Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in music education, the Music Teachers’ Association of California® (MTAC) is comprised of nearly 4,000 music teachers and more than 60 self- governing Branches across California that perpetuate quality music and music education into the world. MTAC believes in the power of music to enhance people’s lives and aims to fuel a love and passion for music through artistic growth and achievement programs – like Certificate of Merit®.
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions for MTAC’s flagship evaluation program, Certificate of Merit®.
Students may choose to take their Evaluation at a Regional Testing Facility or online through the MTAC Testing Portal.
Certificate of Merit is designed to be an evaluation of a student’s ability to learn and execute a specific set of skills, which can be conducted in-person or in an online setting.
In order to participate in Certificate of Merit® students must be age 5 or older by September 30 and be under the instruction of an MTAC member music teacher in good standing.
The aim of the Music Teachers’ Association of California has always been to be as inclusive and equitable as possible.
MTAC members in good standing (who have paid their membership dues by July 31st) may enroll students for Certificate of Merit during the month of September.
Parents/students need to submit a payment by October 5 to complete their enrollment.
Teachers will have until December 15 to make edits to the student’s applications.