★ Festival 2019 ★
April 5th, 6th & 7th 2019
MAMTG's Student Music Festival 2019 includes music competitions, music evaluations / assessments, talent showcases and ensemble showcases for student bands, groups, quartets and more. Each musical instrument and voice category offers several types of performance events. Solos, Duets and group performances for students of all ages and ability levels. Virtuoso competitions for advanced-level performers. Students receive feedback from specialized adjudicators on carefully designed scorecards. Student Music Festival '19 will be in Princeton, New Jersey at Westin Hotel. Subscribe to our email list below to receive announcements, updates and reminders.
Music competitions are competitive performance events. Students perform for an adjudicator or multiple judges and compete against other students within their category and level. Students receive a scorecard with feedback. Select competitions are Virtuoso Competitions or cash award competitions, where students winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place receive a cash award or the opportunity to perform live at the Sunday Awards Show.
Music evaluations are non-competitive performance events. Students perform for an adjudicator and receive performance feedback on a scorecard. Some parents have called our Evaluations Mini Lessons. For all instrumentalists and singers. Beginners through advanced players. Students receive performance certificate and participation award.
Ensembles Showcase is for students in bands and ensembles. Ensembles perform live for an audience and receive a scorecard with feedback from our judges. This is a non-competitive performance event to showcase student performance groups. Each student receives a performance certificate.
Festival '18 ★ Thank Yous
Festival '18 - Hey, Brandon! Hope you didn’t leave on a stretcher last night! Just wanted to say you and your staff did a fantastic job this weekend. Thank you for all the work and time that went into this past weekend. It was a great experience for my students and they all had a wonderful time. Kristen V.
Festival '18 - State Theatre!! The family, all three students studying various instruments, including Dad(!) had great seats, loved the program and thought the soloist was "brilliant". Thanks for setting up this partnership with State Theatre. What a great idea for everyone. Please convey my gratitude to them for the four tickets to the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra... - Colette A.
Festival '18 - Hello Brandon, I am dropping this email to thank you for the wonderful time I had at the 2018 MAMTG Festival as I did not have a chance to do it in person before leaving today. I stayed until almost 4pm at the awards ceremony (what an beautiful event, first time I attended it!), and was sorry I had to leave before it finished. The MAMTG Festival is something special, and you do an extraordinary job to make it a top musical event of our area. Thank you, Alessandra
Festival '18 - Hey Brandon, Another successful MAMTG event this year. Much improved from last year. Kudos to your team and glad I could emcee and help out this year. - Lisa C.
Festival '18 - Hi Brandon, Thank you for the great piano festival! It was a really great experience which my students like a lot. Ryan F.
Festival '18 - Hi Brandon, I first wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put into the Festival. It was very nice and I really enjoyed seeing all the children... Thank you, Roseann B.
Festival '18 - Hello Brandon, Thank you for organizing a wonderful MAMTG 2018 event at the Westin, Forestal. Your colleagues and you have done an amazing job bringing so many students together and giving them a platform to perform, to learn and enjoy music in so many ways. My twins participated for the first time with MAMTG, through the Music Worskhop Berwyn and they did win awards for all their performances but more than that they were so happy to experience performing under the observation of a judge and hear so many of the other participants with their unique style of performing. Hope to be there next year also at the MAMTG. Thank you for all your hard work. Thanks, Kavita M.
Festival '18 - I know you all must be wiped after the fantastic festival, but before I forget I wanted to send this email to thank you both for all of your work with our daughters. Destiny did not want to do either the evaluation or the competition – but she went up for both and faced her fears. She even attended the drum clinic and got up and played… Lisea was extremely nervous – and I saw it in her playing. She played very slowly and she messed up a note on the competition. But if you truly knew my child, the fact that she continued after her mistake and did not stop and run out of the room is our victory for the day. We were too wiped to stay until the awards ceremony – but we did not need to because we really were so pleased with their progress in music and their growth in confidence – nothing could matter more. I am sure you hear this all the time, but thank you very much for all you are doing. These are not just music lessons, but they genuinely are lessons and tools for life.” - Lisa D.
Festival '18 - Hello Brandon! Bravo to you and your team for a VERY successful event!!! My students, their parents (and I!) enjoyed the weekend immensely and plan on returning next year with a bit more 'insight' as to which categories my students will elect to be involved in. In fact, there's a good possibility that even more of my students will participate in 2019... the entire Musical Festival was a booming success and I wanted to again thank you and your staff for all the hard efforts that went into putting this event together. With sincere and best regards, Arlene Mac Kinnon
Our Favorite Festival '17 Testimonial - My daughter participated in the MAMTG... While she did not win anything we felt the feedback from the judges was invaluable. I was wondering if it is possible that we could have the judges information... She was in musical theater showcase. ...I was hoping to schedule an evaluation or possibly lessons. Thank you... - Lisa P.
Festival '19 ★ Piano Masterclass
Alessandra Tiraterra, veteran adjudicator and judge with MAMTG, will present a special piano masterclass and workshop at Festival '19. We are very excited for piano students, music teachers and music enthusiasts. This will be a very special event during the Festival '19 weekend.
Festival '18 Pics ★ Princeton, NJ
Become a Vendor/Exhibitor ★ Have a Table/Booth at Festival '19
Past vendors and exhibitors included State Theatre NJ, Song Piano, KiDzHub, David Enterprises, 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, music store and organization. Sell merchandise all weekend long. If you're an attending music school, establish your own headquarters for your students and parents attending the Festival.
Place Your Ad in the Program Book
Our Festival Program Book is the guide for the weekend. 900 program books are distributed to students, parents, music teachers, adjudicators and attendees at Festival Check-In.
The Festival Program Book has 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, State Theatre NJ and NJ Academy of Music.
Support music education with an Ad in the program book. Congratulate your performing students. Announce your upcoming Summer programs. Tell everyone what makes your music teaching unique. Program Books are great resources to show prospective students and parents.
Have your logo on the Festival '19 Step & Repeat Banner
The Festival Step & Repeat Banners are great. We love them. Have your logo on a banner and appear all weekend long with your colleagues. Free exposure year after year at MAMTG's Student Music Festival.
Festival Photo Gallery ★ Festival '17 Pictures by Theater Steps
Festival '19 Video
★ Festival '19 Sponsors ★
These great people help make the Festival better. Ask us about sponsorship opportunities and packages that offer a VIP sponsorship experience.