Syllabus Exams for 2022-2023

We are happy to announce that Syllabus Exams starting Fall 2022 will be primarily in-person with masking optional, following the CDC guidelines as well as the Oregon Health Authority for more localized information.

Virtual Syllabus has its own dates for those students who absolutely cannot attend the in-person exam (e.g. the student lives out of state). Both Virtual and in-person Syllabus will include Rhythm and Sight Reading. Teacher attendance and teacher conference is required for both in-person and virtual exams. As in previous years, PDFs and video links are due four days (Mon/Tues) before the scheduled Syllabus dates. See forms below for instructions on making PDFs and video links.

Dates for all districts including the new Virtual District are posted in the OMTA Syllabus Schedule below.

Please direct questions to your District Syllabus Chair, and remember to renew your OMTA membership to unlock your Leggiero account.


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 Barbara Roberts, NCTM with questions.

OMTA Syllabus Schedule 2022 / 2023

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

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

Have repertoire questions? Teachers, reach out to a member of our Syllabus Repertoire Committee. They are happy to assist.

Supplementary Materials

Syllabus Rhythm and Sight Reading Aids


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

Teacher Forms

For Parents of Syllabus Students
Syllabus Exam Outline: Eval-Demo-Aud
Syllabus Fee Schedule
Portland Metro Area Syllabus Boundary Descriptions
Guidelines for Hosting Syllabus
Teacher/Adjudicator Conference Form
Adjudicator Evaluation Form
OMTA Syllabus Brochure — legal-size paper

(Need help getting started in Jazz Syllabus? Contact Toby Koenigsberg.)
Jazz Syllabus Student Entry Form
String Syllabus Student Entry Form
Jazz and String Syllabus Teacher Registration Form

Virtual Syllabus Teacher Instructions
Instructions for Turning Sheet Music into a PDF
Syllabus Video Instructions 2022-2023

Adjudicator Forms

Adjudicator Contract
Environment/Teacher Report
Adjudicator Application
Adjudicator Confirmation Guidelines
Adjudicator Reimbursement Form–In Person Exams
Adjudicator Reimbursement Form–Online Exams

Syllabus District Chair and Treasurer Forms

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

Level X Awards and Recital

Level X Awards Form
Level X Recital Form
Grade Minimum Requirement for Level X Students

2022 Level X Recital

Recital Program

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
All Levels in One PDF

Preparatory LevelLevel 1Level 2
Level 3Level 4Level 5Level 6
Level 7Level 8Level 9Level 10
All Levels in One PDF (not fillable)