The end of another school year has arrived, and here we are reading our last newsletter for this school year. The Riverside Branch has had another successful year. We hope many of you can come and celebrate together at our last meeting of the year on Tuesday, June 11 at the home of Angela Rosser in Corona. The board will meet at 6:30 and the rest of the members can join us at 7:00 for a potluck dinner, some fellowship and then a general meeting.

Congratulations are in order for all the students who participated in the Bach Regionals on Sunday, May 5 at La Sierra University. This was the last event on our calendar for this year. Several of our students were chosen for the Complete Works Auditions in October. You can read about that in the Bach Regional section of the newsletter.

Convention is around the corner. There is still time to register if you are interested in going. This year Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara on June 28 to July 2.

A quick reminder to all teachers that your membership dues must be received by July 31st in order to participate in the Certificate of Merit program and to have your name listed in the directory. More information on that in the MTAC newsletter online.

It has been my pleasure this year to work with such a fine group of teachers. I especially want to thank our board for all the work they do in leading our branch in the many events each year. Thank you for the many hours you volunteer to make each event a success. May the beautiful gift of music continue to inspire us all as we share it with our students. Happy Teaching!

Linette Rodriguez

Other Announcements


Congratulations to the following students from our branch and their teachers on being chosen for the Complete Works Auditions in October:

Jeffery Chen (T. Maslova)
Erik Chen (H. Che)
Angela Fan (A. Olsen)
Kathleen Gurning (E. Rodriguez)
Matthew Gurning (E. Rodriguez)
Jonathan Lee (E. Martin-Hollaus)
Christina Liu (E. Rodriguez)
Caitlin Pan (H. Che)
Carey Yoon (E. Rodriguez)
Zoe Zhang (H. Che)

Teachers can log into the Southern California Junior Bach Festival website —— for a list of all the winners from Region VI as well as a list of the Branch Festival winners in February.


For those of you who remember the brochures that Rhona Hodgen put together explaining the Certificate of Merit program, there is still a small box of these brochures. These will be available at the year-end meeting on June 11th.


This is the last newsletter of this school year, so we want to wish the following teachers a VERY happy birthday for the months of June, July and August. Enjoy your day to the fullest:

Angela Rosser (6/8)
Cathlene Thompson (6/8)
Allison Grubb (6/23)
Anette Guldhammer (7/10)
Coralee Gaytan (7/12)
Shinyoung Kim (7/24)
Tammy Flanders (7/26)
Joshua Chandra (7/28)
Verna Woolf (8/3)
Natalyn Rodriguez (8/14)
Jessie Joo (8/23)
Anthony Ginter (8/28)