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2022 AAMS competition for Piano, String, Woodwind, and Voice for K to 12

For all Elementary, Middle and High School students in-person
 Peewee division (K- 5th): Two contrasting pieces no more than 5 minutes
 Junior division (6 to 8th): Two contrasting pieces no more than 8 minutes
 Senior division (9 to 12th): Two contrasting pieces no more than 10 minutes
 The Winners’ concert will be on Sunday, November 20, 2022, and selected winners will
be performing at the AAMS concert, Millennium Stage and/or REACH, Kennedy Center
in 2023. There will be a small scholarship for the first-place winners.
 The application deadline is Saturday, October 8, 2022 for all divisions. Upon receipt
of the application, we will contact you through E-Mail.
 Submit a copy of your current resume and photo (Except last year’s competitors)
 $40 application fee (non-refundable) payable to (AAMS)
on Paypal, You must choose Friends & Family:
 All applicants must send materials through e-Mail
Information: or write to:


George Mason’s Summer Piano Academy is an exciting program for piano students. During this week of focused musical study in an inspiring environment, participants will receive private lessons taught by MCAA Teaching Artists, daily masterclasses, sessions on music history, theory, and other topics, as well as faculty and guest performances. Students will perform in a recital at the end of the week.

Early Application Deadline: Monday, April 4th (acceptance decisions sent on/before April 11th)
Regular Application Deadline: Monday, May 9th (acceptance decisions sent on/before May 16th)

Mason Summer Piano Academy (August 1 – 5, 2022), ages: 8 – 13.

Advanced Summer Piano Academy (August 8 – 12, 2022), ages 13 – 18.



Piano Teacher Retiring after 25 years teaching!
9:00 am–1:00pm on Saturday, September 11, 2021
5306 Weymouth Drive, Springfield VA 22151  (Kings Park Subdivision, Braddock Rd & 495)
***Music for beginners, elementary, intermediate
***Books for Technique, Music Theory, Music History
***Games, Musopoly, Boomwhackers
***Music Pedagogy books
***Resources for Preschool Music Classes
***FREE Piano Explorer Magazines (student magazines)
GREAT  DEALS!  GREAT CONDITION!  I want teachers to have these to use!


 Thuyen Phiet Piano Method


Rotary Club of Great Fall Music Contest 2021

  • for high school vocal, keyboard, and instrumental soloists
  • video deadline: Friday, March 12, 2021
  • only for students who are residents of, and attend school (including homeschool) inFairfax County
  • Any questions for information: Debbie van Opstal phone (703-655-4345) or email (
  • download form here


Costa Rica International Competition


Joshua Bell Virtual Concert in February


Trial Lesson available with Dr. Jay DeWire

I am Dr. Jay DeWire, Professor of Piano and Music History at Frostburg State University.  I have performed across the United States as a soloist and collaborator, and I have been teaching in Frostburg’s wonderful community for nine years.

For pianists considering a music major, I am happy to offer free trial lessons (via Zoom) to prospective students.

To sign up for a lesson, please visit this link:

Frostburg State University (tuition $9410) is located in beautiful Western Maryland in the Appalachian highlands.  We have a student population of ~5,000, with small classes and many opportunities for scholarships. All of our classes are taught by full-time faculty (no graduate assistants) and our Performing Arts Center is one of the most highly regarded facilities in the region.

Frostburg State University’s Music Department offers four tracks—performance, education, industry, and ‘music studies’—allowing students to focus on their area of interest.  Our music education track is unique in the state of Maryland: a five-year program in which the student graduates with a bachelor’s degree, a master‘s degree, and state certification.

For more information visit

Please feel free to contact me with any questions:

Thank you so much and I hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Jay DeWire


Sound Espressivo live broadcast competition

The competition provides an opportunity for students to perform live virtually. The format is a live classical music TV show which is broadcast through the Internet. The contestants also get an opportunity to prepare with Producers for streaming their performance. The application fee includes a virtual session with a sound/video engineer. I am receiving positive feedback from many colleagues that they find this interesting and education for students, to learn a bit about Internet TV broadcasting through participating in this event. In addition to being heard “live” (virtually) by a truly international panel of distinguished judges who will be “on air” and providing immediate encouraging feedback.
We lined up great program hosts who will offer contestants additional opportunities, such as to be interviewed. During deliberations we will be inviting the contestants’ teachers and the companies which are providing prizes, to be interviewed, too.



Designed with simplicity in mind, ClassClarity streamlines the registration, attendance, charge and payment processes through web interface. All participating parties (studio owner, teacher and student) of a studio can access their records through computer or mobile devices. We just added online payment feature so the payment can be made inside ClassClarity through credit or debit card. ClassClarity is free for NVMTA members. Please reach Qiang Zheng (, 703-581-5367) for questions or the walk through need


Virtual Concert Halls

“Virtual Concert Halls is a solution to live broadcasting, streaming, remote recording. We produce affordable live broadcasts of concerts, festivals, students recitals, competitions, 
and other music events”. 
Video channels:


2020 Washington Universal Piano Competition

The Washington Universal Piano Competition (WUPC) is an International Competition, found by Universal Music Studio Corp (UMSC). We promotes musical and cultural exchange opportunities for young musicians worldwide. It also works with local non-profit organization to support young musicians. UMSC believes that the power of music helps people through times of difficulty and inspires them to experience and share comfort, satisfaction and enjoyment with each other. Music transcends age, nationality, race and culture. We invite young people from all over the world to share their amazing musical talent. 

This year we have $2050 total prize and performance opportunity at University of Maryland for all the winners


Special Offer to NVMTA member: Free Home Market Analysis

Are you interested in knowing the value of your home in today’s market? Anna Armstrong, Licensed Realtor with Team 1ntegrity would like to offer a free home market analysis to any members of NVMTA. Call or text Anna at (254) 855-1770 or email at


“Anna & Friends” recital at George Mason University

We would like to invite you to an annual “Anna & Friends” recital held at the Harris Theater at George Mason University ( The concert will be on Sunday, March 1st, at 7:00 PM. This annual recital is held by GMU Professor of Music, Dr. Anna Balakerskaia.


Opera Nova Summer Camp July 22-28


Music Teachers and Volunteers needed

The MusicLink Foundation is in need of experienced music teachers and related volunteers in Northern Virginia. With MusicLink, students (children under 18 years old) who show an interest in taking music lessons, but cannot afford full-fee lessons, are linked with qualified music teachers willing to reduce their fee by at least half to make the lessons more affordable. MusicLink teachers are able to take advantage of a variety of offers and discounts from our growing list of Business Partners as well as additional benefits directly from our foundation.

MusicLink teachers are qualified, professional teachers seeking to share their love of music with a deserving child. We have a proven 26-year history of developing the talents of promising students in financial need across the country. Quite simply, our mission is to create musicians, one student at a time. If this sounds like a program you’d like to be a part of, please see our website for more information: