The Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association, wishing to encourage excellence in performance, sponsors an annual Scholarship competition. The competition is designed to encourage integrity, beauty and confidence in performance.
To be eligible to compete, a student must have been studying with an Active * PBCMTA member for a minimum of one school year. The application must be submitted to the Scholarship Chairperson between the dates of February 28, 2010 and March 31, 2010.
All winners are required to perform in the annual Honors Recital, where awards will be presented.
PBCMTA Scholarship money is available each year to Piano, Voice, Classical Guitar, Wind, and String students in both Intermediate and Senior categories.
Any active * PBCMTA member teacher may enter up to six students in the Scholarship Competitions per year.
* Note: To be considered "Active", a member must have attended at least ONE event within the previous year. (See calendar of events on main web page.)
"Senior" is for students in grades 10-12 who are able to play repertoire on the level of Bach's Preludes and Fugues and sonata movements of Beethoven, Mozart or Haydn. Students must present a memorized program of between 15 and 20 minutes in length. The program shall consist of pieces covering 3 music history periods. (See listings for repertoire suggestions).
"Senior" is for students in grades 10-12 who have developed a sense of style and sophistication in their music. Students must present a memorized program of between 15 and 20 minutes in length. The program shall consist of pieces covering 3 music history periods. (See listings for repertoire suggestions).
The application fee is $25 per student.
Photocopy scores will not be accepted without written permission from the composer or publisher.
No repeats are to be taken with the exception of those written out with 1st and 2nd endings. There will be no concertos with the exception of Winds and Strings.
Timing will be strictly enforced.
Each category of instrument or voice shall be judged independently.
Single entry contestants in any category will not automatically receive a prize.
Judges' decisions are final.
A First Place winner will not be eligible for future competition in that category.
Scholarships are to be used to further a student's musical education.
Scholarships will be presented to the winners at the annual Honors Recital. Honorable Mention participants will receive certificates and verbal recognition there.
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