BCMTA HIGH SCHOOL PIANO COMPETITION

BCMTA HIGH SCHOOL PIANO COMPETITION

Auditions will be conducted before at least two competent judges, preferably not members of BCMTA.  The date of the auditions will be set each year by the BCMTA Executive Board.

APPLICATION:

BCMTA Competition Common Application CLICK HERE

 

TEACHERS:

Your studio must participate in Musicthon with a minimum fundraising of $400.00. Otherwise, you must contribute $75.00 to each competition your students enter.

 

DATES:

Please see the BCMTA Calendar for Dates and Deadlines

 

LOCATION:

Broward College – Davie Campus

 

 AWARDS:

First Place     – $500.00

Second Place -$300.00

Third  Place –  $200.00

Honorable Mention (one only) at the discretion of the judges. $50.00

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

1.  An entry fee of $40.00 must accompany the contestant’s application. One check per teacher shall cover all contestants within that studio.

2.  Contestants must currently be studying with a BCMTA  teacher and  must  have  been  studying  with that  teacher for at least six months.

3. The scholarship chairman will arrange a blind drawing for playing positions and students will be informed of their approximate playing times in advance. Any contestant not present at his/her performance time will be disqualified.

4. A student may not submit any piece previously performed in any other  BCMTA sponsored competition in the current year or previous years.

5.  Audition material shall consist of a program of solo literature covering at least 3 of the 5 major historical periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and 20th Century.  There will be no concertos and no repeats excepting those written  out with 1st and 2nd endings.  In the case of Avant-garde literature, the use of the score will be permitted. Composers’ classification will be determined per the MTNA composer’s classification list. This list can be found at http://www.mtna.org. Click on the competitions link and look for the composer’ classification link.

6.  Audition material shall consist of a solo program of 12 to 18 minutes.  Programs falling short of the 12 minute minimum requirement on the day of the performance will  be disqualified.  Programs longer than 18 minutes may be entered, but only 18 minutes will be adjudicated.

7. One copy of the score of each composition with measures numbered must be available for the judges.  Photocopies will not be accepted without prior permission.

8.  The winner of First Place will not be eligible for future entry in this competition.

9.  The decision of the judges is final.

10. In order for the competition to take place, their must be at least five (5) student entrants representing at least three (3) studios entered by the competition deadline.

 

Competition Chairperson:

Maria Gomez

10725 NW 12th Manor
Plantation, FL 33322
954-881-3205 (cell)