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Piano Guild Announcement 

National Fraternity of Student Musicians (Student Division of American College of Musicians) RSM’s is an active member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers and a Sponsor-Member of the National Fraternity of Student Musicians (NFSM). The teacher and director will determine the level for each student. If you are interested in having your child participate in piano guild, guild fees must be received. Please make all checks payable to Roberson School of Music (or pay online via PayPal). The piano guild requirements are as follows:
  1. All pieces must be memorized.
  2. Performance of 1 to 20 memorized pieces (and Musicianship Phases) for entry in the non-competitive Annual National Piano Playing Auditions.
  3. Each student appears before the experienced Guild examiner at the appointed time. Since Guild Auditions are considered a legitimate excuse for school absence, parents may request permission from school authorities for their children to be excused to perform in the National Piano Playing Auditions. (A form letter is available).
  4. Every year a student enters Auditions, he/she will receive the following rewards:
  • A Membership Certificate according to classification.
  • An NFSM Membership Pin in Bronze (Pledge, Local and District), Silver (State), or Gold (National or International). Hobbyist and Ensemble students receive a bronze pin.
  • Analysis Chart and Report Card signed by the Guild examiner.
  • Students may apply for the piano guild plaque by entering advanced levels.

MTNA Studio Festival

National Music Teacher’s Association Studio Festival for Vocal, Woodwind, Brass, String and Percussion RSM is an active member of the National Music Teacher’s Association and the Maryland State Music Teacher’s Association. This year we will be hosting the MTNA studio festival. The teacher and director will determine the level for each student. If you are interested in having your child participate in the MTNA studio festival, MTNA fees must be received. Please make all checks payable to Roberson School of Music (or pay online via PayPal). The MTNA studio festival requirements are as follows:
  1. All pieces must be memorized.
  2. Performance of memorized pieces (and Musicianship Phases).
  3. Each student appears before the experienced MTNA examiner at the appointed time.
  4. Every year a student participates in the Festival, he/she will receive the following rewards:
  • A Certificate according to classification and grading.
  • A MTNA studio festival Pin or Medallion according to entry level and grading.
  • Analysis Chart and Report Card signed by the MTNA examiner.