FESTIVAL OF THE ANIMALS!
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 Entry Fee: $15.00 per student entry
Location: Graner Music Recital Hall Online Entries & Payments Due:
4460 Barnes Road Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7 PM
Colorado Springs, CO
Chairs: Susan Marten: firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 231-9272
Dr. Janice Saffir: email@example.com or (719) 282-8589
Welcome to the Festival of the Animals! This will be a non-competitive event. Students may play one or two memorized pieces for a total performance time not to exceed five minutes. Any repertoire associated with any type of animal will be accepted. Students may play one piece, a combination of a published piece and an original composition (*see composition requirements below*), or two published pieces. Repeats are allowed if student’s total performance time does not exceed five minutes. Ensembles are welcome and may be performed with the music; instrumentalists are welcome; vocalists are welcome! Non-member teachers and students welcome!
If it would be fun for the student, costumes may be worn, but are not required. Teachers, please confirm before the festival day that costumes don’t impair vision or dexterity (such as masks and/or dangling sleeves). Additionally, a special certificate will be given at the end of each recital for the student having the best portrayal of their animal: through their costume; through their musical performance; and/or through their dramatic presentation (or all of the above!).
Performers will receive a written evaluation and a medal. Students may enter both a solo and an ensemble, but must pay the entry fee for both, and will receive a medal and evaluation for both. Each student to be evaluated pays an entry fee. Teachers and/or parents may play the secondo part and will not be evaluated unless they choose to pay the entry fee.
Teachers make one check payable to PPMTA. All PPMTA Standing Rules (link) apply. Teachers must be present during their student’s recital and agree to help with the festival or provide a PPMTA member as a substitute. Students must provide music for the judges.
Requirements for published pieces:
- PPMTA Standing Rule states: "Computer generated music is acceptable if accompanied by the Copyright permission. Anyone using photocopied music must sign a release waiver. Students who use photocopied music without accompanying written permission and/or a signed release form will be disqualified."
- Music which has been purchased on the internet or downloaded must be accompanied by a receipt. Each purchased edition must have a receipt. Documentation and receipts and waivers must be handled at the registration desk on the day of the Festival. From Graner Music: " Just wanted to give all of you a heads up that we've selected Animal-themed music from all levels and have them on display in the front of the Sheet Music Department. If you would like to know if we have, or could order, a specific piece please give us a call at (719) 574-2001 and ask for Stephanie or Chelsea. "
Requirements for original compositions:
- Compositions must be notated and printed by a notation program or application. No hand-notated pieces will be accepted. The measures should be numbered at the beginning of each line and the composer's name should be included on the music. Title page art is encouraged, but not required.
- Performances of original compositions must match the notated copy of the piece. No improvisation will be allowed at this festival. Teachers will determine the level of the composition and note this when registering (Early Elementary (EE); Elementary (E); Late Elementary (LE); Early Intermediate (EI); Intermediate (I); Late Intermediate (LI); Advanced (A).