AiM Examinations


The Illinois State Music Teachers Association has developed a nationally recognized curriculum called the Achievement in Music program (“AiM”) that focuses on comprehensive musicianship skills for students of piano, organ, voice, and strings.   As students progress from beginning through advanced levels, they receive a rich training in performance and music theory.  Yearly AiM examinations conducted by local MTA chapters such as GRMTA give students the incentive to set goals and experience the rewards of musical accomplishment.


Repertoire List Due for Level 12 for prior approval:  November 15, 2022 (or earlier):  
Email list to Stephanie Myers at   Note:  as of October 2021, there is a new form to download from the ISMTA website to complete.  Go to Student Programs/AIM and scroll down to Repertoire Substitution Request and Level 12 Program Approval. 

Repertoire Substitution Request Deadline:  January 15, 2023  
Email list to Stephanie Myers at

Student Enrollment Deadline:  February 18, 2023
Send enrollment form with fees to Jea Yi.  Also send enrollment form to Patricia Jeske. Repertoire Lists should be emailed to Patricia Jeske.

Repertoire ChangesDeadline for Levels 1 – 11:  March 11, 2023
Email to Patricia Jeske.

Theory Examinations for Levels 3 – 12:  March 19, 2023
Location:  The Music Academy in Rockford

 Performance Examinations:  April 23, 2023
Location: The Music Academy in Rockford
(Levels 1A, B, C, & 2 students take the entire exam)
(Levels 3 – 12 students are examined only on technique & repertoire)

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