Piano Guild Auditions171 Cedar Arts Center, 155 Cedar St, Corning, NY
Friday, May 30, 2014
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|Level||Number of Pieces||Final Score|
|Hannah||2||0||EB||4 - District||Good!|
|Caroline||1||0||EA||4 - District||Very Good!|
|Grace||2||2||EC||10 - National||Excellent!|
|Alyssa||4||2||EE||10 - National||Excellent!|
|Robert||3||3||ED||10 - National||Superior Minus!|
|Elise||1||1||ED||10 - National||Superior!!|
|Hannah||7||7||IF||10 - National||Superior!!|
Information & Qualifications
As a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, I am able to sponsor my students in the annual auditions for the National Fraternity of Student Musicians. All levels of progress are welcome to attend the auditions, as they are judged solely on their own abilities and not in competition with anyone else.
Each student performs one-on-one with an impartial adjudicator. This judge listens to pieces prepared by the student and fills out a report card. The comments made are very positive and the grading system easy to understand.
The Hobbyist level plays up to 8 un-memorized pieces. All other students perform their choice of 1 to 20 memorized pieces (or combined songs with musicianship phases such as arpeggios, chords, transposition, sight reading, etc.) They are classified according to how many pieces they performed and what level of repertoire they select.
Every year a student enters they receive a membership certificate and a pin, as well as a report card. They also have their name posted on my Teacher's Certificate which hangs in my studio. His/her name will also be listed, along with a photo, in a magazine called, "Piano Guild Notes" in their fifth, tenth, or fifteenth year as a National or International winner. Other medals and awards are also available in the higher levels.
Please visit the Archive for photos and results from past seasons. Photo not available for all students.
Please click each photograph to enlarge.