Competitions and Awards

Competitions and Awards

 

  • KMTA Performance Competitions
  • WSMTA State Recitalist Competition
  • KMTA Outstanding Scholar Award
  • Nadean Clarke Memorial Scholarship

 

*** Read all information, instructions and repertoire requirements for each competition and fill out your Competition Teacher Worksheet prior to registering students.

Registration online ONLY.

Registration is by teacher only, and is open from February 15, 2019 to March 15, 2019

KMTA Competition Teacher Worksheet pdf   (for teacher use, in preparation of registration)

Please check back after 2/15/19: (PIANO DIVISION REGISTRATION link)

Please check back after 2/15/19: (VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL DIVISION REGISTRATION link)

Mary Grant, NCTM, Competition Chair and Registrar

mary@marygrantpiano.com

(206) 734-8985

 

KMTA PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

As an incentive for student growth, the Kitsap Music Teachers Association awards cash prizes to students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in performance during independently judged competitions.

WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2019

WHERE: Gateway Fellowship  18901 8th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Students must be currently studying with a teacher who resides or teaches in Kitsap County, or is a member of KMTA.

The Elementary Level is limited to 5 students per teacher. There is no limit to the number of Junior or High School entrants from each studio.

The KMTA Performance Competition is held in conjunction with the WSMTA State Recitalist Competition.

Students who also meet the eligibility requirements for the WSMTA State Recitalist Competition have the option to have their performance considered for one or both competitions by selecting accordingly on the Registration form.

Prizes are awarded as follows:

PIANO DIVISION:

Elementary (3rd – 5th grade): 1st Place $50;  2nd Place $40;  3rd Place $30

Junior (6th – 8th grade): 1st Place $100;  2nd Place $75;  3rd Place $50

High School (9th-11th Grade): 1st Place $300;  2nd Place $200; 3rd Place $100

High School (12th grade): 1st Place $600;  2nd Place $500;  3rd Place $400

VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL DIVISION:

Elementary (3rd – 5th grade): 1st Place $50;  2nd Place $40;  3rd Place $30

Junior (6th – 8th grade): 1st Place $100;  2nd Place $75;  3rd Place $50

High School (9th-11th Grade): 1st Place $300;  2nd Place $200; 3rd Place $100

High School (12th grade): 1st Place $600

(Note: First place winners may not compete in the same division level in subsequent years)

 

WSMTA STATE RECITALIST COMPETITION

Students who participate in the WSMTA Music Artistry Program may compete for the honor of representing the Kitsap Music Teachers Association and/or WSMTA District III in the annual WSMTA Honors Recitals during the June Conference.

WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2019

WHERE: Gateway Fellowship  18901 8th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Students must participate in the WSMTA Music Artistry Program through KMTA (for Piano students) or through any District III chapter (for Vocal & Instrumental students) during the current year in order to be eligible to compete.

Students must play two pieces from memory for the Visiting Artist.

The State Recitalist Competition is held in conjunction with the KMTA Performance Competition.

Students who also meet the eligibility requirements for the KMTA Performance Competition have the option to have their performance considered for one or both competitions by selecting accordingly on the Registration form.

COMPETITION REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS

The repertoire requirements are the same for both the KMTA Performance Competitions and the WSMTA State Recitalist Competition:

  • Students must perform one selection of music from any one of the standard periods of music (baroque, classical, romantic, impressionist, contemporary).
  • Performance time is limited to 5 minutes. Cuts are allowed in order to meet the 5 minute limit.
  • Multiple selections are permitted for dance suites, variations or prelude and fugues, time permitting.
  • Some transcriptions may be allowed.
  • Memorization is required for both the KMTA Performance Competition and the WSMTA State Recitalist Competition.
  • WSMTA Recitalist Competition candidates must select one of the two pieces they played during the Music Artistry Program to play in the competition.
  • Winners of the WSMTA State Recitalist Competition are required to perform the same selection of music in the State Honors Recital that they played in the competition.
  • Students must provide a legal score for the judge’s reference during their performance.
  • Students who provide an unlicensed photocopy of the score to the judge will be permitted to play, but will be disqualified from winning any prize.
  • Vocal & Instrumental competitors must provide their own accompanist.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

  • Specific times for each Division and Level will be sent out to teachers with participating students after registration has closed.
  • Students must arrive 15 minutes prior to their competition time to check in and receive their performance number. Arrival after the competition has begun cancels their
  • If only one student enters, he or she will be allowed to play and will be awarded a prize.

COMPETITION JUDGING and RESULTS

  • The performance competitions will be decided by impartial judges from outside the Kitsap Chapter of the Music Teachers Association.
  • The judge’s decisions are final. Any questions should be directed to the KMTA Competition Chair.
  • Winners and ranked alternates will be announced at the conclusion of each division and level of the competition.

REGISTRATION FEES:

Invoices will be sent to teachers with participating students after registration has closed.

KMTA PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

Teacher Fee (per student entry): $30

Teacher Fee for KMTA Members: Waived

Elementary (3rd – 5th grade): Registration fee: $15

Registration fee for students of KMTA members: $5

Junior (6th – 8th grade): Registration fee: $30

Registration fee for students of KMTA members: $10

High School (9th-11th Grade): Registration fee: $45

Registration fee for students of KMTA members: $15

Senior (12th grade or equivalent, age 17 – 19): Registration fee: $45

Registration fee for students of KMTA members: $15

WSMTA STATE RECITALIST COMPETITION

Registration Fee (per student entry): $10

PARENT PERMISSION SLIP & LIABILITY RELEASE

These forms must be collected from each of your participating students and sent to Mary Grant NCTM, 12525 Madison Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

KMTA OUTSTANDING SCHOLAR AWARDS

At the annual Kitsap Music Teacher Association Senior Celebration, prizes are awarded to graduating High School and Home School Seniors who have continued their music study throughout their senior year.

WHEN: May 18, 2019

WHERE: Bainbridge Island Senior Center

  • Applicant must be a graduating High School or Home School Senior.
  • Applicant must be currently studying with an active member of the Kitsap Music Teachers Association.
  • Points are granted for a variety of musical activities, and prizes are awarded based on point totals.

Please print out an Outstanding Scholar Award application for all current (and potential future) applicants and start tallying their points today!

Prizes are awarded as follows:

  • High Honors Scholar, $200: Awarded to the student who has accumulated the highest number of points.
  • Honors Scholars, $100: Awarded to the next four students who have accumulated the highest number of points.
  • Merit Scholars, $25: Awarded to all students who have accumulated a minimum of 10 points.

NADEAN CLARKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Nadean Clarke Memorial Scholarship is available for students who would like to attend part or all of the WSMTA State Conference. $50 scholarships are available for any KMTA students who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to attend recitals, concerts, and helpful sessions about different areas of music study. To obtain a scholarship, students should request one through their teacher, who can forward the request to the KMTA Board.

Nadean Clarke was a founding member of KMTA who had a huge heart for students and music education. She lovingly included the funds for this scholarship in her estate, and we are proud to present it in her memory.

 

WSMTA (WASHINGTON STATE) COMPETITIONS

For more competition options for KMTA students, visit the WSMTA site.