KMTA Performance Competitions

KMTA Performance Competitions                        INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL DIVISION

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: Videos must be submitted by Midnight, March 13, 2021

WHERE: Virtual Competition via Video Recording

WHO: Students who are currently studying with a teacher who resides or teaches in Kitsap County, or is a member of KMTA, are eligible to compete.

  • 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.

HOW: The KMTA Performance Competition is decided by an impartial judge from outside the Kitsap Chapter of the Music Teachers Association, and 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:

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

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

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 fugue, 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 MAY be asked to provide a legal score for the judge.
  • Students who provide an unlicensed photocopy of the score will be disqualified from winning any prize.

Accompaniment and COVID:

  • Under normal circumstances, students would be required to provide a live accompanist.  However, considering COVID and varying comfort levels this year, no accompaniment will be required.  Any form of live or pre-recorded accompaniment will be accepted this year as well.

VIDEOS

  • Videos must be recorded after January 1, 2021
       *  Set up the camera so that judges can see the student from head to toe. 
       *  The student should NOT announce their name or repertoire on camera.
       *  Identify the video by composer and repertoire only. Do not label the video with the name of the student or teacher.
  • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube and set as “Unlisted”
  • Videos must be submitted by Midnight, March 13, 2021
  • Registrants will receive a form for submitting their video links after registration has closed.
  • If only one student enters, the judge will hear the video and the prize will be awarded.

JUDGING and RESULTS

  • KMTA Performance Competitions are 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 by April 25, 2021