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.
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.
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.
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.
Receive a student number.
Download materials (keyboard skills test and sight playing test) sent to you from the MMTA office or site administrator.
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.
Dear MMTA Membership,
As we move to more virtual and digital testing platforms in this unprecedented era, we understand that you may need more time to ascertain whether or not these platforms will work for you and your students - and that the original registration deadline of today just isn't feasible.
Spring is a busy time for us during the school year with many events such as theory exams as well as flute, guitar, string and piano exams, popular styles and music bridges programs.
We are committed to our students' and their families' health and well-being during this time, as well as the health and well-being of our teacher members.
To that end, all metro area MMTA events, through May 3, will not be held in person. Instead, we are providing options for events through this date:
Thank you for your patience as we work through these unusual circumstances! Below are all the details for video submissions for Piano Contest Finals.
Submissions may come from either the Teacher or the Student.
Please have this information ready to submit: