Helpful Music Resources

Music Competitions

Musical America publishes annually a guide to competitions and music festivals. This is a pretty comprehensive and a very good place to start.Parents, please beware there are a lot of shady competitions around which are mostly set up to make money off of students and parents. That’s why the experience of the SMS music teachers is crucial — they usually know what’s what and will be able to make the best recommendations for your student.(Recommended by SMS Parent David Kalhous, concert pianist, Associate Professor of Piano, Florida State University, Artistic Director, Prague Piano Festival)

Music Theory & Practice

Music Theory (parent recommendation)

Musician’s Practice Planner (parent recommendation)

Summer Music Camps

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