MTAC State Programs
Performance - is for the
purpose of satisfying the needs of three groups of performers;
a-vocational, vocational, and teacher/performer. The highest level
of participation is screened auditions leading to recital opportunity
annually at MTAC Conventions. Other facets of the program include
master classes and private lessons.
of Merit - provides a graded
standard of student advancement from Preparatory through Tenth
(Advanced) Levels. It offers a teacher syllabus, State evaluation
certificates of participation and opportunities for performance
on regional and State convention programs.
Today - parallels Certificate
of Merit in the area of music composition. Students and teachers
may submit original works for consideration in the Evaluations,
the State Contest, the Young Composers' Guild, as well as convention
performances. “Composers Today” is a most remarkable
program that provides structure and opportunities for composers
of all ages and levels of experience. Syllabus is available.
Piano Competition - provides
opportunities for high standard competitive performance experience
in either concerto or solo performances at the State Convention.
Regional competitions are held in the North and South in April.
Cash prizes are awarded at the State Convention finals. Not associated
with the Certificate of Merit program; students may participate
- promotes understanding of keyboard theory
and its use in the process of creating spontaneous music. Syllabus
- provides new channels of development
and expanded opportunities to perform for vocalists, orchestral
instrumentalists, and chamber music ensembles.
Artist Guild - offers semi-professional
opportunities to gifted young performers through appearances at
branch-sponsored concerts. Students are chosen by audition through
the Certificate of Merit program.
Composers Guild - offers
guidance, scholarships, performance opportunities and professional
promotion to promising composers of high school and college age.