Talent Bank Awards Festival 2021 will be an online virtual event. Participants will upload a video of their performances by April 5 for adjudication by noted Bay Area musicians. Results will be announced on April 18. The written evaluations will then be made available for distribution. Information on making audition recordings will be available.
Prize winners will be invited to upload their performances to the Barbara Call Memorial Recital for an online concert on April 25 at 6:30 pm. The concert will be open to the public.
SCCMTAC dress code is in effect for student performers in their performance videos and for any subsequent performances.
The Talent Bank Awards Festival is an annual event of the Santa Cruz County Music Teachers’ Association of California. This merit scholarship program has been an encouragement to county music students since 1970. Member teachers, students and friends have over the ensuing years raised thousands of dollars for these awards, much of it through performances for community groups. Donations from individuals are welcome.
Barbara Call Memorial Scholarships
This award was established in 1999 by Barbara Call and her friends for excellence in performance for piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, or chamber music students from Santa Cruz County. It is held in conjunction with the Talent Bank Awards Festival in April. Barbara Call was a distinguished Santa Cruz County pianist, teacher, and founder of the Talent Bank program.
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