NATIONAL GUILD AUDITIONS HELD ANNUALLY IN EARLY JUNE AT LEE STUDIOS OF MUSIC 505 PARK STREET NE VIENNA, VA.
T The National Guild Auditions functions similarly to the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music with several major differences. We take Theory and Skills Examinations separately under the auspices of the Virginia State Music Teachers Association. This allows us a great range of choice in repertoire for the performance exam, which is why this has become my preference. The primary function of the National Guild of Piano Teachers provides goals and awards for the earliest beginner through the advanced pianist. One can determine the goals for achievement based upon age, ability and interest. Piano students have an annual opportunity to attain these goals through non-competitive adjudication in the Annual National Piano Playing Auditions. Auditions are private with well-qualified musicians serving as judges. Students are judged on individual merit in the areas of accuracy, continuity, phrasing, pedaling, musicianship, dynamics, rhythm, tempo, tone, interpretation, style, and technique. Students receive a pin, certificate and report card at the conclusion of their annual audition.. The student and I choose the repertoire to be prepared and presented. In addition, musicianship phases may be added. The judge is provided a personalized and specific Guild Report Card for the judging day. The student receives this card a few days after the examination. Participating students only need to take their original music with tabs that correspond to the numbers of the pieces as listed on the Guild Report card. I tab the pieces during the student's lesson preceding the examination. All of the specific information will be listed on the participating students personal Google Doc.
There are additional Plaques that students may work to achieve: The Sonatina Plaque: a student must submit an all sonatina program with at least 14 more C's than A's The Sonata Plaque: an all sonata program The Early Bach Plaque 30 minute audition. - Menuets, Musettes, Marches, Polonaise, Gavottes, Short Preludes, etc. The Advanced Bach Plaque 45 minute audition - Inventions, Sinfonias and Preludes and Fugues
Scoring is Unique to Guild: Grades are: C = Commendable A = Attention to A student receiving 6 more C checks than A checks passes their exam. Final ratings range from Family Circle Rating to Top-Talent Circle Rating A full list of ratings is available in our Activities Folder for which you have a link in your personal Google Doc
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Teaching Piano in Vienna VA. Since 1976
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