MODERN MUSIC COMPETITION of Washington Music Teachers Association
Not a studio required event - each family determines participation
Dear WMTA Members,
Please note the change in format for The Modern Piano Music Celebration. The website is also being updated to reflect the change.
The WMTA Board of Directors regretfully announces a modification in the format of the Modern Piano Music Celebration (November 8).
Even though we are all desperate to play and hear music in person, and even though members have enthusiastically supported the concept of an in-person performance event, it is the sense of the Board that the timing for this is not right.
Therefore, MPM will be held as scheduled on November 8, in the following format:
- So that we retain some semblance of live performance, students will perform over Zoom, in recital format. Zoom is certainly far from ideal as a venue, but there is one advantage of this format: students will actually be able to hear each other play. This would not have been possible in the in-person format.
- The entire event will be non-competitive: there will be no competitive division.
- Each section will include a master class. Once all group members have played, there will be a brief intermission for critiques to be completed. After this the judges will conduct a mini-master class, probably lasting around 15 or 20 minutes.
- Students will receive critiques and certificates by mail.
- After the event, participants may submit videos of their performances to WMTA. These videos will be posted on our website in order to further celebrate modern piano music and to honor our dedicated piano students.
Repertoire Requirements: Any piece or group of pieces by a composer born in 1890 or later.
Time limits: Level 1. grades 1 - 3: four minutes Level 2. grades 4 - 6: five minutes Level 3. grades 7 - 8: six minutes Level 4. grades 9 - 12: seven minutes Adults: six minutes