Chopin Festival

This event is open to students of MTAC San Diego Branch members. Teachers must login to view the registration information below.

COMPETITION DATE: April 13, 2019
WINNERS' RECITAL & AWARD PRESENTATION: April 14, 2019 at 7 PM
LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church of San Diego (click for event map)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 13, 2019

PURPOSE
To showcase Chopin’s solo piano works, and encourage the highest level of Chopin piano performance for students of all MTACSD teachers. This event is open to students 19 years old and under.

2019 RULES & GUIDELINES

CategoryFirst Prize Award
I - Waltz or Mazurka$150
II - Nocturne or Impromptu$200
III - Etude$200
IV - Polonaise or Scherzo$300
V - Ballade or Sonata (one movement)$400
*Student’s age as of competition day of April 13, 2019

REPERTOIRE
Students may perform one composition by Chopin in its entirety, selected from a category on the Chopin Festival category list above. Students in the Sonata category may perform one movement of a sonata by Chopin. Applicants are not allowed to compete with the same composition he or she has previously entered in the Chopin Festival. No changes in repertoire may be made after the deadline.

AUDITION PROCEDURE
All performances must be from memory. This festival is open to the public. Families and guests are welcome to attend the competition. Music for the judges will be provided by the Chopin Festival. Therefore, contestants are not required to bring the music to the competition.

JUDGING
The panel will consist of qualified, impartial judges. The judges will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category. Ties are not allowed. Decisions of the judges are final. Participating teachers and parents are not allowed to contact the judges at any point regarding the competition nor the competition results.

AWARDS
First Prize for each category will receive monetary award listed above. First, Second and Third Place Winners will receive crystal trophies. In addition, First and Second Place winners who perform in the winners' recital on April 14 will be eligible to win the Audience Choice Award of $400. More details to follow.

WINNERS’ RECITAL/AWARD PRESENTATION
First and Second Place winners of each category will perform at the Concert Series of First Presbyterian Church of San Diego on April 14, 2019 at 7 PM. The winners will be announced and the awards will be presented during the Winners' Recital. Therefore, all Festival participants are expected to attend and be prepared to perform their Chopin piece, if chosen as the First or Second Place winner. Winners must be present to receive their awards. Any winner not attending the concert will forfeit their award.

REQUIRED SIGNATURE FORM & SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTS
Parents and teachers must sign a copy of the emailed registration confirmation form, verifying that all information is accurate. Proof-of-age document, such as birth certificate, passport or driver’s license, is required for all applicants.

New or Contributory members must have joined the San Diego branch on or before February 12, 2019, in order to participate in the Chopin Festival.

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