Certificate of Merit
Certificate of Merit State Website
The Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) sponsors the music study program Certificate of Merit® (CM). The program provides a standard of curriculum that requires students to strive for focused musical excellence in performance, technique, ear training, sight reading/singing, and music theory.
Initiated in 1933, the annual statewide program involves approximately 30,000 students in piano, violin, cello, viola, flute, French horn, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, baritone/euphonium horn, voice, and harp.
The goals of Certificate of Merit are:
To provide a systematic and comprehensive plan to develop performance skill, technique, ear training and sight reading skills, and understanding of music theory.
To provide practical goals to help students maintain a steady and focused appreciation of their musical studies.
To encourage students to strive for musical excellence.
To create opportunities in which students may share their music.
MTACOCC Certificate of Merit Senior Scholarship Application Form