Student Activities

  Piano Duo Festival  

To provide that rare venue with two great pianos and encourage our students to learn the difference between performing duets and duos as they explore a wealth of duo and concerto literature on all levels of difficulty. Although essentially non-competetive, a limited number of deserving ensembles will be chosen to play on the Star Performers Recital.

To provide that rare venue with two great pianos and encourage our students to learn the difference between performing duets and duos as they explore a wealth of duo and concerto literature on all levels of difficulty. Although essentially non-competetive, a limited number of deserving ensembles will be chosen to play on the Star Performers Recital.

  CCMTA Piano Contest  

To provide pianists an opportunity to perform and compete, within grade levels, required selections before a panel of judges. To provide a challenging and stimulating competition experience with the hopes of motivating students toward higher levels of attainment. To provide winning performers an opportunity to celebrate their achievements through a Winners' Recital.

  CCMTA Young Artist Competition  

To provide Student Affiliate pianists, vocalists and instrumentalists a competition opportunity with emphasis on Standard Repertoire while allowing some teacher discretion in the repertoire choice. This competition may be seen as preparation for the student to possibly compete in contests/competitions involving students from larger regions, while allowing the participants a chance to compete close  to home surrounded by friendly faces. The Chairman may combine grade levels to create a category of five of more students.

  Ensembles for Convention  

To stimulate interest in ensemble preparation and performance, emphasizing teamwork skills such as group listening, counting, memorization, and following a conductor. To provide an opportunity for highly motivated students to represent the excellent quality of CCMTA teachers in a polished ensemble performance at the annual TMTA convention.

  Fall Festival  

To provide a performance opportunity for piano, vocal, and instrumental students to play church music, holiday music or classics before a judge in a relaxed small group situation. to help prepare students (both adult and children) for public performances in churches, social/holiday gatherings and recitals. to allow students to receive judging comments that are both positive and helpful.

  Dr. Fred and Wanda Pauling  
  Piano Competition  

To encourage and award outstanding musical achievement and musicianship in the High School pianist.

  Original Composition Contest  

To promote student creativity and understanding of basic compositional principles. To provide an opportunity for young composers to compete within their grade division and to receive critique on their work. To provide winning composers an opportunity to share their work in performance.

  Spring Festival  

To provide a performance opportunity for piano, vocal and instrumental students to play traditional teaching repertoire (e.g. Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and 20th Century, Jazz or Folk) for a judge in a relaxed small group situation. To help prepare students (both adult and children) for public performances such as contests and recitals. To allow students to receive judging comments that are both positive and helpful.

  Student Affiliate Membership  

To provide for the student a wider musical experience than is usually afforded in private music study, with recognition for achievement in various phases of musical education and activity.

  Theory Test  

To provide an opportunity for students to test their knowledge and mastery of music theory and aural training skills. To provide an overall scope and sequence of teaching music theory and aural training for the private music instructor.

  TMTA/SA Performance Contest  

To provide a high level competition experience where instrumental and vocal performers compete to represent their local association at the State TMTA Performance contest. Winners go on to compete in Piano, Vocal, Organ and Instrumental Contests at the TMTA convention in June.

  TMTA/SA Publication Contest  

To promote excellence in music research and publication. To give students an opportunity to compete in an essay contest which may result in being published in the Texas Music Teacher/Student Affiliate magazine.

  TMTA/SA World of Music  

To stimulate interest and appreciation for music composers, their works and the history of their times. To encourage students to apply music knowledge in their study and performance of differing styles and musical interpretations.

CONTACT

Ana Schoellman, NCTM

CCMTA President

 

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