Solo Division

 



 

Yelena Mamonova, Chairperson

Application Form in Word Format 

Preliminary Adjudication Form Word Format   

Final Round Adjudication Form Word Format

 

DATES: 

Application deadline:

(Postmarked by)

April 5, 2019

Preliminary Round:

if by YouTube

April 29, 2019

Preliminary Round Schedule:

Posted by:

April 24, 2019

Preliminary Round:

RVCC

May 4 or 5, 2019

Final Round Schedule:

Posted by:

May 10, 2019

Final Round:

RVCC

May 18 or 19, 2019

Winners Recital:

Weill Recital Hall

June 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM

 

PARTICIPATION FEES:

Code [S]

Application Fee & Preliminary Round:

$60.00

 

 OR Compete for both rounds in one day:

$120.00

 

Late fee: (if sent 5 days after the deadline)

$30.00

 

Final Round:

$60.00

 

Winner s Recital:

$150.00 (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.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

This Competition will consist of either two live rounds of auditions or an option to submit a YouTube* recording (no other format will be accepted) for the Preliminary Round. If a contestant prefers to audition live, it is also possible to compete in one day for both rounds**.

* A contestant can compete in the Preliminary Round by a YouTube Video if there is a time conflict or travel time and distance concern. No other format of recording will be accepted.

** A contestant can choose to compete in both rounds in one day (choosing either the date of the Preliminary Round or the Final Round). If you choose this option, please indicate this on our competition application (next to your division choice). A fee for both rounds must be submitted at the time of the application, along with the postage fee. The results will only be announced after the Final Round is completed.

 

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS:

A program of two STYLISTICALLY CONTRASTING works. These works must be original compositions and should be memorized. Pieces from method books will not be accepted. (No repertoire changes are permitted between rounds).

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

If auditioning live: ONLY ONE PIECE from either Classical or Baroque Period. Classical work must be either a Sonata, Sonatina, Rondo, or Variation form. (Please exclude Beethoven’s Fur Elise, the First Movement of the Moonlight Sonata, the Second Movement of the Pathetique Sonata, and Bagatelles, as well as the Mozart’s D Minor Fantasy and Rondo A la Turk). No slow movements of Classical Sonatas of Sonatinas will be allowed.

If auditioning VIA YouTube: ONLY ONE PIECE from either Classical or Baroque Period. Classical work must be a Sonata, Sonatina, Rondo, or Variation form. (Please exclude Beethoven’s Fur Elise, the First Movement of the Moonlight Sonata, the Second Movement of the Pathetique Sonata, and Bagatelles, as well as the Mozart’s D Minor Fantasy and Rondo A la Turk). There will be no written comments on the recording, just Passing or Not Passing Score.

RECORDING REQUIREMENTS: The video must have clear sound quality and be free of any extraneous sounds, ie. Metronome, snapping, clapping, clicking, tapping, singing, and any other background noises. Recordings containing above-mentioned sounds will be immediately disqualified.

The email with the YouTube video link must be accompanied by the following:

  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

FINAL ROUND FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

The final round must be in person. TWO PIECES either classical or baroque work (already performed in the preliminary Round) and a work of any other style.

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

 

PERFORMANCE TIME AND AWARDS:

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

Gold Winners will receive cash awards. All prizewinners will receive certificates and will be invited to perform at the Festival Recital held at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Please note: When planning your program, the Recital Piece cannot exceed 8 minutes.

If a contestant is a winner, and he/she chooses not to perform at the Winners’ Recital, the recital fee is nonrefundable, and the contestant will not receive his/hers award or certificate.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL MEMBERS:  TEACHERS AND INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

The applicant must list both pieces, even though for the preliminary round, the competitors are only required to perform one piece {either a Classical or a Baroque work}.  Incomplete applications cannot be processed, and a late fee will have to be paid.

An email with instructions will be sent before each round to either a teacher member or individual member.  These instructions must be read and followed VERY carefully. This information pertains to the repertoire requirements, copies of the scores, and fees.  Those who fail to comply with our instructions will be disqualified.

 

DIVISION CODES: [S]

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

    

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