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The ARTS Music Opportunities

Frequently Asked

  • Who is The ARTS Music Opportunities (TAMO)?

    We provide music education enrichment for students and their directors through clinics, masterclasses, performance festivals, and competitions, support professional training for music educators, and award excellence through music education achievement.

    We work to obtain funding through grants and other resources to support and promote music education projects and programs, while encouraging music advocacy in schools and communities.

  • How many years has The ARTS Music Opportunities been in business?

    Established in 2023, The ARTS Music Opportunities is a registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit in the State of Texas.

  • What can I expect from one of your performance festivals?

    Your group will be evaluated by a panel of expert adjudicators who are highly respected in their field. Festivals include trophies, recordings, and acknowledgment of outstanding performance. Competitive, non-competitive, and professional recording-only performances, as well as post-performance clinic options are available.

  • What type of venues do you offer for your performance festivals?

    We offer performances in state-of-the-art concert halls, high school performing arts centers, and performances in theme parks (or similar).

  • What is your performance festival refund policy?

    Payment Terms and Conditions:

    Registration Fees - non-refundable and due within 30 days of your registration invoice.
    Performance slots are not secured until registration fees are received.

    Performance Fees – must be received a minimum of 30 days before the festival or event date.
    The ARTS Music Opportunities has the right to change your performance date and time or cancel your ensemble if all fees are not received by the due dates.

    Cancellation Terms and Conditions:

    Registration fees - non-refundable
    Cancellation up to 60 days before the event - refund 75% of performance fees
    Cancellation up to 30 days before the event - refund 50% of Performance fees
    Cancellation up to 7 days before the event - refund of 25% of Performance fees
    Cancellation within 7 days of the event - no refund of performance fees
    Cancellation with no fees paid – the customer is liable for all fees.
    Cancellation Carry-Over Option - 100% of your paid registration and performance fees may be carried over to be used for an event the following year.

    All cancellation refunds will be distributed after the last festival or event of the season.

  • What is the Performance of Achievement competition?

    Performance of Achievement is a honor recording competition. It recognizes and awards outstanding performances from exceptional music programs throughout the United States.

  • What is Edu-Enrichment?

    Our Edu-Enrichment Services provide resources to improve your music program. Whether needing professional recording services, a clinician to help prepare your group, train your student leadership team, or provide customized teacher in-services, The ARTS Edu-Enrichment Service connects you with experts in performing arts education.

  • What is the purpose of your awards program?

    We are passionate about promoting the advancement of music education through the performing arts, recognizing those individuals who are instrumental in supporting our mission.

  • How many senior students are awarded annually through The ARTS Music Scholarship Program?

    The number of scholarships awarded each year depends on proceeds generated by the Performance of Achievement competition entrants.

  • My Customer Login does not allow me access. What do I do?

    Contact us immediately via email or phone. Sending us a screenshot can help us resolve the issue more quickly.

  • I forgot my Customer Login information. What do I do?

    You can easily reset your password on your own or contact us. We are happy to reset your password for you.

  • What is TAMO method of billing and accepting payments?

    All invoices for Performance Festivals and Edu-Enrichment Services are emailed to the group leader.

    You can pay directly online from the invoice.

    If paying by check make payable and mail to:
    The ARTS Music Opportunities
    101 E Dominion Dr Suite B
    Harlingen, TX 78550

    *Be sure to include a copy of your invoice, as well as the name of your group/school and invoice number on the check.

  • What are TAMO additional processing fees and charges?

    Additional Charges:
    $35 NSF charge on all returned checks
    $35 auto-pay declined credit card or ACH payments
    $5 Credit/Debit Card phoned-in payments to the office plus additional 3.5% processing fee per transaction
    Electronic Invoice Credit/Debit Cards Payments - 2.99% processing fee per transaction
    Electronic Invoice ACH Payments - 1% processing fee per transaction
    Swiped Payments - 2.5% processing fee per transaction