DATE: Sunday, March 1, 2020
LOCATION: Rock Hall, Temple University
TIME: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
ENTRY DEADLINE February 1, 2020
ELIGIBILITY: Students ages 6 to 23 are invited to be heard in audition. This Festival is not just for the gifted, but for any student who is able to memorize 2 pieces. Each teacher is required to name two parent volunteers.
SOLO REPERTOIRE: Each student is to play 2 contrasting pieces by memory. On the intermediate level or above, pieces must be by composers from 2 different style periods. Pieces must be played in their original form, not simplified, arranged or shortened. Repeats should not be taken except for a Da Capo to end the piece in the tonic, or if the piece is a minute or less. IMPORTANT: please time pieces by minute and seconds; if each of 200 students is over by just one minute, this can result in long hours waiting.
ENSEMBLE: Same as solo, except pieces need not be memorized.
CONCERTO REPERTOIRE: Each student is to play only 1 mvt. of a standard concerto by memory.
AGE: Student’s age is as of the Festival date, March 1, 2020.
PROCEDURE: Each student will be heard by one judge. The public is invited to attend as space permits.
THEORY TEST: All students will have the option to take a theory test. Tests will be graded but will not affect the performance rating. Click here for theory test content
AWARDS: Each student will receive a written evaluation, a ribbon and certificate designated High Honors, Honors or Honorable Mention.
ALL FORMS ARE ONLINE AT: www.philamusicteachers.org
JUDGING FORMS: The teacher will fill out one judging form for each student.
ENTRANCE FEES: A NON-REFUNDABLE entry fee of $28.00 per student.
Be sure your students know they must provide music for the judge. Students who forget their music or use unauthorized photo-copies will receive an automatic rating of Honorable Mention.
AFTER THE FESTIVAL: Ribbons, certificates, and theory tests will be available immediately after the Festival for teachers to take home.