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Piano Arts Competition

Saturday, April 5, 2014

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The Piano Arts Competition is an annual event for High School and Middle School pianists with scholarship offers and prizes for piano performance. 1st place Winners are invited to perform in a public recital to be held on May 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Cadek Recital Hall.

Eligibility

  • Middle School piano students in grades 6-8.
  • High School piano students in grades 9-12.
  • 1st Prize Winners of the previous year may not compete in the same category.

Repertoire

  • Middle School students will perform a program of at least two works for solo piano of contrasting styles, not to exceed 15 minutes duration. Memorization is required. Popular music selections are not appropriate.
  • High School students will perform a program of at least two works for solo piano of contrasting styles, not to exceed 20 minutes duration. Memorization is required. Popular music selections are not appropriate.

Prizes

Category First Prize Second Prize Third Prize
Middle School Category (grades 6-8) $75.00 $50.00 $25.00
High School Category (grades 9-12) $100.00 $75.00 $50.00

The Jury reserves the right to not award any or all of the prizes.

Admission Audition

Graduating seniors may use this competition as Entrance Audition into UTC Music Department

Scholarships

Graduating seniors who plan to attend UTC are additionally eligible for scholarship awards, including the prestigious Arthur Rivituso Memorial Scholarship of $2000.00 per year.

Entrance Fee

  • Middle School Category (grades 6-8) - $20.00.
  • High School Category (grades 9-12) - $25.00.

Please make checks payable to UTC Department of Music.

Jury

The jury will include faculty from UTC Music Department. In the event that a jury member is related to or has taught a contestant, that member will recuse himself/herself from voting on said contestant.

Application

Download the printable mail-in form.

All applications and checks must be received in the UTC Music Dept. office by 4:30 PM on March 7, 2014. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Questions

Call Dr. Tsai at 423-425-4330 or e-mail Sin-Hsing-Tsai@utc.edu

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