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FROM THE PRESIDENT

When we play our instruments, it is an extension of our soul-singing. Sharing our abilities with our families and the wider community connects us in the most intimate way. Many cultures consider this a gift from God. As we celebrate our holiday season, remember the gift of giving with our heart in song.

When we connect to the music this way a particular performance of a piece can bring us to tears while another of the same work, while technically perfect, leaves us feeling bored. It is a unique way of communicating with the Divine. Take a moment for yourself - play your favorite note or chord and just sit with it for a minute, savoring the beautiful harmonics, vibrato, and decay of sound and know you just had a gift for yourself and cherish it.

See you in the New Year!

Next Branch Meeting:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9th

9:00 a.m.
Board Meeting

9:30 a.m.
Social Time

10:00 a.m.
General Meeting

10:30 a.m.
KARY KRAMER
“HISTORICAL MUSICAL ANECDOTES”

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
Piano

Performance Day 1: Saturday, Feb. 17th at Cal State University, Fullerton
Performance Day 2: Sunday, Feb. 25th at Southwest Conservatory of Music, Fountain Valley
Theory: Saturday February 24th at Richfield Community Church, Yorba Linda

Strings
Theory: Saturday February 24th at Richfield Community Church, Yorba Linda
For further information about strings, contact Gary Hung.

Woodwinds
For informatIon about winds, contact Julie Neal.

Mail the "Teacher Agreement Form" and list of enrolled students to:
TERI WATSON
1201 RIEDEL AVE.
FULLERTON, CA 92831

If you have a Panel student this year contact Teresa Vidergar with the name of the teacher and student.
PIANO ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL
Saturday, December 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Kim's Piano in Stanton
Registration Deadline: November 18th
The Ensemble Festival encourages students to have fun playing piano ensemble music in a recital, in a non-competitive environment, and with a variety of ages available for team partners. Each team must be well prepared as they will be evaluated and every student will receive a trophy according to the judge’s rating. Each team will be adjudicated with ratings of 1-5 for five areas of their duet performance with 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest score. The five areas are: accuracy of notes, accuracy of rhythm, technique, interpretation, and overall effect which includes stage deportment. Each student will be awarded a trophy with a score of Superior, Excellent, Good, or Honorable Men\on according to the numerical rating of the judge.

Get the Piano Ensemble Festival Application and Adjudication Forms

President: Celeste Hassler

1st Vice-President: Ani Nuyujukian

2nd Vice-President, Programs:
Susan Kim-Pedroza

Treasurer: Karen Smith

Recording Secretary: Wenjing Liu

Corresponding Secretary:
Carol Hills

Membership Secretary:
Michelle Chang

Directors:

President Advisor: Joane Grubaugh
State Liaison: Tamara Matchkhaneli
Chair Liaison: Teri Watson
Member Liaison: Esther Yune

Former Branch Presidents:
2002-2004 - Nancy Plourde
2004-2005 - Catherine DeRenzis
2005-2007 - Ethan Dong
2007-2010 - Mary Joy
2010-2012 - Antonina Gershfeld
2012-2014 - Lusine Shahinyan
2014-2016 - Joane Grubaugh