Solo Division



 

 

Yelena Mamonova, Chairperson

 

 

Application Form in Word Format

Application Form in PDF Format

 

Preliminary Adjudication Form Word Format   Final Round Adjudication Form Word Format

Preliminary Adjudication Form PDF Format     Final Round Adjudication Form PDF Format

 

Participation Fees

 

Code [S]

Application Fee & Preliminary Round:

$50.00

 

Final Round:

$50.00

 

Winner s Recital:

$130.00 (which includes 6 concert tickets)

   

$20.00 each additional ticket

 

Application Fees must be paid by a separate check, and should not include any MEMBERSHIP FEES. If paying application fees for several students, please indicate their names (this can be done on a separate note). Checks that include Membership fees will not be processed and will be returned.

Dates:

 

Application deadline:

(Post Marked by)

April 10, 2017

Preliminary Round:

if by DVD

April 15, 2017

Preliminary Round Schedule:

Posted by:

April 26, 2017

Preliminary Round:

RVCC

May 6 or 7, 2017

Final Round Schedule:

Posted by:

May 12, 2017

Final Round:

RVCC

May 20 or 21, 2017

Winners Recital:

Weill Recital Hall

June 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM

 

DIVISION CODES:

 

Code

Age

S-I

4 - 6

S-II-A

7

S-II-B

8

S-III-A

9

S-III-B

10

S-IV-A

11

S-IV-B

12

S-V-A

13

S-V-B

14

S-VI-A

15

S-VI-B

16

S-VII

17 - 18

 

Gold Winners will receive cash awards. All prizewinners will perform in a Festival Recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  Please note when planning your program, that the Recital Piece cannot exceed 8 minutes.  If a contestant is a winner, and he/she choses not to perform at the Winners’ Recital, recital fee is non refundable, and the contestant will not receive his/hers award or certificate.

 

This Competition will consist of two rounds of auditions.  In the case of a time conflict for the preliminary round, the Competition Committee will accept and review a video recording submitted in electronic format either via YouTube, Dropbox or Google Drive, accompanied by a completed Preliminary Round Adjudication Sheet (which could be found on our website under Adjudication forms) and a copy of the working score of the piece.  These can be sent to ypcnjoffice@gmail.com.  The recording and other required materials must be submitted to our office electronically one week prior to the Preliminary Round accompanied by a written reason for not attending live auditions. (YPCNJ will only excuse those students who have either academic obligations (i.e. SAT tests) or recitals. Other conflicts will not be accepted!).  In this case, the Recording must consist of both pieces.  The Preliminary Round recording will be viewed and adjudicated by one independent judge who is not a part of the Preliminary Live Round Adjudication Committee.

No time changes will be allowed in the schedule for ANY reasonIf student decided to audition live, he/she MUST be available the entire weekend.

 

Winners will be determined by the scores from the FINAL ROUND only.

 

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL MEMBERS:  TEACHERS OR INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

 

Applicant must list both pieces, even though for the preliminary round, the competitors are required to perform only one piece {either a Classical or a Baroque work}.  Incomplete applications will be returned unprocessed, and a late fee will have to be paid.

 

A letter of instructions is sent before each round to either a teacher member or individual member.  You must read the letter VERY carefully and follow the instructions, which are described in great detail.  This information pertains to the repertoire requirements and copies of the scores, etc.  Those who fail to comply with our instructions will be disqualified.

 

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS:

 

A program of two stylistically contrasting works. These works must be original compositions. Pieces from method books will not be accepted. (No repertoire changes are permitted between rounds)

 

Preliminary Round

ONLY ONE PIECE:

Either classical or baroque style. The Classical work must be either a Sonata, Sonatina, Rondo, or Variation form. (Please exclude Fur Elise, the First Movement of the Moonlight Sonata, the Second Movement of the Pathetique Sonata, and Bagatelles of Beethoven, as well as the D Minor Fantasy and A la Turk of Mozart). No slow movements of Classical Sonatas of Sonatinas will be allowed).

 

Final Round

TWO PIECES:

Either classical or baroque work (performed in preliminary Round)

Work of any other style.

 

Suggested Syllabus for Solo Division

(Minimum level of difficulty)

 

Group

Age and Time Limit

Repertoire

Composer

S-I

Age 4 - 6

Time: 5 minutes or less

Any selection from Anna Magdalena Note Book

Pieces, Op. 24

Bach

Kabalevsky

S-II

Age 7 - 8

Time: 5 minutes

Any Short Preludes

Sonatina Op. 36, #1 & 2

Album for the Young Op. 39 - Kamarinskaya, Polka, Waltz

Bach

Clementi

Tchaikovsky

S-III

Age 9 - 10

Time: 7 minutes

Any Two-Part Invention

Waltz in A minor & E minor, Op. 12

Polonaise in G minor (posthumous)

Bach

Grieg

Chopin

S-IV

Age 11 - 12

Time: 10 minutes

Sonata Op. 49, #1 & #2 (any movement)

Any two-part or three-part Invention

Song Without Words (F# minor, G minor)

Nocturne in C# minor (posthumous), E flat major, Op. 9, #2

Beethoven

Bach

Mendelssohn

Chopin

S-V

Age 13 - 14

Time: 12 minutes

Any three part Invention

Fast movement of any Sonata or Variations

Impromptu Op. 142, No. 2

Bach

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Schubert

S-VI

Age 15 - 16

Time: 15 minutes

Advanced Piano Repertoire★★

 

S-VII

Age 17-18

Time: 15 minutes

Advanced Piano Repertoire★★

 

 

        Choose just one movement from Sonata or a Sonatina.

★★     If playing from the Well Tempered Clavier (at any age), the complete Prelude & Fugue is required.

 

RECORDING Labeling Information

This information must be included in the E-mail which, will accompany the link to your recording

 

Each recording submitted to the competition must be labeled as follows:

 

  1. Performer's name, age and membership number (if applicable)
  2. Teacher's name and membership number
  3. Division name and code number
  4. Composition name, Opus numbers, key, etc.
  5. Composer's name
  6. Performance time

 

Improperly labeled recordings will not be accepted.

    

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