Concerto Competition & Festival: Woodwinds

DATE AND PLACE
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m.  to 4:00 p.m.

First Christian Church of Falls Church
6165 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22044

POSTMARK DEADLINE
Registration Deadline:   Januray 25, 2018 |All fees are paid online through mtfest.com by this date.

FEE
$32.00.  All fees are nonrefundable.

CHAIR
Albert Hunt

CO-CHAIRS
Nancy Genovese, Robert Little

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. Please register at mtfest.com

2.  Pay fee online through mtfest.com. Click on Billing, then click on the $ next to the event. Pay with Visa or Mastercard. After payment is made, you may print a copy of the invoice for your records. You do not need to mail anything to the Chair.

 

LEVELS AND TIME LIMITS

Primary Grades 6 & Under 6 minutes
Elementary Grades 7-8 7 minutes
Intermediate Grades 9-10 8 minutes
Senior Grades 11-12 10 minutes

Time limits may be reduced if enrollment exceeds the time frame allowed for the competition.

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS
Grades 6 & under:  In the competitive and noncompetitive sections, the slow movement of any concerto

Grades 7-8:  In the competitive and noncompetitive sections, the slow movement of any concerto

Grades 9-10:  In the competitive and noncompetitive sections, any movement of any concerto

Grades 11-12:  In the competitive section, a fast movement from any concerto

Memorization of the selection is preferred but not required.

Here is a list of repertoire used in 2014 which you may download  as a spreadsheet for your reference:  Repertoire for Concerto Competition for Woodwinds 2014

NVMTA supports the use of published musical scores.  If a photocopy must be used, the NVMTA Copyright Release Form, signed by a parent or teacher, must be submitted to the chairman by email or postmarked at least one week prior to the event. Please submit this form also for music purchased or downloaded from the internet. Students using photocopies (or anything resembling a photocopy) either for themselves or the judges, without having provided the Copyright Release Form by this deadline, may play for comments but will not be eligible to compete.

ELIGIBILITY
Flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, or recorder students may enter.  No previous first place winners may compete again in the same division, but with the chairman’s consent, they may compete at a higher level.   Students must be taught lessons in person in Northern Virginia.

TEACHER GUIDELINES
Students must provide their own accompanist.

Please provide one published score with all  measures numbered, and which must not bear the student’s or teacher’s name.

Teachers must agree to abide by the Rules for Competitive Events

AWARDS
In the noncompetitive section, students will receive comments and a rating, but no ranking, from at least two judges. In the competitive section, all performers will receive a certificate of participation.

There will be no Concerto Winners Recital in 2017.

PRIZES

Senior Intermediate Elementary Primary
1st 300 200 100 gift certificate
2nd 150 100 50 gift certificate
3rd 75 50 25 gift certificate