Achievement In Music is a teaching/testing program designed to help students attain a well- rounded music education. Students are evaluated on ten levels with six subjects per level: performance, technique, theory, sight reading, and ear training. Guidebooks, information, and testing are available through our AIM Chairman for the Sandy Chapter.
Summer testing is also available through the state in order to test an extra level or to participate if a student missed the Chapterʼs testing.
Students who successfully complete specified requirements will be inducted into Future Artists in Music (FAIM), and given additional opportunities to perform. Five $200 scholarships are also available to outstanding FAIM students each year who show outstanding scores and service with preference given to Seniors. Students need to apply to FAIM each year; however, a one- time $10 application fee is also needed with initial application to FAIM. FAIM members are allowed into the state conference for free, and may also be selected to play in master classes at the UMTA State Conference or other events.
Two teachers are recognized at the UMTA State Conference. One is for the Outstanding Veteran (five years or more) and the other is for Outstanding Novice (five years or less). Nominations come from individuals or chapters and are due by June 1. Finalists are given a plaque and cash award/gift certificate at the Friday night banquet of the Conference.
Important Dates 2019-20:
October 2019: Registration Due for Early Testing
December 7, 2019: Optional Early Testing (All Clusters)
January 2020: Registration Due for Regular Testing
February 22, 2020: Ear Training/ Theory Testing
March 28, 2020: Performance, Technique/ Sight Reading Testing