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TMTA Piano Ensemble Concert. Looking for a unique performance opportunity? How about 12 pianos playing at the same time on a huge stage in front of a packed house?

That’s what you get with the TMTA Piano Ensemble Concert. Students from all over the city participate by preparing a duet, duo, trio or quartet with their teacher and then coming together to rehearse with a conductor. Over the course of 4 weekend rehearsals, students hone their performance of their song in preparation to play for a large audience of family and friends at Centennial Hall.

2018 Dates:

  • 65th Ensemble Concert: March 10, 2018, 7:00p.m. at U of A Centennial Hall
  • Rehearsals: Feb. 10/11, Feb. 17/18, Mar. 3/4, March 10
  • Registration Fee: $65 per student. Deadline for first registration is September 30, 2017.

Full Rehearsal Schedule may be downloaded here

Music selections may be viewed or downloaded here

Registered Student and Parent information:

Talk with a TMTA teacher today about joining in this fun and amazing music making event.We’d love to have you.

KUDOS stands for Kids Up-Dating Outstanding Skills. This is a recital opportunity open to students of TMTA teachers that is designed to give extra performance opportunities to students throughout the year. While each teacher may have a studio recital once or twice a year, these recitals provide additional times for students to perform the repertoire they have currently prepared.

Recitals happen in two different community locations and are open to the public.KUDOS Northwest happens monthly at Atria Campana Del Rio Retirement Center, 1550 E. River Road, in their entertainment area.KUDOS East happens four times per year at Sierra del Sol Retirement Center, 8151 E. Speedway Blvd.

Students should contact a TMTA teacher for information.Teachers interested in joining TMTA should check out the members information tab.

Senior Recitals. Finishing your high school years can mean a huge change in your music making education. Why not celebrate this time of change with a recital opportunity to highlight what you have accomplished along with others making the same transition? Graduating high school students studying with TMTA teachers are invited to perform in a formal recital followed by a festive reception during the spring of their senior year.

Festival in the Mall is an opportunity to share music with the Tucson community at large.Students of all levels play a variety of genres of music at a mall where the community can become acquainted with the Tucson Music Teachers Association. This offers a relaxed venue where students can perform.This is a fundraiser for TMTA scholarships.

Barnes & Noble Fundraiser. Each year TMTA students and teachers play in a relaxed atmosphere at Barnes & Noble in the Foothills Mall.This is open to the public where shoppers can stop and listen.A portion of sales during the event is given to TMTA for scholarships. The next event is January 27-28, 2017, Friday and Saturday.

Command Performance. These recitals feature outstanding students who are selected on the basis of audition tapes.Recitals are usually held twice per year. This is a more formal recital experience where students of TMTA teachers submit audition tapes and are then invited to perform. Performances are open to the public and generally held on the U of A campus.

Arizona Study Program is a twelve level performance and music theory program for piano and vocal students.The program is through the Arizona State Music Teachers Association. The student completes at workbook of theory concept and prepares up to four pieces to be evaluated on. In May a theory test and playing test is given which includes technical skills and performance of their pieces for an adjudicator.Students earn ribbons and plaques as well as receive comments from the adjudicator. More information is on the ASMTA website at www.asmta.org

Student Honor Society recognizes student contributions to the private studio and to the community at large.Students who perform for multiple recitals, community events, school music events and in ensemble groups can be submitted by their teachers for special recognition.Students receive certificates and a membership card that allows them to receive discounts at some local music stores.

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION is open to students in grades 1-12 and offers scholarships for continuing study on their instrument.Both solo and chamber scholarships are available.

JAMES R. ANTHONY HONORS RECITAL features some of the most outstanding students in Arizona.This ASMTA-sponsored competition held in the spring commences with District Evaluations in Tucson and Phoenix and culminates with State Auditions in conjunction with the State Conference.

TMTA SCHOLARSHIP TO PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE is offered each semester to two music majors.Deadline for applications are September 15 and February 15.

WINIFRED KNIGHT PRIZE/SCHOLARSHIP is given annually as the second place prize of the Lois Trester Piano Competition at the University of Arizona.

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