General Meetings:
  • November 19, 2020 10:00 a.m.
    JungHae Kim - Lecture
    Understanding Articulation in Baroque Music
    Zoom Presentation (Link TBA in November Newsletter)
  • January 21, 2021 10:00 a.m.
    Elizabeth Swarthout - Lecture
    Keys to Injury-Free Playing Using the Taubman Approach
    Zoom or Live - Look for info in upcoming Newsletter
  • March 25, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
    Hans Boepple, Pianist - Piano Recital featuring works by Bach & Chopin
    Walnut Creek Steinway Gallery
  • May 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
    Year-End General Membership Meeting Including Elections for 2021-2023

Executive Board Meetings:
  • First Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
    via Zoom
    Check calendar below for specific dates.

Ongoing Events:
  • Student Recitals and Teacher Workshops are being held via Zoom in October and November. Check the latest Newsletter for details.


Welcome to the Contra Costa Branch
of MTAC!

The Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) is a musical organization, founded in 1897, to promote and encourage the highest standard in music education. We are comprised of 61 branches and nearly 4,700 members statewide.


CCMTAC, the Contra Costa Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California, is a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in music education. The Contra Costa Branch, established in1949, has over 130 members. We offer programs for students to make a positive impact on the quality of music education such as the Sonata Festival, Baroque Festival, branch recitals and masterclasses as well as involvement in community outreach through the Music Students’ Service League. Programs for members inspire quality teaching and continuation of teacher education through lectures and masterclasses sponsored by our branch. State programs for students include the Certificate of Merit, VOCE and opportunities to perform at the annual State MTAC Convention.

2019-2021 Board

President: Tanya Heeb

Vice-President: Sharon Linton

Membership Secretary: Norma Bristol

Recording Secretary: Gail Peterson

Treasurer: Julie Rieth


Baroque Festival Jeanette Dreifuerst
Certificate of Merit Julie Rieth
Student Recitals Lorraine Phillips
Programs Patti Lim
Parliamentarian Georgia Couch
Teacher Performance Workshops Barbara Anderson

Special Event Coordinators

Baroque Festival Marcia Berryman, Jeanette Dreifuerst, Julia Neyshloss, Angela Prickett
Certificate of Merit Karen Cruz, Jeanette Dreifuerst, Gail Peterson, Lorraine Phillips, Julie Rieth
High School Senior Recital Ruth Ann Schwan
MSSL Jenny Wong
Sonata Contest Jim Gardner
VOCE James Greening
Composers Today Peggy O’Dell