The AMTA Local Auditions is designed to reach a wide spectrum of talented students by offering a broader choice of repertoire and by recognizing a greater number of students than the GMTA/MTNA Fall competitions.
Dates & Location:
Location: GSU- Standard Building, 91 Fairlie St., Atlanta, 30303 Local Auditions & GATE Test Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Application & GATE Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Students must be currently studying with an AMTA member who has paid all dues (national, state, and local). This competition is a preliminary audition for piano students only from grades 4-12. There are no preliminary auditions for other instruments or vocalists. Please consult the GMTA Auditions Handbook for information/application forms for the instrumental or vocal categories.
The first selection must be from the Baroque or Classical period. The second selection must be from the Romantic, Impressionistic, or Contemporary period. A single movement from a sonata or suite may represent one piece. In addition, choices of pieces are limited to standard solo piano literature or pedagogical solo piano literature.
Pedagogical repertoire is considered “contemporary” regardless of the “style” of the piece. Pieces (or entire movements of a work) must be prepared in their entirety. It is at the discretion of the judge as to whether a piece will be played in its entirety due to time limitations. Students who advance to the State Auditions must perform the same repertoire as they did for the Local and Regional Auditions. Any change in repertoire from that performed at the local level will result in disqualification. All measures must be numbered for each piece. Those with no music will be disqualified. Memorization of all pieces is required. No photocopies or handwritten copies are allowed.
Please consult the GMTA Website for repertoire requirements in the Piano Concerto Competition.
Students must receive a passing grade (80%) on the GATE theory test to advance to the Regional and State auditions.
For more detailed information, please follow the guidelines in the PDF below.