December 13, 2014 the MTAC Sonata Contest was held at San Diego State University. My mom started this event in 1976! It has evolved over the years from 60 students in 1976 to 360-400 students in the recent years when she and I have run it together. It is a big event to organize but thanks to my husband, Eric, our computer person, MTAC members, former students, former parents of students and a few other very helpful volunteers, we are able to run this event in one long day each year which begins at 7:30 am. Each student entrant is heard individually and then approximately 25% of the students are chosen as finalists. Finals run from 10 am through the late afternoon.
This event marks the last teaching day for me for 2014 and I will resume lessons in January. Wishing everyone happy holidays and a Happy New Year!