Northern District Auditions

DATE AND PLACE
Saturday, June 3, 2017

George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Musical Theater Building (MTB), Fairfax, VA  22030

DEADLINES:
Registration Deadline: April 27, 2017
All fees are paid online through mtfest.com by this date.

FEE
$27.00 for all levels.  All fees are nonrefundable.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
1.  Please register at mtfest.com.   Be very specific listing piece titles, including opus or Hob. numbers, keys, and movements.

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.  

CHAIR
Lori Santos

CO-CHAIR 
Aphrodite Mitsopoulou

LEVELS AND TIME LIMITS
Levels and time limits are determined by the student’s current school grade (and the student must have reached the corresponding sight-reading and theory levels for his or her grade, as shown below).

Audition level Current school grade Sight Reading Theory Time limit
I-A K 1 1A 5 minutes
I-A 1 1 1A 5 minutes
I-A 2 1 1B 5 minutes
I-A 3 2 1B 5 minutes
I-B 4 3 2A 10 minutes
I-B 5 3 2B 10 minutes
II 6 4 3A 15 minutes
II 7 5 3B 15 minutes
II 8 6 4 15 minutes
III 9 7 5 20 minutes
III 10 8 6 20 minutes
III 11 9 7 20 minutes

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS
Three compositions representing three of the following periods:  Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, or Contemporary.  No changes of repertoire will be allowed after the postmark deadline.

Here is a list of repertoire used in 2014 which you may  download  as a spreadsheet for your reference:  Repertoire for District Auditions 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
Student must have passed the examinations for their level on Theory Mastery Day and Skills Day by the application deadline. For example, at the time of application, a student currently in Grade 5 would enroll in level I-B and must have passed sight-reading level 3 and theory level 2B. Students should not enter the Northern District Auditions if they plan to participate in the MTNA Junior High or High School competitions of Virginia.

TEACHER GUIDELINES
This is a closed audition. Parents and teachers may wait in the foyer area while students perform.  No video or other recording of any kind is allowed.

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 each level: First Place $40, Alternate $25. Winners and alternates in each level will represent Northern Virginia in the State Auditions at the VMTA Fall Conference. Any Winner or Alternate who chooses to enter the MTNA/Virginia Junior High or High School competitions must withdraw from the State Auditions.