Achievement Day

Saturday, May 11th, 2024, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Imig Music Building of the University of Colorado Boulder
Registration deadline: April 6th, 2024
Chair: Harumi Shiraishi, NCTM and Jill Ice, NCTM

Event description

  • Achievement Day is the valuable opportunity in which we recognize and celebrate students’ effort, achievement and talent in their music study. Students can participate either as a solo player or as an ensemble group of 2 to 6 performers. They will perform two solo pieces (one of them memorized, along with the scales in the key of each piece) (or two ensemble pieces for an ensemble group) and complete minimum two ~ maximum five music related activities called options.
  • Upon completion, the students receive written comments on their solo (or ensemble) pieces and options from evaluators, a ribbon and a certificate for participation.
  • The Super Achiever Medals are awarded to those who passed on solo (or ensemble) pieces, scored 80 or above in minimum one musical knowledge option (theory, terms & signs, history, ear training), passed on minimum one technique option (scales, chords, arpeggios), and passed on any two more options (total four options). To be eligible for the Super Achiever status, the students need to register as SA candidates.



A. Technique options
A1. Scales
A2. Arpeggios
A3. Chords
B. Musical knowledge options
B1. Theory
B2. Terms & Signs
B3. Ear Training
B4. Music History
C. Related options
C1. Additional piece
C2. Sight Reading
C3. Improvisation
C4. Lead Sheet
C5. Collaborative Performance
C6. Second Inst.
C7. Transposition
C8. Composition
C9. Written Project
C10. Art/Construction
C11. Dance
C12. Other
Students of
MTNA member
Students of
non-MTNA member
Preparatory Level, Level 1~4 $19 $38
Level 5~8 $21 $42
Level 9~12 $24 $48
Super achiever candidate ———- $5