New Festival Venue
Student Festival 2018 will be at The Westin Hotel Princeton in Forrestal Village on Friday, April 13th, Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th.
Our Student Music Festival is All About The Kids. Students of all ages can attend our Music Festival and perform in music competitions, music evaluations and ensembles showcases. Each musical instrument category includes several types of events that promote musical excellence for students of varying performance ability levels.
Our competitive categories. Students perform for an adjudicator or multiple judges, compete against other students within their category and level. Students receive a scorecard with feedback. Select competitions are Cash Award Competitions, where students winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place receive a cash award too.
Our non-competitive categories. Students perform for an adjudicator, receive a scorecard with performance feedback, a participation award and certificate. For all instrumentalists and voice, beginners through advanced players.
Our Ensembles Showcase. Students in bands and ensembles perform live for an audience. Each ensemble receives a scorecard with feedback from our judges and a performance certificate. This is a non-competitive performance event to showcase student performance groups.
Festival 2018 Video. Join us at Festival 2018. Deadline to Register is 2.1.18.
Festival '18 Posters & General Information
Get ready for Festival '18 with posters and general information. Download, print and share. Display at your music school, music store, classroom or practice room for your students and parents.
Become a Vendor with a table/booth at Festival '18
At Festival '17 our vendors included Ever + Ever, 16th Notes Music Academy, Piano Workshop at Chester, Guillaume's Music Academy, The Music Shop, The Music Den, Musically Inclined, Piano Workshop at Bergen County and Cornerstone Music Studios. Promote your music school and/or sell merchandise all weekend. Having a vendor table is great for music schools and private music teachers. Establish your own headquarters for students and parents at the Festival.
Have an Ad in our Program Book
Our Festival Program Book is the guide for the weekend. 900 program books were distributed to students, parents, music teachers, adjudicators and attendees at Festival '17. The program book featured Ads from Raritan Music Center, Rising Stars Voice Studio, Song Piano, 14th Annual Russian Music Competition, Al Terzo Music, Miss Anna's Music School, Heart's Desire Music Studio, Guillaume's Music Academy, 16th Notes Music Studio, backbeat Music Publishing, Cerminara Music, The Music Shop, The Piano Workshop at Bergen County, Music Notes Academy, Cornerstone Music Studios and NJ Academy of Music. Support music education with an Ad in the program book. These books are great to show prospective students and parents.
Have your logo on the Festival '18 Photo Banner
The Festival Photo Banners are great. Participate this year with your logo on a banner and your logo will appear next year at Festival '19. Free exposure year after year at MAMTG's Student Music Festival. So... If you see your school's logo below, this banner will be at Festival '18. But if you want to be on another banner, great. Complete the registration form and you'll be on two banners.
Be a VIP Sponsor
New for Festival '18. Be a VIP Sponsor. Get everything and more while supporting music students and MAMTG's Student Music Festival. For MAMTG member schools and teachers only. See the VIP Sponsor registration form below.
Stay with us at The Westin Hotel and save on performance events. See the Hotel Packs form below for our Great, Better & Best Hotel Packages. For Festival '18, parents can save money on reserving their hotel guest rooms directly with MAMTG. Plus, you'll receive two 10% off coupons to use at Westin's Parallel 40 Restaurant. That's 4 coupons total for the weekend.
Festival '17 Testimonials
Hi Brandon, I have been meaning to email you since April to thank you for a great music festival! My students had a blast and I have recommended the festival to my supervisor for next year. I have recently taken a position back in my home state of MA, so I will not be around NJ next year... But I hope that my school [New Brunswick] will take advantage of the awesome opportunities the MAMTG has to offer. Thanks again and I hope you're having a wonderful summer! -Meg Roy
Hi Brandon, The festival is fabulous! I will be happy to share more later. Sitting at classical open intermediate (B). Sitting with parent who reports the first player presented a difficult, well-played 10 minute piece. The next one was very long again. She is wondering how the judge will be able to compare these to the shorter pieces. Perhaps the virtuoso category can be defined in part by length of piece for students/teachers to select that category instead. Thanks for your time and attention. -Colette
Hi Brandon! How are you? I have a quick question for you - my daughter competed for the first time over the weekend and we were unable to attend the awards ceremony on Sunday... It was a great first learning experience for her and we loved seeing all of the talent at each session! Thank you so much! Erin
Thank you Brandon! So evident of your hard work! Detailed. A+ -Angela from The Music Den
Thank you for a job well done and a great festival! Sincerely, Devin Mullen from JoiStar Music
Hi Brandon, I just wanted to thank you and the staff for putting the contest weekend together. I realize it is extremely time consuming and appreciate the hard work done by you and your staff. Looking forward to next year... Again thank you for all your hard work and sacrifice to make this happen. Sincerely, Kristen
Good job I was really impressed!! I can imagine the amount of work that you had to put into this with everyone. Now that we all know the drill I'm sure we will have triple the number of students next year... Mark from The Piano Workshop at Chester
Hi Brandon, Hope all is well and I hope you have recovered from last weekend's MAMTG. Congrats on another successful event! ...again, great job Brandon. Kudos to you and your team! -Lisa from Theater Steps
Hi Brandon! Hope things have settled down for you now that 2017 MAMTG is complete! Cornerstone Music Studios' faculty, staff and students had a wonderful time at the festival. Kudos to you and your team on a successful event! - JoAnn
Hi Brandon, Thank you again for the terrific festival. My students enjoyed the day and really benefited from the feedback of the adjudicators. We look forward to participating next year. -The Music Shop
Dear Brandon, It was nice meeting you during the meeting. Thank you for Certificate and for everything that you are doing for us. It's always a pleasure to see you! Please let me know if you have more new details about Competition. Thank you again! Best regards, Hasmik Zamgochian
Festival '17 Stats
Solos, Duets & Ensembles Performers
Ensembles Showcase Groups
Member Schools & Teachers
Leading Member Schools & Teachers
Judges & Room Captains
Clinicians & Workshops
Most Entered Students Award
Raritan Music Center
Most Entered Events Award
Raritan Music Center
Most Winning 1st - 3rd Place Students
Hearts Desire Music School
Festival '17 Photo Gallery. Pictures by Theater Steps.
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South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Festival '18 Sponsors. These great people help make the Festival better.
Festival '17 Sponsors. These great people made the Festival '17 better.