Event Location

All Judged Recitals will be held in-person at the Woman’s Club of Arlington located at 700 Buchanan St. in Arlington.

Judged Recital Calendar

Judged Recital Date (Registration Date)

1. 11/13/22 (10/30/22)
2. 12/10/22 (11/26/22)
3. 1/28/23 (1/14/22)
4. 3/5/23 (2/19/23)
5. 4/15/23 (4/1/23)
6. 5/20/23 (5/6/23)

Honors Recital Date (Registration Date)

1. 2/4/23 (1/22/23)
2. 6/3/23 (5/21/23)


Non-NVMTA members may participate by filling out the form found at the top of the Event Overview pull down. Judged Recitals awards include an invitation to perform on the Honors Recital.

Application Requirements

1. Teachers register students at new.mtfest.com

2. Pay fee online through new.mtfest.com.  Click on Billing, then click on the $ next to the event.  Pay with Visa or Mastercard.  After payment is made, you may print a copy of the invoice for your records.  You do not need to mail anything to the Chair.  For students who have received Honors, there is no fee to play in the Honors Recital.  When you register those Honors students, you do not need to go to Billing on new.mtfest.

3. Non-NVMTA members have to pay the $50 fee (per student per event) plus registration fee.

4. There is no fee to participate in an Honors Recital.

Time Limits and Other Guidelines

Time limits are determined by age on date of the recital and are strictly observed:
12 and under – 6 minutes
13 and older – 8 minutes

The first recital starts at 2 pm (except for March 5 which starts at 1pm) while the subsequent recital times depend  on the number of students and the length of performance pieces.

Students should plan to arrive 10 minutes before their recital designated time and plan to stay for the whole recital.

Repertoire Requirements

Any repertoire that fits the time limit is acceptable – students who choose to perform pieces which exceed the time limit will be stopped without bias. Piano soloists must play from memory. Other performers may use a score. Entrant will abide by all copyright laws and has permission to use all music given to judges and accompanists during all events as outlined here.


Students chosen for honors from the October-January recitals will be invited to the Honors Recital on February 4, 2023. Students chosen for honors from the February-May recitals will be invited to the Honors Recital on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

Teacher Guidelines

Teacher may submit up to three applications per recital date. If there are more applicants than available event time, preference will be given to students who have not been selected for Honors in the current or the prior school year. Students selected for Honors will be ineligible for further awards during the current school year. However, such students are  welcomed to perform for comments. Teachers are requested to inform the Recital Chairs by email when registering a student who has received an Honors earlier in the year.  All piano students may be considered for inclusion in the Young Artist Musicales, regardless of their award history.

All parent or student questions about an event should be handled by the teacher. Teachers should never give parents or students the phone numbers or e-mail addresses of chairmen. The Chair has no obligation to respond to parent or student inquiries.

Please refer to this link for teacher responsibilities:


Teachers who enter 3 or more students/year may be asked to help with administrative tasks, if requested by the chair(s).

The final decision on scheduling and related aspects of each event rests with the Chair.

Chair:  Cora Lee Khambatta
Co:Chair:  Mijail Tumanov
Honors Chair: Yoshinori Hosaka