Music Teachers' Association of California
Fresno County Branch

Our Events

Fall Festival

       An annual series of recitals previously held on the last Saturday of October. Due to the Covid pandemic, this is currently a virtual event.  It features one Halloween recital and several general recitals. Open to all members' students.


Certificate of Merit

        Teachers must be a paid MTAC member by July 31 to register students for this state syllabus program. Student registration occurs between October 1st and 31st.  Students are evaluated in technique, theory, ear training, music history and repertoire. Adjudicators are trained by the state MTAC.  Due to the Covid pandemic, CM evaluations are conducted by submitting videos and testing online.  Entry fees vary by level. Go to for more info.  


 Spring Celebration

       A juried event open to all members' students. Students play 1 or 2 pieces (depending on level) for a member teacher evaluator. Ratings are Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor. The top three ratings receive medals. Superior-rated students may play on an honors recital that same day. Teachers are required to help on event weekend.


Central California Baroque Festival

       The CCBF is an adjudicated festival which includes all instruments.  Baroque music of any composer is permitted (no arrangements).  Up to 35% of the Awards Recital participants are selected as Festival Medalists.  A non-competitive recital is also available.  See the CCBF tab for event details and application.


Solo Competition

       Currently only for pianists, there are 3 divisions: Junior Division (school grades 4-6) Intermediate Division (school grades 7-9) and Senior Division (school grades 10-12)

Students perform 2 memorized selections for a panel of two judges. Cash prizes may be awarded for first and second place in each division at the discretion of the judges.