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:
Dear MMTA Teachers,
As you know, our state piano contest finals have been scheduled this weekend at the U of MN Twin Cities campus in Ferguson Hall. MMTA takes the current virus situation very seriously, and the health of our students and their families is of utmost importance to us.
We have spent the last 48 hours having many extended discussions about how to proceed during these challenging times in order to best serve our students, from the standpoints of both physical health and safety as well as musical development.
Theory Exams for TC Eagan on January 18th have been POSTPONED. Teachers will be sent information about rescheduled exams when it is available.
The NW Detroit Lakes Piano Contest/Piano Solo Festival on January 18 has been POSTPONED. The event has been tentatively rescheduled for February 1st. Information will be sent to teachers as it becomes available.