Comprehensive Piano Exams combine keyboard skills, sightplaying and repertoire requirements into a single exam. Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam and its corresponding Theory Exam. Cash prizes are awarded annually to the highest scoring students in Levels IV and higher.
The Popular Styles exam program has four levels of curriculum to build competency in jazz, blues, rock, improvisation, and a popular approach to music theory. Prerequisite is completion of level 1 of a commercial piano method.
Comprehensive Vocal and Instrumental Exams encourage technical proficiency and musicianship. Certificates are awarded upon successful completion. Cash prizes are awarded annually to the highest scoring students completing higher level exams.
MMTA also offers Theory, Keyboard, and Sightplaying Exams. For more info, click here.
Each June, the MMTA Convention offers master class opportunities for students. Give your students the chance to work with talented clinicians in their areas of expertise. Visit the convention page to learn which master classes will be offered at the next convention.
The Solo Festival is a wonderful opportunity for students to perform single pieces from MMTA's contest lists. Does your student like to play pieces from the contest repertoire, but their age group does not correspond with their abilities? Would your adult student like to play a piece from the Piano Contest repertoire and get written feedback? Or perhaps your student is not able to take the required theory level exam by the registration deadline, December 1.
The Festival will take place on the same date and location as the Piano Contest Preliminaries in all districts. (Please note: Registration for the Piano Solo Festival is separate from Piano Contest registration. When registering online or by mail, make sure your student registered for the correct event.) More information on Solo Festival may be found under each instrument program page.
The Music Bridges program invites students to design a unique performance program. In addition to repertoire performance, a student's program may include an original composition, dance, drama or visual art. Participants receive a certificate and written critique. Click here for details.
The Ensemble Festival encourages collaboration between students including any combination of instruments and/or voice. All participants receive a Certificate of Participation and written critique. Click here for details.