The Peninsula Music Teachers Association

Special Events & Happenings of the PMTA:

Piano Olympics:
The Olympics is an annual fall event focusing on performance of technique, including playing scales, chords, cadences and arpeggios. Ribbons and medals are awarded.  The 2021 Piano Olympics was successfully held in early November 2021 with 27  students participating!
Chairperson: Kim Clough This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

State Theory and Sight Reading Test:
The State Theory test is a written and aural exam ranging from levels Primer- 12. The Sight-reading test is a question/answer test of two separate piano pieces followed by a sight-reading of the two pieces. This uniform statewide test to be administered in February is required for the participation in the Eastern District Auditions. 
The Peninsula Music Teachers Association (PMTA) will be partnering with the Tidewater Music Teachers Forum to administer the Theory Test.
Date: Febuary 12, 2022
Registration Deadline: January 12, 2022
For information: Alisa Bohon
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Eastern District:    
The Eastern District Auditions is a state competition that begins at the regional level. The requirements are:
  1. Successful completion of the State Theory and State Sight-reading.
  2. A live adjudicated performance of three contrasting pieces from three different periods of music.
Competition Date: May 14, 2022
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2022
Location: Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606
Chairperson: Alisa Bohon 
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Music Marathon:
Students, teachers and friends offer a variety of music at a local mall to raise funds for our PMTA Scholarship program and additional enrichment events.

The Music Marathon will be held at Patrick Henry Mall on Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20, 2022.
Chairperson: Teresa Compos-Falk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PMTA Scholarship Audition:
A college scholarship is presented annually to a graduating senior majoring in music and additional scholarships for underclassmen attending summer music camps.
Chairperson: Myrna Brinkley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Opportunities:

National Federation of Music Clubs Festival: 
The Federation Cadenza Club will hold their local Festival offering students options for theory, and performance at many levels, and categories.
Festival: March 20, 2021.
Registration deadline: January 26, 2022.
For more information about joining the Cadenza Club and student participation,
Contact Myrna Brinkley  
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National Piano Guild:  
Annual comprehensive adjudication for all levels. Awards and scholarships are available. 

​Olympic Syllabus Download

olympic_syllabus_revised_11-11-2009.doc
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