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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 participation September 15: Registration Opens August 31: Last day to transfer to a different MTAC Branch for CM participation September 15: CM database opens for Registration November 15: Registration Closes - No exceptions November 16: CM fees are due to Branch Chair

3 Dates, cont. January 2: Repertoire Entry begins. Branch Chair will announce deadline January 15: Deadline for Panel Repertoire Entry January 15: Deadline for Panel Applicants to revert to Non-Panel status March 15: Panel Applicants must have completed theory tests at their home Branch February 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 database June 1: Convention recital schedules posted online

6 Dates, cont. April 16th and August 31st: Teachers may transfer to another Branch June 28-July 2: MTAC Convention, Santa Clara

7 Update Contact Information Go to Log In with your username and password Click Edit Teacher Info Make necessary changes Click Submit

8 Organization of MTAC State 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 volunteers Coordinate 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 question CM Council members ask CM Coordinator CM 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 Teacher Teacher can answer most parent questions Teacher knows the student’s history and details of problems Teacher to Chair Chairs know most answers Chairs need to know the problems teachers are facing State 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 programs Loss of membership Student teachers in your studio must be members Each 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 dues after July 31st and pay the reinstatement fee are not eligible 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: Edition Strings: Edition (New!) Winds: Edition Harp: Edition Order from MTAC State Office or online at

17 Syllabus Corrections Download corrections and updates for your syllabus at Write corrections into your syllabus

18 Enrolling Your Students
Students are enrolled at Branch Chair has your username and password Student’s school grade and birth date are needed

19 CM Age Limit Students 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 students Teachers 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 declining Parents 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 Students For new students, select “New Student Registration” Answer the questions about prior CM participation For returning students, even if they skipped one or more years of CM, select “Re-enroll Students”

26 Student Recall žReturning students who do not appear on a teachers’ Re-enroll list can be “recalled” by teachers ž The procedure is linked to 3 questions that appear when you click “New Student Registration”

27 Enrollment Questions

28 “Yes” to First Question: Complete Change of Teacher Form

29 “Yes” to Second Question: 1
“Yes” to Second Question: 1. Select “Go,” then select the year student took CM

30 Under “Student List, select “Go”

31 A list of student names will appear
A list of student names will appear. Select the student you want to recall and click “Go.” Select “Recall Student for Current Year.”

32 This confirmation screen will appear:

33 “Yes” to Third Question: New Student Registration Page Appears

34 Registering Your Students
Make sure the instrument is correct Enter or update all requested information. Levels do not change automatically; you must enter the new CM Level. Student name CM Level School Grade Birthdate (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 Name Student I.D. number Instrument CM Level School Grade Panel (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

37 Registration Confirmation Page

38 Remain at Level Remain at Level (RAL) is for students clearly not ready for the evaluation, or who receive an Automatic RAL Overall 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 after receiving RAL or failing theory, he or she still must take the same level again and pass before 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 notation Piano Students: Required Advanced Level Etude Not Memorized

43 Required number of pieces not correct Memory requirement not met Any 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 level Some parents want to push their children through the CM program at an unrealistic pace RAL 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 Panel eligibility. Students who receive IC are not eligible for Branch Honors or Convention recitals.

46 Reasons for IC Rating Incorrect repertoire categories, incorrect syllabus piece or no syllabus piece Played technique from incorrect syllabus Piano Advanced Level Etude not from Etude list as provided in the Piano Syllabus Performing any unacceptable repertoire

47 Purpose of IC Rating CM 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 Form Provide 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 Entry Beginning on January 2, go to and enter your students’ repertoire Your Branch Chair will set the deadline for completion Evaluation Report Forms are generated from this information Students must play the music that is listed on the form

51 Repertoire Entry, cont. Check information carefully
Syllabus piece is from the correct Level All category requirements are met Correct number of pieces Apply for Branch Honors and Convention Recital consideration

52 Repertoire Make sure proper CM requirements are met:
Correct number of pieces Correct CM Categories Composers – check in the back of syllabus for correct category (may differ from repertoire books) Memory requirements All 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 arrangements Rules 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 Recitals Multiple 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 Variations For 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.

60 Sonatas and Sonatinas Prepare only one movement

61 Preludes and Fugues Prepare either the Prelude or the Fugue, not both
Exception: Piano Panel students may play both the Prelude and Fugue

62 If in doubt whether a piece will qualify for CM, don’t use it!
Begin repertoire early Select repertoire that is within reach of the student’s abilities Consider the length of evaluation when selecting repertoire Help 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 Recital April 15 is the deadline for application – no late applications are accepted Convention 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 Application Convention 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 & Awards Convention 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 style Convention 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 Merit is for the Typical Student All pieces do not have to be memorized Students will pass the evaluation even if they receive average on all segments Convention and Branch Honors are for higher than average students

71 Coach students on what to wear to evaluations No flip flops or insecure sandals that can inhibit pedaling Avoid short skirts, tight shoulders, low cut tops that can inhibit playing Avoid being too casual – this is a performance Dress 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 do not 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 Scores Make 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 years Voice students must take the theory test every year

78 Other Reminders

79 Evaluation Area Parents 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 style Level 3 – Advanced, solos only 7 minute time limit Recitals 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 1st MUP students do not qualify for Convention Valid 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 Evaluations Theory 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 student If you see a discrepancy, send a copy of the student’s Evaluation Report Form and/or complete theory test to the Branch Chair Database 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 evaluators Complete information in Panel Auditions Guidelines at

86 Use to find answers to questions about membership and all other MTAC programs Use Login to find CM Newsletters, Forms, Policies, and other CM related information.

87 Become an Evaluator To find out how to become a CM Evaluator, login to and select the “CM Evaluators” link for information and an application

88 CM Piano Syllabus 2012

89 What’s New? New format Layout allows use of dividers
Ear Training Examples Four Repertoire Categories Transitional Composers allowed in two Categories Thank you to prior syllabus committee

90 Section 1: General Information (p.8)
Membership Requirements for CM Participation Overview of Student Opportunities CM Policies and Procedures Information

91 CM Piano Evaluations Overview (p.9)
Brief description of each CM Evaluation Segment Repertoire Theory Technique Sight-Reading Ear Training Optional Improvisation

92 Repertoire Overview & Categories (p.10)
Baroque: appx Classical: appx Romantic/Impressionism: appx 20th/21st Century: Composers born appx or after Broad Categories; not intended to represent precise historical periods

93 Concertos, Transcriptions
Certain Bach Concertos are acceptable for evaluations; other keyboard concertos not acceptable for evaluations Transcriptions acceptable if of the nature that would be acceptable for professional public performance

94 Unacceptable Repertoire
Pieces from Method “Lesson” or “Technique” Books Standard Repertoire in these books OK Pieces from Method “Solo” or “Repertoire” books OK Simplified arrangements of piano music Arrangements of works not for piano Orchestral reductions

95 Repertoire Requirements Chart (p.11)
Handy chart that lists information for each CM Level: Evaluation length Number of required pieces Category requirements Memory requirements

96 CM Level Description 11 CM Levels: Preparatory through Advanced
Students may skip or repeat levels as needed CM is designed for the typical student Passing 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 Registration Repertoire Entry Convention Registration Change of Teacher

98 Optional CM Programs (p.14)
Information on: Branch Honors Convention Recitals Senior Award

99 Panel Auditions (p.15) Read the Panel Auditions Guidelines at Three programs: Panel Honors Recitals Master Class Young Artist Guild Certain 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 determined Four 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 score Weak 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 scale One chord progression Not 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 score Inability to execute all elements within the time limit will reduce the rating Ratings: Excellent, Good, Average, Weak, Incomplete

104 Sight-Reading (p.17) Rated Excellent, Good, Average, Weak, Incomplete
Preview time: Levels Prep-7: 30 seconds Levels 8-Advanced: 45 seconds Students may place hands on piano and shadow play during preview time Counting aloud is allowed Starting 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 list Ineligible for Certificate list Disqualification from Branch Honors or Convention Recitals list Check CM Policies and Procedures for possible changes 18

106 Technique, Ear Training & Vocabulary Guides (p.19)
Section 3 Technique, Ear Training & Vocabulary Guides (p.19)

107 Recommended Curriculum Charts
Charts include complete technique that can be taught throughout the year Recommended Curriculum will not be tested at CM Evalutations

108 What’s New Required Technique Charts for CM Evaluation
Technique is almost identical to syllabus Level 7: Whole Tone Scale = 2 octaves instead of 1 Level 8 and 9: Modes and Whole Tone Scales = 2 octaves instead of 1 19

109 Technique Examples (p.29)
Notated examples of required technique Not all technique is included Examples are intended to show the style of each technique element Complete technique books can be purchased from the MTAC Store or State Office 29

110 Scale and Arpeggio Fingerings (p.40)
Recommended fingerings for all Major and minor scales, modes and arpeggios Optional Universal Scale Fingerings that keep thumbs together

111 Ear Training Examples (p.42)
Examples of how ear training examples are presented to the students Includes narration and musical examples Examples are not identical to the ear training tests 42

112 Vocabulary List: Signs and Terms (p.46)
Definitions of theory terms and symbols All Levels in one place 46

113 Theory Test Guidelines (p.53)
Important information on how test answers should be written by students Major/minor Intervals Scales Figured bass symbols Roman numerals (lines are required!) Counting 53

114 Guidelines for Choosing Repertoire (p.54)
Chart listing the basic musical elements used to determine the CM Level Use 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 evaluations Each solo piano piece is listed on the Repertoire List for its appropriate CM Level 58

116 Section 4: Evaluation Requirements (p.59)
Required Technique Charts Theory Requirements Ear Training Requirements Sight Reading Requirements Optional Improvisation

117 Technique Charts Technique must be memorized
Student will see this chart at evaluations Students may not use notation at evaluations

118 Corrections to Level 3 and 4 Theory
Page 66, Level 3 Terms: Add the term dolce Page 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 octaves Level 6: E A-flat g-sharp f, 3 octaves Level 7: F-sharp D-flat d-sharp b-flat, 4 octaves Level 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-flat Level 7: B

121 Correction to Level 7 Technique (p.79)
Minor chord progression should be i – 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 Office 4 new pages with changes New pages may be downloaded for free at drawing

123 Theory Theory stays the same except for the following:
Level 4 and above: Contemporary Period now called 20th & 21st Centuries Tests will use and accept both terms until students are used to the change Diatonic and Chromatic half-step terminology removed

124 Theory, cont. Page 85, Level 8: Terraced dynamics re-introduced to Baroque characteristics Page 89, Level 9: Impressionism re-introduced

125 Ear Training More complete list of requirements
Requirements based on existing tests New ear training tests have been written

126 Preparatory Level Ear Training (p.60)
Preparatory Level students will now have an Ear Training Evaluation 5 questions: Major and minor five-finger patterns Rhythmic pattern Identify a melody Legato and Staccato Loud and Soft

127 Sight-Reading (p. 77) Designed to be approximately two levels below registered CM Level Required skills for each level are listed Preview time included

128 Improvisation (Optional) (p.81)
Students may play an improvisation at the evaluation Not rated by evaluator Must be within time limit of 5-60 seconds Does not replace any segment of evaluation Must fit within evaluation time May be from any resource

129 Section 5: Repertoire Lists (p.93)
New format makes teacher’s job easier Repertoire is limited to two CM Levels as much as possible CM Level listing has been removed from individual Repertoire Lists Levels are listed in the Composer Index Repertoire 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 pp Photocopies 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 required Prep – 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 composer At CM Levels 3 and above, each piece must be from a different repertoire category Students 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 Category Scott Joplin is in the Romantic/Impressionism Category Gershwin 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 title There 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 repertoire These pieces are below the registered CM Level, and all repertoire must be at Level or above Students who use below-level music may be given RAL

138 Sample Acceptable Repertoire List
For Level 6: Baroque: J.S. Bach Short Prelude Classical: Clementi Sonatina Op. 36, No. 6 Romantic/Impressionism: Tchaikovsky Album for the Young, Op. 39, #9 20th/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 pages Level 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 Repertoire Panel Applicants should choose repertoire and etudes that are of the highest level The quality of the music, not the length, is what matters Balanced program Not all big virtuosic repertoire Variety of character (for example, lyrical, humorous, grandiose, transparent) Demonstrates the student’s range of abilities

144 Panel Auditions Consider carefully whether a student is ready for Panel Auditions Attend a Panel Honors Recital, Panel Master Class or Young Artist Guild Concert at the Convention Make sure that parents understand the high quality of Panel Auditions; this is not the next level after Advanced

145 Panel is Competitive Receiving all ratings of Excellent does not guarantee a student being chosen for Panel Finals Receiving 5+ for Convention Recitals and Branch Honors Pieces does not guarantee being chosen for Panel Finals While Regional Panel Auditions serve as the CM Evaluation, it is also a high level competition

146 What Panel Judges Look For
Artistic performance Appropriate style and interpretation Semi-professional quality Emotionally involved in the music Able to perform in a high-pressure situation Performance stands out from the crowd

147 Publishers and Abbreviations (p.159)
Publisher abbreviations used on Repertoire lists Any edition is acceptable Dual listings (New/Old): The company was recently acquired by another company The company is a subsidiary of or distributed by another company The music was recently moved to a new publishing company

148 Section 6: Reference (p.161)
Composer Categories for Repertoire Selection List of composers by CM Category Includes transitional composers listed in two different categories Suggested 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 levels Anthologies Index (p.197) List of all CM anthologies by editor with acceptable levels Collections are listed specifically to match each level 18 Short Preludes, BWV 924, 926, 927, 933, 934, 18 Short Preludes (not BWV 924, 926, 927, 933, 934, 939) 179

150 Questions and Answers

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