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BRANCH ANNOUNCEMENT
    3/24/2024 Branch Recital

Event Time: 1 pm-5 pm Sunday, March 24th, 2024
Event Address: 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

 

  • Maximum 5 students per studio.  Maximum 15 minutes combined per studio.

  • One student per registration form. Registration is due by March 10th, 2024.

  • Registration Fee $20/student due by March 10th 2024.  Non-refundable.  Important:  right after you submit the Google form, the payment link and the passcode will be sent to you automatically. 

  • This application is first-come first-served basis.

PAST EVENTS
    MTAC Alameda East 2024 Piano Competition
2024 Competition flyer

Congratulations to all the talented individuals who excelled in the 2024 Alameda East Piano Competition. Below, you'll find the list of this year's prize recipients.

Winners video link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJEygW67-PRMqL3ja3JDpAyTAyjOP9wlI

The prize winners

of

The 2024 Alameda East Piano Competition.

 

Division A

1st - Claire Lin

2nd - Maika Arakawa

3rd - Reina Casebeer and Xuanyu Chen

*Honorable Mentions - Aidan Chiu and Melody Ho

 

Division B

1st - Chloe Su

2nd - Chiyo Buckley and Cara Wan Kong

3rd - Ella Chow , William Chiu and Kentaro Schirmer

4th - Ivy Chui, Jack Bonner, Lewis Shen Hu and Mai Casebeer

 

Division C

1st - Irene Fu

2nd - Elijah Guan and Matthew Fang

3rd - Tiffany Hsu and Sophia Wang

 

Division D

1st - Joyce Xu

2nd - Nathan Xu

3rd - William Li

*In a remarkable turn of events, the outstanding performances by Division A students impressed our judges so much that the judges desired to grant two additional students 'honorable' mentions, thereby elevating the number of winners in Division A beyond our expectations.

    12/16/2023 Teen Recital

Event Time: 1:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023

Event Address: 4115 Mohr Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566 (Carefield Memory Care)

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    11/13/2023 Fall Lecture:  Frank Wiens

Our focus will revolve around the exploration of Chopin's work and the pedaling within the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic musical eras.  Please check back for more information

  • Guest Lecturer: Frank Wiens

  • Topic - First half: In Search of Chopin, An Examination of Performance Practice

  • Second half : The art of the feet in Piano performance (all musical eras)
  • Time: November 13th, 2023; Monday morning 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Video of the lecture:  https://youtu.be/bIVUSbBUHwg

    9/24/2023 Branch Recital

Event Time:  1pm-4pm Sunday, September 24th, 2023
Event Address: 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    Young Artist Guild Recital: Ryan Wang

Date: September 16, 2023 (Free Event)

Time: 7:00 PM

Performer:  Ryan Wang

Location: 

First Presbyterian Church

2020 5th Street

Livermore, CA 94550

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9.16.23 YAG Concert
    2023 MTAC Convention

The MTAC State Convention was held from June 30th through July 3rd, 2023.

MTAC State Convention
    Lecture (Online) Nahre Sol 

Date: March 26th, 2023

Time:  1 pm - 3 pm

Title: Modern-Day Classical Music

Description: "Helping students see the relevance of classical music and compositional techniques in our daily lives and how to incorporate that knowledge in their future study"

Click here for the lecture video

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    3/18/2023 Branch Recital

Event Time:  4pm-6pm Saturday, March 18th, 2023
Event Address: 4444 Black Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    3/16/2023 Lecture,
Music Testing Overview & Comparisons: MTAC, CAPMT/MTNA, RCM, ABRSM, and more! 

Time: March 16th, Thursday 10 am over zoom

Participating Branches: Alameda, Alameda East, Delta, Contra Costa

Lecturer:  Grant Kondo, NCTM  (bio)

Session Title

Music Testing Overview & Comparisons: MTAC, CAPMT/MTNA, RCM, ABRSM, and more!

 

Session Description

This session will explore various music testing options for your students.  Using MTAC's familiar Certificate of Merit program as a baseline, we will compare and contrast other opportunities offered by MTAC, as well as other organizations such as CAPMT/MTNA, RCM, Piano Guild, NFMC, ABRSM, and others.

Please click here for the lecture video and the resources introduced in the lecture.

Click here to find an experienced local teacher!

    The Blankenship Memorial Project Fundraising Campain

Our branch has launched its 2023 fundraising campaign for the Blankenship program.  Will you please make a donation to keep this important program flourishing?  Your donation is tax-deductible.  Click on this secure link to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/donate-for-needsbased-music-scholarships

The Blankenship Memorial Project

Give the gift of music lessons. Donate here to our Blankenship Project, providing need-based financial aid to qualifying students in the Tri-Valley area.

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