Student Achievement Testing (SAT)

The Student Achievement Test (SAT) is an opportunity for students provided by the Michigan Music Teachers Association (MMTA) and its local chapters. The program promotes comprehensive musicianship, helping students and teachers to set goals and measure progress across their years of study. It is available to Michigan students K through 12 studying with an MMTA member teacher.

The SAT consists of five major parts: a performance portion (representing 60% of a student’s score) plus theory, sight reading, technique and aural skills. Students can enter at any level from the beginning Level I to the highly advanced Level XII. Starting at Level 6, students who score high enough may also enter the SAT competition phase, which consists of semi-finals and final.

Dedicated MMTA members and adjudicators make this test available in locations throughout the state of Michigan usually from the end of February until the end of March.

For the Ann Arbor Area, the test will be administered on February 29, and March 1, 2020 at the Music Department of EMU University, Alexander Building.

Every effort has been made to make this program as inexpensive and widely accessible as possible. The registering fee for testing through AAAPTG is $35.00 for Levels I-VII and $40.00 for levels VIII-XII.


Here is the 2020 AAAPTG SAT Team:

Chair: Béatrice Ellis – Co-Chair & Registrar: Gaye Thomas

Building Liaison: Marian Boehl

EMU sponsors: Joel Schoenhals

Theory Test Proofreaders: Cynthia Dahlgren & Paola Savvidou

Aural Awareness Test Proofreader and Coordinator: Chris Carlon

Playback Test Proofreaders: Megan Emberton

Technique and Sight Reading Test Proofreader and Coordinator: Renée Robbins

Tests preparation, printing and copying team: Edith Lin & Julie Roberts

Performance Judges Coordinator: Jeannette Faber

Volunteer Coordinators: Béatrice Ellis & Marian Boehl

Hospitality Coordinator: TBD

Footstools and Tables Coordinator: Sara Carriere

Trophy Information Coordinator: Chris Carlon

Trophy Manager: Nancy Klein

Semi-Final Coordinator: Lester Castellana

The Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild is a professional organization supporting the work of its members on behalf of their students and studios. Funds raised through advertising and other contributions are used solely to support its administration and programs. While we welcome contributions, please be aware that the Guild is classified as a 501 (c) (6). Donations to the Guild are not tax deductible.


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