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DISTRICT NEWS: 2022-2023

District 1: Manhattan-Bronx
May 21, 2023

Spring Recital at Opera Center

May 1-31, 2023
Online Festival

June 21, 2023
Make Music New York- Pianopalooza! at Madison Square Park
honoring district 1 member Paul Shefte

The event will take place at Madison Square Park, 11 Madison Ave near the FlatIron building, on Wednesday June 21 as part of Make Music New York! This year we are honoring member Paul Sheftel on his 90th birthday. His music will be featured from 4 to 6 p.m. The 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. hours are open to music by any NYC based composers which can be performed by teachers or students. Please sign up your students yourself, do not share the sign up with them or other non-members. Pick a time slot that allows them to stay for the hour and hear other performers. There will be a group photo each hour. Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet. Paul Sheftel has very kindly offered to give a master class for performers of his music at his home on June 17 th at 1 p.m. If you have a student who would like to participate, please let Joan Forsyth, who is curating the event, know at There will be a limit of 8 performers. 

District 10: Buffalo-Niagara
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Online International Prominent Piano Festival

Apply by May 7
Adjudications Live Stream May 7
Top prize includes a performance at Carnegie Hall during the 2023-2024 season

Progressive Musicians and The New York State Music Teacher’s Association District 10 proudly presents our very first Online International Prominent Pianists Festival. Open to beginning, intermediate, and advanced pianists locally and internationally.
Submit a video of your performance to receive a certificate and performance evaluation from our esteemed judges.

Receive an opportunity to perform live this summer in Buffalo’s beautiful Penny Burchfield Gallery’s auditorium in person or by remote on our innovative Hybrid Recital.

District 2: Brooklyn-Queens-Staten Island

March 25, 2023

Winter Musicale 

June, 2023

Winners Concert
audition in May

District 3: Nassau-Suffolk

May 7, 2023 

Spring Recital 

PianoPiano (37 W 65th St 4th floor, New York, NY 10023) 

Student Participation Fee: $20

Contact Alexander Peskanov for details

District 4: Westchester-Rockland-Putnam

November 11 and 13, 2022

Fall Recitals 

February 5, 2023

Musicianship Festival - virtual

March 18 and 19, 2023

Spring Recitals 

April 29, 2023

Recital “Plus” (for longer pieces)  

May 7, 2023

District Audition

June 3, 2023

Young Pianist Competition

June 4, 2023
Winners Recital 

District 6: Capital Region

District 6 website

March 4, 2023

NYSMTA Student Recital

21 participants in an inspiring recital of our District 6 teachers' selected students at the lovely Chapel and Cultural Center in Troy, NY.



April 15, 2023

Romantic Period Student Recital

As part of the Youth Movements Series at the University at Albany, District 6 students are invited to perform in a recital entitled “Music of the Romantic Period”. The recital will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Recital Hall at the University Performing Arts Center. Any age/level student is welcome as long as their repertoire is from the Romantic Period.


May 6, 2023

NYSMTA Evaluations

Evaluations are an audition event at which students can gain valuable preparation and performance experience.  2023 Evaluations will take place on Saturday, May 6. The showcase recital on Saturday, MAY 13 will feature students with exceptional evaluations.  

District 12: Greater Rochester

Saturday, February 4, 2023
Gold Cup Festival


Sunday, March 5, 2023

RPTG/NYSMTA Howard Hanson Auditions

Sunday, March 12, 2023
NYSMTA Student Achievement Technique Exam


Sunday, March 19, 2023

RPTG/NYSMTA Howard Hanson Winners’ Recital

Saturday, April 1, 2023
Deadline for NYSMTA Student Achievement Theory exam

Sunday, April 15, 2023
American Composer Series on
Friday, April 28, 2023
Postmark application deadline for Junior All-Star Piano Competition

Sunday, May 20, 2023
Saturday, May 27, 2023

NYSMTA Student Achievement Performance Exams
Nazareth College

Saturday, June 4, 2022
Junior All-Star Piano Competition


Monday-Tuesday, June 26-27, 2023
RPTG/NYSMTA Pedagogy Workshop 
Peter Mack

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