2017 Carnegie Audition Info coming soon….


DATE:  Saturday, April 9, 2016
LOCATION: Carnegie Hall, New York
TIME: 7:30 p.m.

AUDITION DATE:   Sunday, February 7, 2016
LOCATION: Rock Hall, Temple University
SNOW DATE:  Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Jacobs Music, Philadelphia

AUDITION FEE: $45.00 per student

INSTRUCTIONS: Teachers must be PhMTA members or pay a $50.00 teacher registration fee.

  1. Each teacher may submit three (3) entrants who may perform a solo, concerto or in an ensemble but students may only enter one category, from intermediate through collegiate level. Examples of Intermediate piano literature are Kuhlau: Op. 20, Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words, Grieg: Lyrical Pieces. Soloists will play one piece by memory from any period of the classical literature. The repertoire must consist of original compositions; simplified arrangements and transcriptions are not acceptable. Orchestral tutti in concerti must be minimized. Duets and ensemble pieces may be performed with music.
  2. Time limits are as follows: for Intermediate level solos: 5 minutes; for Advanced level solos: 8 minutes; for concertos and ensembles: 12 minutes.
  3. The teacher is responsible for mailing the fully completed registration forms found on our website, one form for each student entered, with a check covering $45.00 per student and the teacher fee, if applicable, to Dr. Michael Sheadel, 239 W. Winona Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144 by January 15, 2016. Please write one check covering all fees made out to PhMTA. No phone applications will be accepted. SEND A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED BUSINESS ENVELOPE for the judges’ comments and results. The judges’ decisions will be final.
  4. We recommend that teachers inform students about basic stage etiquette. Dress for the audition is informal but neat. Students must provide music for judges. No Xerox copies permitted.

Those students who were selected for performance in Carnegie Hall will be notified.

For those qualified students who were not selected to perform at Carnegie Hall there will be an Honors Recital at Rock Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Carnegie Hall Recital Hall Concert: Saturday, April 9, 2016. Fee: $30.00 per student

HONORS RECITAL: Rock Hall, Temple University, Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:p.m. Fee: $20.00 per student.

QUESTIONS? Michael Sheadel  215-888-6348 sheadelpf@gmail.com