Students Registered for Sight Reading Examinations January 7 (snow date January 14)
Room and Time listed HERE when this information has been received:
(Dr. Lee will give each student a printed judging sheet to take this exam).
Be sure you write the correct room and time information on your judging sheet if you have exchanged with someone)
George Mason University, Music Theatre Building (MTB)4379 Mason Pond DrFairfax, VA 22030
Virginia Music Teachers Association
WHAT TO EXPECT
The student will be asked to look over two separate copies of music to familiarize herself with the piece. Two pieces will be used for sight reading except for levels 10,11 and 12 where only one piece will be used.
The judge will ask questions and possibly ask the student to tap a rhythm, hands separate, or together.
The student may be asked to count aloud.
In long pieces, the judge reserves the right to stop the performance before the end of the piece.
Sight reading terminology will be based on the VMTA Terms list and signs that each student has prepared for their VMTA Theory Exam.
CORRECT USE OF FINGERING will be a factor in every level.
All knowledge of prior levels is cumulative.
What is the time (or meter) signature? What does the bottom number mean?
How many dotted half notes are there in this piece?
On the fall board, with both hands, tap the rhythm of measures 3 and 4.
Point out the first phrase. Tap the rhythm of that phrase.
EVERY FAMILY may download a
VMTA SIGHT READING SYLLABUS here:
The only preparation in our studio for this exam is your daily preparation of new pieces for your lessons, your pencilwork and organized practice plans that enable you to focus on various aspects of new pieces, and any supporting sight reading books younger students complete as part of their weekly practice.
This event is required for participation in District Auditions.
is event is a pre-requisite for Northern District Auditions (NDA). The requirements for NDA are listed below:
I-A 5 minutes
I-B 10 minutes
II- 15 minutes
III- 20 minutes
Sight Reading Graide Theory Level
LEVEL I-A SR1 Gr.K (T)1A
LEVEL I-A SR 1 Gr. 2 (T) 1A
I-A SR 1 Gr 3 (T) 1B
I-A SR2 Gr 4 (T) 1B
I-B SR2 Gr 5 (T) 2A
I-B SR 3 Gr 6 (T) 2B
II SR 4 Gr 7 (T) 3A
II SR 5 Gr 8 (T) 4
II SR 6 Gr 9 (T) 5
II SR 7 Gr 10 (T) 5
III SR 8 Gr 11 (T) 6
III SR 9 Gr 12 (T) 7
DATE AND PLACE
Sunday, January TBD, 2024, All Day
George Mason University,Music Theater Building (MTB), 4379 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 11, 2022