Talent Bank Awards Festival (TBAF) is a merit scholarship program and represents one of our branch’s oldest continuous projects, and is funded by donations and endowments. The 2022 event will be in mid April, though it is uncertain if it will be in person or virtual. A winners recital will be held in conjunction with the festival. Details will be announced as they become available.
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.
Important TBAF Dates for 2022