Student Recitals

Chairpersons:  Svetlana Stefadu (contact) & Rachel Murkis (contact)
Sundays at 2:00pm
Evola Music, Bloomfield Hills
2184 Telegraph Rd. (North of Square Lake Rd.)

Dates: October 15, 2017, November 19, 2017, December 17, 2017, January 14, 2018, February 18, 2018, March 18, 2018

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 Svetlana Stefadu, 5215 Crowfoot, Troy, MI, 48085.

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 contact
Sunday, December 5, 2017 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 November 22, 2017.

Applicants please include a one-paragraph bio listing profession, musical training, personal achievements and special interests.

See Adult Recital Guidelines for additional information.

Ensemble Festival

Chairperson: Keith Gamble contact
Sunday, November 5, 2017. 3-5pm

Music Department, Wayne State University
480 W. Hancock at Cass Avenue Detroit, MI 48202

Fee is $10 per member of each ensemble. Maximum fee of $30 for multiple entries per family for each ensemble. Deadline for entries is October 15, 2017

The Ensemble Festival is a non-competitive event for students of MDML teachers to perform classical, jazz, or Broadway show music in ensembles of two or more players on piano, voice, brass, woodwind, string, and percussion instruments.

Each ensemble may perform up to two pieces with a maximum of 10 minutes per ensemble. Memorization is optional.  Each ensemble must contain one student of an MDML member in good standing.

The teacher may conduct or perform with an ensemble, so long as the group contains one student of an MDML teacher and one other student performer.

Performers may be either school-age or adult students.  A  performer may appear in more than one ensemble.  A $10 fee is paid for each ensemble.

Entry forms are available on the downloads page or from the chairman.  Send entry forms and fees to Keith Gamble, 19415 Waltham, Detroit, MI 48205-2124

Young Artists' Competition

Chairperson: Svetlana Stefadu
Sunday, March 25
Evola Music Center
2184 S Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills

Winner's Recital
April 8
Evola Music Center
2184 S Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills

Applications are available on the Downloads page. Send completed applications to Svetlana Stefadu, 5215 Crowfoot, Troy, MI 48085. Applications must be received by March 2, 2018. Fee: 30.00

Student Achievement Testing

Chairperson: Simona  Leszinsky contact
Roxane Case, Grace Chuang, Karen Feilla, Gail Gebhart, Mitch Genova, Mary George, Simona Leszinsky, Maria Lisowsky, Arvi Sinka, Stephanie Thompson

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Varner Hall, Oakland University

October 15, 2017 - Pre-Registration
December 15, 2017 - Registration and Fee ($30.00, non-refundable)
January 15, 2018 - 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 17-19, 2017
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo

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

Application deadline is 3 PM EST, September 13, 2017

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

Average age 18-26. Fee $120.00

Division Level Competition - East Central Division

January 6-7, 2018
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Champaign- Urbana, IL

National Competition

March 17-21, 2018
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

MTNA Student Composition Contest

Deadline is 3PM EST, September 14, 2016
Chris Goldston contact

MMTA Concerto Competition

Date and Application available on MMTA website