FAQ or frequently asked questions for MAMTG's Student Music Festival. If you have a question please let us know. We are glad to answer any questions regarding an upcoming Student Music Festival.
FAQs for Festival '20 Online
Can I change an event?
Yes. Event changes can be made until Thursday, 5/28/20 at 9pm. All event change fees noted on registration forms are waived. Only member schools/teachers or member parents can make changes to events.
Can i get a refund?
Refunds have been processed for - Vendor/Exhibitor Booths, Program Book Ads, Ensemble Showcase Groups (refund check is printed and mailed to member school) and Hotel "Great, Better & Best" Packs (for the hotel guest room portion).
What if my school is closed or my teacher is not teaching?
If your music school is currently closed or your teacher is not teaching, kindly let us know by 5/28/20. We will connect you with another member school and offer an extension to 6/26/20 to submit your video performance. We will need confirmation from your member school or teacher, that they are closed and non-operational. If the student is ready to record the video for submission, video links may be submitted as a parent member with a $0 parent membership. We will need the parent membership form completed. Download and complete the Parent Member form here.
What if i switched music schools or teachers during covid-19?
Okay, not a problem. Simply have your ex-school or teacher verify this along with your new music school or teacher. We do not want to step on any toes. Deadlines for video submissions will remain the same for June.
what about my accompaniment? my track?
can i switch students & events?
Yes. Just let us know. There will be no event change fees. If you have students that can't or refuse to participate in Festival '20 Online and would like to switch with another student or have participating students add events, simply and kindly let us know.
FAQs pre Festival '20 Online
What does "open" mean?
Performance categories labeled "open" means the student can perform any music, at the discretion of the student's teacher. Open performance categories are organized by age groups. The Instrumental and Voice Registration Forms include the age groups and offerings for the upcoming Student Music Festival.
what does "standard" Mean?
Performance categories labeled "Standard" means the student is to perform specific performance music as outlined on the Registration Form. Select instruments and levels may have two or more choices for repertoire. Students should choose performance music with the guidance and recommendation of their teacher.
Students seeking feedback from an adjudicator in a non-competitive performance event should perform in MAMTG's Evaluations. Evaluations are assessments. Students can perform any song or piece of music within a 5-minute time limit. Evaluations are great for beginner students through advanced performers. Students receive a participation award along with a scorecard and performance certificate.
difference between talent, instrumental & ensembles Showcase
Talent Showcases are for singers/vocalists that sing while playing an instrument. Singing while playing piano, guitar, ukulele, cajon, etc. Talent Showcase Covers and Talent Showcase Originals are for students who also write their own music. Talent Showcases are competitions.
Ensembles Showcase is for bands and groups of 3 students or more. Groups can be rock bands, jazz bands, choirs, chamber ensembles, etc... Ensembles Showcase is not a competition.
Instrumental Showcase is for woodwinds, brass and percussion students. Students can perform as a soloist or with an accompanist. Live performance with feedback on a scorecard from an adudicator. Instrumental Showcase is not a competition.
All students should be of age as of March 1st. If a student turns twelve years old on March 1st then he or she can participate in an event that includes students for twelve years old.
Published sheet music & books
Students are to use published sheet music and books. Photocopies are not allowed. Students are to bring a published manuscript of their performance song to their performance event and present to the adjudicator (unless otherwise noted on the Registration Form or within the Guidelines & Rules). Students that have photocopied music or no music for the judge will have points deducted from their overall score, solely at the discretion of the adjudicator.
Students will receive their performance scorecards after the Festival. In post-production we re-sort all the scorecards back into member schools and then mail to the address on file. For students registered directly without a member school or private music teacher, the scorecards are mailed to the parent's address on file.
Cash award competitions
For competitions labeled Cash Award Competitions first place winning students will receive a cash award, in the form of a check made payable and mailed to the member school or private teacher. Cash is not distributed at the Awards Show. Cash Award amounts are determined based upon student registrations and enrollments, sponsor contributions and production costs.
sunday's awards show
Students and parents should plan to attend Sunday's Awards Show. Member Schools and Teachers are encouraged to plan accordingly to ensure a representative from their organization can retrieve any student awards. Student awards are only distributed at the Awards Show. Awards cannot be stored, shipped or delivered after the Festival weekend to any schools, teachers or parents.
do teachers have to attend mamtg?
No. Member schools and member private teachers do not have to attend in order for their students to participate. But don't you want to? Music schools and teachers should want to attend and show support for their students.
how do i submit students?
To submit students for our Student Music Festival, complete these steps.