The SMTA sponsors a wide variety of student events suitable for young beginners through advanced learners. We hope you will participate in some of our events! Click on each event to find out more.
Sonatina Festival: Students of all ages perform solos, duos, and in ensembles of any size and makeup to celebrate the creative variety of the sonatina. Newly composed sonatinas are most welcome! Interesting information about the piece or composer is presented to the audience by the performers.
Simon-Fiset Competitions: These competitions for students ages 5-18 encourage young musicians to continue the serious study of music and acknowledge and award exceptional ability, application and accomplishments in the areas of composition, piano, string instruments, and wind instruments. Awards include monetary winnings, selection to represent the local chapter at state honors recitals, and/or selection and recognition at a local winners recital.
October Festival: This afternoon event is a celebration of live performance as a dynamic exchange between artist and audience. This is a music festival for students of all ages, and of all levels of difficulty.
Student Recitals : SMTA offers several different recital programs to provide performance experiences for well-prepared students of member teachers. Recital programs for younger students typically occur in January, April and November. Adult students are invited to participate in our enjoyable and informal Adult Student Soirees.
Music Artistry Program: This program provides private master classes for member studios. Students of all ages and levels perform in a noncompetitive environment working one-on-one with highly respected visiting artists and receive written comments and a certificate.
Music Literacy Program: This noncompetitive program consists of a suggested program of independent musical study. There are ten progressive levels in five skill areas: Written Theory, Technique/Applied Theory, Rhythm, Listening and Sight-Playing. This curriculum is coupled with an annual assessment which provides valuable feedback for teachers, students and parents through a written evaluation and individual scores in each area. The program is open to students of all ages including adults.
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