WSMTA State Recitalist Competition

WSMTA State Recitalist Competition

Vocal and Instrumental students who participate in the WSMTA Music Artistry Program through the Kitsap Music Teachers Association may compete for the honor of representing KMTA in the annual WSMTA Honors Recitals during the June Conference.

WHEN: Videos must be submitted by Midnight, March 13, 2021 (in conjunction with the KMTA Performance Competition)

WHERE: Virtual Competition via Video Recording

WHO: Students who participated in the WSMTA Music Artistry Program through KMTA  during the current year are eligible to compete.

  • Vocal students must sing two pieces from memory at the Music Artistry Program to qualify.
  • Memory is not required for instrumental students.

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 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.

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