Music Assessment Test
What is MA™?
MA, or Musicianship Assessment, is an
evaluation system for beginning students
taking lessons in piano, voice or other instrument.
Most students study 2 to 3 years prior to attempting existing standardized
Rather than building confidence and motivation,
this often causes a student to lose interest and lack a sense of
This test focuses on the musicality of
Sight Reading (Rhythm, Singing and Sight Playing),
Rhythm Training (By-Ear and By-Sight),
Singing (By-Ear and By-Sight),
Harmonization, and Music Theory.
The aim of MA, however, is to create short-term goals
build a sense of
accomplishment in a short period of time.
MA does not test in the traditional sense wherein students faces the
possibility of failing.
Rather, it is an evaluation system designed to measure their strengths and
MA is a comprehensive music education system
emphasizing the development of well-rounded musical skills.
MTNA, Music Teacher
Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations
The Royal Conservatory of Music
Toronto 2007 Collaborative Conference
March 24-26, 2007
Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, Canada
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is governed by the
Association for the Assessment and Certification of Musicianship
13771 Roswell Ave., Suite G, Chino, CA 91710 USA
Phone 877.777.7375 USA
Fax 877.777.7408 USA