As this is my inaugural year affiliated with MTAC, four of approximately 10 invited students opted to partake in the optional Music Teacher Association of California Certificate of Merit program. All four received State Honors. Testing includes Repertoire, Sight Reading, Technique and Theory/Ear Training. Preparation starts in the fall, and takes dedication, practice and determination. Congratulations to Paulina, Alex, Guisseth and Adam!
Paulina earned Excellent in all categories!
Lively tone color for this delightful piece; you have a good sense of direction for the melodic lines, musically played with dynamic shapings; solid performance!
Steady counting job all the way, good work; strong left hand finger technique for holding the long bass notes; effective dynamic contrasts between phrasings, you show a good understanding of this piece; well-done!
Well done on memorization. You present this piece well. Good job on the crispy and jumpy staccato notes throughout out. Well done on dynamics contrasts. You let the melody sing out so well by playing even and steady left hand staccato notes . Good choice of tempo , and you keep the steady tempo throughout. Well-prepared and well performed. Keep up the good work.
Good job on memorization. You have even running 8th notes throughout this piece. Keep up the good work. More that you play and listen, more that you understand the music.
Well done on keeping steady tempo on this piece. Good job on dynamics contrasts. You did keep the 16th notes steady and even throughout. Careful performance. Keep up the good work.
You chose a nice tempo for moderato and kept it steady throughout– nice work! Beautiful dynamic contrast in m. 5. You made your performance very musical. Great observation of the articulation markings. Congratulations on your successful debut to the CM. Keep practicing hard and come back to the CM to share your musical growth with us.
What a soothing performance to describe a pleasant day. It sounds like that everything is peaceful and nice. Great legato playing with a singing tone.
Nice balance between melody lines and accompaniment.
Beautiful dynamic change and diminuendo in mm. 13-16
Brilliant performance with a singing tone quality. Good choice of tempo for allegro and you kept it steadily throughout. You have a strong technique of left hand to play all the chord notes together firmly. Excellent job to make dynamic changes as indicated on the score. Solid memory and performance .
Nice singing tone to describe shepherd pipes. You used the damper pedal sensitively to create a peaceful mood of a shepherd. Excellent dynamic change in m. 9. Shape each phrase with a crescendo and diminuendo for musical expression. Thank you for the musical performance. Keep practicing hard and come back to the CM to share your musical growth with us.