The Achievement in Music (AIM) program consists of an AIM Syllabus and AIM Festival sponsored by our SBAMTA Association. The AIM Syllabus is a curriculum outline, promoting a comprehensive approach to the teaching of music. Twelve different levels of achievement are outlined for four skill areas: repertoire, sightplaying, keyboard skills, and theory (both written & aural). The different levels provide the foundation for AIM Festivals. The syllabus can also be useful to an individual teacher or student who wants a sequenced, progressive outline for teaching or learning a particular skill area. AIM Festivals provide a musically well-rounded goal for each year’s study, as well as a written evaluation of a student’s performance skill and musical understanding. An award certificate and large medal add to the student's achievement.