BCMTA Intermediate A and B piano competitions

The BCMTA Intermediate A and B Piano Competitions are available to piano students of all BCMTA members. Awards are given accordingly:

1st Place – The Clarissa Nichol Award – $100.00

2nd Place – The Edna Horn Award – $75.00

3rd Place – The BCMTA award – $50.00

Honorable Mention (No more than 2): $50.00

ATTENTION 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. Please visit the BCMTA Calendar to view the Application Deadline. Please review the information below prior to submitting the application.

BCMTA Competition Common Application CLICK HERE

 
COMPETITION CHAIRPERSON:
 
Maria Gomez 
10725 NW 12th Manor
Plantation, FL 33322
(954) 881 – 3205
 
 

GUIDELINES FOR COMPETITIONS A & B

1.  An entry fee of $30.00 for Competition A and $35.00 for Competition B 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 studied with that teacher for at least six months.

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

4.  One copy of the score of each composition with measures numbered must be available for the judges (no photocopies without prior permission).

5.   No concertos and no repeats are allowed excepting those written out with 1st and 2nd endings.

6.  Contestants will meet with the Scholarship Chairman fifteen minutes before the audition to draw for playing positions.  Any contestant not present at his/her performance time will be disqualified.

7.  The First Place winner in Intermediate A will not be eligible for future entry in the same competition and must progress to Intermediate B regardless of grade level. The First Place winner in Intermediate B must progress to the BCMTA High School Competition.

8.  The decision of the judges is final.

9. Composers classification will be determined per the MTNA composers classification list. This list can be found at http://www.mtna.orgClick on the competitions link and look for the composer classification link Rachmaninoff may be considered Romantic or 20th Century.

10. No more than 4 students may be entered from a single studio.

11. The competition will not take place unless at least five (5) students representing at least three (3) studios are entered by the competition deadline.

 


INTERMEDIATE A COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Intermediate Competition A is open to piano students in school grades 5 and 6.

2. The difficulty of the program entered will be no lower than Level V as per Repertoire Guidelines in Florida State Music Teachers Association Student Activities Handbook (or Medium in FFMC District Festival).

3. A memorized 3-piece audition program shall represent three (3) stylistic periods and include one of the following:

  • Two-part Invention of J.S. Bach
  • Sonatina or Sonata (any movement except a slow movement) by Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Kuhlau, Dussek, Lichner, Cimarosa or Diabelli. The sonata or sonatina will fulfill the classical requirement for the repertoire.

4. The  total program should not exceed 11 minutes.  Programs exceeding the time limit will be stopped with no penalty to the student.

5. Judges will then choose 5 finalists to play their third composition, which must not exceed 3 minutes.

 
 

INTERMEDIATE B REQUIREMENTS:

1. Intermediate Competition B is open to piano students in school grades 7 and 8 as well as any students in grade 6, who is a previous year’s winner of Intermediate Competition A.

2. The difficulty of the program entered will be no lower than Level VII as per Repertoire Guidelines in the Florida State Music Teachers Association Student Activities Handbook or MD-III in FFMC District Festival.

3. A memorized 3-piece audition program shall represent three (3) stylistic periods and include one of the following:

  • Any Sonata by Beethoven except Opus 49, no. 2 (any movement)
  • Any Sonata by Haydn, Mozart (first or third movement)
  • Any Sonata by Clementi or Schubert (any movement)
  • Any Rondo by Mozart or Beethoven
  • Fantasie in d minor by Mozart
  • Any Bach Sinfonia (3-part Invention).

4. The total program should not exceed 14 minutes. Longer programs will be stopped without penalty to the student.

 

BCMTA Competition Common Application CLICK HERE