FESTIVAL AND PIANO COMPETITION INFORMATION
Music Festival in Honor of Confucius (MFHC)
Sponsored by—Chinese Fine Arts Society
This is a very competitive event. Each student is required to perform two pieces of music, one of which is a required Chinese repertoire. Cash rewards are given.
This event is usually held in late October
Piano Sonata/Sonatina Festival
Sponsored by—Chicago Area Music Teachers Association (CAMTA)
This event is for intermediate to advanced students. Each student is required to perform two contrasting movements from a sonatina or one movement from a sonata.
This event is usually held in February.
Sponsored by—National Guild of Piano Teachers, American College of Musicians
This is a quite comprehensive audition where students are required to play scales, arpeggios, and chords, as well as 3-7 complete pieces. This is a great opportunity to review all the pieces learned in the past year.
This event is usually held in late May.
Your IMA (Illinois Music Association)
Sponsored by Illinois Music Association
Students are required to play one piece from a predetermined list of repertoire
This is a friendly competition where students can hear and learn from their peers as well as getting feedback from judges. It is appropriate for the first competition experience.
It is usually held in late May.
Achievement in Music
Sponsored by Chicago Area Music Teacher Association
It is an annual assessment exam to evaluate both theory and performance progress.
The curriculum is designed and approved by the Illinois State Music Teacher Association.
The theory assessment is held in December and the performance assessment is held in March.