Student Achievement Test (SAT)

Overview of the SAT

The ​Student Achievement Test (SAT) is a voluntary project of the Michigan Music Teachers Association through its various Local Associations throughout the state to encourage and solidify the foundation of musical aptitude for students ranging from elementary through high school levels.  Testing is done in the areas of Piano, Strings, Woodwinds, and Voice. Each division is tested in 5 areas Performance, Written Theory, Sight Reading, Technique, and Aural Awareness. To participate or for more information, contact Jim Hohmeyer at or Susan Mercy at

The SAT consists of five major parts

  • Performance
  • Written Theory
  • Sight Reading
  • Technique
  • Aural Awareness

The five testing elements are divided into thirteen skill levels enabling students from elementary through high school to find a goal that is appropriate for their age and length of study. Because the testing is a non-competitive event, students and teachers may choose the entry level based on each student’s skill level.

The performance element requires three memorized pieces and is numerically evaluated by an outside judge. Testing in the remaining four categories is administered by volunteer teachers from the local chapter.


2023 MMMTA SAT Information

Schedule, location of testing, and fees are to be determined.  Please contact Jim Hohmeyer at at or Susan Mercy at to register and receive more information.