MTAC Pasadena Programs

Keyboard, Strings, Voice, Winds

Bach Festival

To encourage the performance and understanding of the works of J.S. Bach

Spring season event: Branch level Bach Festival; Regional level Bach Festival

Benefit Concerts

To support various student activities and awards

Branch Recitals

Occurs monthly. To give added performance experience for all students


MTAC Young Composers Guild offers opportunity for student composers to submit original pieces. 

Keyboard Theme Festival

To encourage the performance experience according to a selected theme. Event usually  in December.


An invited Master Teacher shares his/her expertise to Member Teachers’  professional development by observing students performing repertoire. 

Scholarship Opportunities

To provide further studies opportunities to deserving students through auditions for financial assistance and merit scholarships. This event occurs two times a year – December and May.

Senior Awards

To acknowledge graduating high school seniors who satisfy the CM standards. Event in May.

String Festival

To provide a forum for string instrumentalists. Event usually in January.

VOCE  (Voice, Orchestral Instruments, Chamber Ensembles)

MTAC program at the Branch Level for students studying voice, orchestral instruments, chamber ensemble. Selected Branch winners advance to State finals in April.

Young Artist Guild (YAG), Young Composers Guild (YCG)

To support the state YAG and YCG programs by inviting YAG/YCG artists to perform for the community

MTAC State Programs

Please visit the MTAC State’s website for more detailed information:

Performance Composition For Teachers
Adult Student/Teacher Performance Composers Today Annual Convention
Certificate of Merit Friends of Today’s Music Cal Plan
Improvisation Young Composers Guild Community Outreach
Piano Concerto Solo Competition Media and Publication Awards Program
VOCE MTAC Foundation
Young Artist Guild


Other Partnerships with:

Junior Festival

In cooperation with National Federation of Music Clubs to give Juniors (18 yrs & under) and Adult member musicians of all abilities the opportunity to perform and receive a yearly evaluation in a non-competitive environment. Event usually in February.


Los Angeles International Liszt Competition

Bi -annual opportunity for outstanding students to study and perform the works of Franz Liszt. This event occurs every other year in November.