Letter to Parents


September 2017

Dear Parents:

The Kansas City Music Teachers Association offers a variety of auditions and recitals for students throughout the 2017 – 2018 season:

Master Lessons – September 29-October 2, 2017; Schmitt Music and UMKC
Concert: October 1, 5 p.m.; White Recital Hall, UMKC

This event encompasses two parts: master lessons Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and a concert October 1 at White Recital Hall, UMKC campus, free to the public, featuring Dr. Peter Mack and the most outstanding Master Lessons students. (Deadline – September 9, 2017)

Fall Festival – October 14-15, 2017; MidAmerica Nazarene University

Music of the Baroque Period will be this year’s theme. One memorized piece is performed before an audience and an adjudicator. (Deadline – Sept. 8, 2017)

Holiday Program – December 1-3, 2017; Union Station

This program is for the public performance of seasonal literature; for students of piano, voice or any instrument.
(Deadline – October 15, 2017)

Concerto Competition – February 10, 2018; Auditions at Schmitt Music; May 5, 2018, concert at Blue Springs High School.

Repertoire: one movement (memorized) of a concerto for piano or other instrument from the standard repertoire. The winner will receive a $ prize and perform with orchestra.
(Deadline – January 8, 2018)

Junior Concerto Competition/Recital – February 10, 2018; Schmitt Music

This competition is an opportunity for students of piano, strings, and instrumentalists to compete for awards and to perform in a recital setting..
(Deadline – January 8, 2018)

Music Progressions – April 21-22, 2018; Village Music Academy; Lawrence event TBA

Music Progressions is an annual evaluation designed to measure a student’s musical progress in all areas of musicianship. A few areas are: performance, history and appreciation, listening, creative options, theory and sight- reading. Participants receive their tests, performance critique and a certificate.
(Deadline – March 5, 2018)

Achievement Auditions – May 5, 2018; University of Missouri- Kansas City; Honors Recital 12:30 p.m. May 6 at Schmitt Music.

The Achievement Auditions are private auditions with an adjudicator. All students receive a written evaluation, certificate and rating. Two or three memorized pieces are required as well as corresponding technical work. (Deadline – April 7, 2018)


Service Project – Performed throughout the year

Students will entertain at various retirement homes throughout the Greater Kansas City area, a tradition that started in our 75th anniversary year, 1990. One can enroll throughout the calendar year.

Please encourage the musician(s) of your family to participate in some of these exciting musical events.

The Kansas City Music Teachers Association