Aurora Music Teachers Association


Aurora Music Teachers Association

Student Activities

Up Next: Our biggest event of the year, Achievement Day, is coming up soon! Check for details below.

Please keep in mind these Covid 19 safety precautions: wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and wash or sanitize hands often.

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Aurora Music Teachers Association invites you to enjoy the activities of our 2021-2022 AMTA 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 January 29, 2022
Registration Deadline: December 22, 2021
Event Location: Hudson LDS Church
740 Hudson St.
Denver CO 80220

Please Note: Masks are required and social distancing is appreciated

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 and Forms

Click here to register as a Teacher

Watch the 2021 Composition Festival on our YouTube Channel

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.  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 in January.

The deadline for entries is December 26, 2021 and the performance is slated for January 29th, 2022 in conjunction with Achievement Day Recital. In the event that we are unable to hold this as a live event, the program will be live streamed on Zoom if at all possible, and otherwise it will be a streamed, pre-recorded event (more details as available). 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.

AMTA’s next Online Recital has been rescheduled for  Sunday, December 18th. The new deadline for submissions is December 13th and the program will be available for viewing on AMTA’s YouTube Channel on or about December 18th.

 Click here to register for the recital 

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.

This program is currently in the development stages. Check back for more information soon.

AMTA ‘s Adult Student Potluck combines a relaxed recital experience along with the lively atmosphere of potluck dining. This year’s event will be held at 2PM on Sunday, November 14th,  at Aurora Central Library.

Twice a year, the adult students gather on a Sunday 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.

This ambitious project, based on Sergei Prokofiev’s Ivan and the Frog Princess, was conceived and directed by our own Grace Christus,  with original art creation and direction by Nancy Avalon, and brilliant performances by our AMTA students. The final beautifully impressive result can be viewed at our AMTA YouTube Channel.

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, and more.

To find forms and guidelines go to this link.