FAQ for CM 

How do I find the SF Branch CM Evaluation dates?

This information is provided each year in the Teacher Letter #1 that will be emailed to you in the Fall. Be sure to check your email regularly for updates. You may also find the dates in the "Information" Section within the Certificate of Merit program in your Teacher Portal.

What is the CM minimum age requirement?

Students must be age 5 or older by October 31 to participate.

How do we get the syllabus?

All Certificate of Merit® Syllabi are published by The Music Teachers’ Association of California® and are available for purchase exclusively through the MTAC State Office. To place an order for a Syllabus, if you are not an MTAC member, go to our Online Store. If you are an MTAC member, log in, and go to the Shopping > MTAC Store page. You can also order with a credit card by calling 1-800-834-3340 ext. 1 (24 hour automated service) or send check payment to: MTAC, 833 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Are registration fees refundable?

No, registration fees are non-refundable.

When and where will the branch honors recital be held? 

See the Teacher Letter #1 emailed in the Fall.

What are the Convention recitals, and how do you apply?

Students demonstrating exceptional skill at his/her Evaluation may be selected to perform at annual MTAC State Convention Recitals. To learn more, please check out the Resources found in your Teacher Portal.