ADOPTED 2/26/2012: Procedure for Attaining the IMTA Adjudicator’s Endorsement:
1) A teacher must hold MTNA certification or a Master’s or Terminal Degree in Piano or Piano Pedagogy or have a Curriculum Vita(outlining education, professional experience, and student successes) approved by the state board.
This qualifies a teacher to judge festivals.
2) A candidate, after meeting one of the above requirements, must adjudicate 3 IMTA Festivals with positive feedback, before being qualified to judge at auditions.
So, what does this mean for you? If you desire to attain the IMTA Adjudicator’s Endorsement, you need to submit a simple application to be placed on the Festival Judges list. After verifying that you have met qualification #1, we will post your name on the Festival Judges list on the website and will publish an updated list with each IMT magazine.
If you do not hold MTNA certification or a Master’s or Terminal Degree in Piano or Piano Pedagogy, do not despair. If you are an experienced teacher with excellent student results, you need to submit a Curriculum Vitae (resume) outlining your education, professional experience, and student successes in an email to President Jason Sifford at firstname.lastname@example.org . Jason will forward this on to the executive board for a decision to include you in the list of Festival Judges.