Winterfest Event Date:  Sunday, December 10, 2023

Chair: Aroutioun Mikaelian (

Online Application Deadline: November 12, 2023

Venue: Venue: Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave, Valley Glen, Ca 91401

 Campus Map Link:

Parking is available in Lot B

Cnr. Fulton and Oxnard

Entrance is on Fulton


Teachers Fee:  $10.00

Solo Student’s fee:  $30 Flat fee per student

Duet fees: Same fee as a single solo performance plus $1 additional per student

Mail your check by the deadline to:

Aroutioun Mikaelian, 3640 Monon Street, Apt 214, LA Ca 90027



  • New this year: the exclusion of the repertoire of JS Bach has been eliminated.
  • This competition is open to any age or difficulty level and repertoire may be chosen from any historical period.
  • Only ONE composition or ONE movement may be chosen for performance.
  • Repertoire must consist of an original composition – simplified versions are discouraged. Refer to the Certificate of Merit Syllabus for acceptable arrangements. Repeats, other than first and second endings, are discouraged.
  • Students are expected to perform from memory (except for ensemble performances), and it is customary for students to bow before and after their performance.
  • Students shall have on hand their original music scores, opened at the pieces to be performed and with the first measure of each line numbered. Be sure to provide a translation of the title if necessary.  The judges will expect one score from each student to refer to.  No photocopies are allowed.
  • Adjudication will be based on the following age categories: age 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under, age 17 and over and one Instrumental category (all ages)
  • Trophies are presented to the winners in each age category.
  • Winners from the previous year’s competition compete in a separate Winners Program.
  • Please note that the Hollywood Branch may use images of the participants and audience on our branch website.
  • Participating teachers will be expected to be present and to contribute to the running of this event.

Two Grand Prizes:

Senior Grand Prize (age 13 and above) – $100

Junior Grand Prize (age 12 and under) -$100

The Grand Prize awards will be limited to a one time win per student.



A dress or elegant pants outfit for females and  long dress pants, dress shirt, dress shoes (no sports shoes) for males.



1. Complete the Student Application below.

2. Send one check made out to MTAC Hollywood Branch by mail, postmarked by the deadline to event chair (no individual parents’ checks are accepted).

3. Please submit a completed and signed consent form for each student. Note that the Hollywood Branch may use images of the participants on our Branch Facebook page as well as our Branch Website. All participants must have a Consent Form on file. Participation, plus the consent form, signify acceptance of these postings.




Please contact branch website coordinator, Lieschen Bierstedt (