Student Music Festival 2018
Hotel Packages Deadline
Awards Ceremony 2018
What's New for Festival 2018
Exciting New Partnership Announcement for MAMTG & State Theatre New Jersey
As part of our new partnership, MAMTG 1st Place Winning Students in select Cash Award Competitions will receive a free ticket to a State Theatre performance for a VIP Experience. These select Cash Award Competitions are ✰ Guitar & Bass Guitar Virtuoso Solo Senior ✰ Piano Virtuoso Solo Junior ✰ Piano Virtuoso Solo Senior ✰ Virtuoso Classical Voice ✰ Mid Atlantic Idol Elementary ✰ Mid Atlantic Idol Junior ✰ Mid Atlantic Idol Senior ✰ Musical Theatre Elementary ✰ Musical Theatre Intermediate ✰ Musical Theatre Junior ✰ Musical Theatre Senior ✰ Talent Showcase Intermediate ✰ Talent Showcase Junior ✰ Talent Showcase Senior ✰ Strings Virtuoso Solo Senior ✰ Piano Virtuoso Duet 1 for each winner
Guitar & Bass Guitar Virtuoso
New for Festival '18. For our virtuoso guitar and bass guitar performers, your performance song can be of any genre or style on any type of guitar. Compete against other guitar and bass guitar students in a cash award competition.
New for Festival '18. Students registered to compete in Virtuoso competitions can perform live in a separate Virtuoso Showcase. This is a special concert for advanced-level student musicians. Must be registered for a Virtuoso Competition to be eligible for this Showcase. Saturday @ 7pm.
Updated Woodwinds & Brass Standards Music
We have new Standards Music for Woodwinds and Brass. Developed by Stephanie Tsai, one of our Program Coordinators, we are certain the new music selections will be enjoyable for students to learn and perform.
New for Festival '18. Be a VIP Sponsor. Get everything and more while supporting music students. VIP Sponsorship is only for member schools and teachers.
Better Hotel Packs
For Festival '17 we introduced Hotel Packs where parents could save on performance events while staying at the Hotel on Friday and Saturday. Well, we made those packs even better for Festival '18. Parents can save 10% on two meals per day while staying at The Westin Hotel. Sign-Up for Hotel Packs to save and get more.
Standards Music Videos
Select Leading Member Schools and teachers will be recording portions of Standards Music for students to listen to. Get inspired to perform Standards Music by the music teachers and musicians helping produce this great Music Festival. Start Here for videos.
Festival '17 saw the redesign of the Festival's scorecards. For Festival '18 we made some tweaks to enhance the scorecards even more. Special thanks to Progressive School of Music for their efforts during Summer '17.
Open Mic Night
New for Festival '18. Great for students scheduled to perform in Talent Showcase. Great for any instrumentalist or vocalist scheduled to perform in a competition or evaluation throughout the weekend. Friday @ 8pm.
New for Festival '18. Member Schools and Private Music Teachers can now host their own Student Recitals or Concerts within MAMTG's Music Festival. Have your own private student performances in one of the hotel ballrooms. Awards and trophies are available and can be designed and supplied by MAMTG's trophy provider.
What Was New for Festival 2017
Competition & Evaluation Scorecards
All scorecards for competitions and evaluations were updated and redesigned for improved feedback and scoring. One of the most requested changes from Festival '16 and probably the most significant improvement for Festival '17.
Student Registration Fee Now $0
For Festival '16 we removed ticket sales for the Awards Ceremony. For Festival '17 we removed the $5 Student Registration fee.
New Awards for Music Schools & Teachers
We wanted to acknowledge the great member schools and teachers. We had three new Awards, that highlighted winning music schools and teachers.
New Performance Events
We added Standards Music (performance events that have required music) for Voice, Woodwinds and Brass. Developed by our great Leading Members Group during the Summer of 2016.
We designed and offered new Hotel packages for parents. A great, better and best option, parents saved 5%, 10% or 15% on Festival solo performance events (competitions or evaluations) when booking Friday and Saturday hotel rooms directly with MAMTG. Simple and easy.
New Standards Music
Our Standards Music lists were updated and improved, with the input from our Leading Members Group. These are music schools and music teachers that are dedicated to music education and this great music festival.
Adult students, parents and private music teachers were able to purchase Standards Music Books and Sheet Music from Music Time, our official partner for purchasing sheet music and books for Festival '17.
New Awards Banner
We added another Awards Banner. This time we opened it up to music schools. Seven music schools added their logo to the Banner. It looked really great and was a big hit.
What Was New for Festival 2016
New Logo & Website
This website, which is desktop, tablet and mobile friendly. We hope this website will be your resource for all things MAMTG throughout the school year and during the Festival weekend. We think our logo is pretty nice too.
For our new Ensembles Showcase, students in bands and ensembles performed live for an audience and received feedback from an adjudicator. A non-competitive event, students showcased their talents as a group.
Yes, a music stand was provided for each ballroom at Festival '16. Students did not need to bring their music stand for an evaluation or competition. This was made possible by one of our new sponsors, The Music Shop.
New Program Book
We hope you enjoyed our new program book. We made several enhancements and additions for students, parents and attendees, such as a table of contents, map of the Hanover Marriott and labeling of performance events by competitions and evaluations.
Free Entry @ Awards Ceremony
No more tickets needed to enter the Awards Ceremony. Performers and attendees entered the Awards Ceremony for free. It was Sunday @ 3:00 pm, in the Grand Ballroom. There was still a long line to enter, but at least it was free.
Music Equipment Provided
Through the efforts of our Program Director, you saw PA equipment, music stands, microphones and a drum set with hardware and a throne. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, who helped make Festival 2016 a great success.
Music Festival Info
Learn more about our annual Student Music Festival for students of all ages and ability levels.
Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass
Learn more about our music evaluations, competitions and performances for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass students.
Learn more about our music evaluations, competitions and performances for Accordion students.
Learn more about our music evaluations, competitions and performances for Piano students.
Woodwinds & Brass
Learn more about our music evaluations, competitions and performances for Woodwinds and Brass students.
Drum & Percussion
Learn more about our music evaluations, competitions and performances for Drum and Percussion students.
Voice & Musical Theatre
Learn more about our music evaluations, competitions and performances for Voice and Musical Theatre students.
Guitar & Bass Guitar
Learn more about our music evaluations, competitions and performances for Guitar and Bass Guitar students.
Learn more about our Ensembles Showcase. Great for students in bands and ensembles.