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Exams & Competitions at

Pianoforte Music School

National Guild Auditions


MTNA Competitions


Year of 2019 - Guild Winners

National Piano playinG guild Auditions

Students have the opportunity to participate yearly in the National Piano Playing Guild Auditions as well as the Pianoforte Musicianship Exam. The National Piano Playing Guild Auditions are held yearly with auditions in over 850 US cities and several foreign countries. Students are adjudicated by a judge and receive report cards, certificates, and fraternity pins. Programs are diversified to meet the needs of both students and teachers. Programs are flexible and include repertoire as well as technical goals (musicianship phases).


Pianoforte Musicianship Exam

We have been extremely fortunate to have Burton Hatheway adjudicate the student's performance for The Pianoforte Musicianship Exam. Burton Hatheway of Fairfield, CT is an extraordinarily gifted teacher who offers each performer an accurate and intuitive evaluation of their performance, skill and musical interpretation. He is the head of the Fairfield chapter of the National Piano Playing Guild auditions. Students are invited to take this exam after their playing reaches a certain technical level. Participating students are extremely proud of their achievements.

Each student is judged on their performance of repertoire mastered during the year and awarded a “Pianoforte Musicianship Exam Certificate” in recognition of passing required tests. These Awards have over 54 points to be earned as students perform memorized pieces before a qualified judge.

Pianoforte Musicianship Exam Level I


Inside the certificate



Each year students look forward to earning new performance points to crown their efforts and accomplishments.


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