, Drake Nguyen, Michael Liu (Lily Starobinets)

Ethan Jiang ( Daniel Newman- Lessler)

 

BAROQUE Winners:

Joshua Delfin (Nicole Burns)

Naomi Wronkiewicz (Ada Lovingfoss)

Noah Fang (Sharon Kim)

Hayden Van Deinse, Lane Hefelfinger (Celine Gietzen) 

ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL NEWS from Caitlin

On Saturday, May 18th, we will hold our 26th annual Ensemble Festival at the First United Methodist Church in Ventura.  8 teachers are participating, and 74 pieces will be performed by 73 students.  Programs will be at 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm.  We will not provide lunch for the teachers, as no judges will be present.  Students will perform diverse programs of varying repertoire and instruments including piano, cello, flute, piccolo, and violin.  Please join us for this exciting event! 

CONVENTION REGISTRATION NEWS from Celine

Every year the MTAC offers one free convention registration per branch, for a first-time convention attendee.  If you are interested in attending the MTAC convention for the first time this year in Santa Clara, please contact Celine Gietzen to claim your free registration!

BRANCH COMPETITION NEWS from Lily

Our Branch Competition was a success! 28 students from 9 studios participated. Congratulations to all students and their teachers! 

Division 1 Winners:Division 1 Honorable Mention:

1st place - Noah Rai   (Jeong-ah Ryu)     Issac  Choi  (Sharon Kim)

2nd place -  Michael Liu  (Lily Starobinets)Drake Nguyen  (Lily Starobinets)            

3rd place  -  Ethan Jiang  (Daniel  Newman-Lessler)

Division 2 Winners:Division 2 Honorable Mention:

1st place  -  Daniel  Kim   (Sharon Kim)       Joshua  Lau  (Nicole A. Burns)                 

2nd place  -   Terilyn Huang   (Jeong-ah Ryu)     Tanvi   Patil  (Lily Starobinets)           

3rd place  -   Katarina  Pratt   (Celine Gietzen)

Division 3 Winners:Division 3 Honorable mention: 

1st place  -  Esther  Kim   (Celine Gietzen)Rachelle  Evano   (Lily Starobinets)

2nd place  - Susana  Sedler  (Beverly Schmidt )

3rd place  - Peiming Yang  (Jeong-ah Ryu)

DATES FOR APRIL ANN GEORGE SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must be middle school students residing in Ventura County and must perform 3 memorized pieces of upper intermediate to advanced  literature including a work by Bach, Mozart, and a third piece.

Inquiries should be directed to Lily Starobinets at LilyS@starobinets.com or call 805.701.7738 by May 7.  Auditions will be held Saturday, June 8th, 2019.   Entry fee: $25. 

DATES FOR APRIL PETER YAZBECK SCHOLARSHIP

 

Open to students of PV-VC Teachers. Must be a high school student as of the competition date.  Levels - upper intermediate or advanced level repertoire. Students must perform any 3 memorized pieces of standard classical repertoire from 3 of the 4  musical periods. Popular music and jazz are not allowed.

Inquiries should be directed to Lily Starobinets at LilyS@starobinets.com or call 805.701.7738 by May 7th.  Auditions will be held Saturday, June 8th, 2019.   Entry fee - $25.

DATES FOR APRIL PV-VC MTAC BRANCH STUDIO RECITALS from Nicole

Branch Studio Recitals are set up so that PV-VC MTAC teachers may use the First United Methodist Church for personal studio recitals at a reduced rate of $40.00 per hour.

The parlor is available for refreshments during your reserved time. You must reserve enough time for set-up, refreshments, and clean-up. You must be completely finished in time for the next reservation.

To reserve times, email your desired date and time to Nicole Burns at BurnsPianoStudio@aol.com

Once your reservation is confirmed, send a check ($40 per hour) payable to PV-VC MTAC to Nicole A. Burns. This is non-refundable.  You may exchange within the Branch or forfeit. A wait-list for dates and times will be accepted.

Strict guidelines have been established for the pristine condition of the sanctuary, parlor, kitchen, narthex, and restrooms following each studio recital. There will be penalties, both financial and denied future privileges, if any messes are left, including pews (cards, pencils, hymnals, and registration books), restrooms, kitchen, or parlor.

The church may not be left unattended at any time. You are responsible to remain at the church until the next teacher arrivesScheduling immediately before or after another studio is highly recommended.

Available Dates and Times are listed below:

June 1, 2019 – Saturday June 15, 2019 —Saturday

CLOSED9:00AM—11:00AM (2 hours available)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (2 hours available)

DATES FOR APRIL YOU'RE INVITED!

·May 8, 7:30pm. Ventura College Spring Chamber Music Concert 1.Ventura College Performing Arts Center.Tickets: $5 students/staff/seniors; $15: General admission.

·May 9, 7:30pm. Ventura College Spring Chamber Music Concert 2.Ventura College Performing Arts Center.Tickets: $5 students/staff/seniors; $15: General admission.

·May 11, 7:30pm. Ventura College Evening of Jazz. Ventura College Performing Arts Center.Tickets: $5 students/staff/seniors; $15: General admission.