Achievement in Music

Need a goal for theory and performance? This is it.

Achievement in Music (AIM) is a statewide exam recently revised (by our own teachers who use it) to be practical and student-friendly. AIM offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes theory and technique as well as piano performance. The AIM Syllabus provides teachers with a sequential outline of piano study helpful in preparing students for yearly assessments. Students benefit by having specific goals to achieve at every level, while teachers and parents are given an independent evaluation of student progress.

AIM Performance Exams

AIM Performance Exam student schedules are now available for viewing. Teachers can log in to the Members Only page to view and download PDF reports for their students. AIM coordinators have also sent out confirmation emails with the following information:

  • In-Person students will receive their assigned dates/times and other exam day details.
  • Remote students will receive recording guidelines and instructions.

In-Person Exam Sites:

  • Northwestern Music Academy (1818 Hinman, Evanston, IL 60201)
  • Music Institute of Chicago, Lake Forest (40 E Old Mill Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045).

In-Person Exam Dates: April 24 and May 1

In-Person Exam Periods: 9:00-12:00, 12:00-3:00, 3:00-6:00 (note: 9:00-12:00 is not available at the Lake Forest site on 4/24)

Remote Video and Music Submission Deadline: April 24, 2022

Remote Video Evaluation Period: April 29 – May 1

This year’s technique keys will be emailed to the students on the Friday prior to the student’s registered exam date.

We will follow and adhere to all covid protocols set forth by our exam sites, and will keep you updated on these as we get closer to the dates.

Scroll further down this page for links to other AIM resources, including the detailed 2021-22 AIM Packet (pages 17-22) and video tutorials to guide you through the remote exam submission process.

Jennifer Cohen, Lake Forest AIM Coordinator
Jia-Yee Tang, Northwestern Area AIM Coordinator

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