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The website of the
Music Teachers' Association of California
San Fernando East Valley Branch 

Promoting excellence in music education and
celebrating the joy of music for students and teachers

In Memoriam

Erika Zador

One of our esteemed members, Erika Zador, passed away at the age of 95. Erika was the niece of composer and conductor, Eugene Zador. She was featured in the Shoah Project as a holocaust survivor, having narrowly escaped the Nazi invasion of Hungary during WWII. She immigrated to this country, studied piano performance at USC with John Crown, and taught and performed in the Los Angeles area ever since. She was a wonderful loving person who retained a fabulous sense of humor, featuring a sharp biting wit that was apparent until the very end. She died peacefully in her sleep, and will be missed very much by family and friends. Any donations in her name might be made to the USC Shoah Foundation.

USC Shoah Foundation
The Institute for Visual History and Education
650 West 35th Street, Suite 114
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2571

Results of the February 18th Concerto Competion
Chair: Gillian Smith
Assitant: Dilara Khalilova


Calendar of Events 2018/2019


CM Meetings

There will be two CM meeting dates. All meetings will be held at Piano Play Music Systems: 14724 Ventura Blvd., Floor MZ in Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.
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 TBA, 2018 1st Branch Meetings for the Fall

TBA, 2019 Branch Meeting for the Spring


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  3pm - 6pm - 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 20, 2018  Concerto Competion Winners Perfromance with the La Miranda Symphony  -
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Chair: Gillian Smith
Assistant: Dilara Khalilova

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).