Performance Competition

 

Solo Performance Competition 2021

 

SOLO PERFORMANCE COMPETITIONS (Coordinating Chairperson: Arnel Montgomery) are held in four categories based on age levels. Students must perform both solo pieces from memory.  Monetary awards and certificates are given to 1st and 2nd  place winners.  The First place winner 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).

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

NOTE: In case in person auditions are not possible, participants will be asked to provide a video performance by April 1, 2021.

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, dates 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.

Only one entrant per level per teacher will be allowed.  Age is determined by January 1 of the competition year.

Teachers of winning solo 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

Solo Performance Competition Application 2020

Solo Snippets PDF

Send completed applications for performance competitions to individual chairpersons listed below.

Early Elementary (up to age 9) PYCO School of Music, Room 200, Saturday, April 17, 2021

Alice Moliche / 561-568-2905 / inwonderland7@gmail.com

Certificates and monetary awards:  ($25, $15) Entry Fee $15

The Bright Sky by Cornelius Gurlitt

Journey Through the Classics, Book 2 (Late Elementary), Hal Leonard Piano Repertoire

Ecossaise in G, WoO 23 by Beethoven

Any Standard Edition

Elementary (up to age 11) PYCO School of Music Room 203, Saturday, April 10, 2021

Anne Lin / 412-580-1010 / ddmielke@yahoo.com

Certificates and monetary awards: ($50, $25) Entry Fee $15

Prelude in C BWV 846 by J. S. Bach

Any Standard Edition

Spinning Song by A. Ellmenreich

Any Standard Edition

 

Early Intermediate (up to age 13) PYCO School of Music Room 203, Saturday, April 10, 2021

Andrea Doyle / 412-881-8603 / addoyle21@verizon.net

Certificates and monetary awards: ($50, $25) Entry Fee $15

“Harlequin Waltz”,  Op. 8. No. 8 by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee

Modern Miniatures for Piano Solo, VOLUME 2, by Goolkasian Rahbee, edited, Helen Marlais, and can be ordered directly from FJH Music.

Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, maman" Theme and Variations 1-5 by Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach

(NO repeats)

Available on IMSLP

 

 

Intermediate (up to age 15) PYCO School of Music Recital Hall, Saturday, April 17, 2021

Jing-I Jang / 412-695-1122 / jingijang@gmail.com

Certificates and monetary awards: ($75, $35) Entry Fee $20

Piano Sonata No. 25, Op. 79, in G Major, Vivace (Mov. III) by  Beethoven

(Take all repeats)

Any Standard Edition

Prelude in F Major, Op. 28, No. 23 by Chopin

Any Standard Edition

Board Meetings

PPTA Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month @9:30am and are open to all members to attend; check back for location of board meetings as they will be in several different locations.

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