The Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild (MAMTG) was founded by a group of professional music educators from the New Jersey Tri-State area to establish and maintain high professional musical teaching and ethical standards, exchange music-related ideas, information and fellowship among colleagues, promote music education in our area, and to provide a platform for area music students to display their talents in a competitive environment. Established in 1960, The Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild has been recognized as a viable musical organization throughout the entire Mid-Atlantic and New England States. Annually our Spring Music Festival for students is held in Whippany, New Jersey.
Our competitive categories, students perform for an adjudicator or multiple judges, receive performance feedback and compete against other students within their category and level.
Our non-competitive categories, students can perform for an adjudicator, receive performance feedback and a participation award or certificate. For all instruments and voice.
Our Ensembles Showcase, students in bands and ensembles can perform live for an audience and receive feedback from our judges. This is a non-competitive performance event.
Festival 2016 Photo Gallery
Festival 2016 Testimonials
We had a WONDERFUL time at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Idol Competition this year! Thank you again for a wonderful weekend!!! -Donna W.
Congratulations on the MAMTG Competition. Your hard work and dedication was extremely evident!!! Looking forward to meeting and assisting and adjudicating next year once again. Thank you. J. Sarica
To all at MAMTG, Thank you to all who must have spent countless hours organizing, judging and evaluating students. The weekend was wonderful and it was impressive to see so many very talented individuals perform. Festival 2016 was very enjoyable! Thank you for providing such a marvelous opportunity for each music student to have their own moment in the spotlight to shine! Our family is looking forward to next year! With appreciation, The Conovers
Hi Brandon, The MAMTG music festival was great today. Gautham did good today... Thanks, Karthikeyan
The sound system has improved! It was very nice to not have feedback on the mics and get a more clear sound so everyone has a better chance at placing and doing their best! The times conflicting between the same category made it difficult to see younger or older students from the same studio as me. I would like for the categories to not be conflicting so it is easier for my parents to see me and my brother and so my music teacher can watch us all perform without missing some of us! - Ava (music student)
Dear MAMTG! Thank you for a wonderful festival! My son Alexander won a first First place yesterday and it was such a joy! In the mist of happiness we forgot our iPad-mini on the chair in the Ballroom. Did anyone by any chance find it? It was in a blue leather cover with a cup of coffe on the screen saver. It is password and fingerprint protected, so no one will be able to unlock it, but me. Could you please pass a word among yesterdays attendees? (If you do have this item, please contact the Festival on our Contact Us page. Thank you. -Brandon)
Hi Brandon, I just want to thank you and congratulate you on such a huge undertaking. So many events, so many rooms. The logistics alone are daunting. From our perspective all ran very smoothly and Evan was pleased to have the table and to be a part of the whole. I had 29 students and their families for our showcase. For some this was their first performance and after only 3 months (from learning how to hold the violin to Allegro) I was very proud. The kids couldn’t have been more excited and focused and their parents were thrilled. All would certainly do it again and most likely do individual events in the future. It was a great motivator for many. I was able to look around on Friday and Saturday and sat in on some rooms on the 3rd floor and the 1st. It seems to be a positive experience for all. Thank you again for including us and we look forward to the feedback from the adjudicators. Diane mentioned maybe we would get together in the near future when you have a chance to relax. Again- Bravo!!!! Debra
Dear Brandon, Just a quick note to say CONGRATULATIONS on an exceptional Festival weekend! Looking forward to next year's already! With gratitude, Laura
Hi Brandon, Thank you so much for getting back to me. I appreciate it. I understand how hard it is to handle such a big event... We saw the results last night. Thank you. My son Anish Reemala came first in Level 5B. We should have come to the ceremony. Yes, it would be nice to have on Saturday & Sunday... People would stay back the whole day. It is worth of wait. Thank you. Regards, Shehanaj
Allisa was unable to attend the awards ceremony, but my husband was able to go and he was thrilled to hear her name called as a winner. He did pick up the trophy. Allisa was so excited to find out she won second place! Again thank you for all of your hard work to make this program a success! I am sure coordinating the weekend was a huge task and everything seemed to run smoothly because of all of your hard work. Thanks again, Lisa
Hi, Brandon, I cannot even imagine how you were able to function over the past several weeks, preparing for the Festival. Really, you appeared collected and the vibe over the weekend was sharp, positive and efficient. Great job! -Laura