Achievement In Music
The Achievement in Music (AIM) program is not a competition, it is an evaluation. Students are eligible to participate in AIM if they study with a current UMTA teacher. To pass a level, a student must score 75% cumulative or higher. Students who participate receive comment sheets from trained adjudicators, a certificate of completion, and a medal. Testing is state certified, and students can include their level achievements on resumes and college applications.
The AIM program has ten levels, designed to take a student through the senior year of high school, with the first year beginning in third grade. However, students can start at any age and at any level, skipping levels if needed. Levels 7-10 must be done in consecutive order. A student who completes all upper levels will be well-prepared to enter college as a music major.
The AIM registration fee is $30 for the full year, and includes all 5 exams and access to AIM materials. AIM uses the registration fee to help cover the cost of judges, medals, certificates, and all other means necessary to run the program. Registration is due by November 1.
YC weekly group classes will help prepare your child for the AIM technique, sight reading, ear training, and theory exams. Classes are taught by the piano majors and faculty members at Utah State University.
21-22 Exam Schedule
Jan. 27 | Technique and Sight Reading Exams
Feb. 24 | Theory and Ear Training Exams
Mar. 17 | Performance Exam