-Where the accompanist is the star-
November 12, 2016 at Eastern Illinois University Application Deadline: Sunday, October 30
The Eastern Illinois University Department of Music is excited to announce the third annual competition for young collaborative pianists (grades 8-12). Come improve your skills and compete for significant prizes at this unique event dedicated to the developing accompanist!
First prize: $700
Second prize: $500
Third prize: $300
For honorable mention, participants will receive a $100 scholarship to the 2017 Eastern Music Camp.
1) Find a partner! It could be a singer or instrumentalist (including another pianist). You have to be in 8-12 grade, but your partner may be of any age.
2) Choose your music! Each duo should prepare 8-10 minutes of music from the standard classical repertoire. All levels are welcome. Email Dr. Bowman if you have questions or want ideas.
4) Early applicants score! You will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. If your application is received after all time slots have been filled, your application fee will be refunded.
All applicants will be notified by November 1st as to the status of their application.
On the day of the competition, you and your partner will perform for the judges in a masterclass setting, where you get feedback and suggestions for improvement. After some coaching from the judges, you will have a chance to give a brief second performance.
You will be evaluated on:
We announce the awards soon after the final performance, and feed you a tasty lunch (provided for eachparticipant, their partner, and one parent/support person).
We look forward to seeing and hearing you there!
Direct questions or concerns to Dr. Bowman.