In This Issue. Volume XXXXV, NUMBER 8 Santa Clara County Branch February 2015

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1 Volume XXXXV, NUMBER 8 Santa Clara County Branch February 2015 Scholarship foundation will add new awards to the following students meeting the requirements. The persons who are the finalists perform on the state convention in VOCE, YAG, YCG, SOLO, CON- CERTO are going to receive $100 each. If it is an ensemble, $50 will be issued for each performer in the ensemble. The finalists should also study with the teacher of MTAC Santa Clara Branch for at least 2-3 years to be eligible to the awards. 1 - Adult 4:00 PM 4 - Branch Board Meeting Lincoln Glen 9:30 AM 15 - Deadline for articles & ads for February Newsletter Barbara Cook, via mail (see directory for address) (preferred): No phone requests please *For all other info. & Future Meetings & Deadlines Please see Calendar at Submitted by Katie Tang In This Issue Recitals are held on Sundays from 3:00 PM -7:00 Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto 505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA February 15, 2015 Please note that all teachers who have students participating in these recitals are expected to assist the recital chairperson when they are asked. Tasks may include hosting a particular hour, passing out programs or serving as greeters. Submitted by Natalya Karamyan Alexander Korsantia plays Beethoven & Mussorgsky 2 United States International Music Competition 2 State Logo Use Guidelines 3 Concerto/Ensemble Music Festival 4 Volunteers & Scrapbook 4 ASCAP Compliance 4 Convention Page Alert 4 Convention Page Availability Form 5 Junior Recital Information 6 Music Village Advertisement 7 Advertizing rates & policy 7

2 Page 2 The Majesty of Beethoven The Magic of Mussorgsky Winner of the Gold Medal and Audience Favorite at the Artur Rubinstein Competition, the ecstatically reviewed pianist, Alexander Korsantia, gives a sure-to-be-memorable concert at Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto, Saturday, February 7th, 7:30 PM: Beethoven Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110 Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Mr. Korsantia s artistry and virtuosity can be seen at: MTAC members can purchase blocks of 4 best seats available at the discount price of $20 each, for themselves, students or friends. $10 student rush tickets ($10) at the door. For tickets or information, visit steinwaysociety.com, or call Submitted by Ellen Tryba Chen We are proud to announce the coming of 2015 United States International Music Competition (USIMC). This year s categories include: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Marimba and Traditional Chinese Instruments. In addition, the Special Chinese Music Award will be given to excellent performance of Chinese compositions to promote Chinese music and culture. USIMC, formerly CMTANC International Youth Music Competition, has been a successful annual event for more than twenty years. All students up to age 22 are welcome to participate. We have had wonderful turnouts and outstanding winners in the past and would like to extend this opportunity to as many qualified applicants as possible. Applications will only be accepted online, beginning on February 15, 2015 at This year's competition consists of a video round (completed applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2015) and a live, final round which will take place on May 31, 2015 at the Braun Music Center of Stanford University For competition guidelines and detailed information, please visit USIMC.org and feel free to contact us at : or (408) As always, thank you for your time and support. Please help to forward this information to people who may be interested. Sincerely, USIMC competition committee United States International Music Competition Submitted by Meiling Sung

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4 Page 4 We need programs from branch events, studio recitals, musical soirees, etc. for our branch scrapbook. Please send hard copies to my address as listed in the directory & electronic copy (jpg/pdf format) to my address listed on the first page of this newsletter. We need someone that can take pictures of branch events: monthly programs, luncheons, recitals, etc. so we can include them in our branch scrapbook. Please files in jpg or gif format to Barbara Cook. Our branch will host the 2015 MTAC Convention in San Jose. This means we will need to provide pages for various events during the convention. High school aged or older with several perks. Please see the next page for the page application to print and fill out for your students. Please send your studio recital programs to Shirley Webb. This is a State mandate in compliance with ASCAP requirements for public performance of pieces they publish.

5 Page MTAC CONVENTION PAGE AVAILABILITY FORM We look forward to having you serve as a Page at the 2015 MTAC Convention in San Jose. MTAC is a registered 501(C)3 charity and as such we are pleased to sign a community service affidavit for your hours of volunteer service for MTAC event. Your responsibility, alertness and courtesy will help make the convention a success. Please fill out one form for each person who wishes to serve as a page. After our Page Chair is announced you will need to scan, and this form back to the Page Chair for MTAC Santa Clara County Branch. (If you are not able to scan this form, you are welcome to compose an which includes the same personal information asked for on the form, and your available times.) PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY Your Name Age Your Home Ph. Cell address Address Teacher s name MTAC Branch Name of page partner (if any) Age Partner s Phone Cell address Address Please check your calendar to avoid conflicts with other activities you or your page partner may have scheduled. Changing schedules and re -assigning page times is extremely difficult. Check for the schedule of daily Convention events that will be of interest to you. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences, but we cannot make any guarantees. Please note that if you are assigned to a concert, master class or lecture you may be required to sit OUTSIDE the door to control late arrival during the program. You may therefore wish to be a page at a time which does not pose a conflict with an event that you wish to attend. There will be an Orientation Meeting on Thursday evening, July 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. If you cannot attend, you will need to arrive 20 minutes before your shift starts to find out what your job entails. Below please mark all of the dates and times you will be available to serve as a page. Mark those shifts you strongly prefer with a plus (+). Day Morning Mid Day Early Evening Night 8AM-12:00 PM 12:00PM-4:00PM 4:00-7:30PM 7:30-10:30PM Friday, July 3 Saturday, July 4 Sunday, July 5 Monday, July 6 Tuesday, July 7 What is the total number of shifts (3 to 4 hours) you would like to serve? If you have some specific preferences (like specific hours, type of page duty, etc.), let us know. We ll do our best to consider them Thank you so much. We truly appreciate your help at the Convention.

6 Page 6 The Santa Clara Branch offers a recital opportunity for students who are just beginning to develop experience performing in public. This is designed for students who may have played in teachers' studio recitals, but do not have the level of experience expected at our Branch Student Recitals at Petit Trianon. The Branch Junior Recitals will be held in a more relaxed setting, memorization is not required, and students in elementary levels are welcome to play. Repertoire should range from beginning pieces up to early Sonatinas. Recital Dates Junior Recitals will be scheduled each month, usually on the fourth Saturday or Sunday. If you would like to apply for some of your students to play on this recital: Registration Guidelines You must be a member of MTAC Santa Clara to enroll students in the recital. Teachers may submit applications for three students. More applications may be considered if there is room on the recital program. Submit an online application for each student. Telephone and mail applications cannot be accepted. App lications must be received by the 20th of the month before the recital. There is a $10 fee for participation. The time limit for a performance is 3 minutes. Dress Code & Recital Guidelines Female performers should wear knee-length skirts or dresses, or dressy slacks with blouses. ( No expose d midriff. ) Male performers should wear dress slacks and dress shirt. Ties and jackets are optional. Dress shoes are required for all performers. Please, no athletic shoes or back-less sandals. Students should arrive 15 minutes early. All recitals will start on time. Violin students should tune their violins before recital. All students and accompanists should sit in a front row. Teachers, please advise students and parents of rec ital etiquette, e.g. bowing before and after the performance, staying quietly seated during a performance, staying for the entire program, etc. Flash photography is not permitted during a recital. Video cameras may be used provided they are set u p in the rear of the recital hall and kept clear of the aisles. No program changes will be made once programs are on the website

7 Page 7 MTAC Santa Clara Newsletter Advertising Policy Musical Instruments Music Supplies Printed Music Books Music Lessons Sales Rent to Own Repairs Serving the Bay Area for over 42 years! 2971 Union Ave. (at Foxworthy Ave.) San Jose Santa Teresa Blvd (at Snell Ave.) San Jose Attention Current Members: In order to receive up-to-date MTAC information, newsletters, referrals, please notify us if there are any changes in your studio information via our Teachers with active, student, or contributor membership in the Santa Clara Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California may use the group maintained by the Branch to post a nonrepeating advertisement for a piano for sale. Students of MTAC Santa Clara Branch teachers may not post directly, but a member teacher may post an advertisement on behalf of a student. Other items for sale may also be advertised at the discretion of the Board of the Santa Clara Branch. This policy is designed for individual advertising, not for business use. The Board of the Santa Clara Branch reserves the option of moderating and removing any advertisements sent through the group. Please send check (payable to MTAC) to the editor: Barbara Cook at the address listed in the branch directory Newsletter Ad Rates per issue $10/business card size $20/quarter page $40/half page $80/full page RETURN TO: MTAC NEWSLETTER 3265 Woodmont Dr. San Jose, CA 95118

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