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· June 7, 2019 - Friday.  Board Meeting 9:00 am.  General Meeting 10:00 am.  Home of Lily Starobinets

· June 8, 2019 - Saturday SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS.  Home of Lily Starobinets

· June 15, 2019 - Saturday BRANCH STUDIO RECITALS.  First United Methodist Church, Ventura

· June 28- July 2, 2019.  MTAC 2019 STATE CONVENTION.  Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

· July 1, 2019 ASCAP Deadline.  Two Copies of all Personal Studio Recitals and Branch Festival Programs must be given to Hiromi Tilsner for ASCAP submission!


WHEN:  Friday,  June 7

               —9:00am Board Meeting. (all are welcome to attend).   Planning meeting for 2019-2020.   

                ---10:00am General Meeting.  This is a potluck event! Bring your favorite dish to share!

 LOCATION:  Home of Lily Starobinets. 



We have come to the end of our academic year, and this will be the last newsletter until fall. I will be serving for one more year as President. Our annual potluck meeting is around the corner, and I look forward to seeing many of you there. I hope you have a fulfilling summer! —Celine  


Our Branch had a very successful Regional I on May 11.  Branch winners from Pleasant Valley - Ventura County Branch, Conejo Valley, Kern County, Santa Barbara County and Santa Clarita Valley Branches performed; we had full attendance for a third year in a row.  The Regional Festival selected 45% of the performers to receive the Regional Honors Award.  Congratulations to all the teachers who had participating students and to all the winners; all performances were outstanding.  Teachers can access the winners list at – Simply log on with your Teacher's ID and select the option on the home page to view the Regional Winners List.

Winners from Regional Festival who meet the repertoire requirement are eligible to compete in the Complete Works Audition on Sunday, October 6, 2019  at California State University, Long beach. First place winners of the CWA will be invited to perform at the Complete Works Audition Awards Concert to be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Long Beach. 

Pleasant Valley-Ventura County Winners:

Melisande Mayo, Mika Mullikin (Kary Kramer)

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

Nathan Yuan, Michael Liu (Lily Starobinets)

The level of playing at Regional Bach Festival was exceptionally high, as noted by all the judges.      


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

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 15, 2019 —Saturday     

      9:00AM—11:00AM (2 hours available)