General Information for Auditions and Theory 2021: Teachers will be administering theory tests to their own students, due to restrictions from COVID 19 in having in person tests. Teachers can find out more information regarding the theory test and auditions by going to Competitions — Tennessee Music Teachers Association (tnmta.org) Please look under the resources label at the bottom of the page and click on the Musicianship Manual for theory information and click on Auditions and Competitions Syllabus for information regarding auditions.
Theory 2021: Students grade 3 and higher, must complete the theory test in order to participate in the auditions. The cost is $30 for grades 3 and higher. Students in grades K-2 are NOT required to take the theory test. The cost for grades K-2 is $25. Please make checks out to KMTA. All checks are non-refundable.
Mail all application forms, teacher information sheets and checks by 2/20/21 to:
Laura Harmon: 814 Atlantic Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917
Email test results to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/13/21
Auditions 2021: There will be no in person auditions this year due to COVID 19 restrictions. Please go the NEW: Auditions Online Tab on this website for more information regarding video submission for auditions.
Rules for the instrumental (non piano) auditions may be found in the Auditions Syllabus and will be followed strictly.
Student in grades K-6 must perform a minimum of two pieces from two different stylistic periods and one must be memorized. Students in grades 7-12 and adults must perform a minimum of three pieces representing three different stylistic periods and one must be memorized. All students MUST have an accompanist. Maximum performances times are as follows: K-6, 10 minutes; 7-9, 15 minutes, 10-12, 20 minutes and adults, 30 minutes.
Rules for piano can also be found in the Audition Syllabus. Piano students must choose a minimum of 3 pieces from 3 different stylistic time periods and all pieces must be memorized. Maximum performances times are as follows: K-6, 10 minutes; 7-9, 15 minutes, 10-12, 20 minutes and adults, 30 minutes.
Mail application form and adjudication sheet by 3/27/21 to:
Kiran Seth, P.O. Box 12236, Knoxville, TN 37912
Mail STRING application form and adjudication sheet by 3/27/2020 to:
Mary Ann Fennell
9507 Ravenwood Circle
Knoxville, TN 37922
TMTA Adjudication Sheet (PDF): TMTAAdj
TMTA Local Audition Application Form(PDF): TMTA LOCAL AUDITION APPLICATION FORM