"Certificate of Merit 2009-2010 - PDF"
Certificate of Merit 2009‐2010 • July 31: Dues must be paid to qualify for CM participation • September 15: Registration Opens • November 15: Registration Closes. No exceptions! • January 2: Repertoire Entry begins. Branch Chair will announce deadline. • March 15: Panel students must complete theory test • April 15: Convention Application Deadline. No exceptions! • www.mtac.org –Log In with your Username/Password –Click Edit Teacher Info –Make necessary changes –Click Submit • 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 • Only Individual Members in good standing 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 on a regular basis for the majority of lessons. • Members who enroll students on another teacher's behalf risk the following: – I. Being removed from good standing – II. Forfeiting the privilege of participating in Certificate of Merit and other MTAC programs – III. 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 • 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. • Teachers who pay dues after July 31st and pay the reinstatement fee are not eligible for CM for that year. • Keyboard: 2007 Edition • Voice: 2007 Edition • Strings: 2006 Edition • Winds: 2006 Edition • Each syllabus is available through the MTAC State Office, and can be ordered online at mtac.org • Be sure to download the corrections/updates (Addendum) for your syllabus at mtac.org. • Remain at Level (RAL) is for students clearly not ready for the evaluation. • Overall poor performance: insecure, inaccurate, and unmusical • Until 2009, students who received RAL were allowed to proceed to the next level at the teacher’s discretion. • Beginning with 2010 CM evaluations, students who receive RAL or fail the written theory test will not be allowed to proceed to the next level until they pass Path A of the same level. • No. Students must pass Path A of the failed level before proceeding. • No. Even if the student skips CM for one or more years after receiving the RAL or failing theory, he or she must take the same Path A level again and pass before proceeding. • YES. Once a student passes both parts of the Path A evaluation, he or she may skip to any level for which he or she is prepared. 1. Sight Reading: Refuses to Attempt (legally blind students exempt) 2. Technique: None prepared or cannot play without notation 3. Required Advanced Level Etude Not Memorized or not from the Etude list (2007 Keyboard Syllabus Pages 92‐96) 4. Required Number of Pieces Not Correct (2007 Keyboard Syllabus Page 6) 5. Memory Requirement Not Met (2007 Keyboard Syllabus Page 6) 6. Any student who brings a photocopy to evaluations or brings music reproduced from a CD or the Internet without a logo or the source (URL) to a CM evaluation will not be heard by an evaluator and will receive an automatic remain at level • The new Performance rating, Ineligible for Certificate, will be used for students who give a proficient evaluation, but who have non‐ performance related issues such as: – Incorrect repertoire categories – Advanced Level same composer for Etude and one other piece – Played technique from incorrect syllabus • Student may advance to next level •The way to get a Certificate is to Pass both Theory and Performance • New this year: The first time you go online to register students, you will be prompted to check a series of reminders: –I am the primary teacher of all registered students – I am aware of each of the following: • If a student receives Remain at Level or fails theory, that student must repeat the same Path A level • Evaluators’ decisions are final • All CM registration deadlines are final • Students who bring photocopies to CM evaluations will receive an automatic RAL – I am familiar with my branch CM work policy – I have read and understand CM Policy (available at www.mtac.org, and printed in the state directory) • Birthdates are now required for all students. • If a student received Remain at Level in 2009, the teacher will receive a special RAL message if registering the student for a higher level for 2010. Registration will be allowed. • In 2011, students who received RAL in 2010 will be prevented from registering for a higher level. • Students who bring photocopied music to CM evaluations will not be heard by the evaluator, and will receive an automatic Remain at Level. • It is the teacher’s responsibility to teach students about copyright rules and protect them from this embarrassment. • If a CM student of any level transfers to or from your studio, contact the Branch Chair so the CM database can be updated. • If the transfer occurs after the student is registered for CM, a Transfer of Teacher form must also be completed. • Arrangements are not allowed at CM unless they are written by the composer. • Not Acceptable: – Arrangements of ragtime, piano works, pop tunes – Anime or video game music – Show tunes (voice excepted), simplified works, or works composed for other media. – Pieces from method books that are not standard repertoire • Original ragtime pieces are acceptable • Check repertoire requirements for each student carefully – errors are the teacher’s responsibility • Check composers carefully for CM categories – sometimes they are different from repertoire books • Consider evaluation length and Convention recital time limits • Advanced piano students – Etude must be a different composer from other repertoire (for example, no Chopin Etude and Chopin Nocturne) • All students in any ensemble must be enrolled in CM Path A (no parents, teachers, or non CM friends) • Theme for 2009‐2010 • IRREGULAR METER ‐ Including Frequently Changing Meter Unusual Meter Uncommon No Meter Hemiola • Path A students, Level 3 – Advanced, solos only • 7 minute time limit • Recitals may feature students from several disciplines • Student repertoire is entered online in January and may not be changed after branch deadline • Students must play the same pieces listed on their evaluation sheet. • Branch chairs may set a drop to Path B Deadline • 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. • There is an additional fee. • Theory tests must remain with the CM Branch Chair until all testing is finished statewide • Check students’ online results • Keep a photocopy of evaluation results and the front page of each student’s theory test • Remember to apply for Convention recitals by April 15. • Print your student list after submitting for convention • An “F” should appear beside each student’s name if submission is finalized. • This printout is your proof that the student is registered for the convention program. • Panel is a division of CM for the particularly gifted student • Students are evaluated by a Panel of judges • Students may be chosen to perform at Panel Honors Recital Master Class or become a Young Artist Guild member • For the highest level of Student 10th grade or higher (piano, winds, voice) 9th grade or higher (strings) Path A CM since 9th Grade Keyboard: Path A Advanced Level • Starting this year (2010) –Regional Panel students will be heard by two evaluators –There will be an additional $25 .00 registration fee • Use State Website to find answers to questions about CM, membership, and all other MTAC programs • Use the Certificate of Merit link to find CM Newsletters, Forms, Policies, and other CM related information. • July 31: Dues must be paid to qualify for CM participation • September 15: Registration Opens • November 15: Registration Closes. No exceptions! • January 2: Repertoire Entry begins. Branch Chair will announce deadline. • March 15: Panel students must complete theory test • April 15: Convention Application Deadline. No exceptions!