Performance Competition


Solo Performance Competition 2020



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.

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 /

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 201, Saturday April 11, 2020

Alice Molicki / 561-568-2905 /

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

A Little Song by Kabalevsky


The Merry Farmer by Schumann

Both pieces found in Piano Literature Volume 1, complied by Bastien 
or Any Standard Edition

Elementary (up to age 11) PYCO School of Music Room 201, Saturday April 4, 2020

Anne Lin / 412-580-1010 /

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

Emporia Blues by Kevin Olson
FJH Music Company Inc.

Minuet and Trio, K.1 by W. A. Mozart

Any Standard Edition

Early Intermediate (up to age 13) PYCO School of Music Room 203, Saturday April 4, 2020

Andrea Doyle / 412-881-8603 /

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

Penta Metrics, Mvt. 1 “Brightly” by Libby Larsen
Found online published by Oxford University Press and

distributed by C. F. Peters
*Contact Volkwein’s and PYCO Music Store to order*



Bagatelle Op. 33, No. 3 by Beethoven (Take all repeats)

Any Standard Edition, or on line at IMSLP



Intermediate (up to age 15) PYCO School of Music Recital Hall, Saturday April 11, 2020

Jing-I Jang / 412-695-1122 /

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

Piano Sonata KV. 545, Mvt. 3 (Rond0) by W. A. Mozart (No Repeats)

Any Standard Edition


Songs Without Words Op. 67, No. 2 by F. Mendelssohn

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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