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Events & Festivals

     Achievement Auditions – March 22 and 23 at Tyler Junior College

                                                 March 24 – 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 8, 2019 at UT Tyler’s Braithwaite Recital Hall

   November 9, 2019 at UT Tyler’s Braithwaite Recital Hall

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 18 Chamber Music Masterclass/Workshop at UT Tyler, April 3 Original Composition Masterclass at Tyler Junior College, April Festival Performance at First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, 6 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 26, 2019 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 27, 2019 at TJC – 2:00-5:00 p.m.

 

     Spring Theory Test  – January 25, 2020 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 26, 2020 at TJC – 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Christmas Recital- December 14, 2019 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.