OMTA/WSMTA Music Literacy Program
OMTA/WSMTA Music Literacy Program (MLP)
(Formerly Musicianship Examinations)
During Music Literacy Program, students are evaluated in 6 categories of Musicianship by other music teachers in the Olympia area in a non-threatening environment. These examinations have been endorsed by WSMTA (Washington State Music Teachers’ Association,) as a way of progressively measuring student competence in up to six areas relating to music. These six categories have been divided into 10 levels of difficulty, and include the following:
Technique – Scales, chords, arpeggios, etc.
Rhythm – Tapping or clapping a given rhythm accurately
Sight Playing – Accurately playing a piece that the student has never seen
Transposition – Playing a piece of music in more than one key
Ear Training – Hearing intervals, rhythms, musical form, etc., and answering questions about what is heard
Written Theory – Writing answers in a written test about notation, musical terms, etc.
Students are also have the option to create an artistic project showing their othter artistic talents as well. This project is not evaluated, but is for the purpose of student, parent, and teacher appreciation.
Contact OMTA Music Literacy Program Chair