Piano students of all levels of advancement and ages may participate.
Procedure: Upload one video (or 2-3 shorter videos if necessary) onto YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, or another platform (select private or unlisted if desired), and include the video link(s) in your online entry. It is also possible to send the video via e-mail using google drive, drop box, or another cloud storage service. The recording may be made using a smart phone or tablet as long as the audio is clear.
The video should include the following:
1) Performance Category: perform from memory three compositions (see repertoire requirements below).
2) Keyboard Theory and Technic: perform the suggested KT&T (see KT&T requirements) for your appropriate level of advancement. It is possible to repeat Skill Sets in subsequent years, or even return to previous Skill Sets.
Videos may be submitted at any time between January 1, 2019-April 30, 2019. Video performances will be evaluated by one of the members of the adjudication panel as determined by the festival chair. The adjudicator will provide written and/or video commentary evaluations which will be e-mailed along with the Award Certificate approximately 4 weeks following receipt of entry submission and entry fee. NO VIDEOS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MAY 1, 2019. No videos will be accepted between May 2 - December 31.
Additionally, on May 30, a Grand Prize Winner and 2 Alternate Winners will be selected by the adjudication panel:
Grand Prize: Medallion Award plus a masterclass performance opportunity in New York City, October/November plus a scholarship award of $400 used to assist with travel expenses to New York City.
1st Alternate: Medallion Award. In the event that the Grand Prize Winner is unable to participate in the masterclass performance opportunity in New York City, the 1st alternate winner will be offered this performance opportunity.
2nd Alternate: Medallion Award. In the event that both the Grand Prize Winner and 1st Alternate are unable to participate in the masterclass performance opportunity in New York City, the 2nd alternate winner will be offered this performance opportunity.
Repertoire: The three compositions must represent three of the following five style periods of music:
Repertoire time limit: No minimum requirement; no maximum however, if the repertoire on video exceeds 30 minutes, only the first 30 minutes will be evaluated. Consider omission of repeats, or selecting only 1 or 2 movements of sonatas/sonatinas.
ONLY ORIGINAL PIANO PIECES ARE ACCEPTABLE. Folk songs, children's songs, hymn arrangements, New Age music, simplified arrangements, pop music, Broadway, or abbreviated versions of more difficult literature are not acceptable. Transcriptions of popular or New Age music are not acceptable, however concert transcriptions such as Liszt transcriptions of Bach organ works or Schubert Lieder are acceptable. If in doubt, contact us.
Keyboard Theory and Technic Requirements