MODERN MUSIC COMPETITION of Washington Music Teachers Association
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2023
(Teachers entry deadline: (tent.) October 13, 2023)
Time: 2 pm to 8 pm(tent.)
Location: Calvary Lutheran Church
9545 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland
Special rules: In the Competitive Division, students who arrive late or leave before the end of the session may play for comments only. Students must provide the judges with scores of their pieces. All participants are responsible for complying with U.S. copyright law.
Driving south from the beltway, take the first left into the church driveway.
Driving north on Georgia Avenue toward the beltway, take the next right after Flora Lane.
Most of the spaces to the right of the church driveway are marked handicapped but can be used without a permit. If they full, bear left, down the driveway.
You may park anywhere along the driveway. Park perpendicular to the driveway, nose-in.
There is on-street parking behind the church on Woodland Drive.
Application fee: $20 per student of WMTA member, $30 per student of non-member.
Eligibility: All ages welcome, including adults.
Eligibility: First-Place winners of the 2022 Modern Piano Music Celebration are ineligible to participate in the 2023 competitive division, but more than welcome to enter the non-competitive division.
Repertoire Requirements: Any piece or group of pieces by a composer born in 1905 or later. For repertoire suggestions, click here. This event is memory optional. Participants may perform with or without the musical score. This applies to all sections: precollege, adult, competitive, non-competitive. Format. Participants may enter Competitive or Non-Competitive sections. Both sections are held in recital format
IF YOU ARE USING MUSIC, BRING AN EXTRA BOOK FOR THE JUDGES.
OPEN EACH BOOK TO THE PIECE YOU WILL PLAY
MAKE SURE THE MEASURES ARE NUMBERED
IF YOU PLAY MULTIPLE PIECES IN ONE BOOK, PUT PLACE MARKERS AT EACH SPOT
ONCE YOUR SESSION HAS ENDED, PLEASE HELP US BY LEAVING THE PERFORMANCE SPACE PROMPTLY AND QUIETLY SO THAT THE NEXT SESSION CAN BEGIN ON TIME
Level 1: grade 3 and under: four minutes
Level 2 grades 4-6: five minutes
Level 3: grades 7-9: six minutes
Level 4: grades 10-12; seven minutes
Adults six minutes
Non-Competitive: judges' critiques and certificates.
Competitive: judges' critiques and certificates plus cash prizes for 1st place winners and ribbons for 2nd and 3rd place winners.
Level 1 $25
Level 2 $50
Level 3 $75
Level 4 $100
Map showing WESTMORELAND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH