Forum Music Teachers Association of Houston, Inc.

TMTA SA Theory Test

CHAIRPERSON  – FALL    Joanna Reeder  (704-681-3198)  joannar681@gmail.com

Address: 4946 Eppes St, Houston, TX 77021

CHAIRPERSON – SPRING   Lisa McCarroll (713-315-0215) celticpianist@gmail.com

Address: 5301 Libbey Ln Houston, TX 77092

FALL EXAM SPRING EXAM
TESTING Date/Time Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022/ 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exact testing time assignment TBA

Feb. 12-19, 2023/ Specifics TBD.

 

TEACHER OBLIGATIONS In-person: work event, beginning @ 11 AM

 

TBD
ELIGIBILITY Student Affiliates Only Student Affiliates Only
LOCATION University of Houston TBD
FEE $16/student (testing)

$8 postage (0ptional)

Pay for your student’s registration:

    1. OPTION 1 (preferred): Send payments via Zelle to fmteftreasurer@gmail.com. Add a message to the transfer with the memo “Fall theory enrollment for #__ students.”

    2. OPTION 2: Mail your registration check to the appropriate chair. Your payment must be postmarked no later than the deadline.

$16/student (testing)

$8 postage (0ptional)

Pay for your student’s registration:

    1. OPTION 1 (preferred): Send payments via Zelle to fmteftreasurer@gmail.com. Add a message to the transfer with the memo “Fall theory enrollment for #__ students.”

    2. OPTION 2: Mail your registration check to the appropriate chair. Your payment must be postmarked no later than the deadline.

DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 JANUARY 12, 2023

This twice-yearly event gives students the opportunity to measure their theory and musicianship aptitude. Additionally, passing grades enable students to participate in other TMTA events such as Piano Ensemble, SA Performance Contest, Composition Contest, Chamber Music, and World of Music. Scores of 90-93 receive a bronze medal, scores of 94-97 receive a silver medal, and scores of 98-101 receive a gold medal.

Procedures

  1. Make sure that your participating students are current TMTA Student Affiliates. (for more information, please visit TMTA.org or contact our SA Chair)
  2. Visit https://www.tmta.org/student-activities/student-affiliate-activities/theory/ and carefully review the practice tests, testing guidelines, grading policies, syllabus, and procedures regarding out-of-state testers.
  3. Complete the online student registration form by logging into http://forummusic.org/ and visiting your dashboard. If you choose to add postage, we will mail your graded tests back to you; otherwise, you will have to pick them up in person. Before submitting, download a copy of your registration spreadsheet to send with your registration check.
  4. Pay for your student’s registration:
    OPTION 1: (preferred): Send payments via Zelle to forumfoundation@gmail.com. Add a message to the transfer with the memo “Fall theory enrollment for #__ students.”
    OPTION 2: Mail your registration check to the appropriate chair. Your payment must be postmarked no later than the deadline.
  5. Make plans to work during the test days according to the FMTA Bylaws and/or arrange to pick up the tests from the Theory Coordinator if your students are testing remotely. Further instructions will be sent after registration.

 Make-Up Test:

Contact the chairperson for details regarding make-up options.

Awards:

  •  Any student with a score of 90-101 is eligible for a medal. Those who test at their school grade level will receive a bronze, silver, or gold medal. Those who test below grade level receive a Theory Achievement Medal (TAM).
  • SENIOR AWARDS: Please notify the Theory Chair before the March meeting if you have a senior who may be eligible for the Mansfield or Loving Theory Awards.