Friday, April 18, 2014

The Piano Teachers Congress of New York

Interested in teaching piano?  The Piano Teachers Congress of New York (the PTC) will provide you with valuable tools in the form of seminars to learn about the latest developments in the field of piano pedagogy. Not only that, the PTC is dedicated to providing numerous performance opportunities for the students of its members. Members also have the option to be listed in the PTC's directory at findapianoteacher.com to help prospective students find you. The PTC offers full time students aged 25 or younger discounted dues of only $20 a year. For those of you graduating, hurry and apply before you graduate! If interested in membership, please email ptcnymembers@gmail.com.

We are having an upcoming concert for some students of PTC members who were chosen as winners in our 2014 Piano Teachers Congress of New York Honors Program competition on May 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Tickets are $20 to the general public, but for any Mannes pianists who are interested in coming to see an example of one of the great programs the PTC has to offer, please email Jean Park at jeankhpark@gmail.com for a COMPLIMENTARY ticket or two.

For more information, please check out the PTC website at http://www.ptcnewyork.org.

Summer Internship

Seeking a summer intern who is interested in music business and law to work for an entertainment attorney and author, Steve Gordon (The Future of the Music Business (Hal Leonard 3rd ed. 2014) with over 20 years of experience.

The intern would help with:

- Entertainment contracts drafting and review
- Music Licensing
- Client Contact and intake

The internship is unpaid and the student should receive credit for their school.

For more information, and to contact Steve Gordon, please visit:

Monday, April 14, 2014

New York International Music Competition

The New York International Music Competition was established to encourage young artists to pursue their study in music; to support young artists to showcase their talent in world class venues; and to provide opportunities to work with elite orchestras and ensembles. We encourage all talented youth to demonstrate their musical potential.


COMPETITION DATES:
June 2nd – June 4th , 2014

LOCATION:
156-03 Horace Harding Expy., Flushing, NY 11367 (Mana Hall)

ELIGIBILITY:
Piano, violin, viola, cello, woodwind, brass, voice.
Ages 10-17 (as of June 4th, 2014, exclude voice division)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Application packages are accepted until May 1st, 2014.

APPLICATION & REGISTRATION FEE:
$100
*Non-refundable; make check payable to: AMC

AWARDS:
1st   Prize: Certificate, a cash prize of $500.
2nd   Prize: Certificate, a cash prize of $200.
3rd  Prize: Certificate.
*1st prize winner will perform as a soloist in Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
on Sunday, November 23rd , 2014.

REQUIREMENTS:
•All contestants must perform from memory.
•Absolutely no simplified editions or arrangements.
•Repeats will not be accepted.
•Contestants are required to bring original music (No photocopies).
•Judges’ comments will not be disclosed.
•Stringed instrument contestants may choose to bring his/her own accompanist or use our staff accompanist for an additional $100 (payable to: NYIMC), which includes one 30-minute rehearsal (finalists will not be charged additionally in the final round).


REPERTOIRE:

PIANO

  1. One fast movement of a sonata by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, or Schubert AND
  2. One choice selected by the contestant from a different period OR one fast movement of a piano concerto by Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Debussy, or Ravel.


STRINGS

1.  First or last movement of a concerto from the Classical or Romantic period
(Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Lalo, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, etc)
OR a substantial showpiece that can be played with an orchestra (works by Saint-Saens,
Sarasate, Wieniawski, etc).
  1. In addition to the above, one more selection of contestant’s choice; preferably, but not limited
to, a brilliant encore piece.


WINDS/BRASS

1.  One fast movement of a concerto with orchestral cuts, including a cadenza.
2.  One movement from a different period.


VOICE

  1. One song from German, French or equivalent genre.
  2. One aria from opera or oratorio.
IV NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Download Application

Please enclose the following materials:
1. Application form (Incomplete forms will be returned)
2. Proof of age (A copy of passport or birth certificate)
3. One recent photo (Name & sign on the back)
4. Non-refundable application & registration fee: $100 (Make check payable to: AMC)

Please send all materials to:
New York International Music Competition
P.O. Box 604525, Bay Terrace, NY11360

ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE May 1st, 2014
For more information, call: 516-622-4438 or send your request to emailnewyorkimc@gmail.com

Raritan River Music Festival

May 3 - 24



This is a special season of celebration for Raritan River Music and Hunterdon County—the center of Raritan River Music’s activities for the past 25 years. In honor of Hunterdon County’s 300th anniversary, this year’s 25th Raritan River Music Festival will feature specially planned concerts that focus on century landmarks and musical highlights from 1714, 1814, 1914, and today!
Each concert will begin with a prize-winning selection by elementary and high school winners of the 2014 Hunterdon County Young Composer Contest.
Hearing uplifting music live in the festival’s magical, historic venues awakens the senses and stirs the imagination. Composers and performers share their insights into the music. All audience members are invited to meet the musicians at a reception following each concert.
Advance Online Tickets for each festival concert cost $21; -or- $14 for students and seniors.
Prices at the door $25; $15 for students and seniors.  Discount subscriptions are available.
For more information and reservations:  Phone: 908-213-1100.
- See more at: http://raritanrivermusic.org/2014-overview/#sthash.142DwaJW.dpuf

http://raritanrivermusic.org/2014-overview/

This is a special season of celebration for Raritan River Music and Hunterdon County—the center of Raritan River Music’s activities for the past 25 years. In honor of Hunterdon County’s 300th anniversary, this year’s 25th Raritan River Music Festival will feature specially planned concerts that focus on century landmarks and musical highlights from 1714, 1814, 1914, and today!
Each concert will begin with a prize-winning selection by elementary and high school winners of the 2014 Hunterdon County Young Composer Contest.
Hearing uplifting music live in the festival’s magical, historic venues awakens the senses and stirs the imagination. Composers and performers share their insights into the music. All audience members are invited to meet the musicians at a reception following each concert.
Advance Online Tickets for each festival concert cost $21; -or- $14 for students and seniors.
[purchase tickets online]
Prices at the door $25; $15 for students and seniors.  Discount subscriptions are available.
For more information and reservations:  Phone: 908-213-1100.
E-Mail: info@RaritanRiverMusic.org
- See more at: http://raritanrivermusic.org/2014-overview/#sthash.142DwaJW.dpu

Aspen Music Festival and School

The Aspen Music Festival and School is the United States’ premier classical music festival, presenting more than 300 musical events during its eight-week summer season. The institution draws top classical musicians from around the world to this Colorado mountain retreat for an unparalleled combination of performances and music education. Many events are free, and seating on the David Karetsky Music Lawn and in the Music Garden is always free.

June 26 - August 17

http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/about/about-the-aspen-music-festival-and-school/
http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/students-welcome/programs-of-study/

Applications for the 2014 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards (Piano) Now Being Accepted

The Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, sponsored by the Musicians Club of New York, cycles through vocal, strings, piano and brass/woodwinds competitions. The 2014 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artists Awards is open to Pianists between the ages of 18 and 30. Please forward the following Application Form and competition flyer link s to all appropriate faculty, students and recent alumni:
 

Eligibility:
Pianists ages 18 to 30 on April 25, 2014

Dates of Competition:
Friday, April 25, Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, 2014

Location of Competition:
Liederkranz Hall, 66 East 87th Street, New York City

Application Deadline:
Friday, April 18, 2014

Awards:
First Prize: $3,000*
Second Prize: $2,000*
Third Prize: $1,000*
*and a Recital on the Musicians Club of New York's 2014-2015 Concert Series ($300 performance fee)

International Singing Competition for Dramatic Sopranos





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Important Updated Information
**Entries close 30 April**

·         Finalists in this year’s inaugural competition will be reimbursed up to $2,000 for travel costs.
·         Re accommodation: Finalists will be either billeted out or financially assisted with hotel costs.
·         DVD’s can be sent by post, MP4’s can be sent via Email, Dropbox link or Youtube links to: econnellprize@jsrbfoundation.com
·         Application forms should be emailed to the same email.


http://www.jsrbfoundation.com/awards-prizes/elizabeth-connell-prize/

Friday, April 11, 2014

Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute

"an intensive summer music program to be held on the beautiful campus of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.  The Institute will enable young musicians to explore leadership and community service through the intensive study of chamber music.  During this two-week program, students will develop and hone fundamental ensemble and leadership skills including: teamwork, rehearsal technique, performance practice, communication, decision making, public speaking, and entrepreneurship."

Here is a brief video that describes the Institute:

The program will take place from July 13-26, 2014 in the brand-new Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College. Instrumentalists ages 15 and up are encouraged to apply.  For more information on the Institute, including how to apply, please visit our website:

skidmore.edu/decoda

Decoda is a chamber music collective of mixed instrumentation based in NYC and is made up of alumni of Ensemble ACJW, The Academy, Carnegie and Juilliard's amazing fellowship program.  For more information on Decoda, click here.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New York Summer Opera Scenes 2014

Singers: staying in New York this summer?

New York Summer Opera Scenes is a two-week intensive program for aspiring opera singers who are ready to combine musical and dramatic skills in a staged performance of a major scene from the standard operatic repertoire.

Program includes coaching, stage movement and classes on audition techniques.

Visit the website for more details! www.nysummeropera.com

Schedule an audition for Sunday April 27.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

The fourteenth annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival - one of North America’s oldest, most respected classical guitar events - will take place at the Cleveland Institute of Music on Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1, 2014. All recitals will take place in Mixon Hall, CIM's award winning new concert hall.
The Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival is presented in University Circle - Cleveland, Ohio's world renowned cultural and educational center - by Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music with generous additional support from the Cleveland business community and beyond. Armin Kelly, Artistic Director
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival 2014
classicalguitars@guitarsint.com
216.752.7502

http://www.guitarsint.com/mission