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CPE–Got Duos?

Come one, come all to Celebrate Piano Ensemble’s (CPE) annual concert!
On Sunday, February 9th at 2 PM, join us at UCSC’s Music Center Recital Hall.

Enjoy works by Schumann, Poulenc, Mozart, Offenbach and more. Performers include branch members Susan Bruckner, Ben Dorfan, Nicki Kerns, Lynn Kidder, Lavinia Livingston and Ivan Rosemblum. They will be joined by fellow piano ensemble aficionados Irene Herrmann, Stefanie Malone, Mickey McGushin, and Michel Singher.

Suggested donation is $10. All proceeds directly benefit our branch’s Talent Bank scholarship programs.
Hope to see you there!

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 (2019 – 2020)

President: Ben Dorfan
Vice-President: Laureen S. Herr
Treasurer: Barbara Jirsa
Recording Secretary: Patricia Verheul
Membership Secretary: Carolyn Christian
Communications: Carol Panofsky

Certificate of Merit: Heather Thompson Smits
At large: Christine Bakalis (Recitals)
At large: Charlotte McManus (Recitals)



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