TMTA Convention Ensembles

Committee: Phyllis Carr, Geneva Fort, Cindy Mills and Janis Parish

TMTA Convention: June 16-19, 2016

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dallas

All students must be registered as Student Affiliates with PMTA and TMTA.

Students planning to participate at the state level in the ensemble event must meet the following criteria:

  • Grade 1 students must pass the grade 1 theory test.
  • Students in grades 2, 3 or 4 must pass at either the current school grade level or one level below.
  • Student in grades 5-12 must pass the test at a minimum of level 4. They must advance at least one level higher each successive year and may skip levels until they reach their current grade level.

PMTA is permitted to present three ensembles based on the number of students registered as Student  Affiliates.

Teachers who enter students in this event are responsible for teaching the music to their students.

Students must memorize their music and attend rehearsals as scheduled prior to performing at the convention. The dress rehearsal at the hotel and the last rehearsal at San Jac are mandatory.

Any student missing either of these rehearsals will not be allowed to perform. Students are highly encourage to make every rehearsal at San Jac. Every student must attend at least 3 of the 4 rehearsals before the last one.

Students and parents should expect to be involved with the convention for possibly two days. Exact dates/times will be sent when received from TMTA. Participating students may NOT leave their Ensemble Concert early. This is a requirement of TMTA. Parents are responsible for costumes, travel, travel/convention expenses and entry fees.

Teachers will be notified once we receive repertoire approval. This is submitted in August.

Student fee for this event is $12.00. This fee is due by February 1st. Each teacher should submit their students’ fees by check payable to PMTA.

Student information is also due by February 1st and should include the following: Name, school grade, number of years in ensembles including the current one, address, parents’ names, teacher name, and the theory test taken (fall or spring.)

We will have a rehearsal day/time in addition to the performance at the Convention. You will be notified as soon as we receive this info.

Rehearsal Dates and Times – Keyboard Lab at San Jac Central: TBA