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