SPECIAL EVENTS/COMPETITIONS 2014-15
Offered by Eisel Music Studio
The following are events available for students throughout the year. Please fill out the attached form and return to me by Sept. 10. Thank you!
Phoenix Music Teacher Association (PMTA) Fall Festival (Preludes, Etudes and Inventions)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 25 (audition), Sunday, Oct. 26 (required if student receives Gold Medal)
Place: Glendale Community College
Fee: Elem. $17, Inter., $20, Advanced, $22
Purpose: To give the student the opportunity to perform before a judge in a private audition. Fall Festival pieces must be chosen from a provided Repertoire List. Each student will receive a written critique and a bronze, silver, or gold medal, or a participant’s ribbon. A Gold Medal Winners Recital and awards ceremony is held the day following the auditions to honor all participants.
Music at the Mall (PMTA)
Date: Saturday in Dec. (TBA)
Place Paradise Valley Mall
Purpose: This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the Holiday Spirit. Students should come prepared with one or two polished pieces.
Federation of Music Clubs Festival
Place: AZ Piano, Tempe
Purpose: To provide opportunities for students to polish and perform 2 select pieces. Students receive certificates, helpful feedback from adjudicators, and earn points each year toward trophies. You may enter more than one event, which include: Solo piano (Junior Festival), Duo piano, Trio piano, Hymn playing, Concerto, and Theory categories.
Arizona Study Program
Date: TBA (make-ups available if this conflicts with a religious holiday or school trip)
Place: Scottsdale Community College
Purpose: A carefully graded performance, technique and theory evaluation that progresses through 12 levels. This requires year-long planning and preparation. Private evaluations are by qualified adjudicators. Ribbons, certificates, and plaques awarded.
Elementary Student-Only Piano Party/Recital (for students up to 5th grade)
Place: Jenni Eisel Piano Studio
These piano parties/recitals are given at the studio to encourage regular practice and performance in a more casual setting. This also gives students to get to know each other and practice musical skills in a group.
Middle School Student-Only Pizza Part/Recital (for students 6th-8th grades)
Place: Eisel Music Studio/Local Restaurant for Pizza
These piano parties/recitals are given at the studio to encourage regular practice and performance in a more casual setting.
Formal End of Year Recital (for families and friends)
Date: To be Announced