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MTAC Alameda East 2024 Piano Competition

Our branch started this competition as a way to encourage our branch's students who would normally not participate in competitions to experience what it is like to be performing in a high-stress, formal performance opportunity and judged by highly qualified judges. Since the pandemic, we have included video recordings to go with the judge's comments which we believe elevated the experience for students, teachers, and parents alike. 

  • Registration will be open for signups from 12/1 (Friday) to 12/18 (Monday)

  • Competition Date: 2/10/2024 (Saturday)

  • Location: First Presbyterian Church, Livermore (Same as previous years)

  • Registration Fee per student: $70

  • Reminder: Only teachers may sign up, 5 students per teacher limit. 

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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:

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)

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:

9/24/23 Young Artist Guild Recital: Ryan Wang

Event Time:  1pm-4pm Sunday,

September 24th, 2023

Event Address: 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

11/13/2023 Fall Lecture:  Frank Wiens

Date: September 16, 2023 (Free Event)

Time: 7:00 PM

Performer:  Ryan Wang


First Presbyterian Church

2020 5th Street

Livermore, CA 94550

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.

    2/11/2023 7th Alameda East Piano Competition

Our 7th Alameda East Piano competition was held on Saturday, 02/11/2023 at the First Presbyterian Church of Livermore. Thank you to all the participants, and warm congratulations to all the award recipients.


* Link to the list of award recipients

* Link to YouTube video of the performance 

    12/10/2022 Teen Recital

Event Address: at Carefield Senior Center, Pleasanton.

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