Piano Ensemble Division



 

 

Sofya Kitenberg, Chairperson

 

Application form in Word Format

 

 

Participation Fees per Performer:

 

Code [1PE] 

Application & Preliminary Round:

$40.00

       [2PE]

Late Application Fee:

$70.00

 

Semi-Final Round:

$50.00*

 

Recital-Final Round:

$50.00*

 

Mandatory Ticket Fee:

$75.00 

* Only one fee is paid (if chosen for Semi-Finals, then Finals fee is not collected)

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 and recording deadline:

Post Marked

TBA

Late Application and recording deadline:

Post Marked

TBA

Semi Final Round:

Mi La's Debut Music School

TBA

Recital Final Round:

Mi La's Debut Music School

TBA

All Divisions of this Competition will have Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners.  Judges reserve the right not to award any prizes.

The Preliminary Round: Contestants must submit a video recording of their ensemble in electronic format via YouTube ONLY accompanied by a completed Downloadable Preliminary Round Adjudication Sheet (which could be found on our website under Adjudication forms). Recordings must have clear sound quality and be free of any extraneous sounds, ie. Metronome, snapping, clapping, clicking, singing and any other background noises.  Recordings containing above mentioned sounds will be immediately disqualified.

These can be sent to ypcnjoffice@gmail.com.  The electronic entry must be accompanied by a copy of the working score of the piece, which could either be mailed with the Competition Application and the Application Fee or submitted electronically in PDF format.  Recordings that are not properly accompanied with the contestant's name, age, composer, and the name of the ensemble work (no., key, op. etc.) will not be adjudicated.

Judges from the Preliminary Round will make their selections of contestants for the Semi Final Round and for the Recital Final Round.

Semi Final Round: Contestants will perform in a live round in front of judges and audience.  Contestants must bring original score and 2 extra copies for the judges.

Judges from the Semi Final Round will make their selections of contestants for the Recital Final Round.

Recital Final Round: Contestants will perform in front of judges and audience in a formal recital setting.  Contestants must bring an original score and one copy for the judges. During this round, the Judges will use a numerical ranking system. There will be no written comments during this round.

Judges will make their selections of the winners, and the results will be announced immediately following the Recital Final Round.

 

One-Piano Ensemble Competition

(2 or more performers)

 

 

Preliminary Adjudication Form Word Format   Semi-Finals Adjudication Form Word Format  

 

Requirements: One original or classical adaptation for one piano.  If the piece exceeds 2 pages, a score can be used for the recording and the auditions.

 

Please exclude Robert Volkmann's "The Russians are Coming" from your repertoire selection.

 

The students in this category will be grouped according to age:

 

1.

One Piano Ensemble I

[1PE I]

9 years of age and under

2

One Piano Ensemble II

[1PE II]

10 - 13 years of age

3.

One Piano Ensemble III

[1PE III]

14 - 18 years of age

 

Two-Pianos Ensemble Competition

(2 or more performers)

 

Preliminary Adjudication Form Word Format    Semi-Finals Adjudication Form Word Format

 

Requirements: One original or classical adaptation for two pianos.  If the piece exceeds 2 pages, a score can be used for the recording and the auditions.

 

The students in this category will be grouped according to age:

 

1.

Two Piano Ensemble I

[2PE I]

9 years of age and under

2

Two Piano Ensemble II

[2PE II]

10 - 13 years of age

3.

Two Piano Ensemble III

[2PE III]

14 - 18 years of age

 

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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