Certificate of Merit Meeting

All teachers who are planning to enroll students in the Certificate of Merit program must attend the orientation meeting. There will be two orientation-meeting times offered.

The first is Wednesday, September 13 at 9:30 a.m.
The second is Sunday, September 17 at 4:00 p.m.
Meetings will be held at Lincoln Glen Church, 2700 Booksin Avenue, San Jose 95125.

October 1 – October 31 is the Enrollment period. Enrollment closes at 5PM on October 31.
Upon close of enrollment the parents of your students will be able to access the website and pay the CM fee directly.

November 1 – 10 is the period when a parent can go online and pay the CM enrollment fee. If the fee is NOT paid by November 10 at 5PM, they are automatically dropped from the program.

January 15 is the deadline for entering repertoire for ALL sections.

CM Informational Meetings

All teachers that will be entering students in Certificate of Merit this year must attend one of these two informational meetings:

Wednesday, September 14, 9:30 a.m. 
Lincoln Glen Church, 2700 Booksin Avenue, San Jose

Sunday, September 25, 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Glen Church, 2700 Booksin Avenue, San Jose

There is a new online system for enrolling students in Certificate of Merit this year, including some new deadlines that have not existed in past years, so you will want to be informed and ready.

Click here to download or print notes from the meeting

2016 MTAC Santa Clara Luncheon-June 8 (Wed) at Ms. Sylvia Lee’s home Garden

2016 MTAC Santa Clara Luncheon-June 8 (Wed)

Let’s enjoy music,  delicious gourmet,  Ms. Sylvia’s home garden,  laugh and have fun together…

***RSVP click here — “http://goo.gl/forms/jGzghOQqC3F3z4OT2

(Or typing this web address.)***

 Date/Time: June 8 (Wednesday)- 11am.

Location: Ms. Sylvia Lee’s warm Home Garden

20899 Maureen Way, Saratoga, CA

———–special thanks to Ms. Sylvia’s generosity to host this event and open her home for us  ———–

Questions? Chrissy Huang at chuang@steinway.com

Limited only for 40 teachers attendance!  (Due to the space and food preparation )

First come first served.  Registration will be closed after 40 teachers registration.  Free for members!



You are cordially Invited to a Master Class & Short Performance with

Sean Chen

The winner of  Van Cliburn International Piano Competition


Location: Steinway & Sons at Los Altos

316 State St. Los Altos, CA 94022

Dates: Saturday,  February 13,  4PM

*Performer’s (Student) Application Form (Deadline at Feb. 10)

Please fill the form at http://goo.gl/forms/45cNNpv9jc

**Audience: Reservation for your Seats

(Limted Seats: first -come, first-served)

Please fill the form at http://goo.gl/forms/JF17yzZMbD

For further information about the master class,

please contact:

Chrissy Huang, chuang@steinway.com


Pianist Sean Chen is being hai led as a r i sing star with a “million-volt smile” and a “formidable set of f ingers” (Da l las

Morning News). In 2013 Chen won the American Pianists Association’s DeHaan Classical Fellowship, one of the most

lucrat ive and significant prizes avai lable to an American pianist. He also won Third Prize at the 14th Van Cliburn

International Piano Competition, becoming the f irst American to reach the f inal s since 1997. Highlights of Chen’s

2014-15 season include debuts with the Mi lwaukee Symphony Orchest ra, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra at the

Kimmel Center, the symphony orchestras of Hartford, Tucson, Santa Fe, Carmel, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.