Achievement Day November 9, 2019

Achievement Day Saturday, November 9, 2019
Cynthia Allor, Co-Chair:  callor@ecentral.com

For a general overview of AMTA Achievement Day purpose,structure, and requirements, please visit:   Achievement Day Overview

ACHIEVEMENT DAY 2019 DETAILS:
Date:   Saturday, November 9, 2019
Location: Trinity Baptist Church     15555 E. Quincy Ave.     Aurora, CO 80015
Registration Deadline:  Friday, October, 11th AMTA meeting

REGISTRATION FEES 2019:
Regular Achiever:  $30/ per student of AMTA Member
                                         $35 / per students of non-AMTA Teacher 
Super Achiever:      $35/per student of AMTA Member
                                        $45/per student of non-AMTA Teacher
Non-Member Teacher Entry Fee:  $35.00 user fee per studio

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is OCTOBER 11, 2019 @ AMTA Meeting:
Instructions:
 AMTA 2019 AD Registration Instructions
Registration Form:  AMTA 2019 AD Registration FORM

LETTERS 2019:
Student Letter of Invitation:   AMTA Ach Day Letter of Invitation 2019
Student Scheduling:  Student Scheduling Letter 2019

LISTENING FORMS 2019:
SAMPLE: 
AD 2019Listening form SAMPLE
Piano:  AD 2019 PIANO Listening form
Strings:  AD 2019 STRINGS Listening form
Vocal: AD 2019 VOCAL Listening form
Instrumental:  AD 2019 INSTRUMENTAL Listening form
Complete one form for each student.
Students are to bring these  forms with them to the festival.

MASTER CLASS 2019:  
Do you have an upper level piano student who would like perform in the Master Class?  If so, please contact Uri Ayn Rovner: uriayn@aol.com
AD Master Class Form Option Form

CERTIFICATES:
Upon completion of all Achievement Day activities, students receive a passing certificate, a written evaluation for their performance, and graded test(s) or ribbons if those options were chosen. 
Teachers are given Certificates for each student prior to Achievement Day.  It is the teacher’s responsibility to complete the certificate and insure the student brings the certificate to Achievement Day.
Students are to bring completed certificates with them to the festival.
Please do not leave your students’ certificates at the registration table for them to pick-up.

TEACHERS’ TOOLS:
The requirements for this event are found in the Achievement Day Plan on as described in the CSMTA Achievement Day Guidelines on the CSMTA Website: http://comusicteachers.net/achievementday
Guidelines:        CSMTA Ach Day GeneralGuidelines
                               These are the Comprehensive Guidelines which include testing information, options, and leveling.
 SA Guidelines:  AMTA 2019 AD Super Achiever GUIDELINES
Timeline:              2019 Teacher Timeline AD copy        
                                   Month by Month overview to help teachers in AD preparation.
Checklist:           2019 TEACHER’S CHECKLIST copy
                                Helps teachers keep track of event information and guidelines. 
Worksheet:           Teacher Planning WorkSheet
                               Helps track of each student’s program plan.

Guidelines for Achievement Day Planning:
The Guidelines for Achievement Day, CSMTA Ach Day GeneralGuidelines  have been developed by the Colorado State Music Teachers Association, and have been made available to each local association to sponsor and coordinate Achievement Day within their own community. Each local MTA may add additional activities and plans.  Teachers are encouraged to request mentors, when organizing their student’s AD activities.  Questions are always welcomed by the AMTA Achievement Day Chair Cynthia Allor.  For more information, visit the CSMTA website:  CSMTA Achievement Day Activity

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES:
Students may choose to enter Achievement Day as a member of an ensemble, rather than as a solo performer. See  AD Guidelines for Ensemble  page 5.

RELATED ACTIVITIES DAY OF EVENT:
While attending Achievement Day, students also have the opportunity to perform in a recital, participate in the the music game room where they win prizes, observe a master class, and enjoy the display of artwork and other projects.
Piano Master Class: 
Contact Uri Ayn Rovner:  uriayn@aol.com

Observing the Piano Master Class may be used by students as Option # 12.   Although students performing for the Master Class are piano students, students of any instrument are invited to attend.  The MC is designed to teach students in performance and technical skills while addressing the entire audience.  Students performing in the Master Class are identified ahead of time by their teacher and the AMTA Achievement Day Master Class Coordinator.  Super Achievers performing in the Master Class,  may also use their MC performance to fulfill the AMTA Super Achiever Recital requirement.  In order for students who are observing the MC to fulfill option #12, they will need to attend the MC and complete the MC Option form for credit, AD Master Class Form Option Form
Game Room:
The game room at Achievement Day is one of the most popular activities for the younger students.  Students play music jeopardy, earning points toward choosing from the many prizes.  The Game Room runs throughout the day. There are no assigned times.  Walk-ins are welcome.
Art Room:
Enjoy the many projects students have created, in the Art Room Exhibit. Projects range from written reports, to original compositions, artwork, and construction projects.  Each project receives a ribbon, and outstanding  projects receive special award ribbons.
Recital Room:
The Achievement Day Recital provides an opportunity for students to perform from memory for others as well as perform their original compositions.  Super Achievers are required to perform in one recital. Special seals are applied to any participating student’s certificate once the recital is completed.  Students and their families are expected to observe  AMTA Student Recital AudienceEtiquette & AMTA Student Recital Performance Etiquette when attending all AMTA related recitals. Recitals run all day long.

TEACHER TOOLS:
Is this your first or second time to enter students in Achievement Day? Even if it’s your tenth time, and you would like some help you in organizing your preparations for your students, feel free to contact the Achievement Day Co-Chair, Cynthia Allor.  Whether it’s completing a form or deciding on an entry level for each student, we can help.  You may also find the answers to your questions by visiting:  CSMTA AD Frequently Asked Questions In addition, teachers may find the Teacher Planning WorkSheet and the 2019 Teacher Timeline AD  helpful.