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Events & Festivals

Achievement Auditions – April 8 and 9 at UT Tyler

                                      April 10 –  2:30 p.m. – Honors Recital at UT Tyler’s Braithwaite                                                                                                                  Recital Hall

Held in the Spring, Achievement Auditions has students play three memorized pieces for a judge, receiving a rating from one to five on the combined pieces. Points are awarded at each rating level, with 6 points being awarded to the highest rating.  Students amassing 15 points receive a trophy, and ribbons are awarded for ratings of one, two, or three. Approximately thirty students are selected for an Honor’s Recital.

Fall Festival –       November 5, 2021 in UT Tyler’s Choir Room

    November 6, 2021 in UT Tyler’s Choir Room

Held in the November, the ETMTA Fall Festival stresses performance etiquette as students prepare one memorized piece to perform before a judge panel in a recital setting. Students receive ratings of Superior, Excellent or Very Good.

Helen Elbert Music Festival- January 15 Chamber Music Masterclass/Workshop at UT Tyler, April 8 Original Composition Masterclass at Tyler Junior College, April 2 -Festival Performance at First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, 5 p.m.

A tribute to emeritus member Mrs, Helen Elbert, the Helen Elbert Music Festival is a chamber music festival created for the fun of musicians playing together.  Students to area musicians are invited to participate. The Festival consists of a workshop as well as a performance.

TMTA Events 

State sponsored events. For more information please visit www.tmta.org

Fall Theory Test  – October 30, 2021 at TJC

(Helpful information for students taking the TMTA theory test)
  • 10:00-12:00 Grades 1, 2, 3, & 4
  • 12:00-2:00   Grades 5, 6, 7, & 8
  • 2:00-5:00     Grades 9, 10, 11, & 12

Fall Theory Makeup Test – October 31, 2021 at TJC – 2:00-5:00 p.m.

 

Spring Theory Test  – January 29, 2022 at TJC

  • 10:00-12:00 Grades 1, 2, 3, & 4
  • 12:00-2:00   Grades 5, 6, 7, & 8
  • 2:00-5:00     Grades 9, 10, 11, & 12

Spring Theory Makeup Test – January 30, 2022 at TJC – 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Christmas Recital- December 4, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church, 5:30 p.m.

The Church setting provides a beautiful beginning for the Christmas Season.  Pieces can be played with or without music.