January 2023

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I hope everyone is having a good start to the New Year!

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming January/February MTAC activities, including:

CM Application close date – January 15
Bach Festival Registrations Due – February 3
Inland Empire Piano Festival – February 5

Please refer to your Branch Handbooks for additional information regarding events, deadlines, and applications. In addition, visit our website at
Would you like to learn more about our Branch programs this coming year? We are looking for members to get involved this year! Please let a Board member know how you can lend your talents and assist with our current programs! We would love to hear from you!

If you have information you would like to share with the Branch, please submit to Cindy Abts at by the 25th of the month to be included in the upcoming newsletter.
-Cindy Abts


Evaluations will remain virtual for the 2023 exam and are due February 28th, a bit earlier than usual for our branch. Please reach out (early is always better!) if you have any questions or concerns. Kate Rubke-Foxworth 909-709-8032 or

Inland Empire Piano Festival

Our Inland Empire Piano Festival will be taking place on Sunday, February 5. Every year we look for donors willing to sponsor a category for the cash awards. If anyone is interested in giving a tax-deductible donation, please contact Linette Rodríguez (, Treasurer for IEPF. Donors are listed in the program, and will receive a letter acknowledging the donation for tax purposes.


Please see the MTAC website for more information.


Please see the website for more information.


Our branch’s Bach Festival event will be taking place on Sunday, February 26 at Cal Baptist University. The first program will begin at 1:30. Usually we have 2 or 3 programs (depending on registration). The deadline to register your students for the Bach Festival is Friday, February 3rd. The database will close at midnight on that date. Payments will be made directly online this year at Please refer any questions to the chairperson, Elvin Rodriguez ( or the associate chairperson, D’Laney Jevas (

Newsletter Deadline

For those who would like to make announcements in the newsletter, please send all of your info to Cindy Abts at by the 25th of the month. Thanks.

MTAC • Riverside County Branch
Cindy Abts, Newsletter Editor
1479 Colbern Dr.
Corona, CA 92881

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