Student Recitals

Chairperson:  Emily Beckman
Sundays at 2:00pm
Evola Music, Bloomfield Hills
2184 Telegraph Rd. (North of Square Lake Rd.)

Dates: October 13, 2019, November 17, 2019, December 22, 2019, January 12, 2020, February 16, 2020, March 15, 2020

Member teachers may enter up to three students per recital.  Fee is $5 per entry.  Deadline for entries is 10 days before the recital date. Mail entry forms and one check payable to MDML for all entry fees to Emily Beckman, 24522 Pine Grove, Farmington Hills, MI 48355.

Concerto entries, requiring a second piano, will not be allowed.

Students should dress appropriately and should plan to remain for the full program.

See Student Recital Guidelines for additional information

Adult Recital

Chairperson:  Karen Feilla
Sunday, Novemner 3, 2019 at 2:00pm
The Piano Place
1307 E. Maple Rd. Troy, MI 48083

Entry Fee is $15 for all performers whether MDML Members or Adult students. Applications are available on the Downloads page and from the Chairperson.

Send applications and fees to:
Karen Feilla, 412 Henley Dr., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 Applications must be postmarked by October 23, 2019.

Applicants please submit a short bio listing profession, musical training, personal achievements and special interests either via email ( or with mailed application fee.

See Adult Recital Guidelines for additional information.

Young Artists' Competition

Chairpersons: Brenda Kee and Karen Feila
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Evola Music Center
2184 S Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills

Winners' Recital
March 29, 2020
Evola Music Center
2184 S Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills

Applications are available on the Downloads page. Send completed applications to Brenda Kee, 19221 Strathcona Drive, Detroit, MI 48203. Applications must be received by March 6, 2020. Fee: 35.00

See Young Artist's Competition Guidelines for additional information.

Student Achievement Testing

Chairperson: Simona  Leszinsky contact
Grace Chuang, Genya Derian, Karen Feilla, Carol Levy, Maria Lonchyna-Lisowsky, Catherine Rollins, Arvi Sinka, Svetlana Stefadu, Stephanie Thompson, Isabella Vilensky

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Varner Hall, Oakland University

October 15, 2019 - Pre-Registration
December 15, 2019 - Registration and Fee ($35.00, non-refundable)
February 1, 2020 - Performance Rating Sheets

There will be no make-up SAT tests.  If Students cannot make the MDML  test date, teachers should register them as Guests at another test site.  Teachers whose students test at alternate sites are responsible for reporting trophy orders and test scores to the MDML SAT Chairperson.

All member teachers entering students to the MDML SAT are expected to work the day of the testing.  There are no exceptions.  Members who perform at church service must find a replacement for their church service.

SAT Semi-Finals and Finals date & location to be announced.

SAT forms and more information on the Downloads page.

MTNA Competitions

State Level Performance Competitions - Michigan

November 22-24, 2019
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Application forms and guidelines in the April/May issue of American Music Teacher,  and at 

Application deadline is 3 PM EST, September 11, 2019

Junior Performance Competitions (Age 11–14 )

Piano, String and Woodwind.

Fee: $ 80.00

Senior Performance Competitions (Age 15-18)

Brass, Piano, Piano Duet, String, Voice and Woodwind.

Fee: $ 110.00

Young Artist Performance Competition (Age 19-26)

Brass, Piano, String, Voice and Woodwind.

Fee: $ 120.00

Chamber Music Performance Competition

Must be 18-29 as of January 1, 2020. Applications available Nov. 6. Deadline is Dec. 4. Fee $120.00

Division Level Competition - Video Round

State Winners & Representatives to submit video performance

Deadline is December 4, 2019 at 11:59 pm

National Finals

March 21-25, 2020
Chicago, IL

MTNA Student Composition Contest

Deadline September 11, 2019
Chris Goldston contact

MMTA Concerto Competition

Date and Application available on MMTA website