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Every year our students take exams from Music Teachers's Associations of California. The Music Teachers’ Association of California®, incorporated in 1897, is a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in music education. With over 4,700 members, there are more than 62 self-governing, affiliated Branches throughout the state.


  • Students participate in an annual Evaluation between mid-February and April and receive a written musical performance assessment.

  • Students complete a written theory exam which includes an ear training component.

  • Upon successful completion of the Evaluation, students receive an official MTAC CM Certificate for their level.

  • Senior medallions are awarded to eligible high school seniors.

  • Students demonstrating exceptional skill at his/her Evaluation may be selected to perform at annual MTAC State Convention Recitals.

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