The Honors Festival is an annual event comprised of auditions and recitals exclusively for students of MAPTA teachers. The festival provides pre-college piano students who have achieved a high level of proficiency the opportunity to audition and receive constructive written comments from an established professional judge. That judge selects a number of students in Grade 5 and above to perform in public recitals. This year (2014), students will audition for Professor Jessica Johnson, Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at the UW-Madison. This event is partially funded by through a bequest from the estate of Mr. Hsen-Mu Huang.
Eligibility: Any piano student from Grade 4 to 12 who is a student of a current MAPTA member is eligible to enter. The Grade 4 students will receive comments only. The Grade 5 – 12 students may be chosen for the recital. Students may play one or two pieces with the total playing time not to exceed ten minutes. All music must be played from memory. The judge may specify the piece to be performed if the student is chosen to play on one of the recitals. Teachers may enter more than one student. The repertoire must be at or above Level 6 as listed in The Pianist’s Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature by Jane Magrath. [Transcriptions by major composers by special permission only. Deadline for request for permission: November 1, 2013.]
Registration and Fees: Registration forms (paper only) and checks must be received by 5 PM on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. No late entries will be accepted. Send forms and the $20 fee (check payable to MAPTA) to Shu-Ching Chuang. Audition times will be sent to the teachers by e-mail. The registration forms and judging forms will be available on the MAPTA website. Details are subject to change. Please check Nuances for verification.
CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM (MEMBERS ONLY)
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 8 AM to 5 PM
Location: Madison Christian Community Church
7118 Old Sauk Road, Madison, WI 53717
The judge will choose approximately one-third of entrants to play on the recitals. Students must bring one non-photocopied score with the measures numbered.
Teachers will be notified of their student’s audition times no later than January 24. We will do our best to accommodate valid schedule conflicts, such as WYSO rehearsals. Students must state clearly their exact reason for a schedule request. Please remember that schedule requests are subject to the approval of the co-chairs and are not guaranteed depending on the needs of the overall schedule.
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014, at 2 PM (and possibly 4 PM)
Location: Morphy Recital Hall, UW-Madison Humanities Building
455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706
Shu-Ching Chuang Jane Peckham
509 Everglade Drive 6606 Offshore Drive
Madison, WI 53717 Madison, WI 53705
(608) 821-0148 (608) 829-2466
Honors Recital 2011