Conferences and Competitions

2017 MACCC Conference Band
Dr. Andy Collinsworth, Sonoma State University

Mother Earth | David Maslanka
Psalm for Band | Vincent Persichetti
The echo never fades | David Gillingham
Folk Dances | Dmitri Shostakovich/ed. Reynolds

Dr. Collinsworth received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from the University of Nevada at Reno. He received his Doctor of the Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Arizona State University. Prior to joining the Sonoma State faculty in 2008, Dr. Collinsworth taught for nearly twenty years in California public schools. From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of Instrumental Music at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, California, where ensembles under his direction were recognized for their superior performances. Dr. Collinsworth maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician throughout California and the Western states.  His critical edition full score to Samuel Barber’s Commando March, is published by G. Schirmer. In addition to his university duties, Dr. Collinsworth is an active member of several professional organizations. He is President of the Bay Section of the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), and is President-Elect for the Western Division of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA).

2017 MACCC Conference Choir
Dr. Angel M. Vázquez-Ramos, CSU Bakersfield

“Canticum Novum” | Ivo Antognini | Walton Music WW 1556
“Jauchzet Dem Herrn, Alle Welt” | J.S. Bach Ed. Andre J. Thomas | Hinshaw Music HMC2411
"There Shall a Star from Jacob Shine Forth” | Felix Mendelssohn
“The Rose that Bare Jesu” | Ron Kean | Pavane Publishing P1583
“Love is a Sickness” | Dale Trumbore (to purchase:
“El cumbanchero” | arr. Ruben Colón-Tarrats
(to purchase directly from arranger 787-218-3428 or
“Unclouded Day” | arr. Shawn Kirchner | Boosey & Hawkes 48021256

Angel M. Vázquez-Ramos, a native of Carolina, Puerto Rico is Assistant Professor and Director of Choral & Vocal Studies at California State University, Bakersfield. He teaches undergraduate courses in music education, choral conducting, and conducts the University Singers and Chamber Singers. Before his appointment to CSUB, he served as Director of Choral Music Education at Chapman University from 2010 to 2015. Before completing his doctoral studies at Florida State University, Dr. Vázquez-Ramos taught secondary choral music for seven years in Pinellas County Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He previously held positions in churches in both Largo and Tallahassee, Florida, and San Clemente, California. His research interests include: teacher preparation, rehearsal techniques, adolescent choirs, and assessment in music education. He is currently serving on the CCDA Board as the College and University Repertoire & Standards chair and previously served on the board as Youth and Student Activities chair. Dr. Vázquez-Ramos is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and NAfME: National Association for Music Education. He completed his Bachelors of Music Education degree at the University of Puerto Rico.  In addition, he received a Masters in Music Education and Ph.D. in Music Education/Choral Conducting at Florida State University where he studied with André J. Thomas, Rodney Eichenberger, Judy K. Bowers, and Kevin A. Fenton. He has published articles on assessment in music education and teacher preparation in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing and the Florida Music Director.

MACCC Conference 2017, Nov.16-18
Conference Schedule

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 
Our negotiated room rates are amazing this year: Single and Double rates are $179 a night! | Triple and Quads are $199!

Click here to make your reservations:  MACCC 62th Annual Conference
The attendees will have to input the arrival and departure dates.  If you or your attendees wish to extend your stay outside of these dates, you will need to book a separate reservation on the Web site or contact us directly at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway (+1) (866) 272-7098.

Guests should make reservations as soon as possible, the rate will be valid as long as we have rooms available, up to and including 24-October 2017.

Schools making group reservations should contact Meliza Pineda:
Meliza Pineda | Convention Services Manager
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway | San Francisco
1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Direct: 415.447.3007
Fax: 415.775.5425

If your school wishes to submit a tax exempt form, please submit the Type B form.  This form needs to be accompanied with a letter of Certification on a School Letterhead.
Type B Occupancy Tax Exemption Form
Pre-registration Form
Band and Choir Application
Choir Schedule
Student Masterclass application
Composition Competition 2017
Composition Competition Flyer
Composition Competition Entry Form
MACCC 2017 Student Theory Scholarship Competition
This year we will be running our third annual MACCC music theory scholarship competition! All community college music students with a MACCC faculty member sponsor are eligible.
Qualifying rounds will be held online from September 17 – October 5, 2017. The top music theory scholars from each school will advance to the semifinals. The semifinals will run for three weeks in October. The top students from the semifinals will advance to the finals. The finals will be held live, Friday November 17, 2017, 1 PM at the MACCC conference in San Francisco. Students must be present to participate in the live, game show music theory finals.  Arrangements and costs of travel, food, and lodging are the responsibility of the student finalist.
How does it work?
There is a weekly music theory tournament that is accessed online. All problems are randomly generated and automatically corrected. In each weeks competition quiz, there will be five sections covering music theory topics such as key signatures, scales, rhythm, intervals, note reading, chords and Roman numerals.
Students compete in two areas: speed and number of correct problems answered. Students can repeat the quizzes as many times as they choose, until the competition closes each week (Thursday evening at midnight), improving their speed and adding to their number of problems answered correctly. At the end of the qualifying rounds students will see their cumulative total and average speed. Winners are calculated automatically, so students will know their standing as soon as the qualifying rounds close. 
How do students gain access to the online competition?
Information will be sent via MACCC members (faculty).  Community college faculty members that express interest will be given online access and information on student registration for the competition.  Students may begin working as soon as they register.  
Scholarships and Fees
There will be $10 registration fee for students advancing to the semifinals. The first and second place winners will win scholarships - $200 and 100.
How many semifinalists and finalists will be chosen?
The number of semifinalists depends on how many schools are participating. There will be 9 finalists, and 2 scholarship winners.  
How do I sign up?
Contact Dr. Momilani Ramstrum ( with your contact information and the name of your school. Only one contact per school is necessary.