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 have the option to participate in Maryland State Music Teachers Association (MSMTA) written theory exam. This exam helps to prepare students for the AP Theory exam, which can be used to receive college credit. Levels begin at the prep level and progress through level 11.
MSMTA is a branch of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and 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.