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Performance Competition

Duet Performance Competition – 2020

DUET PERFORMANCE COMPETITIONS (Coordinating Chairperson: Arnel Montgomery) are held in three categories based on age levels: ELEMENTARY (up to age 9), INTERMEDIATE (up to age 14), and ADVANCED (up to age 19*).  *Not yet graduated from High School.

 

Duet teams may perform both pieces from memory, however the use of the score is recommended.  Monetary awards and certificates are given to 1st and 2nd place winners.  The First place duet team in each level performs both pieces at the May general meeting.  The First place winner in each level may compete again in the same level (based on the age criterion) or move to a higher level (again based on the age criterion). Age level is determined by the older partner as of January 1 of the competition year. If the score is used, page turns must be done by the performers or a page turner (not a parent or teacher).

Deadline for applications in all levels is a postmark date of February 15. There will be NO exceptions.

Many of this year’s pieces are available online. Teachers who take advantage of this service are expected to purchase the scores as a good example for our students.

Teachers (not parents or students) must submit the applications, which are available on the website or at the general meetings.  See individual descriptions below for required pieces, specific contact person for each level, date and location of competition, fees, and award amounts. All fees are non-refundable.

Audition times are specific and final the day of the event and latecomers cannot be accommodated.

An unlimited number of entries per teacher(s) is allowed up to ten teams total per level.  Duet partners may come from different PPTA members.

Teachers of winning duet students will be notified by email. The judges’ decision is final and may not be challenged by teacher, entrants, parents or guardians.

REMINDER:  A teacher must be a paid member of PPTA by September 1, prior to the date of the competition.  The students must have worked solely with the PPTA member on all pieces performed or submitted for the competition.

Coordinating Chairperson: Arnel Montgomery / 412-860-7093 or 412-795-7947  / ilovethepiano2003@yahoo.com

Duet-Application-2020

Duet Snippets PDF

 

ELEMENTARY (up to age 10) PYCO School of Music Room 203, Saturday April 11, 2020

Arnel Montgomery/ 412-860-7093  / ilovethepiano2003@yahoo.com

Certificates and monetary awards: (per team $50, $30) Entry Fee $30 per team

Tarantella Brillante by Catherine Rollin

Dances for Two Book 1 Published by Alfred

 

Promenade from Five Images by Norman Dello Joio

Published by Edward B. Marks Music

 

INTERMEDIATE (up to age 14) PYCO School of Music Room 203, Saturday April 11, 2020

Arnel Montgomery/ 412-860-7093  / ilovethepiano2003@yahoo.com

Certificates and monetary awards: (per team $100, $50,) Entry Fee $30 per team

Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson

Grand Duets for Piano: Players’ Choice! Published by Alfred

 

The Dancing Sergeant from Five Images by Norman Dello Joio

Published by Edward B. Marks Music

 

ADVANCED (up to age 19*) PYCO School of Music Recital Hall, Saturday April 4, 2020
               * Not yet graduated from High School

Arnel Montgomery/ 412-860-7093  / ilovethepiano2003@yahoo.com

Certificates and monetary awards: (per team $200, 100) Entry Fee $40 per team

Prelude No. 3 by George Gershwin

Preludes Alfred Classic Edition published by Alfred Music

 

Spanish Dances Op. 12, No. 5 (Bolero) by Moszkowski

Any standard edition