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Piano competition for pre-college students



The University of Tennessee at Martin                                        

Department of Music



Saturday, March 15, 2014
Blankenship Recital Hall, University of Tennessee at Martin

ELIGIBILITY:            Category I: Piano Solo, High School Grades 10 through 12
                                     Category II: Piano Solo, Grades 7 through 9
                                     Category III: The Elaine Harriss Elementary Competition
                                                         (Piano Solo through Grade 6)
                                     Category IV: The Allison Nelson Piano Ensemble Competition (any
                                                        combination of players for 1 or 2 pianos through Grade 12)
Previous first-place winners are ineligible to enter the same category the following year.

REPERTOIRE:  Each contestant/ensemble will perform a maximum of two contrasting works from the standard piano repertoire (no arrangements), not to exceed a total of 15 minutes.  Individual movements of larger works will be accepted.  Solo works are to be performed from memory; ensemble players may use music.  No unauthorized photocopies are allowed.

PRIZES:         Category I -       First place      $ 300             Second place     $150
                        Category II -      First place      $ 150             Second place     $100
                        Category III-      First place      $ 150             Second place     $100
                        Category IV -     First place      $ 150
All entrants will receive a certificate and a copy of the judge’s evaluation.

UTM MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS: In addition to the prizes above, first place winners are eligible for a $12,000 Chancellor’s Music Scholarship, second place winners for a $6,000 Honors Music Scholarship. All graduating seniors performing successfully in the competition will be offered a minimum $4,000 music scholarship. Scholarships are subject to UTM regulations.

ENTRANCE FEE:  A non-refundable fee of $30 for each solo entrant and each ensemble entry must accompany the application. Make checks payable to The University of Tennessee.

APPLICATION:  Application forms may be downloaded at www.utm.edu/staff/elaineh/.
Send completed application form and fee to:     Dr. Elaine Harriss, Chair, Department of Music       
                                                                       108 Fine Arts Building, 16 Mt. Pelia Road
             phone: (731) 881-7402                       University of Tennessee at Martin
             e-mail: elaineh@utm.edu                      Martin, TN 38238

DEADLINE:  Completed applications with entry fee must be received by March 1, 2014. Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent to the email address(s) on the application. Contact Dr. Harriss if you do not receive electronic confirmation by March 7. The competition schedule will be emailed by March 10.