Aurora Music Teachers Association


Aurora Music Teachers Association

Student Activities

Up Next: Adult Potluck Lunch and Recital on October 8th at Aurora Central Library, followed by our Fall Recital on October 22nd and The Amazing and Prestigious Achievement Day Event on November 11.

AMTA‘s Adult Student Potluck combines a relaxed recital experience along with the lively atmosphere of potluck dining.
Our Potluck will be held on October 8th, 2:00 PM at Aurora Central Library.

Students are requested to bring the following potluck dish according to the first letter of their last name:

  • A-H: Salad
  • I-R: Main Dish
  • S-Z Dessert

Twice a year, the adult students gather on a weekend afternoon where they may visit with other adult students, make new friends, and when they feel ready, may choose to perform.  Some less confident students may choose not to perform at all and that’s OK too.  Eventually, however, they may change their mind once others have taken to the spotlight, and find they enjoy performing. Whatever the outcome, this opportunity is for the adult student to enjoy performing among other adults, as children grades K-12 will not be in attendance.

ContactThayne Larsen, Chair,with number of students attending by Sunday, September 24th. Please remind your adult students that it’s best for young children to stay at home.

No Registration Required

AMTA Recital – Open Repertoire

Sunday, October 22nd, 2 PM at Aurora Central Library.

Fun, Seasonal Costumes welcome but not required.

Contact Grace Christus for further details.

Online Registration required

Click here to register

Registration Deadline: October 15th, 2023

AMTA sponsors four student recitals throughout the year.  These recitals are designed to offer performance opportunities for the growth of our students and the enjoyment of their families.

Aurora Music Teachers Association invites you to enjoy the activities of our 2023 Achievement Day

Achievement Day recognizes the incredible musical achievement of our students while providing a sense of accomplishment in a non-competitive environment.  Students perform two selections for a teacher-listener who ascertains that the student has met the requirements for their chosen level.  In addition to these songs, students complete a minimum of two optional activities, which may include a theory test, sight- reading, art project, original composition, and much more.

While attending Achievement Day, students also have the opportunity to perform in a recital, participate in the music game room for prizes, test their theory knowledge, and enjoy student artworks and projects.

Students wishing to achieve a higher level of performance are invited to register as a SUPER ACHIEVER.

Event Date: Saturday November 11, 2023
Registration Opening Soon
Event Location: Hudson LDS Church
740 Hudson St.
Denver CO 80220
For Students:

Click here to register as a Big Achiever

Click here to register as a Super Achiever

Click here for Super Achiever Guidelines

For Teachers:

Click Here For Guidelines, Forms and Letters

Click here to register as a Teacher

2023 Composition Festival
Since 1993 AMTA Composition Festivals have provided students of AMTA teachers the opportunity to create, write, record, and perform their own compositions.  Each year’s recital is scheduled for the month of January. This year’s date will be announced soon.  Students may elect to enter the festival for critique only, and not play in the recital.
 AMTA is always proud of the students who take the extra time for this project, and display their music writing skills.  Each year a Colorado published composer critiques each composition with encouraging and informative comments.  Comment sheets are returned at the recital.
The deadline for entries will be announced soon, as will be the performance date. The cost per submission is $20.
Submissions must include an email with attached MP3 or MP4 recording or video of the student composition, plus an attached PDF of the score (hand written or computer generated notation accepted).  


To register for the Composition Festival click here.

Ensemble Festival Recital:

Making Music Together in 2023


Contact: Grace Christus, Chair with questions

Two times a year AMTA accepts scholarship applications from students of AMTA teachers.  If accepted, students may receive financial awards for such activities as state and national competitions, university tuition or books, summer camps, workshops, music software, and more.

To find forms and guidelines go to this link.