Achievement In Music (AIM)
The Achievement in Music program, also known as AIM, is an exciting and motivating curriculum designed to develop strong performance and technical skills in piano as well as a thorough understanding of music theory. It is through these acquired skills and increased musical knowledge that students are able to perform both with confidence and with a high level of musicianship.
There are twelve levels in the Achievement in Music Syllabus, with each level containing theory, performance, and technical requirements that follow a logical progression of skills from early elementary through advanced levels. Students generally prepare one level each year and demonstrate their competency at annual AIM Examinations, which are conducted by experienced judges in a comfortable and non-competitive setting.
Any member of ISMTA may enroll students in the Achievement in Music program. Students of all ages who participate in the AIM Examinations benefit by having specific goals to guide their music study. In addition, teachers and parents appreciate an independent evaluation of the student's progress. Students are not in competition against other students, but are judged individually on their accomplishments. Upon passing each level, students are recognized by receiving a certificate and pin.
The AIM program continues to grow with almost 3,000 students across several states participating in the examinations each year.
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