Adult Amateur Competition
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Third year! This competition will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at the University of Rhode Island. It is open to adult pianists who enjoy playing the piano as a hobby, and not for professional pursuits or financial gain. Each performer will play the prepared repertoire in its entirety on a Steinway D grand piano in a concert environment. Memorization of the music is not required. The event is free and open to the public.
You are invited to participate if:
· You are 18 years of age or older on the day of the competition.
· You are making a living in a field other than music.
· You are a professional musician whose principal training is not in piano.
· You are a student majoring in a discipline other than music.
The repertoire is open, and each performer will play maximum of 15 minutes. Any music for the piano written in the classical tradition that has been published is acceptable; however, music that requires manipulating the inside of the piano is prohibited. Piano duet (four hands, one piano) is also allowed. In this case the contestant plays the primo, and the second person can be a professional pianist such as his/her teacher.
Grand Prize - a trophy
Jury Merit Awards
- Contestants must provide a copy of the music they intend to perform at the time of the audition.
- All Jurors’ decisions are final and the Jury has the right to withhold any of the prizes.
- Contestants agree to abide by the instructions given by the director.
- Each contestant will receive comments and a mini lesson from the festival artist after the performance.
- Each contestant accepts the rules of the competition by submitting an application.
How to Apply:
· Mail a check of $50 to the address below, made payable to “URI Foundation.”
· Fill out the online registration form.
Dr. Manabu Takasawa
Associate Professor, Department of Music
University of Rhode Island
Fine Arts Center
105 Upper College Rd, Room E102
Kingston, RI 02881
Office: (401) 874-2790
FAX: (401) 874-2772