Schmitt Music is the proud corporate sponsor of the PPMTA/CSYSA Piano Concerto Competition
Audition Date: November 16, 2019 Audition Location: Packard Hall, Colorado College Entry Fee: $50 MTA students, $75 non-MTA students (made payable to PPMTA) Entry Deadline: October 5, 2019 Concert Date: March 8, 2020 Concert Location: ENT Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Springs Chairs:Barbara Taylor, BarbaraTaylor8@msn.com Mary Beth Shaffer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Repertoire Pre-Approval: Students who wish to participate in the competition must email Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association Director, Gary Nicholson, at email@example.com to receive pre-approval of their concerto movement before submitting their application.
2018 PPMTA/CSYSA Piano Concerto Competition a Success!
Benjamin Randall performed Piano Concerto in Eb Major, Op. 73 by Beethoven and won first place this past Saturday at the PPMTA/CSYSA Piano Concerto Competition. He is a student of Dr. Joan Sawyer. He will be performing with the Youth Symphony on March 10, 2019 at 3 PM at the ENT Center under the direction of Gary Halvorson, CSYS Music Director. Mark your calendars! Dr. Ofer Ben-Amots awarded Benjamin a full tuition scholarship to his International Summer Academy of Music in Ochsenhausen, Germany taking place between July 25 and August 9, 2019.
Shannon Spahr played Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Saint-Saens and placed 2nd. Her teacher is Kelly Zuercher. She was also awarded a $500 Scholarship to attend the Lamont School of Music Summer Program.
Ian Patterson played Concerto in a minor, Op. 54 by Schumann, accompanied by Jennifer Swendson and placed third. His teacher is Linda Skaret. He was also awarded a Scholarship to the Pueblo and Southern Colorado Adventure Music Camp from Dr. Zahari Metchkov.
Elia Muncey, student of Jodie Jensen, NCTM and Annie Qin, student of Dr. Jan Saffir, were awarded Honorable Mentions and Scholarships to the Pueblo and Southern Colorado Adventure Music Camp.
Ian Patterson and Sahana Datar were also awarded scholarships to the Adventure Music Camp.
Thank you to Colorado College and their Staff for the use of their facility. Competition judges were Gary Nicholson, Dr. Zahari Metchkov and Dr. Ofer Ben-Amots. Festival chairs were Barbara Taylor, NCTM and Mary Beth Shaffer, NCTM.