Achievement in Music (AIM) Festival

The Achievement in Music (AIM) program (currently only for piano) consists of an AIM Syllabus and AIM Festivals, sponsored by local associations.

The AIM Syllabus is a curriculum outline, promoting a comprehensive approach to the teaching of music. Twelve different levels of achievement are outlined for five areas: repertoire, technical study (or etude), sight playing, keyboard skills, and theory (written & aural).  The different levels detailed in the Syllabus provide the foundation for AIM Festivals. The syllabus can also be useful to an individual teacher or student who wants a sequenced, progressive outline for teaching or learning a particular area. If you are interested in receiving the free syllabus, please contact Jody Thomas.

AIM Festivals provide a musically well-rounded goal for each year’s study, as well as a written evaluation of a student’s performance skill and musical understanding.

For you would like information on starting an AIM Festival in your area, please contact Jody Thomas, AIM Coordinator, and Chair.

Fees

Student entry fees: Set by each local association; contact the local AIM chairs for more information (see “Festival Sites” below).
Teacher (Non-IMTA members only):  $75 (may enter any number of students)

All fees are non-refundable.

 

Festival Sites

South Bend / Mishawaka (SBAMTA)

Date – 11/13/2021
Entry deadline – 10/15/2021
Face-to-face at Bethel University
Local chairperson – Kelly Havens at ckellyhavens@yahoo.com

Indianapolis (GIMTA)

Date – 11/20/2021
Entry deadline – 10/15/2021
Face-to-face at Butler University
Local chairperson – Ginger Crook at gingercrook@gmail.com

Fort Wayne (NIMTA)

Date – 3/12/2022
Entry deadline – 2/4/2022
Face-to-face at Purdue University Fort Wayne
Local chairperson – Sandy Moser at fwmoser@frontier.com

Wabash Valley (WVMTA)

Date – 3/19/2022
Entry deadline – 2/19/2022
Face-to-face at Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. 7th Street, Terre Haute, AND United Methodist Temple, 5301 S. US Hwy. 41, Terre Haute
Local chairperson – Lynette Browne at lynette.browne1970@gmail.com

Satellite AIM Festivals

Are none of these conveniently located for you and your student families? Introducing – Satellite AIM Festivals!! Please contact Jody Thomas at airsongstudio@gmail.com for details on how to hold your own AIM Festival in your community, and ask for a free syllabus. The Satellite AIM Festival request form and Satellite AIM Chair suggested checklist are below.