Location: UT-Austin, Butler School of Music
Students of member teachers: $16. Students of non-member teachers: $32 plus $50 non-member teacher fee
Student receives: Critique, Certificate & Ribbon
- Entrants must play one piece from the Romantic Era (1830-1910) and one piece from the Contemporary Era (1900-present).
- Students are encouraged to choose from standard repertoire; however, this is not a requirement. See Rule 6 below.
- Transitional composers may be listed in more than one period and may be used for either era at the discretion of the teacher. Please check the composer’s list. Students should not use the same composer for both pieces.
- Contact the Repertoire Committee. prior to registration regarding any composers who are not on the list to confirm the era. The composers list is a guide and does not include ALL composers in each era.
- Pieces by current pedagogical composers (Alfred, Faber, Gillock, Rollins, etc.) in the style of the Romantic and Contemporary eras may be substituted for standard repertoire. Such compositions are usually published after 1950 and identified as literature intended for students.
- These works (i.e. # 6 above) may be used for the Romantic Era if they demonstrate common-practice tonality and for the Contemporary Era if they are written in a contemporary idiom.
- The Contemporary selection should NOT be a jazz, pop or rock piece, unless it is a composer listed under this era on our composers list or approved prior to registration.
- Arrangements and simplifications are NOT allowed except for transcriptions of literature of the same period. Example: Liszt’s arrangements of music by other nineteenth-century composers.
- Transcriptions or arrangements of literature by later composers will be considered as compositions belonging to the style period of the transcriber or arranger.For example, Charles Gounod’s Ave Maria (based on Bach’s Prelude in C major) is a Romantic, not a Baroque composition.
- Pieces using unconventional performance techniques, such as plucking, hitting, or strumming the strings inside the piano; tapping on the case or soundboard with knuckles or other object, etc. must be approved by the Student Events Chair prior to registration, as this depends on what the facility allows.
- Compositions for prepared piano, i.e. that involve the use of foreign objects attached to the strings or other parts of the action, are not allowed due to contract limitations with facilities.
- Pianists, vocalists and instrumentalists are eligible to enter.
SCREENING OF REPERTOIRE
- The festival chair in consultation with the Repertoire Committee will screen the repertoire entries.
- Please consult the Repertoire Committee. if you have any questions about your repertoire choices.
AT THE FESTIVAL
- Students must provide original music for the judge or they will automatically receive a “no rating”.
- Number the first measure of each new line of music.
- Both pieces MUST be memorized.
MUSICIANSHIP REQUIREMENT FOR THIS FESTIVAL
- Students must fulfill the Musicianship Requirements . Review this Musicianship Requirements document carefully. Be prepared to input the musicianship levels at the time of registration.
- Levels are indicated on the critique sheet as chosen during online registration. (Example: 1-A, 2-B, 3-D, etc.)
- The judge is to drop the final performance rating one degree (S to S-, S- to E+, etc.) if the requirement is performed unacceptably. Unacceptable can mean wrong notes, poor fingering, lack of pulse, or only one scale played.
- If an entrant chooses to omit the requirement, the final performance rating may not exceed E+.
- Teachers are responsible for registering their student eligible for honors recital 5 online.
- Check the Honors Recital section for dates, deadlines and chairs under the recitals section.
- There is no cost for honors recitals, but there is a two-day grace period after the deadline with a late fee of $15.00 and the treasurer will bill you.
- Preference for early or late concerts may be selected, but cannot be guaranteed.
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