News

July 9, 2020

Re-registration for Deferred Exams

Teachers with students who deferred a piano or theory exam in Spring 2020 may re-register students at no extra cost for exams held in August - December 2020.  Follow the link below to register students.

Re-registrations are currently being accepted for August exams.  Once exam event dates for the Fall have been confirmed, they will be added to the re-registration form.

Note:  The registration deadline for an exam date is the same for both new students and students who are being re-registered.

June 10, 2020

Using the New 2020 Piano Syllabus

Dear MMTA Community,

We will be offering piano exams this summer and again as a video submission format. The deadline for video submissions will be August 8. All students participating in this exam are to use materials from the 2010 syllabus. (A small, pre-organized group of beta testers will use the 2020 syllabus.)

June 1, 2020

2021 Piano Contest/Piano Solo Festival Materials List

The 2021 Piano Contest/Piano Solo Festival Materials List is now available!  It is on the MMTA website in two different places:  here on this news page, and on the Programs/Piano page in the Piano Contest section.

Schmitt Music and Groth Music will be stocking these materials.  The list will be sent to other music stores around the state as soon as possible.  If there is a store in your area who is interested in stocking the materials, please have them email the MMTA Office to make sure their contact information is in our database.

May 22, 2020

MMTA Bravo Advertisements

Looking for a way to honor your student(s) that participated in the 2020 Piano Contest? The MMTA Foundation is here to help with Bravo Ads! Parents, teachers and friends of Honors Concert participants are encouraged to congratulate your student with a Bravo Ad!

Bravo Ads include a photo of the performer and a brief congratulatory message which will be compiled into a video slideshow and published on Facebook for family and friends to admire.

April 23, 2020

2020 MMTA Honors Concert

The MMTA Board of Directors convened twice in the last week to discuss numerous items, including our many spring events and how recent developments affect our gatherings. The Board has voted, with very heavy hearts, to cancel the Honors Concert on June 13, 2020.  The Board is currently researching and considering alternative options that recognize, honor, and reward the students who were selected as winners in the 2020 state contest. Though new plans are not yet finalized, the Board will continue to update the membership as we move forward in developing alternatives. 

April 1, 2020

Online Piano Exam Video Submissions

Below you will find the guidelines for submitting a comprehensive piano exam. If you have any questions about this process, feel free to contact your site administrator or program director Jake Fitzpatrick.

  1. Organize materials.

    • Receive a student number.

    • Download materials (keyboard skills test and sight playing test) sent to you from the MMTA office or site administrator.

March 27, 2020

Shipping Delays


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the stay at home order in Minnesota, the MMTA Office will be closed for the near future. Continue to place orders as you would normally, but the materials will not ship until staff are back in the office. Thank you for your patience during these unusual circumstances.

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