AIM Exam Information
When & Where
Theory Exams are held in November and Performance Exams are held in March. Examinations are conducted at Aurora University in Aurora, IL. Exams will take place in the following buildings on campus:
Institute for Collaboration and Crimi Auditorium (#17 on map)
1347 Prairie St.
Roger and Marilyn Parolini Music Center (#23 on map)
1330 Marseillaise Pl.
Hill Welcome Center and Ethel Tapper Recital hall (#15 on map)
347 S. Gladstone
You can download maps of the campus and buildings with the links to the left.
Currently, the entry fee for each exam is $16.00. The students pay all fees to the teacher, who then writes one check to "WVMTA". All entry fees are non-refundable.
Level 1A, 1B, 1C
The AIM Syllabus at these levels is designed for early elementary or transfer piano students who are new to the AiM program. The curriculum for each level includes theory, technique, sight reading, and performance repertoire in one comprehensive examination. Examinations are held in a comfortable setting, and care is taken that students have a positive experience. Students and teachers receive written comments from an adjudicator. A merit pin and a certificate are awarded upon successful completion of a level.
AIM Theory Examinations (Level 2 - 12)
The AIM Syllabus includes a progressive theory curriculum designed for elementary through pre-collegiate students. Each level includes a curriculum for piano proficiency skills, aural skills, and music theory fundamentals. During the AIM Theory Examination, a student takes a series of three short tests, including piano proficiency skills, aural skills, and written theory knowledge. Students and teachers receive written comments from an adjudicator. A merit pin is awarded upon successful completion of a level.
AIM Piano Performance Examinations (Level 2 - 12)
The AIM Syllabus includes repertoire lists for elementary through pre-collegiate piano students. Each level also includes specific technique requirements. Prior to enrolling in the AIM Performance Examination, a student must successfully complete the corresponding level of the AIM Theory Examination. Students and teachers receive a written evaluation from an adjudicator. Students also receive a certificate of merit for successfully completing all of the AIM requirements in theory and performance for the level.