The following general guidelines apply to all Hartford Chapter CSMTA youth and adult student programs and events. Teachers are expected to comply with these general guidelines, and with each program’s specific requirements. In order to assure fairness, exceptions may not be made.
Thanks and appreciation to all chairs, committees, and teachers whose effort and generous support make possible the success of Hartford Chapter’s many fine student events.
Community Room of Avon Public Library
Registration postmark deadline: October 30
Houry Schmeizl and Stacy Cahoon, co-chairs
Registration form for the first youth recital.
Shawn’s Piano, West Hartford
Registration deadline: January 28
Registration Form for the First Adult Student Recital
Registration deadline: Nov. 18
Registration deadline: May 26.
Registration form for the 2nd Adult Student Recital.
Pre-college students of any age, level, or instrument, of teachers in any chapter, may participate in this Hartford Chapter event. Please submit original compositions, registration form, and $10 per student fee by February 14, to Carolyn Halsted, 18 McKenzie Street, Middletown, CT 06457.
Teachers, please write one check, payable to Hartford Chapter CSMTA, for all your participating students. Handwritten manuscripts must be in the student's own handwriting, and be legible and easy to photocopy. Computer-printed music must have 1” margins. Please orient the pages vertically. In deciding whether to have your student write by hand or print on computer, please choose the method that will provide the best learning experience. All compositions will be included in this year's composition.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgCarolyn Halsted.
Registration postmark deadline: February 18, 2017
Please mail registration forms to: Marianne Virgie, 15 Cobbler Way, Windsor, CT 06095.
Purpose: Spring Festival is offered in order to stimulate young local musicians to expand their repertoire and to strive towards excellence through an annual non-competitive event.
Structure: Spring Festival presents a four-year rotation through major periods of Western classical music: Baroque Period, Classical Period, Romantic and Impressionist Period, Modern and Contemporary Period. Spring Festival features solo division as well as duet division.
Eligibility: The teacher must be an active member of Hartford Chapter CSMTA. Students of ages 7 through 18 are eligible, with one exception: Students entering Hartford Chapter’s Select Students Compeition or Audrey Thayer Competition are NOT eligible to enter the solo divisions of Spring Festival. They are eligible to enter the duet division.
For more information and registration, see the Newsletter details.
MAP (Musicianship Achievement Program) is a guide to the study of music for the independent teacher to use for private students in the pre-college years. This well-integrated, non-competitive, state-wide program is designed to be flexible enough to serve the needs of all students without compromising high standards. The materials included at each of ten levels divide into the general areas of theory and performance. The written theory and aural awareness exams are required. The performance exam, consisting of keyboard skills and playing of two or three memorized pieces for a qualified judge, is optional. Certificates are awarded to all successful participants, and performers receive written evaluations and a pin. There are no rules governing age and level of participation. Students who have participated successfully for five years are awarded a plaque. See Guidelines and Rules for information.
The student is made to feel proud of her/his accomplishments. The teacher has another organizing and motivating tool to use. The parents are able to follow their child's progress at first hand and in close detail. All teachers are urged to consider MAP as a part of every student's course of study.
All participating students must be registered through their teachers, who are required to collect fees and send one check only for the total of their students' fees. Individual student registrations are not accepted, and will be returned. Please use the 2017 registration form to register students for MAP, which lists the current registration fees for each level. You may order the program materials for MAP using the order form.
Students unable to register for the Hartford Chapter MAP may wish to participate at one of the other sites. Use a separate registration form for each site.
This program cannot run without its teachers, and all teachers are expected to assist on MAP day. Please indicate your preferred time (morning or afternoon) on the registration form. For more information contact the Hartford Chapter MAP chair: pIlxczxthjt@wdibpxa.rdbSuzan Korman: (860) 657-8284.
Registration postmark deadline: March 24, 2017
Purpose: The Select Students Competition’s purpose is to give talented and hardworking piano students a chance to compete to be selected for invitation to perform in the Select Students Recital. Winners are awarded trophies.
Select Students Competition Registration Forms.
Registration postmark deadline: March 25, 2017