Certificate of Merit
Panel Auditions & YAG (Young Artist Guild)
● The Certificate of Merit Panel Auditions Program is for extraordinary students, who have demonstrated artistic and technical skill and polish at a near-professional level. For example, the performance quality should be at a higher level than the Convention Festival standard (above 5+).
● This Program is composed of two separate Audition rounds: (1) Regional Panel Audition ("Regionals"), and (2) State Panel Finals Audition ("Finals"). Students participate in Regionals as a replacement for his or her regular Certificate of Merit Evaluation.
● Students who are selected by the Judges in Regionals advance to the Finals round, where students further audition for consideration for one of three Panel Awards Divisions: Panel Honors Recitals, Panel Master Class, or Young Artist Guild (YAG). Finals students must be selected by the Judges in the Finals round to be awarded to a Panel Award Division, and not all Finals students will be awarded to Panel Award Divisions.
● Each of these Awards Divisions includes a performance at the MTAC's Annual Convention.
Chairperson: Staci Chiou
Contact via E-Mail
October 31: Deadline to register students for Certificate of Merit
January 15: Deadline for Panel teachers to enter evaluation information online
Deadline for Panel students to revert to Non-Panel Status. LAST CHANCE TO REVERT!
Deadline to submit YAG Letter of Intent and repertoire
March 1: Deadline for Panel theory scores
Registration window opens for Panel Final Application
March 10: Deadline for Panel applicants to complete their theory evaluations at their own branch
Deadline for Panel Final Application. NO LATE APPLICATIONS!
REGIONAL AUDITION DATES
Piano - Saturday, February 15 - Sunday, February 16 at Saddleback College
Saturday, February 22 - Sunday, February 23 at Whittier College
Strings - Sunday, February 16 at Cerritos College
Woodwinds & Voice - Saturday, February 29 at Cerritos College
Harp - Sunday, February 16 at TBD
FINAL AUDITION DATES
Piano - Saturday, April 4 - Sunday, April 5 at Cal State Fullerton
Strings - Sunday, April 5 at Cal State Fullerton
Woodwinds, Voice & Harp - Saturday, April 4 at Cal State Fullerton
MTAC STATE CONVENTION 2019
Friday, July 3 - Tuesday July 7, 2020 at the LAX Hilton
The MTAC San Gabriel Valley Branch presents the Advanced/Panel Recital in support of its Panel applicants. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to perform the full Panel repertoire (no time limit) before the Regional Auditions.
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Citrus College
DEADLINE: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Student registration for state programs must be completed on the state website. To register, please go to new.mtac.org and log in using your teacher ID and password. There have been new changes in the CM registration process. Please contact Staci Chiou for further instructions.