PMTNM Student Programs

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PEP (Performance Evaluation Program)

The Performance Evaluation Program (PEP) is a non-competitive, sequentially advancing program with Levels I – XII. Students perform repertoire pieces, technique, and cadences for an experienced Adjudicator who provides positive written and verbal comments. Each student receives a rating, certificate and a ribbon. Trophies are earned in the third and sixth years of participation. PEP auditions are usually held throughout the state in May and are coordinated by the local Chair.

Student Honors Program *

The Student Honors Program is a competitive program for elementary through college age piano, voice, and instrumental students. Students first compete at the district level. Winners from each district then compete at the PMTNM State Conference in November. The state winners are featured on the Winners Recital on Saturday evening at the state conference. Click here for an application.

For more information contact: Larry Blind, (piano) and (non-piano).

Repertoire Change to Piano Honors Guidelines:

Section IX Student Activities – Repertoire & Performance Requirement B. 2

Piano repertoire is left to the discretion of the teacher. All compositions played must be in their entirety, no cuts or excerpts – for example: an entire sonatina/sonata movement or an entire set of variations.Transcriptions are allowed but simplified arrangements are not.


Voice Requirement Changes (May 2011) plus this: * By action of the Board at its April, 2015 meeting, Honors Voice requirements have been changed to include Broadway selections.

Music Bowl

Calling all students: Come one, come all to the Music Bowl!
Have fun and win prizes for answering questions about theory and history.

All are welcome!

The Music Bowl is held every year at the state conference. This fun competition is split into two levels:

Level one is comprised of material that appears in books 1-4 of the Keith Snell theory book series, such as:

  •   Major and minor key signatures up to 4 sharps or flats
  •   Spelling triads that appear in the above keys
  •   Rhythms that include sixteenth notes
  •   Basic information about composers such as where they were born and
    whether they belong to the baroque, classical, romantic or modern period
  • Various musical terms such as subito, a tempo, etc.

Study guide for Elementary level click here

Level two is comprised of more advanced material than the level one concepts listed above. Questions may include:

  • Major and minor key signatures (all)
  • Spelling triads in the above keys
  • Complex rhythms that may include dotted or syncopated patterns
  • Basic information about composers such as where they were born and
    whether they belong to the baroque, classical, romantic or modern period
  • Various musical terms such as D.C al Fine, giocoso, etc.

Study guide for Intermediate level click here

To participate, sign up your students on the click here conference enrollment form and send the appropriate fees to Jeanne Grealish prior to October 20, 2016. Then, please email TBD with the ages and levels of your participating students. See you at the Music Bowl!