Performance Opportunities for CHMTA Students

Public performance is an essential part of learning to play an instrument. Students of CHMTA teachers are offered many performing opportunities during the year as part of their study.
CHMTA Music Festival 2018

More information will be posted by December 2017.
CHMTA Student Recitals

CHMTA Student Recitals are formal performances held at area venues.

Please see the calendar for exact dates, times, and information regarding submission of materials. Submissions are due at least 7 days prior to the recital. Students and teachers Please consult the Recital Information Sheet for guidelines regarding CHMTA Student Recitals.

We welcome submissions of pictures of students at CHMTA recitals for posting on our website. If you would like to contribute pictures please send hi-res jpeg files to Aviva Enoch at avivaenoch501 at symbol goes here

Please be sure to fill out the picture release form and attach it to your email.
CHMTA Masterclass Competition

CHMTA is proud to announce that the 2017 Master Class Competition judge and presenter will be Dr. Joseph Di Piazza from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Joseph Di Piazza has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe as a recitalist, chamber player, and soloist with symphony orchestras. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto soloist in Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Chopin recital at the Chicago Art Institute as winner of the Chicago's Women's Club Piano Competition, MacDowell recital at Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University as winner of the Illinois National Federation of Music State Competition.

In addition to numerous University guest artist recitals such as the University of Alberta, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Kentucky, other venues include the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for the Performing and Cultural Arts, and Concert Series at the Art Museums of Washington DC, Cincinnati, North Carolina and Kentucky. He has participated as a performer, clinician and adjudicator in festivals at Interlochen, Michigan; Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro, NC; Chicago Spring Arts Festival; Beethoven Festival on Long Island, NYC; and Focus on Piano Literature Series at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro School of Music. Concerto performances include the canon of Russian Romantic Concertos: including Tchaikovsky 1st and Rachmaninoff 2nd and 3rd with numerous Symphonies.

Dr. Di Piazza will listen to 20 student auditions on Saturday, November 18 in the Kenan Music Building at UNC Chapel Hill. Winners will be chosen to perform in a Master Class presented by Dr. Di Piazza from 3-5pm that same Saturday in Person Hall at UNC.

Younger students (under 12) should prepare late intermediate to advanced solo literature while older students should prepare advanced solo repertoire. Auditions will be 10 minutes in length. There are no repertoire requirements and performances should be from memory.

Sign up for audition times here. Payments can be made online when selecting your audition time.
CHMTA Artist-in-Residence

More information will be posted by December 2017.
CHMTA Playathon

Our most popular fundraiser of the year, the Playathon is a fun performance opportunity for students and teachers to raise money to benefit

Through free, one-on-one music lessons, Musical Empowerment nurtures meaningful relationships between collegiate mentors and children in under-served communities based on a shared love of music and learning that build a foundation of confidence, creativity and self-discipline to create successful individuals.

The 2016 will be held at University Place, 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 on December 2, 2017 from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm.

Ruggero Piano is generously donating a Yamaha grand piano for the event.

Poster and sign up sheet are here to keep track of your participating students.

Contact us with any questions.