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    • 12 Dec 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • St. Cecilia Academy's Legacy Hall (SCA Chorus Room)

    Auditions for the 1st Annual MTSA Concerto Competition will be held December 12, 2021, in St. Cecilia Academy's Legacy Hall (SCA Chorus Rm), 4210 Harding Pk, Nashville, TN 37205.

    The competition is open to all instruments. Students, as well as their primary teachers, must be active MTSA members.

    Audition Requirements:  Students perform, from memory, a movement of a concerto from their instrument's Suzuki books. Each performer is responsible for providing their own accompanist for the audition.  

    Winner(s) will perform their piece on the 2022 MTSA Honors Recital, accompanied by a string orchestra, comprised of MTSA teachers and interested area professional musicians and conducted by Caleb Harris, from the Blair School of Music.  

    The 2022 Honors Recital will be February 6th 2022 at 2pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hillsboro Pk. Nashville, TN 37215. 

    Registration for this event has closed. 

    • 6 Feb 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
    Registration is closed

    Student Nominations

    Teachers may nominate up to three students, in order of preference, by registering for this event. Teachers must include full details of the pieces to be performed by the nominated students at the time of registration. Nominations will open December 6th, 2021 and close on January 6th, 2022.

    Criteria: Teachers should nominate committed student(s) who practice consistently and work hard for high achievement, regardless of level (Pre-Twinkle, Intermediate or Advanced).

    The MTSA Honors Recital Committee will notify teachers regarding how many of their nominated students will have the opportunity to perform  (based on recital length) by January 20th, 2022.

    Attendance and Reception

    By accepting the teacher's nomination, student, parents & guests, agree to attend the ENTIRE recital, staying to the end, out of respect for ALL performers.

    A reception will follow the recital.

    Policies on Accompanists, Rehearsal, and Accompanist Fees

    By accepting the teacher's nomination to perform a work with piano accompaniment, the student and parent agree to the following policies:
    • The student will perform with the piano accompanist provided but the MTSA Honors Recital Committee. (Exceptions permitted only for students living out-of-state)
    • Rehearsal with the pianist is required to perform.
    • Piano rehearsals will be scheduled for Friday, February 4th, 2022.
    • The pianist's fees are covered by the MTSA.
    • If a student cannot attend the MTSA-scheduled rehearsal, the parent must schedule an alternate rehearsal directly with the pianist and will be responsible for payment directly to the pianist for this alternate rehearsal time.
    • Any alternate rehearsals must also occur on or before February 4th, 2022.

    MTSA Honors Recital Committee

    Amy Lillegard Wilson amy.lillegard@gmail.com
    Deidre Bacco president@middletnsuzuki.org

Past Events Reports

  • 2/10/19 - Honors Recital
  • 3/29/19 - Bach Double Performance at the Bacchanalia Festival
  • 7/13-7/21, 2019 - The first Nashville Suzuki Institute
  • 8/17/19 - National Anthem at the Nashville Sounds Baseball Game                         and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"!


  • 8/19/18 - National Anthem at the Nashville Sounds Baseball Game
  • 9/13/18 - 9/16/18 - MTSA Fall Violin Workshop
  • 10/27/18 - MTSA & Nashville Symphony’s Free Day of Music Performance

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