TMTA SA Theory
The purpose of the Theory Test is to evaluate SA members’ musical knowledge of and the ability to apply theory, aural, and musicianship concepts across a broad musical spectrum.
The Whitlock Theory Tests are named in honor of Dr. E. Clyde Whitlock. Dr. Whitlock is remembered for being a charter member of TMTA, a distinguished music educator, and adjudicator. Each year the TMTA Theory Committee prepares tests for levels 1-12. Students enrolled in school grades 1-12 may take these tests in the fall or spring. Local Associations administer the tests in a professional atmosphere. The Student Affiliate Theory Syllabus and Student Manual specifies the content of the tests.
IMPORTANT: All testing is done by local associations. Procedures and deadlines for registering with your local chair will vary by association.
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Implementation schedule of the 2015 SYLLABUS
- 2018 Fall and 2019 Spring – Levels 1-10
- 2019 Fall and 2020 Spring – Levels 1-11
- 2020 Fall and 2021 Spring – Levels 1-12 ALL LEVELS