2017 Calendar


September 4

Labor Day

  • No Lessons

September 9

STUDIO CLASS

  • Class held at the Bendorf Home
  • 4:00 - 5:15pm, Junior High  
  • 6:00 - 8:15, High School

Students will perform and will learn about stage presence and performance etiquette.  We will discuss the historical interpretive approach to classical music.


September 30

TMU Piano Invitational

  • The Master's University is hosting its first annual Piano Invitational.  
  • The Master's University - Music Recital Hall 24736 Quigley Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91321
    • "Welcome to the TMU Department of Music's Invitational Piano Festival! Our purpose is to provide an annual event for local, piano - teaching Master's alumni to reconnect and select some of their students to perform in front of a three person panel of judges from the music faculty. We hope to serve both the teacher and student as they perform their selected repitiore, and to create a community of local pianists with a passion for their craft."

October 1

Southern California Junior Bach Festival final round

Students who have been selected as winners in the second round will perform in the final Complete Works Audition stage at CSULB.  


October 7

Make-up Day

This day is set aside to make up any missed lessons.


October 21

Allemande Music Academy all-classical recital

Allemande will hold an all-classical recital with students representing piano, violin, voice, guitar, and more.

The recital will be held at The Master's University Recital Hall; time is TBA.


October 28-29

Branch Recital (mtac)

Santa Clarita MTAC teachers present their students in a group recital.  


November 4

STUDIO CLASS

  • Class held at the Bendorf Home
  • 4:00 - 5:15pm, Junior High  
  • 6:00 - 8:15, High School

Students will perform and will learn about stage presence and performance etiquette.  We will discuss the historical interpretive approach to classical music.  This class is specifically dedicated to preparing students for the upcoming Annual Fall Recital on November 18. 


November 11

Ensemble Auditions (CAPMT)

Ensembles may perform for an adjudicator and receive written critiques.  Those with the top scores are invited to perform in the prestigious CAPMT Southern Festival, and will receive a medal and a certificate. Ensembles may be of any instrument combination and are to play one piece or one movement of a piece.  


November 12

Contemporary competition (mtac)

The SCV MTAC is holding its second annual Contemporary Competition.  Students must perform one modern piece; winners will be announced soon afterward. 


November 18

Annual fall recital (tentative!)

Students have the opportunity to perform for family and friends in the gorgeous Valencia United Methodist Church sanctuary.  Three recitals will span from 2:00pm - 6:30pm. 


November 22-24

Thanksgiving break

  • No Lessons

December 2

piano Auditions (CAPMT)

  • Steinway Piano Gallery, Pasadena
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm

Students will perform two memorized pieces, plus a (non-memorized) duet.  Those with the top scores are invited to perform in the prestigious CAPMT Southern Festival, and will receive a medal and a certificate.


December 9

Make-up Day

This day is set aside to make up any missed lessons.


December 20 - January 3

No Lessons

  • Merry Christmas, happy New Year!