Playing Piano

Achievement Awards

Registration Deadline - Saturday, November 13, 2021, 5 pm

Fees Postmark Date - Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Audition Date - Saturday, November 20, 2021

Honors Recitals - Sunday, November 21, 2021

The Achievement Awards Auditions were initiated over 30 years ago by our association for the purpose of providing students — of all performance levels — with a confidence-building preparation and performance opportunity, an evaluation by a qualified adjudicator, and the privilege of performing in an Honors Recital upon receiving a Superior Plus rating from the adjudicator.


Required Repertoire:

  • Two memorized pieces of contrasting periods and styles by different composers. See Rules and Regulations for repertoire guidelines.

  • Levels A and B are limited to one method book piece.

  • Pieces should have musical value and show some expression.

  • Pieces should be at least 16 measures in length without repeats.

  • See Rules and Regulations for further instructions.


Fee: $17.00 per student (non-refundable). One check per teacher made out to LVMTA.

Send check to: Martha Schrempel, 1133 N. 33rd St., Allentown, PA 18104



  • Certificate, ribbon and rating sheet.

  • Invitation to perform in the virtual Honors Recital if a Superior Plus rating is earned.

  • Engraved plaque for students who have received five years with top ratings (three for vocal students).


Guidelines for 2021 will be posted this summer.

NEW FOR 2020:

  • Recorded accompaniments will be allowed and encouraged for voice and accompanied solo instruments.

  • Online Registration — IMPORTANT: Please review the Instructions for Teachers for details on how to submit the registration and videos for your students.

  • Video performances will be judged online.

  • The Honors Recital will be a YouTube recital that can be shared with friends and family.



  • Music scores.

  • Mailing papers for registration (no application form, rating sheets, or student list).


For more information, contact Martha Schrempel, chair; , 610-391-0290.

Achievement Awards Forms & Resources

Application Form

Student Information

Rules & Regulations

Instructions for Teachers