Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Summer Contest 2015

Happy Summer!  I hope everyone is getting to enjoy some of this beautiful weather we've been having while still being able to keep up at the piano!

This summer again, there are two contests.  The first contest is to play one of your pieces using a different instrument (spoons?  kazoo?  conduct an orchestra?) and perform it via video.  Have fun with this one.  Surprise me!  The second contest is to choose a piece from the radio and learn it at the piano in the style of one of your repertoire pieces.  As always, the judges are looking for beauty, fun, and inspiration and winners will be selected based on accomplishment within their playing level, musical expression and daring choice. 

Entries must be received by midnight on August 31st (via youtube, vimeo or mp4) and winners will be announced via blog/twitter/facebook during the first week of classes.  There will be one winner for each category and the winners will be awarded fun sheet music to work on in lessons as well as the privilege of having their performance shared and admired.  

Now, head on over to the piano, warm up with your performance pieces, and see what you can do!  I look forward to watching all the entries!