Syllabus Exams for April-May 2020 are cancelled.

Exceptions will be made for high school seniors taking a Level X exam. Be on the lookout for an email from YOUR DISTRICT CHAIR about Leggiero registration for these graduates. The exams will be conducted through video-conferencing platforms.

All other exam levels, I recommend one of the two following options.

  1. For these two months only, the teacher may administer the exam in a lesson and count the point towards the Level X award. I encourage teachers to make the exam as official as possible with their room setup, utilizing the forms available below, and keeping track of the self-administered exams. These results will NOT be recorded in the OMTA office. Certificates may be obtained from your district chair, and leave the adjudicator line blank.
  2. Alternatively, the student may choose to wait until Fall 2020 to take the exam.

The Level X recital is cancelled for 2020 but awards & letters will still be mailed out.

The state chair is deluged with emails and would like to remind everyone that the best chain of communication is Parent-to-Teacher-to-District-Chair-to-State-Chair. As she works to try to find solutions that will meet the needs of thousands of students all over the state of Oregon, she asks for your patience and your understanding that this spring will not proceed along the normally scheduled programming.

Syllabus is a music curriculum that covers technique, music theory, sight reading, rhythm reading, and repertoire. The ten levels of Syllabus are graduated in difficulty and challenge students to achieve musical goals. After completion of a level, students can opt to be assessed by a master teacher who provides a helpful critique.

Questions? Parents, please contact your OMTA teacher. Teachers, please contact your district chair. District chairs may reach out to Heidi Evans, NCTM with questions.

OMTA Syllabus Schedule 2019 / 2020

Online Registration

Teachers: If your district is using online registration, you may access Leggiero.
Need help navigating Leggiero? Check out our Syllabus Registration Instructions for Teachers – Leggiero.

Syllabus Manuals

Syllabus Manuals are available for purchase.
Members may download Syllabus Manuals and Rep Lists at no charge.

Supplementary Materials

Syllabus Rhythm and Sight Reading Aids







Forms are in PDF format – readable with the free Adobe Reader.

Adjudicator Forms

Adjudicator Application
Adjudicator Reimbursement Form
Teacher/Adjudicator Conference Form
Environment/Teacher Report
Adjudicator Certification Guidelines
Adjudicator Certification Application Form

Chairperson & Treasurer Forms

Guidelines for District Syllabus Chairs-Leggiero
Syllabus Report Form
Syllabus Billing Form (to receive reimbursement)
Syllabus Remittance Form (to submit funds to)

Teacher Forms

Syllabus Letter to Parents
Syllabus Exam Outline: Eval-Demo-Aud
Syllabus Instructions for Teachers
OMTA Syllabus Brochure — legal-size paper
Piano Syllabus Entry Blank
Grade Minimum Requirement for Level X Students
Jazz Piano Syllabus Entry Blank
String Syllabus Entry Blank
Syllabus Registration Form
Syllabus Fee Schedule
Teacher’s Request for Conference
Adjudicator Evaluation Form
Guidelines for Hosting Syllabus

Level X Awards and Recital

Level X Awards and Recital Registration Form

Student Evaluation Forms

Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
Level 5Level 6Level 7Level 8
Level 9Level 10All Levels in One PDF
Grade Minimum Requirement for Level 10 Students

Jazz Piano
Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
Level 5Level 6Level 7

Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
Level 5Level 6Level 7Level 8
(Levels 9 and 10 coming soon)