Location: Steinway Piano Gallery
Students of member teachers: $40. Students of non-member teachers: $80 plus $50 non-member teacher fee
Student may receive one or more of the following: cash awards, trophies (1st place winners only), performing in Winners’ Recital
The purpose of this contest is to recognize and encourage talented young musicians by providing a competition setting to showcase outstanding performance and encourage pursuit of further music study. This competition is open to pianists, singers and instrumentalists.
This is a grade level contest and is open to students in 6th through 8th grade, or maximum age 14 (age determined as of March 11th). Students must enter at their grade level (cannot enter above or below grade level).
- Once repertoire lists have been submitted no omissions or substitutions are allowed.
- The program is at the discretion of the entrant, but MUST include at least two pieces from different style periods. If more than two pieces, it must be within the time limit. One piece MUST be from the Baroque or Classical periods.
- Questions about the suitability of repertoire should be addressed to the Repertoire Committee.
- 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.
- Concerto Performances are not permitted.
- Singers and Instrumentalists may consult the UIL Class I Solo list.
- No changes or additions to the submitted repertoire are allowed.
- The allowed performance time is 12 minutes.
- A program may exceed this length but the performer will be stopped without penalization
- Student chooses order of the pieces performed. Repeats are left to the discretion of entrant.
- Music must be memorized.
AT THE CONTEST
- Students must provide original music for the judge or they will automatically be disqualified.
- Number the first measure of each new line of the music.
- All pieces MUST be memorized.
- The schedule is randomized for each grade level contest, so requests for time changes are not accepted.
- If a contestant cannot attend, the chair should be notified in advance.
- If any division or grade level of a contest has five or fewer entries, the judge may (but is not obliged to) withhold one or more possible awards. However, the total number of awards cannot exceed the number of contestants.
- Judges may declare there is no winner and the decision of the judges is final.
- The contest is an open event allowing an audience.
- Cash awards will be given to first and second place. Honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the judges. No ties are permitted for cash prizes.
- First and second place winners are eligible to play on Winner’s Recital.
- All parts of the application must be completed by the deadline.
- Registration should be completed by midnight on the day of the deadline. There is a two-day grace period after the deadline with a $15.00 late fee; the treasurer will bill you the late fee.
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