Roberson School of Music offers a variety of performance opportunities.
RecitalsRecitals are held every three months. Performing provides support for student’s learning, motivation for practicing and gives students an opportunity to give back to their parents and community. During our program of study, students have an opportunity to perform in fun, non-threatening recital.
Honors PerformancesStudents have the opportunity to participate in our Honors Performances, which takes place every two years. The Honors Performances are held at various prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Students must audition to participate in this event. View highlights of our most recent Honors Performance at Carnegie Hall.
Nursing Home PerformancesRSM performs for various nursing homes in Howard County. Students are invited to perform at the nursing homes throughout the year.
Piano Guild FestivalRSM is an active member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers and a Sponsor-Member of the National Fraternity of Student Musicians (NFSM). The piano guild requirements are as follows: All pieces must be memorized. Performance of 1 to 20 memorized pieces (and Musicianship Phases) for entry in the non-competitive Annual National Piano Playing Auditions. Each student appears before the experienced Guild examiner at the appointed time. 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.
MTNA FestivalRSM is an active member of the National Music Teacher’s Association and the Maryland State Music Teacher’s Association. MTNA is for Vocal, Woodwind, Brass, String and Percussion. All pieces must be memorized. Performance includes memorized pieces and Musicianship Phases. Each student appears before the experienced MTNA examiner at the appointed time. 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.
Written ExamsStudents have the option to participate in Maryland State Music Teachers Association (MSMTA) written theory exam. MSMTA is a branch of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). MTNA is dedicated advancing the value of music study and music making. The association strives to provide the latest methods, exams and information on music education.
CompetitionsStudents have the option to participate in various competitions in Howard County and surrounding counties.