If a student brings photocopied music to the festival, their parent MUST complete this form.
AROUND THE WORLD FESTIVAL Saturday, November 14, 2020 Graner Music Recital Hall or Video Festival (see below) Entry Deadline: Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 7:00 p.m. (deadline a week earlier than usual!)
Students will perform one memorized piece to represent the music of an ethnic culture or nation/country to include national folk music, ethnic dances, and patriotic music. Feel free to contact festival chairs for guidance on particular repertoire or other questions. Method book pieces are acceptable but only from the "Performance" book of the series, NOT the "Lesson" book. Time limit is 6 minutes per performance. Students playing pieces 45 seconds in length or less may perform two pieces at their teacher's discretion. All set up/tunings, etc., students must be ready to perform. Judges and/or festival chairs may stop performances if performance time exceeds the time limit.
Students will receive judge's comments and a medal. Costumes are encouraged but optional, otherwise performance attire required. Students may write a short paragraph about the culture they have chosen which will be posted on the PPMTA Facebook page. These paragraphs must be submitted in a jpeg format (take a picture) and sent via text or email to Susie Marten (719) 231-9272 or email@example.com up to the date of the festival.
One of the following three options will be used to facilitate this event based on governmental guidelines as the festival approaches. If a teacher does not wish to work in person at the festival (options 1 or 2) their students must do video submissions only. To protect PPMTA and Graner Music, masks and social distancing will be required, and there will be no congregating inside the recital hall at any time before or after the recitals (outside is fine).
1. Full Recital Format Festival with the option of video submissions allowed 2. Small group recitals with the option of video submissions allowed 3. Full video festival
Please read the full festival description below regarding festival format, video submissions, COVID-19 protocol, etc.!
There are many words to describe the effects of what the COVID pandemic has had on all of us physically and emotionally—surely you have your favorites. We hope that you, your families and students have been healthy and that you have found successful ways to adapt to teaching in the current situation.
Winter Fest Update: A Note From Your Festival Co-Chairs: Enough teachers and students have expressed interest in participating in a virtual event for the Winter Fest so we are definitely going to hold it. Date: Saturday, Feb. 13. Registrations due January 13. Parents will be responsible to record and upload the video performances of the students a week in advance (Feb. 6). Video recitals will be available to view after February 13. Student medals and gift bags will be available for pickup at Graner Music store starting February 15.
This is a good opportunity for students in the Competitive Festival in March to do a trial run of one of their pieces and receive written feedback to better prepare. For others, it is another opportunity to prepare a piece and practice performing (albeit via video).
Thank you for your interest and support of this event in this pandemic season!!
Co-Chairs: Sylvia Holt, Linda Densmore, Kaitlyn Wilson
COMPETITIVE HISTORICAL ERA FESTIVAL March 6-7, 2021 Graner Music and a 2nd Location TBA
See newest update below:
2021-02-15 PPMTA Competitive Historical Era Festival Update 1. All auditions will be in-person. 2. For in-person auditions and recitals, all state and local protocols for sanitation, masks and distancing will be observed. 3. In-person winners recitals will be held in two different spaces at Graner Music (the Recital Hall and the main store area) to allow for more recitals that are shorter in length and with fewer performers and guests at each recital. Each performer will be limited to TWO guests.
The Competitive Sonatina Festival will return in the spring of 2022!
Festival Chair Information/Forms:
Festival Report Form Festival Chairs complete this Income & Expense form and submit to PPMTA Board and Treasurer. Requisition Form A Requisition Form must accompany any request from the Treasurer for: