General Meetings:
Zoom or Live - Look for info in upcoming Newsletters
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m. via Zoom
    ANGELINA HARDY: “Anxiety in Teens and Kids”.

  • November 12, 2022
    Sonata Contest

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
    Place: in-person, Orinda Community Church
    DR. BETTY WOO: Lecture and performance of pieces suitable for students by “minorities” in the USA, such as African-American, Chinese-American, Arabian-American, Argentine-American, etc.

  • January 27-28, 2023
    Baroque Festival

  • Thursday, March 16, 2023, 10:00 a.m. via Zoom
    GRANT KONDO: Comparison overview of different exams: ABRSM, RCM, CM.

  • May 28, 2023, time TBA
    May general meeting & vote for new board members

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

Ongoing Events:
  • Student Recitals are held at Orinda Community Church (or via Zoom). Check the latest Newsletter for details.
  • Teacher Performance Workshops - check 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.

2022-2023 Board

President: Norma Bristol

Vice-President: Nadia Blank-Koliha

Membership Secretary: Satoko Fogarty

Recording Secretary: Patti Lim

Treasurer: Julie Rieth

Parliamentarian: Georgia Couch


Certificate of Merit Julie Rieth
Student Recitals Anne Russell
Programs Amy Zheng & Cynthia Ley
Teacher Performance Workshops Barbara Anderson

Special Event Coordinators

Baroque Festival Jeanette Dreifuerst
MSSL Jenny Wong
Sonata Contest Nadia Blank-Koliha
High School Senior Recital Kirsten West
Composers Today Dwight Stone