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Certificate of Merit

*** Important 2015-2016 CM Dates ***

Jan. 2: Database opens for entering student repertoire online.
Jan. 15: Deadline for PANEL Student repertoire entry.
Deadline for Panel Student reverting back to  regular level of CM
Jan. 31: Database closes for repertoire entry at 11:59 PM
Feb. 21: Student Evaluation Schedule emailed to teachers and posted on branch website
Feb. 21: PANEL Regional Auditions (South), Saddleback College
March 5: STRINGS Evaluation and Theory, Saddleback College
March 10: Postmark deadline for the PANEL Final Application  
March 10: Deadline for PANEL student theory tests to be completed and score inputted into database.
March 12 and 13: PIANO Theory Testing, Mission Viejo Community Center, Saddleback Room
March 12: PIANO Evaluations (Day 1), Private Studios
March 13: PIANO Evaluations (Day 2), Saddleback College
March 19: PIANO Evaluations (Day 3), Saddleback College
March 19: VOICE Evaluations (Day 1, All Day), Faith Episcopal Church
March 20: VOICE Evaluations (Day 2, PM), Saddleback College
March 26: PIANO Evaluations (Day 4), Saddleback College
April 1(2: Panel Final Auditions
April 7: Branch Honors Recital deadline for info to be entered online at
April 15: Convention Application deadline and $30 per student fee due
April 15: Deadline to apply for Evaluation Make(Up (MUP’s).
Only high school students with legitimate  emergencies are eligible
April 17:  BRANCH HONORS RECITAL, Laguna Hills Community Center
May 15: Deadline for completion of Make(Up Evaluations (Performance).  
May 15: Teachers must check the Convention Student Performance Schedule after this date, for student  performance times.
May 31: Deadline for teachers to report database entry errors. No changes made after this date.
July 1(5: 2016 MTAC CONVENTION, Hilton, Los Angeles Airport