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The Sara Compinsky Master Class
at Keyboard Concepts
5539 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks

Wednesdays at 10:00 am

Featuring the following guest artist leaders:

March 13, 2019
Craig Richey
April 10, 2019
Eduardo Delgado

Initiated in 1972 by pianist, Sara Compinsky, the purpose of our class is to serve as a platform for pianists, teachers, and piano students of an advanced level who may not have regular chances to perform, the opportunity to do so in a public setting for extraordinarily esteemed guest teacher, as well as auditors who may not wish to perform but would like to observe a performance and subsequent lesson of the highest caliber.

For more information, please visit
or call Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin 805-419-4229
To sign up to perform, please call Raya Sadigursky 818-706-0429

$20.00 to audit, $40.00 to perform. Refreshments served.


Calendar of Events 2018/2019


CM Meetings

There will be two CM meeting dates. All meetings will be held at Piano Play Music Systems in Sherman Oaks, MZ floor
You are only required to attend one of these meeting. Meetings will start promptly!
1. Sunday, September 16th 3:30-4:30 pm
2. Sunday, September 23rd 3:30-4:30 pm


Branch Meetings

September 2018 1st Branch Meetings for the Fall

February 11, 2019 from 10-11am Branch Meeting on finances at Piano Play Music Systems in Sherman Oaks, MZ floor

June 28, 2019 (Firiday) from 10am - 12noon Branch Meeting at the home of Gillian Smith


Event Dates

November 4, 2018  General- “Pops and Beginners" Recital  1-5pm - Los Angeles Valley College
Fees deadline: October 22
Chair: Valeria Danielyan
Assistant: participating teachers

December 9, 2018  Contemporary Festival  1-5pm - Los Angeles Valley College 
Fees deadline: November 26
Chair: Lacey Bowen
Assistant: Kim O’Reilly

February 10, 2019  Classical / Romantic Festival - 1-5pm - Los Angeles Valley College
Fees deadline: January 28
Chair: Nobuyo Nishizaka
Assistant: Alla Arutyunan

March 10, 2019  Certificate of Merit – Winds Instruments  - Glendale Adventist Academy (700 Kimlin Drive)
Registration Oct.1-31
Fees paid on Nov.1-10

Chair: Denia Bradshaw

March 10 & 17, 24, 2019    Certificate of Merit - Piano  7am- 6pm  -  Piano Play Music Systems
Registration Oct.1-31
Fees paid on Nov.1-10

Chair: Sharon Shaheed 
Assistant: Pamela Prasarttongosoth

March 31, 2019  Certificate of Merit – String Instruments  - Piano Play Music Systems
Registration Oct.1-31
Fees paid on Nov.1-10

Chair: Hillary Smith
Assistant: Christopher Ahn

April 7, 2019  Branch Bach Festival  12pm - 5pm - Pasadena Steinway
Fees deadline: March 18
Chair: Kathleen Rabun 
Assistant: Alla Arutyunan

TBA, 2019   Mark Richman Masterclass - Steinway Gallery Pasadena
  * Admission is free for all auditors
April 14, 2019  CM Honors Festival  - 11am-8pm - Los Angeles Valley College
1st Registration deadline: *
2nd Registration deadline: *

Chair: Roger Eshleman
Assistants: Gillian Smith, Laura Halladay, Connie Kuhne

April 28, 2019   Scholarship Competition  12 - 5pm - Los Angeles Valley College (Current Reservation- Venue is subject to change)
Fees deadline: April 15
Chair: Mark Richman
Assistant: Arisa Ogino

May 5, 2019  Regional Bach Festival  9am - 6pm - Hollywood Pianos in Burbank
Registration deadline: *
Chair: Kathleen Rabun 
Assistant: Gillain Smith

May 26, 2019  Spring Festival - General Recital/Scholarship Winners Concert  - 1-5pm - Los Angeles Valley College
Fees deadline:May 13
Chair: Dilara Khaliova
Assistant: Janet Kaplan

June 28 - July 2, 2019  MTAC Convention -  Hyatt Regency Santa Clara


**General Recital registration/fee deadline is the Monday 13 days before the event (postmarked by that day).

*Festival and Competition registration/fee deadline is the Monday 20 days before the event (postmarked by that day).