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Student Events, 2018–2019

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ALL STUDENT PROGRAMS

The following general guidelines apply to all Hartford Chapter CSMTA youth and adult student programs and events. Teachers are expected to comply with these general guidelines, and with each program’s specific requirements. In order to assure fairness, exceptions may not be made.

Thanks and appreciation to all chairs, committees, and teachers whose effort and generous support make possible the success of Hartford Chapter’s many fine student events.

Animal-Themed Recital

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 3:00p

Simsbury Public Library. 725 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury, CT

As you plan for a new year, please consider registering students for Youth Recital #1, which is coming up in October. This is our second annual Animal Themed Recital!

Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 13, 2018 (Form)
What to Play: 1 or 2 pieces that have animal themes (see Animal List for ideas, but any animal themed pieces is eligible).
Who: Any age or level student.
Memorization: Required
What to Wear: Recital attire, or you may dress up as the animal from your piece.

Reception following.

Second Youth Recital

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1:00-4:00p

Flagg Road Church, West Hartford

Registration postmark deadline: October 13th.

Youth Recital 2 registration.

First Adult Student Recital

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:00p

Shawn's Piano
221 Newfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT

Adult Student Recital Registration Form.

Third Youth Recital

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:00-4:00p

Flagg Road Church, West Hartford

Registration postmark deadline: January 7.

Youth Recital 3 registration.

Young Composers Day

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00p

South Church in Middletown.

Young Composers Day will take place February 24, 2:00 PM, at South Church in Middletown. Pre-college students of any age, level, or instrument, of teachers in any chapter, may participate in this Hartford Chapter event. Handwritten manuscripts must be in the student's own handwriting, and be legible and easy to photocopy. Computer-printed music must have 1” margins. Please orient the pages vertically. In deciding whether to have your student write by hand or print on computer, please choose the method that will provide the best learning experience. All compositions will be included in this year's composition booklet, Opus 28.

Look for the registration form in the Winter Newsletter. For more information, contact hjohszalk@dlzslfhu.lkbCarolyn Halsted.

Musician Achievement Program (MAP)

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:00a

Asylum Hill Congregational Church
814 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT

Spring Festival

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9:00a

Asylum Hill Congregational Church
814 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT

Audrey Thayer Competition

Audrey Thayer Piano Competition 2019 Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:00a

38th Annual Competition

First Church of Christ
75 Main Street
Farmington, CT

The Audrey Thayer Competition is an adjudicated event for young pianists whose playing exemplifies exceptional artistry and technical facility. Prizes, placement, and recognition are offered in order to motivate students to strive and perform at their best. Winners perform in exclusive showcase recitals.

Registration deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019 (postmarked).

Registration form.

Winners’ Recital Saturday, May 18, 2019

The recital will be held at the Flagg Road United Church of Christ, 134 Flagg Rd, West Hartford, CT.

Eligibility

  1. Entrants must have studied with their teacher for at least 6 months prior to the competition. Teacher must be a member of the Hartford Chapter, CSMTA; all dues paid by Oct. 1, 2017.
  2. Students must be in Grades 3-12.
  3. Students entered should be of honors caliber.
  4. Students who place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd must commit to the resulting honor of performing in the Winners’ Recital.
  5. Honorable Mention may be asked to perform in Winners’ Recital, if time allows.
  6. All entrants must understand that special requests for scheduling will not be permitted.
  7. Teachers must be able to help on the day of the competition as needed.

For any questions, please feel free to contact frlg93@ftq.htr Marianne Virgie.

Select Students Competition

Select Students Piano Competition 2019 Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00-6:00p

First Church of Christ
75 Main Street
Farmington, CT

Select Students Honors Recital Saturday, May 25, 2019

Flagg Road United Church of Christ
134 Flagg Road
West Hartford, CT

Purpose: The Select Students Competition’s purpose is to give talented and hardworking piano students a chance to compete to be selected for invitation to perform in the Select Students Recital. Winners are awarded trophies.

Eligibility

  1. Entrants must have studied with their teacher for at least 6 months prior to the competition.
  2. Teacher must be a member of the Hartford Chapter CSMTA; all dues paid by October 1, 2014.
  3. Students must be in Grades 2-12.
  4. There is a limit of 10 students for each teacher.
  5. Time limits are up to 5 minutes for grades 2 to 6, and up to 10 minutes for grades 7 to 12. Longer pieces will be allowed, although they may have to be cut off at the audition. If accepted by the judges, the student will perform the piece in its entirety at the recital. Shorter pieces of the same set by the same composer may be combined if they fit the time requirements. The judges reserve the right to eliminate any movements or numbers from the recital.
  6. Students who participate in Solo Divisions of Spring Festival or Audrey Thayer Piano Competition are NOT eligible to enter this event.