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1 MTAC Certificate of Merit Teacher Training 2012-2013
2 Dates to Remember July 31: MTAC dues must be paid to qualify for CM participationSeptember 15: Registration OpensAugust 31: Last day to transfer to a different MTAC Branch for CM participationSeptember 15: CM database opens for RegistrationNovember 15: Registration Closes - No exceptionsNovember 16: CM fees are due to Branch Chair
3 Dates, cont.January 2: Repertoire Entry begins. Branch Chair will announce deadlineJanuary 15: Deadline for Panel Repertoire EntryJanuary 15: Deadline for Panel Applicants to revert to Non-Panel statusMarch 15: Panel Applicants must have completed theory tests at their home BranchFebruary 16-April 7: CM Evaluations
4 Dates, cont. April 8: Theory tests may be returned to teachers April 15: Convention Application Deadline. No exceptions!April 15: Deadline to apply for MUPs, high school students only who have valid excuses
5 Dates, cont. May 15: Deadline for MUPs to be completed May 31: Last day to report errors in student results in CM databaseJune 1: Convention recital schedules posted online
6 Dates, cont.April 16th and August 31st: Teachers may transfer to another BranchJune 28-July 2: MTAC Convention,Santa Clara
7 Update Contact InformationGo toLog In with your username and passwordClick Edit Teacher InfoMake necessary changesClick Submit
8 Organization of MTACState Board: President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Secretaries, Directors Oversee all aspects of MTAC, including finances, State Office, all committees and programs State Office: Paid staff members Manage sales of items, contracts for paid work, collect dues, collect and distribute program fees, etc. CM Council: 21-member committee of volunteersCoordinate all non-financial aspects of the CM Program, including evaluations, test writing, Convention recitals, etc.
9 Line of Communication Parents ask Teacher Teacher asks Branch CM Chair Branch Chair asks CM Council member for program in questionCM Council members ask CM CoordinatorCM questions should not be directed to the State Office or State Board
10 Line of Communication Exception After April 15, a teacher may communicate directly with a CM Council Recital Chair regarding a student’s Convention Performance.
11 Purpose of Line of Communication Parent to TeacherTeacher can answer most parent questionsTeacher knows the student’s history and details of problemsTeacher to ChairChairs know most answersChairs need to know the problems teachers are facingState Office and State Board may not be able to assist you
12 Who May Enroll Students in CM? Only Individual Members in good standing with dues paid by July 31st may enroll students in MTAC programs and these students MUST be their own students.The MTAC teacher must be the primary teacher of all students they enter. The primary teacher is one who personally teaches a student for 75% of lessons.
13 Members who enroll students on another teacher's behalf risk the following: Forfeiting the privilege of participating in Certificate of Merit and other MTAC programsLoss of membershipStudent teachers in your studio must be membersEach teacher at a school who enters students in CM must be a member
14 Membership and Dues Deadline New members must apply for membership by July 31st to be eligible for CM participation.Current members’ dues must be paid by July 31st in order to participate in CM.
15 Teachers who pay duesafter July 31st and pay thereinstatement fee are noteligible for CM for that year.Teachers who transfer to another branch must complete the transfer between April 16th and August 31st.Complete dues, membership and transfer information is available at
16 Use the Correct Syllabus Piano: Edition (New!)Voice: EditionStrings: Edition (New!)Winds: EditionHarp: EditionOrder from MTAC State Office or online at
17 Syllabus CorrectionsDownload corrections and updates for your syllabus at mtac.orgWrite corrections into your syllabus
18 Enrolling Your Students Students are enrolled atBranch Chair has your username and passwordStudent’s school grade and birth date are needed
19 CM Age LimitStudents must be age 5 or older as of November 15th (registration deadline date) to participate in CM.
20 Path B Path B has been eliminated Certificate of Merit Path A is now simply called Certificate of Merit
21 Path B, cont.Teachers may still use the CM Curriculum for their non CM studentsTeachers may set up their own in- studio evaluations for non CM students, but may not call it “Certificate of Merit”No certificates will be issued by MTAC
22 Reasons for Elimination of Path B Number of participants in Path B has been decliningParents did not understand the difference between Path A and Path B, which resulted in confusion.
23 Reasons, cont.Some Branches used Path B to decrease the number of Path A students which caused unfairness across the state by not allowing the benefits of Path A to all students, such as Convention Recitals.Colleges and universities desire transparency about the achievements of students who participate in Certificate of Merit when listed on college applications, and the parallel existence of Path A and Path B reduced transparency.
24 Reasons, cont.Outside organizations have attempted to replicate large portions of the CM program from previous Path B materials, in conflict with copyright and trademark laws.
25 Student Registration Log-in to your Teacher Home Page Select CM StudentsFor new students, select “New Student Registration”Answer the questions about prior CM participationFor returning students, even if they skipped one or more years of CM, select “Re-enroll Students”
26 Student RecallReturning students who do not appear on a teachers’ Re-enroll list can be “recalled” by teachers The procedure is linked to 3 questions that appear when you click “New Student Registration”
33 “Yes” to Third Question: New Student Registration Page Appears
34 Registering Your Students Make sure the instrument is correctEnter or update all requested information. Levels do not change automatically; you must enter the new CM Level.Student nameCM LevelSchool GradeBirthdate (get info from parents)Parent address (for Panel only)Panel or YAG (if applicable)Senior Award (if applicable)Theory exemption (if applicable)
35 Student Registration Confirmation After you register a student and select “submit,” you will see a confirmation page. Check to see that all information is correct:Student NameStudent I.D. numberInstrumentCM LevelSchool GradePanel (if applicable)Senior Award (if applicable)Theory Exemption (if applicable)
36 Select “Confirm” if information is correct, or “Update Student Information” if incorrect You are responsible for student registration information, so check carefully
38 Remain at LevelRemain at Level (RAL) is for students clearly not ready for the evaluation, or who receive an Automatic RALOverall poor performance: insecure, inaccurate,and unmusical
39 Students who receive RAL or fail the written theory test will not be allowed to proceed to the next level until they pass the same level.
40 If a student does not participate in CM for one or more years afterreceiving RAL or failing theory,he or she still must take thesame level again and passbefore proceeding.
41 Once the student passes the failed level, he or she may skip one or more levels.
42 Automatic Remain at Level Sight Reading: Refuses to Attempt (legally blind students exempt)Technique: None prepared or cannot play without notationPiano Students: Required Advanced Level Etude Not Memorized
43 Required number ofpieces not correctMemory requirement not metAny student who brings a photocopy to evaluations or brings music reproduced from a CD or the Internet without an authorized logo or source will not be heard by an evaluator and will receive an automatic remain at level.
44 Purpose of RAL Restrictions Evaluators reported many students who were unprepared for evaluations, playing music that was too difficult for them, or pieces far below levelSome parents want to push their children through the CM program at an unrealistic paceRAL restrictions give teachers a strong reason to place students in a level that is appropriate and in which they can succeed
45 Ineligible for Certificate Ineligible for Certificate is given to students who give a proficient evaluation, but who have non-performance related issues.Students who receive Ineligible for Certificate may advance to the next level.IC does not affect Senior Award or Paneleligibility.Students who receive IC are not eligible for Branch Honors or Convention recitals.
46 Reasons for IC RatingIncorrect repertoire categories, incorrect syllabus piece or no syllabus piecePlayed technique from incorrect syllabusPiano Advanced Level Etude not from Etude list as provided in the Piano SyllabusPerforming any unacceptable repertoire
47 Purpose of IC RatingCM has specific rules and guidelines just like any evaluation program or competition. These guidelines give the program credibility and make it well-rounded.Students should not be penalized with Remain at Level for a teacher error.IC allows for the student to continue to progress in CM, but also creates a consequence for not adhering to the program’s guidelines.
48 Ineligible from Branch Honors or Convention Recitals In addition to receiving the required Evaluation ratings and theory score, in order to be eligible for Branch Honors or Convention Recitals, students must:Provide original music scores for the Evaluator, including a second original score if the piece is not memorized (and a third original score for a live accompanist, if applicable)
49 Ineligible Branch H/Conv, cont. Play the pieces that are listed on the Evaluation Report FormProvide a translation of the Title and Composer for music published in a non-Romanized language (Romanized languages use the English alphabet; this allows evaluators to determine that the music is eligible for CM, that the student has music from each of the required CM categories, and that the music matches the Evaluation Report Form.)
50 Repertoire EntryBeginning on January 2, go to mtac.org and enter your students’ repertoireYour Branch Chair will set the deadline for completionEvaluation Report Forms are generated from this informationStudents must play the music that is listed on the form
51 Repertoire Entry, cont. Check information carefully Syllabus piece is from the correct LevelAll category requirements are metCorrect number of piecesApply for Branch Honors and Convention Recital consideration
52 Repertoire Make sure proper CM requirements are met: Correct number of piecesCorrect CM CategoriesComposers – check in the back of syllabus for correct category (may differfrom repertoire books)Memory requirementsAll repertoire is at the student’s CM Level or above
53 Unacceptable Repertoire Check your syllabus for acceptable and unacceptable repertoire
54 Appropriate Repertoire “Permitted Repertoire” is defined as original compositions written specifically for the instrument being evaluated, and any repertoire listed in the applicable discipline Syllabus.
55 Repeats Repeats are not recommended D.S. and D.C. al fine sections may be performed
56 Transcriptions and Arrangements Check your syllabus for allowable transcriptions and arrangementsRules vary for different instruments
57 Multi Movement Works Keep length of evaluation in mind Multiple movements not allowed for Convention Festival Recitals or Convention New Materials RecitalsMultiple movements OK for Theme and Ensemble Recitals
58 Suites Evaluators will hear only one movement of a Suite. Exception: Student may prepare more than one movement of a Suite if applying for Convention Theme or Ensemble Recitals
59 VariationsFor longer works, prepare enough variations to demonstrate the student’s abilities and show the varied characters, such as the theme, two or three variations, and the finale.Evaluators will hear only the variations the student has prepared.
61 Preludes and Fugues Prepare either the Prelude or the Fugue, not both Exception: Piano Panelstudents may play boththe Prelude and Fugue
62 If in doubt whether a piece will qualify for CM, don’t use it! Begin repertoire earlySelect repertoire that iswithin reach of the student’sabilitiesConsider the length of evaluation when selecting repertoireHelp the student choose repertoire that he or she will enjoy practicing
63 CM Council cannot answer each specific repertoire question. Save questionable music for a studio recital or other performance. When in doubt, do not use the piece for CM.The piece may or may not be appropriate for CM evaluations, but it is not worth the risk of getting an IC.
64 Convention Recital Application If an evaluator recommends your student for a Convention Recital, you must go online and apply for the Convention RecitalApril 15 is the deadline for application – no late applications are acceptedConvention Application Fee is due at this time
65 Convention Application Fee $20 Convention Application Fee is payable online by credit card at the time of Convention ApplicationConvention Applications may not be sent to the State Office or given to the Branch Chair; online applications only
66 Convention Application, cont. Important: Check your Student List to make sure all payments have gone through. An “F” will be next to the student’s name if the application is complete.
67 CM Honors & AwardsConvention Festival Recitals feature repertoire from the Syllabus at the student's registered Level.Convention Theme Recitals feature musical literature of a special theme or topic chosen in advance by MTAC Theme: Latin Music by composer or styleConvention New Materials Recitals feature music that has been newly published in the last 10 years (Recent reprints of older compositions are not eligible.)
68 Awards, cont.Ensemble Recitals feature repertoire written for two or more students performing together. Music for Ensemble need not be memorized. The ensemble piece will be a part of the student’s CM repertoire. All students in the ensemble must be registered in CM. Senior Award: Given to graduating high school seniors who have successfully passed all segments of their CM Evaluations at CM Level 7 or higher, in any three years during high school, one of which must be the Senior year.
69 Awards, cont.Branch Honors: The affiliated Branches of MTAC may attach local Branch Honors programs to CM Evaluations. The criteria for Branch Honors consideration is set by each Branch.
70 is for the Typical Student Certificate of Meritis for the Typical StudentAll pieces do not have to be memorizedStudents will pass the evaluation even if they receive average on all segmentsConvention and Branch Honors are for higher than average students
71 Coach students on whatto wear to evaluationsNo flip flops or insecure sandals that can inhibit pedalingAvoid short skirts, tight shoulders, low cut tops that can inhibit playingAvoid being too casual – this is a performanceDress to impress the evaluator
72 Parent and Student Reminders Remind students to warm up at home. Practice rooms are not available at evaluations.Remind parents that they are not allowed in the evaluation area, and that their children will be escorted to evaluation rooms, restrooms, etc.
73 Do not allow your student to go to evaluations with a photocopy!! Some students and their parents donot know this is illegal.It will result in an automatic Remain at Level.Make sure parents know that no photocopies are allowed.Some students don’t feel comfortable with their memory and make a copy “just in case.”
74 If a student does not have all the pieces memorized, a second original score must be provided for the evaluator.Failure to do so will result in disqualification from Branch Honors and Convention Recitals.
75 Music ScoresMake sure young students (Levels Prep-2) know that their music score will be with the evaluator during evaluations, not on the piano
76 All students in any ensemble must be enrolled in CM (no parents, teachers, or non CM friends).
77 Advanced Level Theory Exemption Piano, Winds, Strings and Harp students in school grades 9 and above who achieve 90% or higher on the Advanced Level theory test are exempt from taking the theory test in future yearsVoice students must take the theory test every year
79 Evaluation AreaParents must stay in the parent area – they are not allowed to watch evaluations through the window or enter the testing area (This is CM Policy; violations could lead to disqualification.)Teachers who are not working at evaluations may not be in the evaluation area – no peeking through doors or windows.
80 Theme Recital Theme for 2013-2014 Latin and Spanish Music, by composer or styleLevel 3 – Advanced, solos only7 minute time limitRecitals may feature students from different instruments
81 Make-Up Evaluations MUP’s are for high school students only MUP’s must be completed by May 15th, and results entered online by June 1stMUP students do not qualify for ConventionValid reasons are illness, injury, or other extenuating circumstances. Not being prepared is not a valid reason.Students may not retake their CM Evaluation if they receive a RAL, or for any other reason.Contact your Branch Chair for MUP information There is an additional fee.
82 After EvaluationsTheory tests must remain with the CM Branch Chair until all testing is finished statewide. Please do not ask your chairs to give tests back early – this is a State requirement and a legal issue to prevent cheating and maintain fairness.Keep a photocopy of evaluation results and the front page of each student’s theory test
83 Check Students' Online Results Log in to your teacher home page at and check the evaluation results for each studentIf you see a discrepancy, send a copy of the student’s Evaluation Report Form and/or complete theory test to the Branch ChairDatabase errors must be reported to your Branch Chair by May 31st.
84 Panel Auditions For the highest level of Student – Artist Level 10th grade or higher (piano, winds, voice, harp)9th grade or higher (strings)CM since 9th Grade (Path A prior to 2013)Piano: Advanced Level
85 Regional Panel Auditions Regional Panel students are heard by two evaluatorsComplete information inPanel Auditions Guidelinesat
86 Use to find answers to questions about membership and all other MTAC programsUse Login to find CM Newsletters, Forms, Policies, and other CM related information.
87 Become an EvaluatorTo find out how to become a CM Evaluator, login to and select the “CM Evaluators” link for information and an application
89 What’s New? New format Layout allows use of dividers Ear Training ExamplesFour Repertoire CategoriesTransitional Composers allowed in two CategoriesThank you to prior syllabus committee
90 Section 1: General Information (p.8) Membership Requirements for CM ParticipationOverview of Student OpportunitiesCM Policies and Procedures Information
91 CM Piano Evaluations Overview (p.9) Brief description of each CM Evaluation SegmentRepertoireTheoryTechniqueSight-ReadingEar TrainingOptional Improvisation
92 Repertoire Overview & Categories (p.10) Baroque: appxClassical: appxRomantic/Impressionism: appx20th/21st Century: Composers born appx or afterBroad Categories; not intended to represent precise historical periods
93 Concertos, Transcriptions Certain Bach Concertos are acceptable for evaluations; other keyboard concertos not acceptable for evaluationsTranscriptions acceptable if of the nature that would be acceptable for professional public performance
94 Unacceptable Repertoire Pieces from Method “Lesson” or “Technique” BooksStandard Repertoire in these books OKPieces from Method “Solo” or “Repertoire” books OKSimplified arrangements of piano musicArrangements of works not for pianoOrchestral reductions
95 Repertoire Requirements Chart (p.11) Handy chart that lists information for each CM Level:Evaluation lengthNumber of required piecesCategory requirementsMemory requirements
96 CM Level Description 11 CM Levels: Preparatory through Advanced Students may skip or repeat levels as neededCM is designed for the typical studentPassing Level 7 in the senior year of high school is considered a successful accomplishment
97 Section 2: Enrollment and Procedures (p.13) Information on:Student RegistrationRepertoire EntryConvention RegistrationChange of Teacher
98 Optional CM Programs (p.14) Information on:Branch HonorsConvention RecitalsSenior Award
99 Panel Auditions (p.15)Read the Panel Auditions Guidelines atThree programs:Panel Honors RecitalsMaster ClassYoung Artist GuildCertain school grades and past CM participation apply
100 Evaluation Guidelines (p.16) Charts for each segment of the Performance Evaluation and how the ratings are determinedFour segments:Repertoire = 2 segments (50%)Technique = 1 segment (25%)Sight Reading = 1 segment (25%)2 weak segments (50%) = RAL
101 Repertoire Rated as Excellent, Good, Average or Weak Repertoire is worth 50% of the scoreWeak repertoire rating results in RAL
102 Technique Students may not use notation, must be memorized Inability to execute one element will reduce the rating, for example:One scaleOne chord progressionNot using pedal on chord progressions when required
103 Technique, cont.Inability to play an entire category (for example, student plays no chord progressions) results in an Incomplete rating, equal to weak for overall scoreInability to execute all elements within the time limit will reduce the ratingRatings: Excellent, Good, Average, Weak, Incomplete
104 Sight-Reading (p.17) Rated Excellent, Good, Average, Weak, Incomplete Preview time:Levels Prep-7: 30 secondsLevels 8-Advanced: 45 secondsStudents may place hands on piano and shadow play during preview timeCounting aloud is allowedStarting in wrong octave will reduce the rating in Levels 3 and above
105 RAL, IC, Branch Honors/Convention Disqualification (p.18) Automatic Remain at Level listIneligible for Certificate listDisqualification from Branch Honors or Convention Recitals listCheck CM Policies and Procedures for possible changes18
107 Recommended Curriculum Charts Charts include complete technique that can be taught throughout the yearRecommended Curriculum will not be tested at CM Evalutations
108 What’s New Required Technique Charts for CM Evaluation Technique is almost identical to syllabusLevel 7: Whole Tone Scale = 2 octaves instead of 1Level 8 and 9: Modes and Whole Tone Scales = 2 octaves instead of 119
109 Technique Examples (p.29) Notated examples of required techniqueNot all technique is includedExamples are intended to show the style of each technique elementComplete technique books can be purchased from the MTAC Store or State Office29
110 Scale and Arpeggio Fingerings (p.40) Recommended fingerings for all Major and minor scales, modes and arpeggiosOptional Universal Scale Fingerings that keep thumbs together
111 Ear Training Examples (p.42) Examples of how ear training examples are presented to the studentsIncludes narration and musical examplesExamples are not identical to the ear training tests42
112 Vocabulary List: Signs and Terms (p.46) Definitions of theory terms and symbolsAll Levels in one place46
113 Theory Test Guidelines (p.53) Important information on how test answers should be written by studentsMajor/minorIntervalsScalesFigured bass symbolsRoman numerals (lines are required!)Counting53
114 Guidelines for Choosing Repertoire (p.54) Chart listing the basic musical elements used to determine the CM LevelUse this chart to help determine the level of non-syllabus pieces
115 Friends of Today’s Music (p.58) MTAC Commissioned works that may be used for evaluationsEach solo piano piece is listed on the Repertoire List for its appropriate CM Level58
117 Technique Charts Technique must be memorized Student will see this chart at evaluationsStudents may not use notation at evaluations
118 Corrections to Level 3 and 4 Theory Page 66, Level 3 Terms: Add the term dolcePage 67, Level 4 Tonality, Intervals: Should be Perfect, Major and minor (not just Perfect and Major)
119 Level 5 Technique Clarification (p.71) Key of A and Eb arpeggios and V7 chords at this level are not typos; they fit with overall technique.Arpeggios:Level 5: A E-flat f c, 2 octavesLevel 6: E A-flat g-sharp f, 3 octavesLevel 7: F-sharp D-flat d-sharp b-flat, 4 octavesLevel 8: G-flat B-flat e-flat b-flat, 4 octaves
120 Level 5 Technique, cont. V7 Chords in the key of: Level 5: A E-flat Level 6: E A-flatLevel 7: B
121 Correction to Level 7 Technique (p.79) Minor chord progression should bei – iv – iio - V7 – VI (not i – vi – iio - V7 – VI)iv
122 Technique Books Private vendors have Technique Books MTAC Technique Books are available from the State Office4 new pages with changesNew pages may be downloaded for free atdrawing
123 Theory Theory stays the same except for the following: Level 4 and above: Contemporary Period now called 20th & 21st CenturiesTests will use and accept both terms until students are used to the changeDiatonic and Chromatic half-step terminology removed
125 Ear Training More complete list of requirements Requirements based on existing testsNew ear training tests have been written
126 Preparatory Level Ear Training (p.60) Preparatory Level students will now have an Ear Training Evaluation5 questions:Major and minor five-finger patternsRhythmic patternIdentify a melodyLegato and StaccatoLoud and Soft
127 Sight-Reading (p. 77)Designed to be approximately two levels below registered CM LevelRequired skills for each level are listedPreview time included
128 Improvisation (Optional) (p.81) Students may play an improvisation at the evaluationNot rated by evaluatorMust be within time limit of 5-60 secondsDoes not replace any segment of evaluationMust fit within evaluation timeMay be from any resource
129 Section 5: Repertoire Lists (p.93) New format makes teacher’s job easierRepertoire is limited to two CM Levels as much as possibleCM Level listing has been removed from individual Repertoire ListsLevels are listed in the Composer IndexRepertoire is listed by category (Levels 3 and above)93
130 Repertoire Guidelines (Example from Level 6, p.121) Four pieces must be performed.Two pieces must be memorized. A second original score is required for un- memorized music.One piece from this list is required for CM Evaluations.Remaining repertoire must be at or above the student's enrolled level.121
131 Repertoire Guidelines, cont. Each piece must be from a different category, and by a different composer. (Some composers are listed in two different categories. These are transitional composers and may be used for one of the categories in which they are listed, but not both.)Repertoire listed as "not" may not be used for the Level, either as a syllabus piece or as another repertoire piece.
132 Repertoire Guidelines, cont. Editions are suggestions only. Any edition may be used. Publisher abbreviations are on ppPhotocopies are not allowed. Downloaded music must include an authorized logo or source.
133 Syllabus Required Piece At every CM Level, one piece from the Repertoire List for the enrolled level is requiredPrep – Adv (10): All remaining repertoire must be at the enrolled CM Level or above
134 Repertoire Categories No category requirements for Levels Prep-2; may use same composerAt CM Levels 3 and above, each piece must be from a different repertoire categoryStudents who do not follow the category requirements will receive an IC rating
135 Watch Out For…Debussy, Ravel, Griffes and Satie are in the Romantic/Impressionism CategoryScott Joplin is in the Romantic/Impressionism CategoryGershwin is in the 20th/21st Century Category
136 Anthologies (p.124)All music from Anthologies is acceptable for the level unless a “not” is listed under the book titleThere is no need to compare Anthologies with the Single Composer List
137 “Nots”Pieces listed as “not” may not be used for the enrolled CM Level, either as a syllabus piece or as remaining repertoireThese pieces are below the registered CM Level, and all repertoire must be at Level or aboveStudents who use below-level music may be given RAL
138 Sample Acceptable Repertoire List For Level 6:Baroque: J.S. Bach Short PreludeClassical: Clementi Sonatina Op. 36, No. 6Romantic/Impressionism: Tchaikovsky Album for the Young, Op. 39, #920th/21st Century: Khachaturian Adventures of Ivan, #10
139 Sample Unacceptable Repertoire Level 6:Baroque: J.S. Bach - Dance, BWV 808/6 (has “not”)Classical: Scarlatti - Sonata, L. 79 (Scarlatti is Baroque; 2 Baroque pieces)Romantic: Schumann - Album for the Young, Op. 68 #1 (this piece is Levels 2-3; too low for Level 6)20th/21st Century: Williams - Theme from Star Wars (this is an arrangement)
140 Etudes for Advanced Level (p.153) Advanced Etude must be memorized, and from the list on pagesLevel 10 Celebration Series Etude and Snell Etude books have been moved to the Etude List (p.158).Some MacDowell Op. 39 Etudes are on the Etude List (p.156)
141 Advanced Etudes, cont.Some etudes are not eligible for Panel Auditions (p.154).Etudes that appear on the Advanced Level Repertoire List, but are not on the Etude List, are not acceptable for the Advanced Etude requirement.Page 147: MacDowell Etude, Op.39 #7 and Intermezzo (#9) are not acceptable for required etude
142 Panel Auditions Statistics (p.92) 2012 Panel students who were chosen for Panel Finals: appx. 35% (2011: 25%)2012 students that were selected for Panel Convention Programs 14.5%
143 Panel RepertoirePanel Applicants should choose repertoire and etudes that are of the highest levelThe quality of the music, not the length, is what mattersBalanced programNot all big virtuosic repertoireVariety of character (for example, lyrical, humorous, grandiose, transparent)Demonstrates the student’s range of abilities
144 Panel AuditionsConsider carefully whether a student is ready for Panel AuditionsAttend a Panel Honors Recital, Panel Master Class or Young Artist Guild Concert at the ConventionMake sure that parents understand the high quality of Panel Auditions; this is not the next level after Advanced
145 Panel is CompetitiveReceiving all ratings of Excellent does not guarantee a student being chosen for Panel FinalsReceiving 5+ for Convention Recitals and Branch Honors Pieces does not guarantee being chosen for Panel FinalsWhile Regional Panel Auditions serve as the CM Evaluation, it is also a high level competition
146 What Panel Judges Look For Artistic performanceAppropriate style and interpretationSemi-professional qualityEmotionally involved in the musicAble to perform in a high-pressure situationPerformance stands out from the crowd
147 Publishers and Abbreviations (p.159) Publisher abbreviations used on Repertoire listsAny edition is acceptableDual listings (New/Old):The company was recently acquired by another companyThe company is a subsidiary of or distributed by another companyThe music was recently moved to a new publishing company
148 Section 6: Reference (p.161) Composer Categories for Repertoire SelectionList of composers by CM CategoryIncludes transitional composers listed in two different categoriesSuggested Reference Books (p.170)Includes CM related materials as well as books for further study
149 Composer and Anthologies Indexes Single Composers Index (p.178)List of all CM syllabus collections by composer with acceptable levelsAnthologies Index (p.197)List of all CM anthologies by editor with acceptable levelsCollections are listed specifically to match each level18 Short Preludes, BWV 924, 926, 927, 933, 934,18 Short Preludes (not BWV 924, 926, 927, 933, 934, 939)179
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