Community Outreach—Music Students' Service League (MSSL)

2021 - 2022


Branch Chair

  • Beth Howell

Assitant Chair

  • Lina Lee

MSSL Membership Enrollment and Parent/Student Consent Waiver Form


Community Service Recital Information

Please note: Recital dates, times, and locations are subject to change if necessary. Notification will be sent via email and posted the MSSL website:


Student Requirement

  • All MSSL members should be fully vaccinated to participate.

  • Students performing in the MSSL-SBB Community Service Recitals must be students in school grades 6–12 of MTAC South Bay Branch (SBB) teachers.

  • Students must be active MSSL-SBB members that have already attended at least one MSSL-SBB general meeting in the same academic year.

  • Attendance at the MSSL-SBB general meeting MUST be by the student MSSL-SBB member and not be attended by any other person in lieu of the student member.

  • Members are also required to participate in at least two community service recitals per year.

  • The students’ performance abilities must be at the intermediate level or above by using CM performance levels as a guideline.

  • The performance capability should be at CM Level 5 or higher. However, the student does not need to participate in CM in order to become a MSSL-SBB member or perform at the MSSL-SBB Community Service Recitals.

  • If the teacher or the student does not participate in CM, please contact the MSSL-SBB Student Advisor and give him/her a list of repertoire that the student can perform proficiently. The MSSL-SBB Student Advisor will determine if the repertoire meets the standard.

  • It is the parent's responsibility to notify their MTAC South Bay teacher that the student is joining MSSL.


Recital Pieces

  • Students may perform solo and ensemble pieces, in their original form or as arrangements.

  • The preferred length of performance time is 5 minutes or under. Exceptions will be made according to the level of the piece and available performance time.

  • Pieces must be WELL-PREPARED and WELL-POLISHED but do not have to be completely memorized.

  • Diverse programming, recognizable or easy-to-listen-to pieces, and all instruments and voice are welcome.

  • Students may apply to perform more than one piece, if time allows.

  • Each recital should not exceed one hour.

  • The application will be accepted on a first-come, first-served sign-up basis.

  • The acceptance will be confirmed to the students by the MSSL-SBB student board via email and the program will be posted on the MSSL website.


Dress Code

  • Students should be dressed in appropriate recital attire.  


Health Concerns

  • Please remember that for most of the recitals, the audience will be made up of senior residents and their health is a major concern.

  • Performers who are sick with a cold or the flu are requested NOT to perform and to notify the MSSL-SBB President or Student Advisor in advance.  


Community Service Certificates

  • Five (5) hours of community service credit will be awarded to each performer.

  • Three (3) hours of community service credit will be awarded to ushers and assistants.

  • If a member both performs and ushers, they get a total of eight (8) hours of community service credit.

  • Community service certificates will be provided at the end of each recital.

  • After the performance, students are encouraged to socialize with retirement home residents.

  • It is up to each student’s school whether or not the hours will be accepted and counted for community service hours.

  • Each MSSL member should check with their school administration for the school policy.