• Saturday, November 5, 2016, Vanderbilt Universitys Blair School of Music
    Entry Deadline: October 15, 2016
    Fee: $15 for all solo entries and $5 for each person in an ensemble.
  • ONE check written to “NAMTA” for each teachers students should be mailed to:
    ChiHee Hwang, Blair School of Music, 2400 Blakemore Avenue, Nashville, TN  37212
  • Teachers notify students of the audition schedule and supply each student with the Judge’s critique sheet.


Guidelines and General Information

FallFest is an opportunity for area students to perform one or two memorized pieces in a non-competitive setting. Each student receives a certificate and a critique. Ratings are optional. FallFest is held annually. Funds from this event support quality programs and workshops for NAMTA. There are no repertoire requirements.


1     Students will perform one memorized solo or one duet (memory optional). One piece is preferred, but students may play two pieces if the total playing time is under the guideline of four or eight minutes. Students may enter both a solo and an ensemble.

2      All students must have an ORIGINAL* copy of their music with the measures numbered and a Judge’s Critique Sheet (to be completed by teacher) to be eligible for participation. Chairman will e-mail the Critique sheet to the teacher prior to the event. *Please clearly indicate on the music if it was legally downloaded from the internet.

3      Fees are nonrefundable and the teacher must collect the fees and send ONE check written to NAMTA with the registration forms.

Rules for Festival

Please refer to the section in the TMTA/MTNA Guidelines and Applications booklet “Rules Applicable to All Auditions.”


Students currently enrolled in school grades K-12 of any NAMTA or Guild teacher are eligible to enter. Adults are also eligible to participate.


Piano Solo and Piano Duet


An adjudicator will evaluate students and give a rating unless No Rating is highlighted on the bottom of the Judge’s Critique Sheet. Each student will receive a critique and a certificate for their participation.


Each student will receive a Certificate with or without a rating indicated, according to the wishes of the participant.

Performance Scheduling

The schedule for performance of students will be mailed or emailed to each teacher. Please limit changes to the schedule, if possible. ALL changes must be turned into the Scheduling Chairman two weeks before the Festival.

Performance Times

Time limits are four minutes for K-5 and eight minutes for grades 6-12. One piece is preferred, but students may play two pieces if the total playing time is under the guideline of four or eight minutes.

Application and Late Registration Fees

Any forms turned in after the deadline will incur a $5 late fee, to be paid by the teacher.

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