MUSIC ROOM STUDENT EVENTS

FALL 2016

ADMTA Jazz, Pop and Rock Festival
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the University of Texas Music Building.  Students play two contrasting pieces in a Jazz, Pop or Rock style.  Improvisation is encouraged, but charts must be provided for the judge. Arrangements are allowed.  Pieces must be memorized. Students receive a critique sheet with comments from their judge, a ribbon, a certificate of participation and a rating of superior, excellent or very good. Students who receive a Superior Plus rating are invited to play in the ADMTA Jazz, Pop and Rock Honors Recital (October 29, 2016, 12 pm - 6 pm).   I recommend this festival for all students who have had six months or more of lessons.  Entry deadline is Friday, September 9, 2016.  Entry fee: $20.00


​ADMTA Jazz, Pop & Rock Honors Recital
Saturday, October 29, 2016, Steinway Piano Gallery 12980 N. Hwy. 183. Students who made a Superior Plus rating at the Jazz, Pop and Rock Festival are invited to perform on citywide recitals.  Eligible students will be contacted.  Programs are free and open to the public.  All students and their parents should make an effort to attend one of these recitals. .  There are several programs between the hours of 12 pm and 6  pm.  If you wish to attend a program let me know and I will send you directions and recital times.


**ADMTA/SA Whitlock Theory Test
Fall Test: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10 am to 5 pm at Concordia University.
Spring Test: Saturday February 11, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm at Concordia University.
A comprehensive written test which covers musical symbols, vocabulary, major & minor scales, chords, key signatures, transposing, ear training and intervals.  By completing this series of 12 tests a student has learned the equivalent of sophomore college theory.
Medals and certificates are awarded to the following scores:
                                     70 and above ---certificate
                                     90 - 93 -------- Bronze medal
                                     94 - 97 -------- Silver Medal
                                     98 - 100 ------- Gold Medal
All students will receive a Theory Progress Report in September to let parents know which theory test the student will be ready for.   This event is recommended for all students in grades 1-12.  Entry deadlines:   Fall Test,  Friday, September 16, 2016.  Entry fee: $20.00 plus ***Student Affiliate Dues / Spring Test, Friday,  December 16, 2016.   Entry fee: $20.00 plus ***Student Affiliate Dues.


​ADMTA Piano Ensemble and Chamber Music Festival
Saturday, November 19, 2016, , 9 am - 5 pm at the University of Texas Music Building. 

Students may enter in one of 3 categories.

1.  Duet or Trio: 4 or 6 hands at one keyboard

2.  Piano Duo or Double Duo:  4 or 8 hands at two keyboards

3.  Chamber Ensemble with Piano: from 2-6 player, including keyboard 

Students perform, with music,  one or two selections totaling 4 minutes or less for a judge.  This is the one festival where an audience is permitted in the room when students are performing if there is room.  Students receive a critique sheet with comments from their judge, a ribbon, a certificate of participation and a rating of superior, excellent or very good. Students who receive a Superior Plus rating are invited to play in the ADMTA  Piano Ensemble and Chamber Music Honors Recital on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Entry deadline Friday, October 14, 2016.  Entry fee: $35.00 per ensemble.

 

ADMTA Hymn Festival
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 9 am to 5 pm at the University of Texas Music Building.
Students may play a hymn(s) at level 1 through 4.  Level placement is left to the discretion of the teacher.  The music need not be memorized.  Students receive:
        Level 1 - Easy 5 finger melodic arrangements.  Blue Star: two hymns;  Gold Star:  three hymns, transpose one hymn.
        Level 2 - Melody with single line accompaniment.  Blue Star:  two hymns;  Gold Star:  three hymns, transpose one hymn.
        Level 3 - Melody with simple chord accompaniment.  Blue Star:  two hymns;  Gold Star:  three hymns, transpose one hymn.
        Level 4 - Hymns from the standard hymnal.  Blue Star:  two contrasting hymns;  Gold Star:  three contrasting hymns in different keys modulating between each;  also Doxology, Response or Gloria.
I recommend this festival for all students who have had six months or more of lessons. Entry deadline is Friday, November 4, 2016.  Entry fee: $20.00.


​ADMTA Piano Ensemble and Chamber Music Honors Recital
Saturday, December 10, 2016,  Steinway Piano Gallery 12980 N. Hwy. 183.  Students who made a Superior Plus rating at the Piano Ensemble and Chamber Music Festival are invited to perform on citywide recitals.  Eligible students will be contacted.  Programs are free and open to the public.  All students and their parents should make an effort to attend one of these recitals. .  There are several programs between the hours of 10 pm and 6  pm.  If you wish to attend a program let me know and I will send you directions and recital times.


***ADMTA/SA Whitlock Theory Test
Spring Test: Saturday, February 11, 2017,  Concordia University, 10 am - 5 pm
A comprehensive written test which covers musical symbols, vocabulary, major & minor scales, chords, key signatures, transposing, ear training and intervals.  By completing this series of 12 tests a student has learned the equivalent of sophomore college theory.
Medals and certificates are awarded to the following scores:
                                     70 and above ---certificate
                                     90 - 93 -------- Bronze medal
                                     94 - 97 -------- Silver Medal
                                     98 - 100 ------- Gold Medal
This event is recommended for all students. Entry deadline  Friday, December 16, 2016.   Entry fee: $20.00 plus ***Student Affiliate Dues.


Music Room Fall/Winter Recital    

Date and Time: TBA                    

Location – Bachus Conservatory Parents, family and friends are invited to attend.  

Highly recommended for all students who have had at least 6 months of lessons.

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**Events labeled  “**ADMTA/SA “ are sponsored by the Austin District Music Teachers Association (ADMTA).  Students are required to become a Student Affiliate member of ADMTA in order to participate.   The fall deadline for enrolling in Student Affiliate is Friday, September 16, 2016.  Enrollment fee is $20.00.  Payment of this once a year fee entitles a student to participate in all 2016/2017 ADMTA/SA activities after paying a separate event entry fee.

***Students who plan to take the Fall (Sunday, November 6, 2016) or Spring Whitlock State Theory Test (Saturday February 11, 2017) may wish to join Student Affiliate in September when the enrollment fee is $20.00.  The SA enrollment fee goes up to  $23.00 after November 30, 2016.