Honor Recital 1–Jazz Pop Rock Festival

Honor Recital 2–Solo Contest  Parental/Guardian Consent

Honor Recital 3–Piano Ensemble Chamber Music Concerto Festival

Honor Recital 4–Baroque Classical Festival

Honor Recital 5–Romantic Contemporary Festival

Adult Student Forum–Fall

Adult Student Forum–Spring

Young Composers Concert  Parental/Guardian Consent

Winners’ Recital  Parental/Guardian Consent


ELIGIBILITY for Honors Recitals ONE-FIVE:

Students qualify to play on an Honors Recital by attaining one of the following:

  1. Superior Plus rating in a festival.
  2. Place as a Winner in the contests.

ELIGIBILITY for Winners Recital:

  1. Winners for the Steinway Piano Gallery Concerto Competition (Nine possible Winners:  1st, 2nd or 3rd place in each division: elementary, junior, and senior divisions).
  2. Winners of the Ella Louise Burba Piano Contest Grades 1-5  (1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each grade level, or 15 possible winners). 
  3. Winners of the Schedler Scholarship  (1st and 2nd places, or six possible winners from 6th-8th grades).
  4. Winners of the Janet Russell Memorial Scholarship (1st and 2nd places, or eight possible winners from 9th-12th grades).
  5. Winner of the Ella Louise Burba Senior Piano Scholarship (One winner).
  6. TMTA SA state regional finalists advancing to the state semi-finals in all divisions.
  7. Austin Youth Music Ambassadors.
  8. Outstanding Students of the Year  (Six Winners.  Division ties are allowed to participate).
  9. Senior of the Year Award (One Winner. If a tie, ties are allowed to participate.)
  10. MTNA/TMTA State, Division or National winners and alternates.
  11. Original Composition Contest Winners (students who place in state or national contest may perform or have their works performed).


  1. All recitals will be held on a Saturday afternoon depending on the availability of facilities.
  2. Recitals are broken into programs of 25-35 students each, scheduled approximately between 10:30 – 5:30 pm depending on the number of registrations.


  1. Students may perform only one piece from the prior festival or contest.
  2. Do NOT take repeats!
  3. Students must play from memory.
  4. Only one movement of a multi-section piece may be programmed.
  5. There are no restrictions on who performs the student’s winning composition. See further guidelines for performances of compositions under TMTA SA Composition entry.
  6. Facilities and logistics of event do not allow any outside equipment to be brought to the event which includes pedal extenders, electronic equipment for accompaniment tracks, etc.


Students and their families are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior to the concerts and stay until the end of the recital. 


  1. Registration follows the same general instructions for other online events.
  2. Registration ends at 11:59 PM on the day of the deadline with a two-day grace period.
  3. There is no cost for honors recitals, but there is a two-day grace period after the deadline with a late fee of $15.00.