Greater Louisville Music Teacher Association

Music Fun Faire

Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2016
Place: University of Louisville School of Music
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.


The Greater Louisville Music Teachers Association cordially invites all teachers, both members and non-members, to enter their students in the Music Fun Faire.

The Music Fun Faire is available to all students from grades 1 thru 8, regardless of playing level/ability within their age/grade category.

Students are grouped by age and school grade. Each student will play two memorized pieces for an adjudicator. The pieces cannot be pop music or arrangements. They will then receive written comments that provide both positive reinforcement and suggestions for improvement.  In addition, students attend several different group sessions such as keyboard lab, movement class, and drama games. These group sessions are illuminating and productive experiences for the beginner to moderately advanced student.

Not regarded as a competition, the Music Fun Faire is a motivating experience for students. Participants meet and interact with other student pianists. They often develop new friendships while they spend the morning in an enriching musically educational setting. Music Fun Faire is a rewarding, informational, and fun time for all.

Based on the student auditions, the Music Fun Faire adjudicators will select qualified students to perform in the State Honors Recital at the Kentucky Music Teachers Association State Conference. All of the Music Fun Faire participants will have the opportunity to attend a short recital by the State Honors Recital selectees at the close of the workshop.

Registration Fees

$10 per teacher, GLMTA Members
$25 per teacher, non-GLMTA Members

$30 per student

Registration for the 2016 Music Fun Faire is now closed.

Thank you to all who signed up. We look forward to seeing you on November 19th!


Solos, Duets, and Scales: Students will receive comments, not ratings.

Enrichment activities include:
Keyboard Lab, Vocal/Movement, and Theory Interactive Games. There is a mini-recital at the end featuring selected students.

Solos: 1 – 3 solos per student. Solos must be memorized and at least eight measures in length. (No arrangements, popular music or photocopies) Maximum time: 5 minutes.

Students must bring their music in a 10 x 13 envelope on the day of the Workshop.

Duets: Duets need not be memorized.

Scales: Scales are optional. Students may prepare 2 -4 scales, of which the judge will hear two. Cadence patterns are also optional and are chosen by the student’s teacher. Minor scales should be prepared in harmonic form. The teacher chooses one of the following scale formats, depending on individual student’s ability:

Five-finger patterns, hands separately
Five-finger patterns, hands together
One or two octaves, hands separately
One or two octaves, hands together (contrary)
One or two octaves, hands together (parallel)

Each participating teacher must work during the workshop and, in addition, must provide one volunteer name for every three entries [i.e., 4 entries = teacher plus 2 volunteer names]