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Piano Solo Festival-March 12, 2016 (Grades 4-12)

Posted by Megan Gilles on February 6, 2016 at 9:00 PM

Piano Solo Festival

March 12, 2016

Grades 4-12

Totino Fine Arts Center

University of Northwestern-St. Paul

Saturday Schedule:

8AM-3:30PM

Preliminary Round

(individual times)

7:30PM

Honors Concert (finalists) in Nazareth Chapel

Awards Ceremony and reception in the Nazareth Great Room following the concert.

Preliminary Round: Performance schedules, including the time for each performer's individual prelimnary performance will be mailed to performers during the week of March 1, 2016.  Performance time for the preliminary round is limited as follows for each category entered:

Grades 4-6: 5 minutes maximum

Grades 7-9: 7 minutes maximum

Grades 10-12: 9 minutes maximum

Due to time constraints, some pieces may not be heard in their entirety during the prelimary round.  Participants may not plan their own cuts to accomodate the time allotment.

Registration: The official application form, with a non-refundable $22 entry fee, must be postmarked by February 22, 2016. 

Eligibility: The festival is open to all piano students, grades 4-12.

Categories:

Category 1 (grades 4-6)

Category 2 (grades 7-9)

Category 3 (grades 10-12)

Repertoire requirement: A solo work from the standard classical repertoire, a contest piece, or a standard gospel arrangement.  Classical repertoire must be original scores only, no arrangements.  Repeats may be omitted.  All music must be memorized.

Scores: Participants must present judges with a score of each piece to be performed.  Measures must be numbered.  No photocopies are accepted.

Previous Winners:  First Prize Winners must advance to the next age category.

Awards for each Category

First Prize: Category 1-$50

First Prize: Category 2-$75

First Prize-Category 3-$100


Second Prize: Categories 1, 2, and 3-Gift certificate for Schmitt Music

All participants will receive a scholarship voucher applicable to the summer Piano Institute held July 25-30, 2016.

For more information call Dr. Richard Lange at 651-631-5242

Make Check payable to University of Northwestern

Return application form with $22 entry fee to:

Piano Solo Festival

Dr. Richard Lange, F2332

University of Northwestern

30003 Snelling Avenue North

Roseville, MN 55113-1598

Piano Solo Applicant:

Name

Parent's Name(s)

Parent's Email

Address

City

State

Zip

Phone

Grade

Instructor

Phone

Instructor's Email

Instructor's Address

City

State

Zip

Performance Repertoire:

Composer

Composition

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