Important Dates and Deadlines to help you be prepared for CM 2020!

March 8, 2020 – Theory & Ear Training Test Day


March 12, 2020

The Branch’s following CM 2020 Performance Evaluations dates are POSTPONED as directed by MTAC Executive Director until further notice.  Thank you for your patience. 

March 14 – March 15, 2020 – Piano Performance Evaluation Days

March 22, 2020 –  Strings, Voice, Winds Performance Evaluation Day

April 18, 2020 – Branch Honors Recitals



Date Info/Action
October 1-31, 2019 online system OPEN for CM 2020 application.  Create your student’s CM application during this time.  Deadline is October 31, 2019.  System locks at Oct 31, 2019 11:59 p.m.
November 5, 2019 Last day for Parent/Guardian to pay CM application online through the MTAC Parent Portal.  Any applications not paid by 11:59 p.m. will be dropped from the system and the student will not able to participate this year.
November 12, 2019 MTAC CM POSTMARK deadline for teachers to submit signed Teacher Work Agreement and Branch CM Teacher Help (if applicable). Do not risk your students’ applications being VOIDED for this missed deadline.
December 2019 Remind students/families of CM 2020 Branch dates for Theory & Ear Training Test day, Performance Evaluation Date(s) for your instrument.

Advise students/families the importance of student having the opportunity to complete both testing components as part of their musical journey.

January 2, 2020 CM 2020 online Scheduling Preferences OPEN online. Begin or continue or finish up Repertoire entries, Branch Honors/Convention applications (if applicable). Scheduling preferences for Collaborative Artist ID, Ensemble, and Carpool requests. Day request for Piano students only.
January 15, 2020 Last day to REVERT/CHANGE Panel student  to non-Panel status
January 15, 2020 Scheduling Preferences CLOSED at 11:59 p.m.  No application editing or entries after this date/time.
February 2020 Branch Teacher Help Job assignments emailed. Exact date TBA.
April 1, 2020 Emailed from Branch CM Chair to teachers with qualifying students:

Branch Honors Recital Participation Form;

100% Theory Trophy Order Form;

CM Senior Award Bio Form