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Music Literacy Program

Historically held in March, the Washington State Music Teachers Association Music Literacy Program is a non-competitive comprehensive theory and technique program consisting of ten progressive levels.  Each level requires proficiency in rhythm development, sight reading, technique, written theory, and ear training. 

Open to students studying piano and strings.

Event Details

Event Dates | March 17-21, 2025

Registration Deadline | March 1, 2025

Location | Private Studios

Register students and pay registration fees online through WSMTA.  Teachers must have a valid and current login through WSMTA.  For registration questions, contact the WSMTA Help Desk.

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Festival Chairs

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Music Artistry Program Guidlines

Event Guidelines

  • Exams are administered by the teacher in their own studio

  • The non-competitive program consists of ten progressive levels

  • Each level requires proficiency in the following areas: 

    • Rhythm and Pulse Development​

    • Sight Reading

    • Scales and Technique

    • Written Theory

    • Ear Training

    • Additional Options for the Creative Student

  • Students may enter at any level and may complete portions or the complete exam

  • Participation is not based on year in school or years of study, but instead on student ability in particular areas

  • The exams provide a music event evaluating the progressive growth of ALL students - those studying music as a hobby, as well as those aspiring to enter the music world professionally

Registration Guidelines

  • All registrations to be submitted online

  • Registration fees are $3.50/student

  • Please mail checks made payable to MTACC to the Festival Chair within one week of registration


  • Student must have studied with a current MTACC teacher for a minimum of 6 months

  • Teacher must be an MTACC member in good standing


  • Teachers submit their students' test scores to the Event Chair.  Written theory exams above 96% are posted in the State newsletter and are awarded an additional seal on their certificate

  • All participants will receive a certificate at the end of the event

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