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.
JUDGES AND EVALUATIONS:
SUGGESTIONS or COMPLAINTS:
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.
the Recordings links info by email to: [email protected].
PLEASE PRINT ALL THE INFORMATION!
Name _____________________________Phone _________Age ___Grade
Share storage file link___________________
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].