Forum Music Teachers Association of Houston, Inc.

TMTA SA Publication Contest

CHAIRMAN:  Chiao_Li Tsai: (505) 610-1580   chiaoli97@gmail.com 703 Cannon Ln, Sugar Land TX 77479
DEADLINE: December 1
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Email the paper to the Chair.
  2. Include the following information on a separate document.
    1. Contest Division
    2. Title of Article
    3. Student name: last, first
    4. School grade
    5. Address: street/city/ zip
    6. Parent name
    7. Parent email
    8. Fall or Spring theory test
    9. Teacher name

Corrected papers being sent to the state level should be returned to the Chair by January 20.

FEE: $15 per student mailed to chair by December 1
One check per teacher made out to Forum
INFORMATION: The purpose of the contest is to promote excellence in music research and publications.
Students pick one of two topics for their grade level (grades one through college) and write an essay designed to explore and analyze the topic in an original, engaging way. Each article is judged at the local level and then the selected articles are judged at the state level. Judges award “Winner” and “Outstanding” articles which are published in the TMTA SA Publication Contest Book. Winners receive certificates and cash awards.
After a student’s paper is judged at the local level, the paper will be sent back to the student. If it is deemed qualified to progress to the state level, the student will have an opportunity to make corrections based on the judge’s comments before being submitted.For more information, please go to the TMTA Handbook.
The TMTA SA Publication Topics for 2021-2022 are: Grades 1 and 2: (75 – 300 words)

IA – Music and Emotions

IB – The Harpsichord

 

Grades 3 and 4: (250 – 550 words)

IIA – Music in our Natural World

IIB – Gamelan

 

Grades 5 and 6: (400 – 650 words)

IIIA – Music and Sports

IIIB – Frederic Chopin and his influence

 

Grades 7 and 8: (500 – 750 words)

IVA – Is Music a Universal Language?

IVB – Alexander Scriabin

 

Grades 9 and 10: (600 – 850 words)

VA – Music and Physical Health

VB – The Rise of Orchestral Music in the 19th Century

 

Grades 11 and 12: (700 – 950 words)

VIA – Music and Fashion

VIB – Italian vs. German Opera in the 19th Century

 

Post-12th (750 – 1050 words)

VII – Music and Minimalism

TMTA STIDENT AFFLIATE VIDEO ESSAY CONTEST

CHAIRMAN: Chiao_Li Tsai: (505) 610-1580   chiaoli97@gmail.com 703 Cannon Ln, Sugar Land TX 77479
DEADLINE: Local: December 1
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Submit the video to the Chair.
  2. The chair will review the video and notify the teacher if it is acceptable by January 10.
FEE: $15 per student mailed to chair by December 1
One check per teacher made out to Forum
Contest Topic for 2021-2022: Benefits of Music Education
INFORMATION: The purpose of the contest is to promote the art of music through the medium of video.

There are two categories: grades 4-8 and grades 9-12. Students may use any form of creative expression including but not limited to, animation, photography, artwork, and live action. All videos must be submitted in a video format and be at least 60 seconds and no more than two minutes long including credits, which should be no more than ten seconds.

For more information, please go to the TMTA Handbook