Music Progressions Chair
Music Progressions: A Comprehensive Musicianship Program for Piano
Music Progressions is designed to be a suggested curriculum of independent music study. This curriculum is coupled with an annual evaluation sponsored by KMTA local associations and/or groups of KMTA teachers.
This noncompetitive program consists of ten progressive levels. Each level requires proficiency in performance, music terminology, rhythm and pulse development, sight-playing, scales, written theory, and ear-training. Students may enter any level. Participation is not based on year in school or years of music study. The test provides 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.
Many teachers find that they are already teaching the concepts contained in
the curriculum. Music Progressions simply keeps the teacher and student accountable
for learning the concepts in a progressive and timely manner. Music Progressions
provides valuable feedback for teachers, students, and parents through a written
evaluation and individual scores in each area. Students also receive a certificate
Music Progressions fees have been standardized at $20 fee participants in each level. You may download and use the KMTA Music Progressions Enrollment Form.
Not all districts use this form. Please contact your event chair to find out
which form to use. Non-KMTA members must pay the scheduled entrance fee per
student and a $40 non-member fee per student up to three students entered. The
cumulative non-member fee of $120 will cover three or more entered students.
The requirements for each of the levels are outlined in the Music Progressions Curriculum Guide. The 2009 edition of the Curriculum Guide is available here for downloading. There is no fee for downloading and printing any of the materials for use with your students. You will need to use a high quality printer for best results. There is a fee for printing and postage if you prefer to order printed copies (see Resources below).
The Music Progressions Resource Handbook contains over 100 pages of materials
for teachers' use in organizing an event, charts and reference sheets for the
teachers and the students, and reproducible teaching aids. The 2009 edition
of the Resource Handbook may be downloaded here, or ordered (see Resources
below). >> Download Music Progressions
The requirements for each of the levels are outlined in the Music Progressions Curriculum Guide, which can be obtained for $10. Also available is the Music Progressions Resource Handbook. This book helps teachers prepare their students for the event and can be purchased for $12.
To order, make checks payable to KMTA and mail to:
2154 County Rd. 27
Gem, KS 67734
KMTA MUSIC PROGRESSIONS 2015
Kansas City Music Teachers Association
Newton Music Teachers Association
Northeast Kansas Music Teachers Association
South Central Kansas Music Teachers Association
Manhattan Area Music Teachers Association
Wichita Metropolitan Music Teachers Association
|If you have questions,
contact your local coordinator
or Karla Conner
KMTA Music Progressions Chair
Several locations are busy preparing for Progressions this year. The
location numbers are down, but I am hoping that the numbers will still be
up. Thank you to everyone who is participating.
I would like to challenge each and every one of you to encourage your
students to participate in progressions. The experience is such a learning
one for the students and for the teachers. It is a time for the students to get
feedback on how they are doing from someone else besides their teacher
and the teachers can see how well they are preparing their students each
If your organization never participated in progressions, I would encourage you to consider hosting progressions. We would love to help you with information on how to get started. You could even visit one of the progressions held this year around the state and see how it is run. I know last year we had a teacher in a near by association visit our progressions in Newton and they were able to learn a lot by watching and they are excited to get one going of their own. If you have any questions about progressions, please feel free to ask. If I don't know the answer, I will find someone who will.
Have a great year of beautiful music.
Karla Conner 316-284-0997