New Haven Chapter of the Connecticut Music Teachers Association

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Calendar of Events


2022 - 2023 Newsletter - Important Dates!


Please mark your calendars! Below is a list of events we have booked so far:

CT State Music Teachers Association Conference will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, 9:00-4:00 pm at the Congregational Church in         South Glastonbury. All the information including registration can be found on the website; www.csmta.org 
October 29, 2022 - MTNA Competitions 
December 3, 2022- Haydn and Clementi Online Music Festival. Applications and Recordings are due to [email protected] by 
   November 19, 2022 
February 4, 2023 - Recorded Audition Competition Winners Performance. Applications and Recordings are due to [email protected] by 
  January 21, 2023. 
March 19, 2023 - Spring Recital for Beginners- Applications due by March 5, 2023, to [email protected] 
May 20, 2023 -Musicianship Achievement Program (Theory Exam and Performance Audition) – Applications due April 8, 2023. For more 
  info contact Linda Franklin-Biggs at 203-481-5970 [email protected] 
June 4, 2023 – Youth Spring Recital - Applications due by May 21, 2023, to [email protected] All application forms can be 
   printed on our website: https://newhavenchapter.webs.com/ 
June 2023 - Annual Luncheon – TBA


Select Student’s Piano Competition By Video recorded Auditions


Deadline for Submission of Recordings January 21, 2023

Videotapes will be placed online and open for the public by February 4, 2023.

The New Haven Chapter CSMTA is organizing a Select Students Open Competition (by video recorded auditions.) The ONLY option to submit your tape to the competition is to use online file storage like Meet Google Drive – One place for all your files (especially if you already have a Google/Gmail account), 

www.dropbox.com/‎ (these two are free), add your tape file to the storage and share this file link.


Students entered should be of honors caliber.

• Age 10- 13 performances may be a maximum of 5 minutes. 

• Age 14- 18 performances may be a maximum of 7 minutes. Only one selection or sonata movement may be presented, eliminating repeats, especially in sonatinas and sonatas. 

As in any competition, judging is subjective, and the judges’ decisions are final. 

Each winner will receive an Amazon Gift Card, and a videotape will be placed online and open to the public. The top 15+ files will be considered “winners.” Winners will not be categorized by 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, etc. The CSMTA reserves the right to publish winners’ and teachers’ names in the newspaper. 

Video recording should be done throughout the year rather than only once, under pressure, in the weeks preceding the competition. Teachers should listen to the recording to be submitted to check for sound quality and tempo appropriateness. We hope both you and your pupils benefit from the process of taping performances. A poor recording can hinder the committee’s ability to evaluate the performance fairly. The teacher should listen to the recording before it is submitted

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Students entered should be of honors caliber. No elementary and early intermediate level pieces.
  • Entrants must have studied with their teacher for at least three months before the competition.
  • For Teachers that are non-members of the CSMTA, the New Haven Chapter application fee is $20.00
  • Students must be aged 10-18.
  • The contestant’s face and hands must be seen at all times. Students must announce the title of the piece and composer before playing.


REGISTRATION FORMS:

  • All entries must be received by January 21, 2023 (no exceptions); allow plenty of time for mail.
  • Registration form must be filled out and signed by the parent, signed by the teacher, and submitted by the teacher in one package.
  • The $10.00 fee ($20 fee for non-members of the CSMTA, New Haven Chapter must accompany the registration form, check payable to CSMTA, New Haven Chapter.


PIANO REQUIREMENTS:

  • All music must be performed from memory in its original composition, not arrangements/simplifications. Students entered should be of honors caliber. No elementary and early intermediate level pieces.
  • Time performances with a stopwatch.  Files submitted with inaccurate timing or no timing may be disqualified.
  • The contestant’s face and hands must always be seen. Students must announce the title of the piece and composer before playing.


Dress Code: 

  • Students should be dressed in "Concert Attire" - not necessarily formal, but "concert appropriate.” Shoes are required. No shorts or sneakers. Participants should wear either dress slacks, a dress or skirt, a buttoned or collared shirt, or a blouse.


GUIDELINES:

  • Music must be performed in its original composition; arrangements not accepted.
  • Music must be memorized.
  • Time performances with a stopwatch.  Recordings submitted with inaccurate timing or no timing may be disqualified.
  • To participate, these file links must be received by January 21, 2023.
  • Allow plenty of time for the mail.


JUDGES AND EVALUATIONS:

  • Judges are experts in this field of music.
  • No one (teacher, performer, parent) should approach the judges at the competition. All comments or questions should be passed to the monitor.
  • Decisions of the judges will be final.


SUGGESTIONS or COMPLAINTS:

  • Please make all suggestions and complaints in writing addressed to the current New Haven Chapter President. All letters will be forwarded to the chairman of the next annual competition.


2023 Application Form:

 

Make copies of this application form, if you need to, for each student:

 

Send this form and the $10.00 fee ($20 non-member of the CSMTA, New Haven Chapter to Asmik Fomin, P.O Box 7101, Prospect, CT 06712 - by no later than January 21, 2023. Teachers should collect their students’ fees and mail ONE check (payable to New Haven Chapter, CSMTA" (non-refundable.)

 

The ONLY option to submit your tape to the competition is to use online file storage like Meet Google Drive – One place for all your files (especially if you already have a Google/Gmail account), www.dropbox.com/‎ (these two are free of charge), add your tape file to the storage and share this file link.

 

Send the Recordings links info by email to: [email protected].


PLEASE PRINT ALL THE INFORMATION!

 

Name _____________________________Phone _________Age ___Grade

 

 

Address____________________________________________________

 

 

Composition ______________________________Composer__________

 

Time____________________

 

Share storage file link___________________ 

 

Parent Signature____________________________________________ 

 

 

Teacher Name _______________              Teacher Phone and email

___________________________________________________________

(Parents: by typing your name above, you grant CT State Music Teachers Association permission to use your video for public view). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected].