As we transition to the new normal, it is my hope that MTAC Santa Cruz County Branch may continue to be a source of information and support.
One of the most difficult changes to navigate for musicians and music appreciators alike has been the discontinuance of live concerts.
With our rich local music offerings seemingly on hold, fortunately many local arts organizations have created a wealth of online content for our enjoyment.
Please visit our ‘Resources’ page to explore performances by MiM, Santa Cruz Symphony, Cabrillo Festival, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Monterey Chamber Orchestra and Espressivo to name a few.
Even if we cannot all go to a concert together at this point in time, music has never mattered more than it does right now.
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.
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-Guthrie (Recitals)
At large: Louise Bettner
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