MTAC Orange County North

Excellence in Music Education

From the President ...

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Greetings OCN Members!

Another year is upon us! For many of us, the pandemic has forced all of us to re-evaluate our lives causing many changes in our relationships, lifestyle, and careers. With all the uncertainties in life, one thing our OCN family can count on is our commitment to do what is best for our members and students.

As the world gradually returns back to normal, OCN is also adapting to the change by offering live performance opportunities for our students, starting with the Piano Solo Competition in September coordinated by Iryna Mikulich and Tamara Matchkhaneli. They gave all of our students the opportunity to perform and a welcoming and safe environment.

Next, we are excited to introduce a brand new Branch-level in-person evaluation, STEP! Sight-reading, Theory, Ear-training, Performance is headed by our very own Teri Watson. Teri and the STEP committee has been working diligently in creating this in-person evaluation with the intent to provide the best music education for our students. I highly encourage our members and students to participate in our upcoming live events. The health and safety of our members and families is and always will be our priority. Therefore, much precaution and planning goes into all of our live programs. In order to continue to provide these live performance opportunities for our students, I want to thank you all in advance for your patience and cooperation.

I look forward to meeting all of you, new and veteran members, in the near future. Please check out our upcoming programs in the new year. We have wonderful opportunities planned for you and your student.

Have a musical 2022!

Christine Oates

UPCOMING EVENTS…

    • 03/19/2022 10:02 PM
      03/19/2022 10:02 PM

      Bach Festival and Baroque Festival

      The Southern California Junior Bach Festival is held annually to encourage the study of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The Recitals are open to keyboardists, instrumentalists, and vocal students.
      location_on Grace Presbyterian Church
      23101 La Palma Ave, Yorba Linda, CA 92887
      access_time
      The Southern California Junior Bach Festival is held annually to encourage the study of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The Recitals are open to keyboardists, instrumentalists, and vocal students. More Details…

      Baroque Festival is a non-competitive festival for students who would like to present a polished work by Bach or any Baroque composers. Judges will write evaluations of each performer and each student will receive a participation ribbon or trophy.
    • 03
      April

      Masterclass with Susan Kim-Pedroza

      This is a short description for the event describing what it's about
      location_on Hollywood Piano
      2800 N Main St Suite #280, Santa Ana, CA 92705
      access_time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
      Time: 11:00am
      Location: Hollywood Piano (inside Main Place Mall, Santa Ana)
      Contact: Lusine Shahinyan


      Please contact Lusine Shahinyan by March 20 if you have students who wish to participate!
    • 05/07/2022 10:37 PM
      05/07/2022 10:37 PM

      Junior/Senior Recital

      To honor High School Juniors and Seniors with a special recital with their peers.
      location_on Episcopal Church of the Blessed Sacrament
      1314 N Angelina Dr. Placentia
      access_time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
      To honor High School Juniors and Seniors with a special recital with their peers. More Details…
    • 12
      May

      Branch Meeting

      This is a short description for the event describing what it's about
      location_on Watson Studio
      1201 Riedel Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831
      access_time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
      • 9:00 AM: Board Meeting
      • 10:00 AM: General Meeting
      • 10:30 AM: Program

      • Teacher performance and potluck luncheon

      • Wouldn't some of you love to play? And if not, please come for the food! We miss seeing you all and would be thrilled to have you attend.
      • If you are interested in performing, please contact Susan Kim-Pedroza.

    MTAC Orange County North Board

    President: Christine Lin-Oates

    1st Vice President: open
    2nd Vice President: Susan Kim-Pedroza
    Treasurer: Mary Joy
    Recording Secretary: Bobbi Pappas
    Corresponding Secretary: Teri Watson
    Membership Secretary: Michelle Chiang
    Director: Ani Nuyujukian
    Director: Luminita Emilia Ologeanu
    Director: Teri Watson
    Director: Esther Yune

    Former Presidents

    Nancy Plourde: 2002-2004
    Catherine DeRenzis: 2004-2005
    Ethan Dong: 2005-2008
    Mary Joy: 2008-2010
    Antonina Gershfeld: 2010-2012
    Lusine Shahinyan: 2012-2014
    Joane Grubaugh: 2014-2016
    Celeste Hassler: 2016-2018
    Ani Nuyujukian: 2018-2021