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Rising Pianists Competition


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  • Date: Sunday May 19, 2019
  • Time: All day
  • Location: Simsmore Square - 540 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT
  • Chair: Sima Brodsky
  • DEADLINE: Friday April 19, 2019, postmarked; students print out registration form and send it with the check to the address provided on the form.

PLEASE NOTE: Students participating in the Virtuoso Pianists Competition will not be eligible to participate in Rising Pianists Competition.

Open to piano students of Hartford Music Teachers Alliance Members in grades 2 to 12.
Students compete within their grade level.
Winners are chosen in each grade by the judges.
Registration deadline: April 12th, 2018, POSTMARKED
Competition Fees (non-refundable): Grades 2 to 5: $25; Grades 6 and 8: $30; Grades 9 and 12: $35
Repertoire Requirements
Students perform one piece of their choice, or a selection of pieces by the same composer within the time limits.
All music must be original piano music, no arrangements or simplifications are permitted.
All music must be performed from memory.
Entrants must provide printed scores for the judges, with (optional) measure numbers marked at the beginning of each system.
Time limits are as follows: Grades 2-5: up to 5 minutes; Grades 6-8: up to 7 minutes; Grades 9-12: up to 10 minutes.

If you have any questions please let us know!