Helpful and Timely Information for you for a successful CM year!
March 8, 2020 – Theory & Ear Training Test Day
March 12, 2020
The following Branch’s CM 2020 dates are POSTPONED as directed by MTAC Executive Director until further notice. Thank you for your patience.
March 14 – March 15, 2020 – Piano Performance Evaluations Days
March 22, 2020 – Strings, Voice, Winds Performance Evaluations Day
April 18, 2020 – Branch Honors Recitals
February 21, 2020
Hi Branch CM Teachers,
Teacher jobs have been sent to your email. PRINT OUT your Teacher Job notice for quick and easy reference. Remember, your Teacher Help Request(s) is/are not guaranteed. However, assignments were matched as closely as possible to your requests and what is needed. Thank you for your flexibility in serving the students during the Branch CM events.
For other publish dates for Theory, Performance schedule, action deadlines, etc…..please refer to your email for details.
Celebrate the journey of growth with your students. Keep encouraging them to stay the course and enjoy the process in music making!
See you in March!
February 2, 2020
Hi CM Teachers,
As the weeks get closer to the Branch CM events, please keep an eye on your emails often… Updates and important information will be coming your way in plenty of time/notice.
Encourage your students to enjoy the music they play. It is a gift to be able to translate the dots and lines on the page into a living art! Remind the parents/guardians that their support is super important to their child(ren)’s continue growth.
January 12, 2020
If your student(s) is/are participating in the CM 2020, encourage them to participate in the Branch Recital.
The next Branch Recital is on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel. This date will be an excellent opportunity for your students to perform their CM 2020 repertoire for the audience’s enjoyment. A public performance is a great learning tool for the student…because it allows the musician to understand how preparations/practice affect our performance outcomes and success.
Contact the Branch Chair Michiko Hartzberg for a Branch Recital application, or you can find the form also on the Branch’s webpage under “Programs” < “Branch Recitals”.
Friday February 14 is the deadline to submit the Feb 23 Branch Recital application form and payment.
Information about MTAC Convention Theme is also found in your MTAC Teacher Portal, and on the MTAC website.
MTAC Convention Theme info
CM 2020 Teachers,
Please CHECK YOUR EMAIL DAILY! As deadlines approach, it is very important to make sure you don’t miss important information.
Branch Chair will be sending specific CM-related emails notices to the email address you gave during Branch CM Teacher Training. Emails sent or received are date/time stamp for your convenience and record.
You can also find general Branch CM info through your MTAC Teacher portal, or refer to the Branch CM Training Teacher Packet you received in September, or look in the Branch Directory.
NOVEMBER 13, 2019
MTAC Teacher Work Agreement form and Branch CM Teacher Help Request Form’s deadline is now past. Thank you to the CM teachers who sent in the signed forms in a timely fashion! Assigned Teacher Help info will be emailed in February 2020.
In the meantime, teachers, continue to remind your students/families the importance of Branch CM Event dates.
The CM Program is administered through volunteer efforts of all participating CM Teachers. Our students achieve because we work together as a TEAM for their success!
NOVEMBER 3, 2019
just a little over a week left to turn in your signed MTAC Teacher Work Agreement and Branch Teacher Help Request Forms.
POSTMARK DEADLINE is November 12, 2019. This is a firm deadline.
Send them in NOW. Do not wait to the last day to send it in. November 13, 2019 postmark is LATE! Do not risk your students’ CM applications being dropped due to late postmark date! See CM Policies and Procedures section 5.6
Where to turn in the signed forms? you can find that info that was given to you at Branch CM Teacher Training. See CM Training Packet.
October 27, 2019
Just 4 days left to enroll students for CM 2020. Do not wait to the last minute. Enrollment portal closes on October 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Remember to check on your teacher portal CM Student List if there are any UNPAID applications. If so, remind your families to pay for CM enrollment fee(s) by November 5, 2019 11:59 p.m. through the Parent portal.
Payment portal CLOSES on November 5, 2019 11:59 p.m. Any unpaid CM application will be dropped by the system after deadline.
Thank you for your attention.
September 20, 2019
Thank you to the teachers who attended the Branch CM Training.
Now is the time to get parent email address, and specific information for each of your students that you want to enroll in CM 2020.
Please advise your student’s parent/guardian to carefully verify and confirm student application information BEFORE fee payment.
Parents can begin paying for CM fee once the application has been created beginning October 1. Parent online parent portal closes on November 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Any application that is not paid by November 5, 2019 will be void.
If you have questions about the CM program, first look for answers in the CM Policies and Procedures document available in your teacher resource; or look in the Branch’s CM Info Packet that was distributed at the CM Training; or look in the CM Syllabus. Do any of these steps first before telling your students/families answers. Do not give answers to what you think it could be…misinformation given does no one any good.
Thank you for your cooperation.
September 14, 2019
See you tomorrow – Sunday, September 15, 2019 – for the CM 2020 Training at Church of Our Saviour from 6-7 pm.!
This is a mandatory Branch CM meeting for teachers interested in participating in CM 2020!
Bring your instrument Syllabus!
See you there!
August 26, 2019
September 5 CM Training signup is now CLOSED. It is full. Teachers attending this CM Training are encouraged to also attend the Sept 15 Branch’s Annual Teachers Meeting. The Branch Teachers Meeting will be about MTAC Pasadena Branch’s programs, calendar of events, meet the Branch Board, Branch Colleagues, and refreshments!
Any Branch Teachers interested in participating in CM 2020 (but haven’t signed up) should attend the Sept 15 CM Training from 6-7 p.m. This CM Training Meeting follows immediately after MTAC Pasadena Branch’s Annual Teachers Meeting.
August 15, 2019
All Active-member teachers should have received the first CM email from CMPasadenamtac@gmail.com on August 3, 2019. MTAC Pasadena will have 2 CM training dates for you to choose from. According to State CM Office, all teachers interested in CM MUST attend one mandatory Branch CM training in order to enroll your students for CM 2020.
1. Thursday, Sept 5, 2019. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Alhambra. This session is geared towards NEW members and to teachers who have less than 3 years of CM experience. Other teachers are also welcome for an in-depth review. Limited seating to first 25 RSVPs. NEW teachers/,3 years have signup priority. RSVP deadline is August 22, 2019.
2. Sunday, Sept 15, 2019. 6-7 p.m. in San Gabriel, This session follows immediately after the MTAC Pasadena Annual Teachers Meeting. Open to all teachers interested in CM. RSVP deadline is Sept 1, 2019.
Send your choice of CM training date to CMPasadenamtac@gmail.com by RSVP deadline!
If you are not sure about participating in CM this academic year, sign up anyway! THere is always something new to find out! You might change your mind later to enroll your students and/or your students may ask to participate. Don’t wait until October to decide….
REMEMBER: you MUST attend a Branch CM Training in order for your name to be unblocked for enrollment.
Check back in August to this page for upcoming Branch CM Teacher Training Info….
Have a great summer!
Carol Man Lee
MTAC Pasadena Branch CM Chair