Student Events

FCMTA sponsors several student events per year, as follows:

  • Halloween Recitals
  • High School Music and Pizza Café
  • Ensemble Festival
  • Senior Living Center Performances
  • MSMTA Theory Testing
  • MSMTA Keyboard Musicianship Testing
  • Sonatina/Sonata Festival
  • Student Master Class
  • Mixed Studio Recital Day
  • Frederick Festival of the Arts

Each event is described below:

Halloween Recitals

Halloween Recitals are entry-level recitals for young students. Music should be theme appropriate. Memorization is not required. The students may wear their Halloween costumes. Certificates of participation are awarded.

Next date for this event:  October 29, 2022.

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High School Music and Pizza Café

The High School Music and Pizza Café is an informal opportunity for older students to engage with other music students enjoying fellowship and sharing a song or piece of their choice in a non-competitive environment.  A guest speaker may also be present to provide educational opportunities.

Next date for this event:  November 11, 2022.

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Senior Living Center Performances

Senior Living Center Performances comprise one or more recitals that take place at one of Frederick’s assisted-living facilities.  Memorization is not required.  The goal of this event is to bring the joy of music and children into the lives of senior citizens.

Next date for this event:  TBD.

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Ensemble Festival

Ensemble Festival is a series of non-adjudicated recitals of ensemble performances. At least one performer in each ensemble must be a student of a current FCMTA teacher. Parents, teachers, and friends are welcome to join the ensemble. Students perform up to two pieces, within the given time allotted. Music does not have to be memorized. Students of FCMTA teachers are invited to join a “Group Ensemble Class” between recitals, which will include fun activities and improvised performances in an ensemble setting.

Next date for this event:  January 21, 2023.

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MSMTA Keyboard Musicianship Testing

MSMTA Keyboard Musicianship Testing is a state-wide program.  One event is held in Frederick County.  Students are prepared in various areas of keyboard playing, as outlined in the MSMTA Student Activities Portal.

Next date for this event:  February 18, 2023.

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MSMTA Theory Testing

MSMTA Theory Testing is a state-wide program.  One event is held in Frederick County.  Students are prepared in music theory, ear-training, reading, etc. as outlined in the MSMTA Student Activities Portal.

Next date for this event:  March 10-13, 2023.

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Sonatina/Sonata Festival

Sonatina/Sonata Festival is a series of adjudicated recitals.  Students perform one sonatina or sonata movement and one contrasting piece.  Both pieces are to be memorized.  The teacher assigns the difficulty level.  Certificates of Participation are awarded and the judges’ comments are given to the teachers.

Next date for this event:  March 11, 2023.

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Student Master Class

The Student Master Class event gives each enrolled student the opportunity to perform in a recital format for their peers and a Guest Evaluator.  Following the performance, the Evaluator will conduct a short lesson with the student and offer helpful insights for improving the student's playing. Teachers and other students will be able to observe each performance and benefit from listening to the Evaluator's comments.

Next date for this event:  April 1, 2023.

Guest Evaluator for 2023:  Dr. James DeWire, Assistant Professor, Frostburg State University.

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Mixed Studio Recital Day

Description coming soon!

Next date for this event:  May 20, 2023.

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Frederick Festival of the Arts

This event takes place annually over a weekend in downtown Frederick.  Our goals for this event are to provide a performance opportunity for students and to promote public awareness and understanding of FCMTA.

Next date for this event:  1st or 2nd weekend (TBD) of June, 2023.

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