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Performance Competition

 Solo Performance Competitions – 2024


SOLO PERFORMANCE COMPETITIONS (Coordinating Chairperson: Arnel Montgomery) are held in four categories based on age levels. EARLY ELEMENTARY (up to age 9), Elementary (up to age 11), EARLY INTERMEDIATE (up to age 13) and INTERMEDIATE (up to age 15). Students must perform both solo pieces from memory. 


A First and Second place award will be given for each level. 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.

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 day of the competition.  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 2024

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 afternoon, April 20, 2024

Inna July/ 412-901-5114 /   

Certificates and monetary awards:  ($50, $40) Entry Fee $15

Sonatina in G (Allegretto) by Thomas Attwood
Faber Piano Literature Book 1 Published by Faber Piano Adventures



The Goldfish Pool by Carolyn Miller
Composer’s Choice Carolyn Miller

by Willis Music Company

OR Hal Leonard – Digital at Sheet Music Plus



Elementary (up to age 11) PYCO School of Music Room 200, Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2024


Raelene Bluhm / 724-687-7141 /


Certificates and monetary awards: ($75, $50) Entry Fee $15



German Dance in G Major by Franz Joseph Haydn (take all repeats)
Keys to Stylistic Mastery Book 1, Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield and Dennis Alexander Published by Alfred


Tonnerre sur les plaines (Thunder on The Plains) by Jennifer Linn
Les Petites Images, Late Elementary Level

Published by Hal Leonard




Early Intermediate (up to age 13) PYCO School of Music Room 203, Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2024

Andrea Doyle / 412-881-8603 /

Certificates and monetary awards: ($125, $75) Entry Fee $15


Two-Part Invention, Invention No. 4 in D minor, BWV 775 by J. S. Bach

Published by Alfred

Also available on IMSLP



Joc cu Bâtă (Stick Dance No. 1) from Rumanian Folk Dances Sz. 56 (1915)

 by Bela Bartok
Published by Alfred

Also available on IMSLP




Intermediate (up to age 15) PYCO School of Music Recital Hall, Saturday morningApril 20, 2024


Richard Pinkerton/ 412-841-3937/


Certificates and monetary awards: ($150, $100) Entry Fee $20



 Bagatelle in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 1 by Beethoven 
Any Standard Edition

Also available on IMSLP


Prelude Op. 12, No. 7 by Prokofiev 
Any Standard Edition

Also available on IMSLP

Also available on IMSLP

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