Achievement Day info for parents and students

Theme: Carnival!

Date: May 7, 2022

Location: Front Range Community College/Online by request

Student Achievement Day (STAD) is sponsored by the Fort Collins Music Teachers Association (FCMTA), in conjunction with the Colorado State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA). Each student will perform the requirements plus two and no more than five options on one video submission. Listeners are piano teachers from Fort Collins and the surrounding areas. Students will receive a state certificate, and also encouraging and constructive comments upon the completion of their performance. This is a noncompetitive event.


  • To recognize achievement in musical study
  • To encourage music students in their study
  • To recognize and encourage related talents and interests
  • To provide a happy musical experience, for a feeling of accomplishment in students
  • To support and guide the teacher in the effort to provide a quality music education for each student

Fee: The fee to enter each student is $15. StAD merchandise can be pre-purchased for $12 (bags, t-shirts) or $25 (sweatshirts). Checks should be made out to your teacher and turned in by the registration deadline.

Merchandise: T-shirts and sweatshirts come in children's sizes 6/8, 10/12, 12/14, 14/16 and adult sizes S, Med, Large, XL

Requirements: One piece memorized, One piece with music, Complete two Options. Name the key of each piece, play the appropriate scale, and answer theory questions pertaining to each piece (as appropriate per level). There are 12 levels. Your teacher will decide at which level your child is best suited. The performance level, options level, and game room levels may be different.

Super Achiever Requirements: Both pieces memorized and played satisfactorily. FIVE options, all completed satisfactorily (One of the options must be a written test with a score of at least 80%). * Super Achievers will receive special acknowledgment for the extra effort.

Theme Sticker-play a piece, do a project, report, or dance related to the theme. 

Options: (For explanations of these please talk to your teacher)

1. Additional piece memorized
2. Additional piece with music 
3. Written Theory Test 
4. Terms and signs test 
5. Music History test 
6. Ear training test  
7. Scales 
8. Chords 
9. Arpeggios 
10. Sight Reading 
11. Playing from a lead sheet
12. Improvisation 
13. Transposition 
14. Dress in character costume pertaining to the theme  
15. Perform on a 2nd instrument
16. Conducting
17. Art related to music-Deadline: ASK YOUR TEACHER
18. Construction project related to music-Deadline: ASK YOUR TEACHER
19. Written project (report, scrapbook)-Deadline: ASK YOUR TEACHER
20. Written review of concert or CD-Deadline: ASK YOUR TEACHER
21. Dance
22. Original composition-Deadline: ASK YOUR TEACHER-due early FEB
23. Serving as a teen helper 
24. Accompanying
25. Try 2 TECHNOLOGY CENTERS  (not available in 2022)
26. Music game room-do all centers 
27. Collaborative performance

Student Deadlines: 

April 11, 2022 - Registration deadline

April 23, 2022 - Compositions due to Don Hahn

April 30, 2022 - Art, Construction, and Written projects due to Dede Thompson

May 7, 2022 - All video submissions are due to Kim Harris no later than 5pm. Please submit videos to your teacher, who will forward them to Kim.

May 7, 2022 - Live event at Front Range!

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