2018-2019 TMTA SA Ensemble Award Winners

Local Chair submits entries to state. Entry fee: $30.00
See non-TMTA teachers and student fees in TMTA handbook.
Non-ADMTA member teacher pays double student entry fees.

For further information about the TMTA Student Affiliate Ensemble Program, please check the TMTA Handbook found at www.tmta.org. For local deadlines and fees, please contact the local chair Jeannie.


TMTA SA Ensemble

This committee organizes student participation in ensembles at the state convention in June.

  1. Rehearsals start 4 to 6 weeks before convention.
  2. Music must be memorized.
  3. Participants must pass the appropriate theory test.

Please consider signing up your students for an Ensemble at the TMTA convention in June 2020! This program is a lot of fun for students, and although it is a great deal of work, the rehearsals and performance provide that “group dynamic” that is missing in students’ solo piano experiences.

In order to join an ADMTA/TMTA ensemble, please read p. 84 in the current 2019-2020 yearbook for all the details

 In short:

  • By January 29, 2020, teachers must give notice and register by contacting the chair, Jeannie Henselman: jeannie@musicmasterspianoservice.com
  • Students must be members of Student Affiliate
  • Students must have passed their grade level theory exam (fall or spring theory allowed)
  • Students must memorize the ensemble music
  • Students must attend the rehearsals for their group (usually 4 to 6 weeks before convention)
  • Teachers must submit the entry fee of $30.00 per student by Feb. 19, 2020

The DEADLINE is Jan. 29, 2020 (to give preliminary notice to the chair); and final count and fees are due by February 19, 2020.

Here are the ensemble pieces for the TMTA 2020 convention:

At the Robot Factory by Kevin Olson, published by FJH Music Company, Recital Duets, book 2 (conductor TBD)

Polka Party by Catherine Rollin, published by Alfred, Dances for Two, book 2 (conductor TBD)

Grand Finale by Catherine Rollin, published by Alfred, sheet music single (Ana Ortega)

Rush Hour by Kevin Olson, Quartet published by FJH Music Company (Jeannie DeArmond-Henselman)

High School Groups:

Mamma Mia (arranged by Luisa Seder) and Money Money Money (arranged by Shay Howell): these are arrangements of ABBA songs; printed with permission via Sheet Music Plus (Jodi Blount)

Legend of the Phoenix by Kevin Olson. Quartet published by FJH Music Company (Brian Henselman)