Letter to Parents

 

September 2016

Dear Parents:

The Kansas City Music Teachers Association offers a variety of auditions and recitals for students throughout the 2016 – 2017 season:

Master Lessons – September 30-October 1, 2016; Schmitt Music and UMKC
Concert: October 2, 7 p.m.; Holmeswood Baptist Church

This event encompasses two parts: master lessons Sept. 30 and October 1 and a concert October 2 at Holmeswood Baptist Curch, free to the public, featuring Dr. Sławomir Dobrzański and the most outstanding Master Lessons students. (Deadline – September 15, 2016)

Fall Festival – October 15-16, 2016; MidAmerica Nazarene University

Music of the Contemporary Period will be this year’s theme. One memorized piece is performed before an audience and an adjudicator. (Deadline – August 31, 2016)

Holiday Program – December 9-11, 2016; Union Station

This program is for the public performance of seasonal literature; for students of piano, voice or any instrument.
(Deadline – October 15, 2016)

Concerto Competition – February 11, 2017; Auditions at Schmitt Music, & a performance May 6, 2017 with the Heritage Philharmonic at Tri-City Ministries.

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 10, 2017)

Junior Concerto Competition/Recital – February 11, 2017; 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 10, 2017)

Music Progressions – April 22-23, 2017; 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 6, 2017)

Achievement Auditions – April  29, 2017; University of Missouri- Kansas City

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 1, 2017)

 

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.

Sincerely,
The Kansas City Music Teachers Association