February 24, 2018
Eastern Illinois University
-Where the accompanist is the star-
The Eastern Illinois University Department of Music is excited to announce the fourth annual festival for young collaborative pianists (grades 6-12). Come improve your skills and make new friends at this unique event dedicated to the developing accompanist!
In addition to non-ranked merit awards (e.g., for responsiveness to coaching, for stage presence, artistry, etc.), participants are eligible for scholarships to the 2018 Eastern Music Camp.
$1500 in prizes were awarded last year!
All applicants will be notified by February 6th as to the status of their application.
On the day of the competition, you and your partner will perform in a masterclass setting with Dr. Jonathan Bowman, where you get feedback and suggestions for improvement. After some coaching you will have a chance to give a brief second performance.
We will address important concepts such as:
After the performances, we will announce awards and share a tasty lunch (provided for each participant, their partner, and one parent/support person).
We look forward to meeting you there!
Direct questions or concerns to Dr. Bowman.