The Music Artistry Program (MAP), formerly Piano Adjudications, provides an opportunity for students to prepare and perform two polished pieces and receive feedback from a qualified adjudicator.
2024 Dates & Details
MAP (for piano) will be held Friday-Sunday, March 22-24, 2024
Visiting Artists: Dr. Lark Powers, NCTM, Dr. Jensina Oliver, NCTM, Dr. Kay Zavislak, NCTM
Registration Deadline: December 22, 2023
What is the Music Artistry Program?
For the Student:
- Set goals which go beyond the normal weekly routine.
- The process is similar to sports: practice – games – tournaments
- Perform for a highly-respected visiting artist
- Work one-on-one with the adjudicator to improve your performance
- Receive written comments and a certificate for your hard work
For the Parent:
- Visiting artists are experienced teachers with advanced training who have been carefully screened by WSMTA. They are nationally certified by MTNA and many serve on college faculties around the PNW
- Non-competitive format encourages learning, rather than comparison with others
- The Music Artistry Program can serve as a goal for your child to prepare two memorized pieces
For the Teacher:
- Challenge yourself and your students to achieve artistic goals
- Observe your students’ lessons from a third-person perspective, often seeing new ways to approach difficult situations or unique problems
- Share ideas and questions with a supportive colleague. MAP includes one-on-one time with the visiting artist after they have heard your students
- Discover trends and areas which may need improvement
- Do you have a student that needs financial help to enter the Music Artistry Program? WSMTA Adjudication Subsidy Grants are available for students with real financial need (max 2 per teacher).