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DISTRICT NEWS: 2023-2024

District 1: Manhattan-Bronx
May 19, 2024, 6–8 pm

Spring Recital at Opera Center



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 10: Buffalo-Niagara
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Online International Prominent Piano Festival

Prominent Pianists Festival 

Honors Recital will be live in hybrid format (in person and remote)
At Buffalo’s Penney Burchfield Art Gallery on June 25, 2023 @ 2:00pm EST

District 12: Greater Rochester

Saturday, January 27, 2024
RPTG/NYSMTA Gold Cup Festival
Nazareth University

Saturday, February 3, 2024
RPTG/NYSMTA Gold Cup Festival Honors Recitals
Nazareth University


Sunday, March 3, 2024

RPTG/NYSMTA Howard Hanson Auditions

Nazareth University

Saturday, March 16, 2024
NYSMTA Student Achievement Technique Exam


Sunday, March 19, 2024

RPTG/NYSMTA Howard Hanson Winners’ Recital

Saturday, April 1, 2024
Deadline for NYSMTA Student Achievement Theory exam

Saturday, April 20, 2024
American Composer Series
Friday, April 28, 2024
Postmark application deadline for Junior All-Star Piano Competition

Saturday, May 18, 2024
NYSMTA Student Achievement Performance Exams
Nazareth University


Saturday, June 1-2, 2024
Junior All-Star Piano Competition and Recital


Monday-Tuesday, June 24-25, 2024
RPTG/NYSMTA Pedagogy Workshop 


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.  

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