Music Teachers' Association of California
Fresno County Branch

Our Events

Fall Festival

       An annual series of recitals held on the last Saturday of October. It features one Halloween recital and several general recitals. Open to all members' students.


Certificate of Merit

       You must be a paid member by July 31 to register students for this state syllabus program. The branch conducts evaluations with trained examiners from outside the branch. Students are evaluated in technique, theory, ear training, music history and repertoire. Entry fees vary by level. Go to for more info. Teachers entering students are required to help on CM weekend. Registration is from Oct. 1-31.


Piano 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.


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 our home page posting for entry fees and other details.


Solo Competition

     Currently only for pianists, there are 3 divisions: grades 4-6, 7-9 and 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.