Piano Festival 2013
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It is a pleasure to invite you to the 42nd Annual USU Piano Festival on Saturday April 20, 2013 in the Chase Fine Arts Center. The festival will feature the Music Carnival, performance adjudications, and the USU Piano Festival Competition.
We will offer 18 different competitions this year. Specific details about each competition is included on an additional page. All students, including previous winners, may enter one or more of the competitions as long as they meet the age and repertoire requirements and play a different piece in each competition entered. All competition participants should be prepared to play in the morning as well as in the afternoon, if scheduling requires this. This year the Method Book Artist will have only two divisions, ages 9 and under and ages 10-13. Students must play any two memorized pieces in a method book. A composer such as Schumann may be used as long as the piece is in a method book. Contestants must bring the method book(s) to show eligibility. The Mini Artist Competition will be divided into three divisions: ages 9 and under, ages 10-13, and ages 14-18. The entry fee for all competitions will be $20 each.
Students who choose NOT to compete can perform before a festival adjudicator and receive written comments. One or two pieces may be played in the non-competition division, not to exceed 6 minutes playing time. The fee for non-competition adjudication is $15.
The Festival fee entitles each student and his/her teacher to attend all events, including the Piano Festival Competitions & Finals, any adjudicated performances, and the Music Carnival.
Special requests for non-competition students, (schedule before noon, after 1 p.m., etc.) will result in an additional $5 fee. If the festival is unable to honor a special request, the $5 special request fee will be refunded. Applications with special requests that do not have the appropriate fee included will not be processed. Because of the many divisions in the Piano Festival Competitions, special requests will not be accepted for competition students.
Register by completing and returning the appropriate application form postmarked by March 20, 2013. Please note that there are separate forms for non-competition students, and both forms are included in this mailing. In addition, forms and information are available online at www.usu.edu/ycpiano. A complete schedule of the day's activities will be sent to teachers at a later date, and teachers are asked to share schedule information with their students. Please make checks payable to USU PIANO FESTIVAL and send the completed application forms to:
USU Piano Festival
4015 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4015
We hope you will join us this spring for a special day of music making and fun at the 42nd Annual USU piano festival. Please do not hesitate to call our Youth Conservatory office at (435) 797-3018 should you require additional information. You are also welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. See you soon!
42ND ANNUAL USU PIANO FESTIVAL & COMPETITION
ALL AGES ARE DETERMINED BY STUDENT'S AGE ON MARCH 20, 2013
A student may enter as many competitions as he likes, as long as a different piece is played in each competition. PREVIOUS WINNERS MAY ENTER AGAIN.
METHOD BOOK ARTIST- entry fee $20 (Any two memorized pieces from a method book. A piece by Schumann or Bartok, for example, WOULD be allowed as long as contestants bring the method book to show eligibility)
1. Ages 9 and under 2. Ages 10-13
MINI ARTIST- entry fee $20 (One piece under 2 minutes in duration. No cuts allowed)
3. Ages 9 and under 4. Ages 10-13 5. Ages 14-18
SONATINA-entry fee $20 (One or more movements from any sonatina, any period)
6. Ages 9 and under 7. Ages 10-13
JUNIOR ARTIST-entry fee $20 (Any piece, any length)
8. Ages 11 and under
BAROQUE / CLASSIC SOLO- entry fee $20 (One piece from either the Baroque or Classic Period)
9. Ages 14 and under 10. Ages 15-18
ROMANTIC SOLO- entry fee $20 (One piece from the romantic period)
11. Ages 14 and under 12. Ages 15-18
IMPRESSIONIST/ 20TH CENTURY SOLO- entry fee $20 (One piece in the Impressionist or 20th Century style-POP, JAZZ, OR ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS ALLOWED)
13. Ages 14 and under 14. Ages 15-18
ALL PERIODS SOLO-entry fee $20 (One piece, any period)
15. Ages 14 and under 16. Ages 15-18
CONCERTO DIVISION- fee $20 (One movement from a concerto, no accompaniment)
17. Ages 14 and under 18. Ages 15-18
A first prize of $50 to $100 will be awarded in Divisions 8 through 18 depending on enrollment 2nd and 3rd prizes will also be based on enrollment..
Prizes of $40-$50 will be awarded to top performers in Method Book Artist 1 and 2 and
Mini Artist 3, 4, 5 and Sonatina 6 and 7