Activities/Competition Information is located in the 2017-2018 Activities Google File Audition/Exam/Competition days and times will be found in the 2017-2018 Activities Google File If you are allowed to request a participation time, this will be clearly stated on our website on the event's information page. A studiowide email will alert you when times for specific events are posted. This information will be posted as soon as I receive it. Specific activity information is located on our studio website on the scroll down menue under the ACTIVITIES main heading Make certain that you check ONE MONTH before any activity to ensure you have original copies of music being performed Without a Photocopy release form (available only for unpublished music) photocopies are never allowed at events, and results in disqualification. Late arrival results in disqualification Failure to perform the repertoire listed on the program/judging sheet/judging application results in disqualification. Leaving before the assigned performance group results in disqualification Arguing/complaining to the event chairman results in disqualification Disputing results or interchanges with event judges results in disqualification As representatives of our studio, please be so kind to read the Performance Guidelines found in the online handbook.
Sonata Festival MAY 20, 2018 George Mason University Honors Recital May 27, 2018 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm Harris Theater Entry Deadline: April 13, 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 1. Please register at mtfest.com 2. Pay fee online through mtfest.com. Click on Billing, then click on the $ next to the event. Pay with Visa or Mastercard. After payment is made, you may print a copy of the invoice for your records. You do not need to mail anything to the Chair.
CHAIR: Katie Kim CO-CHAIRS: Dominique Shimi, Lai-lan Ko LEVELS AND TIME LIMITS Elementary, e.g., simple Sonatinas = 4 minutes Intermediate, e.g., Clementi/Kuhlau Sonatinas = 7 minutes Advanced, e.g., Beethoven/Mozart/Haydn Sonatas =10 minutes REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS Sonata/Sonatina movements may be by the same composer or by different composers. Students should prepare movements in two contrasting moods or tempi (i.e., one slow, one fast). Please note that students will be stopped at the time limit and should plan any cuts so that a substantial portion of both movements is heard by the judges. Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata, for example, movements 2 and 3 would not qualify due to similar tempi. In a two-movement Sonata/Sonatina, however, movements with similar tempi are acceptable. Teachers must indicate in their application that the entrant’s repertoire is a “two movement sonata or sonatina”. A Minuet is acceptable if it is a movement of a sonata and if it has a contrasting tempo and style from the other movement that is selected (i.e., one Allegretto, one Adagio). A Theme and Variations movement is not acceptable for this festival. Here is a list of repertoire used in 2014 which you may view online: Sonata Festival Repertoire or download as a spreadsheet for your reference: Repertoire for Sonata Festival 2014 All music must be performed from memory. NVMTA supports the use of published musical scores. If a photocopy must be used, the NVMTA Copyright Release Form, signed by a parent or teacher, must be submitted to the chairman by email or postmarked at least one week prior to the event. Please submit this form also for music purchased or downloaded from the internet. Students using photocopies (or anything resembling a photocopy), either for themselves or the judges without having provided the Copyright Release Form by this deadline, may play for comments only. ELIGIBILITY For solo instruments only —no piano duets. Any student wishing to carry over participating years from previous Sonata/Sonatina Festivals may do so. Students must be taught lessons in person in Northern Virginia. JUDGING FOR THE HONORS RECITAL In order for students to advance to the next round of judging, a checkmark from one of the judges in the first round will be required. The judges of the second round will determine the students selected for the Honors Recital. TEACHER GUIDELINES Teachers who enroll 1 to 10 students are obligated to judge for 3 to 4 hours; teachers who enroll 11 to 20 students are obligated to judge for 6 to 8 hours. Teachers must be available to help in other capacities at the discretion of the chairman. Teachers must agree to abide by the Teacher Responsibilities. Students must bring 2 rating sheets downloaded from mtfest.com which are available after the schedule is published. Students must provide one copy of the published score with all measures numbered, and which must not bear the student’s or teacher’s name. The festival is audition format and is not open to the public. AWARDS Each participant receives a trophy. Trophies get larger with each year of participation. Students chosen for the Honors Recital will perform at the Julie and David Slingerland Honors Recital at the Harris Theater, George Mason University. Each honors student will receive a blue ribbon and an honors certificate.
NVMTA Sonata Festival Schedule for May 21, 2017
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George Mason University School of Music 4400 University Drive, MSN 3E3 Fairfax, VA 22030
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