(by Sun Gamble, Piano Adjudications Chair)
It is that time of the year again that all the deadlines are approaching.
The earliest deadline is November 15 and that is when you email me with your approximate minutes. How would you know your approximate minutes? Download the registration worksheet! (This can also be found at wsmta.org; go to ‘program for students’ > ‘adjudications’ and scroll down to ‘forms for teachers’. You will find registration worksheet on the 6th line. Download it and fill it.) It will be useful when you do the online registration in December, so do not discard it. Please make sure that you add some extra minutes. Students will benefit from having extra minutes and the adjudicators will love it. Also your minutes must include your consultation time and five minutes for Honors Recital Selection if you want to participate in Chapter Honors Recital.
Our chapter is expanding, so is our adjudications program. This year we having eleven days with four adjudicators. As in the past, we have some challenges. The national conference is in the middle of the adjudications dates and some of our teachers are attending. Therefore, it is extremely important that you inform me that you are registered to go to the National Conference when you email me with your preliminary numbers. (Please do not say ‘maybe I am going’.) And some of us may have to graciously give up our preference on locations, dates, or adjudicators in order to run this huge program smoothly. You are making my job lot easier if you give me your information as soon as possible. And I do appreciate many of you who are always and already doing that. (more…)