Achievement in Music (AIM) Exams


Lake Forest: Jennifer Cohen,
Northwestern: Jia-Yee Tang,

Theory Dates (Virtual Exams on Zoom)

Judges Meeting: Monday, November 16, 2020 at 10:00am
Registration Dates: November 16 – December 11
Exam Dates: January 30-31, 2021 (Note the the change to Sat and Sun of the same weekend)

Performance Dates (Remote exams)

Judges Meeting: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:30 am 
Registration Dates: March 8 – April 2
Video and Music File Submission Period (all levels): April 16 – April 25
Level 1A, 1B, 1C and 2 Online Keyboard Skills Exams with Judge via Zoom: May 2, 2021
Video Evaluation Period for Judges: April 30 – May 14

AIM Virtual Honors Recital Videos Posted on NSMTA website: Mid May, 2021


Levels 1-2: $15
Levels 3-8: $25
Levels 9-12: $30

Additional Information:

MTNA Membership Fees must be paid by October 31, 2020 to be eligible to participate in AIM.

To purchase the 2014 ISMTA Syllabus and corresponding workbooks, visit

January 15th is the deadline for all repertoire substitution requests. Email the state repertoire chair Stephanie Myers ( with scanned repertoire selections.  

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