Members Only Music Teachers Association of California, Santa Cruz County BranchMTAC Members Only

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 64 affiliated Branches throughout the state. MTAC serves over 100,000 students.

The mission of MTAC is to pursue excellence in music education and advance the music teaching profession through innovative programs that foster artistic growth and achievement.


Our Foundation

Your tax-deductible donations support scholarships and other special Branch activities. You may specify a favorite project, or let us choose the fund most in need. Make checks payable to SCCMTAC.

Mail checks to:
Barbara Jirsa, Treasurer
221 Nevada Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


SCC-MTAC Officers and Board of Directors (2015- 2017)

President: Carol Panofsky
Vice-President: Heather Thompson Smits
Treasurer: Barbara Jirsa
Recording Secretary: Ben Dorfan
Membership Secretary: Carolyn Christian

Certificate of Merit: Heather Thompson Smits and Vlada Volkova-Moran
Publications: Robin Murray
Directors at large: Laureen Herr and Pat Verheul



Our gratitude goes to Arts Council Santa Cruz County for the Develop Grant that helped pay for the creation of this site.

Website Manager: Lynn Kidder    *    Website Developer: Caroline Webster