MTNA Studio Festival Annual Examinations & Auditions
Roberson School of Music is the Columbia Center of the Music Teachers National Association Studio Festival Program. The purpose of the MTNA Studio Festival Program is to provide the teacher and the teacher’s students with an opportunity to participate in a nationally sponsored program that is open to students of all ages and levels of advancement. The MTNA Studio Festival Program provides an incentive for practice as well as an incentive for selection of appropriately challenging repertoire. Students receive supportive critique from a credible adjudicator. The Studio Festival Program provides national recognition to individual students for participation in a nationally sponsored program. Levels range from Elementary, Intermediate and Prep (high school). The levels and repertoire standards correlate to those in an academic institution. Students receive a comprehensive report card (with 50 items to be judged), a professional certificate of achievement, and a bronze, silver or gold pin depending on the number of works played.