TMTA World of Music Test

Entry forms are available on the SAMTA website or from the chair.

Location:  Home/Studio of Ginny Godsey
Entry deadline:  February 9, 2019
Fee: $11

CHAIR: Ginny Godsey
Test Date: March 30, 2019


  1. Any Student Affiliate member, grades 1-12 may participate.  No student may take a test for state grading at a level above his school grade.
  2. There are no theory requirements for participants, nor is participation in the World of Music Program a prerequisite for participation in any other SA activity.

Test Grade Levels and Study Materials

  1. Tests for grades 1-3 will be based on World of Music by Carolyn Jones Campbell and illustrated  by William L. Gillock.
  2. Tests for grades 4-12 will be based on The World of Music, A Music History Syllabus by Elinor L. Duff (copyright 1979, 1980 and 1981 by Texas Music Teachers Association).

Primary level (3 books)
First Grade Workbook
Second Grade Workbook
Third Grade Workbook

Level I (3 books)
IA (Grade 4):  Story Music
IB (Grade 5):  Composers of the 20th Century (Copland, Menotti & Gillock)
IC (Grade 6):  Clementi, Gershwin & The History of Music

Level II (3 books)
IIA (Grade 7):  Bach and Mozart
IIB (Grade 8):  Schumann and Bartok
IIC (Grade 9):  Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary Eras

Level III (3 books)
IIIA (Grade 10):  The Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary Eras in Europe
and America; Impressionism
IIIB (Grade 11):  Beethoven and Chopin
IIIC (Grade 12):  Form and Style; Brahms; Two 20th Century American Composers

Syllabi and sample tests are available from the TMTA office.