Dean & Carolyn Elder Competition

PMTA's Elder Competition

Dean & Carolyn Elder Competition

In this event students perform solo repertoire in a recital setting and are adjudicated. All participants receive certificates, and students awarded "Superior with Distinction" or "Superior" win cash awards upon availability. Students awarded "Honorable Mention" may also receive cash awards, if available. All award winners are invited to perform in the Winners' Recital.

  • Elder Competition

    Date

    March 24, 2018

    Time

    9:30 am-4:30 pm

    Az Piano

    4134 East Wood Street, Suite 200

    Phoenix 85040

  • Winners' Recital

    Date

    March 25, 2018

    Time

    11:00 am

    Az Piano

    4134 East Wood Street, Suite 200

    Phoenix 85040

Chairperson

Luba Brodsky (480) 202-3514


Registration

Registration Deadline: March 10, 2018

Register online or download printable Information & Registration Form.

Student information may be accessed at Student/Parent Info. Please share this link with parents.

Students’ times and places will be announced after registration.

Nonrefundable Registration Fee: $25


Eligibility

Teachers and students must abide by the Guidelines for the Dean & Carolyn Elder Competition. Noncompliance will result in disqualification. Student entered must have studied with the current teacher at least three (3) months prior to the event. Teachers may enter any number of students. Chairperson(s) may enter students.

Repertoire Guidelines

Requirement includes two memorized pieces, with contrasting styles, from any period or era. If a student received a Gold Medal in the Fall Festival, the student may use one piece of the same repertoire for the Dean & Carolyn Elder Competition. Repertoire cannot be changed after registration. Each movement of a sonatina or sonata is considered one solo. WTC Preludes and Fugues by J.S Bach must be considered as one piece (they cannot be played separately). Variations – the entire set of variations is considered one piece (no cuts). Only original compositions by composers of renown are acceptable. Contemporary American composers such as Alexander or Rollin are acceptable for each division. No simplified versions will be acceptable.

Divisions

  • Lower Elementary (Grades K-3)
  • Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6)
  • Junior High (Grades 7-9)
  • Senior High (Grades 10-12)