Ensemble Festival


Saturday, November 2, 2019 

Entry fee: $35 per ensemble

Entry deadline: Applications are on paper – they must reach the chair, with fees included, by Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Location: George Fox University – Newberg, Oregon

Bauman Auditorium 

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
​Ensemble Chairs:  Andrea Pauley and DeLyn Griffin

The Tualatin Valley District OMTA Ensemble Festival, is a competitive event, although a student may elect  non-competitive status. The event is open to students of a TVOMTA member performing on piano, string, voice, wind instruments, etc. Ensembles are grouped according to age and level into recitals under an hour in length.  Each ensemble receives a comment sheet, certificate and ribbon for participating. Competitive "winners" in each age group  are invited to play in the OMTA State Ensemble Festival in December.

Teachers may only enter students in one OMTA district.

Learn more by viewing the TVOMTA Ensemble Festival Guidelines

Also see OMTA Ensemble Festival Guidelines on OregonMTA.com

Print the TVOMTA District Ensemble Entry Form to enter the TVOMTA Ensemble Festival.

This form must be in the hands of the Chair by October 5th, 2019.

For students going on to the state recital, print the OMTA 

State Ensemble Entry Form .

Festival of Ribbons


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Entry Fee: $25

Entry deadline: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Festival fees must be mailed to Chair, postmarked by October 7th.

Location: George Fox University – Newberg, Oregon

Ross Music Building

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chairs:  Dianne Davies and Deanna Peabody


The Festival of Ribbons is a non-competitive event to encourage student performance at all levels. This event is held on a weekend in early November and is open to students of piano, string, voice and wind instruments. Other instruments may be possible. Students are grouped according to age and level into small recitals. Each student will receive a comment sheet, certificate and ribbon for participating. 

Each year the ribbon color will change so students can collect a rainbow of ribbons through their years of participation.  

Learn more by viewing the TVOMTA Festival of Ribbons Guidelines 

Register for the Festival of Ribbons online using Leggiero.  

Baroque Festival


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Entry fee: $25

Entry deadline: January 4, 2020

Registration is on Leggiero

Festival fees should be mailed to Chair immediately after registering & postmarked no later than Jan 6, 2020.

Location: Calvin Presbyterian Church – Tigard, Oregon

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chairs: Anne Young and Auksuole Jackunaite

Founded in 1895, the OMTA Baroque Festival, formerly Jr. Bach, is open to instrumentalists through age 19 and singers through age 24. Districts from around the state send a group of "winners" to perform at the State Baroque Festival Recital. The TVOMTA Baroque Festival is open to students in either competitive or non-competitive status, and students receive valuable feedback from the adjudicator on their performance.

Teachers may only enter students in one OMTA district.

Teachers need to read all information on OregonMTA website.

Guidelines Instrumental

Guidelines Competitive

Guidelines Non-Competitive

State Recital Info

Sonatina Gallery


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Entry Fee: $15 per student

Entry deadline: February 15, 2020

Checks must be postmarked by February 18, 2020.

Location: Tualatin Presbyterian Church, 9230 SW Siletz Dr., Tualatin

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chair: Bev Mayhew

Assistant Chair: needed

The Sonatina Gallery is a non-competitive event where students of TVOMTA teachers may play a movement of any Sonata or Sonatina from any musical period or genre. Students are grouped into small recitals and families and friends are invited to come and enjoy!

Please read the 2020 Guidelines here

Composition Celebration


Spring 2020

February 2020

Entry Fee: $25

Entry deadline: February 14, 2020

Entry deadline: Applications are on paper – they must reach the chair, with fees included, by February 14, 2020.

Chair: Chikako Doane 

Student composers have the opportunity to create and notate a piece with their supervising TVOMTA teacher. Open to students of all levels, styles, and instrumentation, each piece is critiqued by an area composer with useful feedback to improve the piece. A few Honored Composers from every level are chosen to perform their piece, or submit a recording, at the State Composition Recital date and time TBA.

Click here to download the Composition Celebration Entry Form

Pop Festival 2020

Sacred Recital & Pop Festival

Sacred Recital

Coming 2021

This TVOMTA District event is intended to encourage and inspire students interested in music from any religion. Specifically sacred music, or any music that would be appropriate for some part of a worship service, can be performed.  It is unique in that students do NOT have to memorize their piece and is the only festival of its type in the state. The Sacred Recital will occur in odd numbered years. 

View the Sacred Music Guidelines 

TVOMTA members may register on Leggiero

Bi-annual Festivals

These two festivals are scheduled in the spring in alternate years to offer more performance opportunities for member's students. The Sacred Festival occurs in odd numbered years and the Pop Festival occurs in even numbered years.

Pop Festival

April 25, 2020

Fee: $15

Entry deadline: April 4, 2020

Registration is on Leggiero


Calvin Presbyterian Church

Tigard, Oregon

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chair: Jim Walls

The Pop Festival is open to any TVOMTA member's students playing non classical and generally untraditional music from jazz, rock, praise, latin, and other idioms. Music and lead sheets may be used and more than one performer (ensemble) is welcome, however setup needs to happen in the space of very few minutes so no amplification is possible due to on/off time constraints. Registration fee is for each performance, not per student. This festival occurs in even numbered years. 

To learn more, see the guidelines here.

Register Lead Performer on Leggiero & Submit additional performers' names via email.

Syllabus - Fall & Spring

FALL 2019

November 15-17, 2019


Registration Deadline: 

October 17, 2019

Checks must be postmarked by 

October 18, 2019.

Syllabus Chair: Linda Rodgers

Leggiero registration automatically closes at midnight of the registration deadline.


Checks should be mailed to:

Linda Rodgers 

Syllabus Exams are held in teacher's studios.

Spring 2020


March 13-15,  2020

Registration Deadline: 

February 13, 2020 

Checks must be postmarked by February 14, 2020.


May 15-17, 2020

Registration deadline: 

April 16, 2020

Checks must be postmarked by April 17, 2020.

OMTA Syllabus is a complete music curriculum which covers technique, theory, rhythm reading, sight reading, ear training, and leveled repertoire. The ten levels increase in difficulty.  Students are evaluated by an adjudicator (master teacher) and receive comments and a certificate. Exams are offered Fall and Spring.

Types of Syllabus Evaluations

Classical Piano Syllabus Levels 1-10

String Full Syllabus Levels 1-8

Jazz Piano Syllabus