Each year the music store has a Student Competition for all instruments and voice. It is open to all our students who may wish to enter, no matter what their level, Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced.
Students perform before a Jury of Adjudicators from the music store Faculty as well as Guest Adjudicators. It is a great experience for students as it gives them preparation for professional performances.
WHY ENTER A COMPETITION? Competition preparation and performance are valuable experiences for all music students, and the comments received from the Judges will help guide future music study. Students of all levels are encouraged to participate.
JUDGING CRITERIA: All Contestants will receive numeric scores for accuracy of: Notes, Timing, and Dynamics. A score for Showmanship will include recovery from any errors made. Proper performance attire, bow, and announcement of contestant name and title of piece performed will be included in the Contestant Presentation Score.
PRIZES: All Contestants will receive a Certificate customized with his/her picture for participating in this years’ Competition. Students who memorize their entire performance will receive a gold honor seal on this Certificate. Each Contestant will receive written comments from each Judge regarding the performance. Contestants not chosen as Finalists will also receive a participation ribbon or medal.
GRAND PRIZE: At least two Finalists from each level will be chosen at the Preliminary Judging. These Finalists will receive a trophy and will play again at the Finalist Recital to compete for the Grand Prize in each level.