Saturday, August 13, 2022

President's Message

President’s Message


Dear Irvine Branch Members,


Hope this newsletter finds you well. This will be the last newsletter for the current school year. Serving as branch president has been a great learning experience for me–a stretching experience in many respects! And teachers, please do not hesitate to give your constructive suggestions to make our branch a better one. I am so grateful that we have so many experienced administrative board members and festival chairs in our branch to complete various tasks with excellence.


We had a great turnout for April's Scholarship Competition. There were 35 participants from 15 studios. Thanks to our experienced Chair Minako Horimura Han, our Co-chair Jenny Fu, and Dr. Bella Tseng for making this in-person competition successful!


Soon, we will have our last festival of this school year: Contemporary Festival on May 14-15th, 2022.


The 2022 State Convention, Voices of the World, will be held July 1st-5th at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. This year we are so excited that the MTAC convention will bring back the Student Track Program (link bellow) for which registration is due on June 1st. Q9ODcwMjU5MyZzdWJzY3JpYmVyaWQ9OTI4MDcwOTUz


Be sure to mention this to your motivated students. Teachers who wish to participate in the MTAC convention should take advantage of the early bird registration which is due on June 1st. Please follow closely the MTAC email sent to you.


We will have our last Branch Meeting on May 18th. A separate Zoom link will be sent out prior to the meeting. Hope to see you soon.


Sincerely yours,

Jessica Chen

MTAC Irvine Branch President

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