Student Competitions 2012-13
MTNA Competition: October 13, 2012 at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. State winners will advance to compete at Regional and National levels. Junior High, Senior High and Collegiate performers and composers participate.
All MTNA applications must be completed online. For complete information visit the Music Teachers National Association website at www.mtna.org. Registration deadline is 3:00pm Eastern time, September 12, 2012.
WVMTA Mountain State Competition: October 13, 2012 at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. WV state winners are honored by WVMTA. Junior High, Senior High and Collegiate performers compete. Postmark deadline for registration is September 12, 2012. Send the Mountain State application to the Competition Chair listed on the application form.
Adagio Strings Competition: October 13, 2012 at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. This new WVMTA competition offers a great opportunity for students to perform two slow, lyrical works for strings. Junior High and Senior High students will select pieces from the required repertoire list. Students may enter only one category of competition in strings on the competition day; MTNA or Mountain State or Adagio Strings. Postmark deadline for registration is September 12, 2012. Send the Adagio Strings application to the Competition Chair listed on the application form.
Siegel-Hoffmann Piano Concerto Competition February 9, 2013 at Shepherd University. Students from elementary school through college are eligible to participate in this event held in Shepherdstown. Founded by Dr. Scott Beard, NCTM, the competiton is named for Judith Siegel and Helen Hoffmann, two teachers who stressed the importance of ensemble music, especially concerti. Postmark deadline for registration is January 19, 2013.
WVMTA Student Events
Students of WVMTA teachers gain performance experience and build musical skills by participating in various non-competitive events. Students earn points toward trophy awards by participating in WVMTA events and competitions. The WVMTA Student Performances Plan provides details about WVMTA competitions and events.
WVMTA Fall Festival: Students perform in a recital that includes a supplementary activity. Each district in WVMTA organizes a Fall Festival. Families and friends are invited to hear the performances.
WVMTA Spring Performance: Students perform either two memorized solos or two ensembles using the score. Performers receive comments and a rating from the judge. Each district in WVMTA organizes Spring Performances. Families and friends are invited to the performances.
WVMTA Theory Tests: Students complete a written exam based on the level of Theory Time books completed. Theory tests are held in the spring in several locations throughout the state.
WVMTA Technic Tests: Students perform scales, chords and arpeggios based on their level of accomplishment. WVMTA provides a multi-level piano technic syllabus to members. Technic tests are held in the spring in several locations throughout the state.
- Technic Syllabus Form: for instruments OTHER THAN PIANO to use as a standard form when doing technic syllabus exams. This form can also be used for piano students who are taking technic syllabus exams BEYOND the last levels of our WVMTA syllabus.
National Student Event
The Achievement Program: Piano students may participate in the Achievement Program examinations in Morgantown, Parkersburg or Shepherdstown. Performance exams are held in the spring. Formerly called the National Music Certificate Program, the Achievement Program publishes a syllabus for teachers to help them prepare students for the exams. Examiners are professionally trained to conduct private, objective, consistent evaluations of student performances. For complete information visit the Achievement Program website at http://www.theachievementprogram.org·