The College of Arts and Architecture

Garcia Masterclass Competition Requirements

DATES:



Friday, October 25, 2013 Contestants' performances at the Masterclass Competition Part I


Saturday, October 26, 2013 Contestants' performances at the Masterclass Competition Part II 



LOCATION:

All performances will be held on the School of Music on the University Park Campus of Penn State University.

ELIGIBILITY:

•for classically trained High School pianists - Juniors and Seniors (11th and 12th grade) in North America
•students of judges are ineligible to compete

GENERAL RULES FOR PARTICIPATION:

•Students may enter in one or two categories, according to schedule availability. Students need to prepare repertoire in the category (or categories) of application only.

•Participants who have registered in two categories may be asked to limit their participation to one category only, according to available masterclass time constraints. Any such requests will be made in advance of the start of the competition and participants will be given their choice of category of participation.

•Masterclass assignments and schedules are made at the discretion of the Penn State piano faculty. Students will perform in and be coached by one of the five masterclass clinicians for the festival. Unfortunately, requests to work with specific masterclass clinicians cannot be accepted.

•For the sake of programming, each masterclass session will be scheduled with students from different categories of participation. All masterclass sessions are open to the public.

•Students must be available at the awards ceremony to remain eligible for any prizes.

REPERTOIRE ELIGIBILITY:

Please complete and submit the appropriate online form listing your repertoire selections according to the requirements below; include appropriate identifying opus numbers and movements with tempo markings. All works must be memorized. For eligibility to participate, students must enter with one or two selections of repertoire from the following categories of participation.

Categories of Participation:

J. S. Bach Category
•Any prelude and fugue or a major movement of a work by J. S. Bach (principal movements of suites, toccatas, or the Italian Concerto, for example).
    (Eligible for Outstanding Initial Performance in a Masterclass Award and Outstanding Performance of a Work by J. S. Bach Award)

Classical Sonata Category
•Any Allegro movement of a Classical period sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert
    (Eligible for Outstanding Initial Performance in a Masterclass Award and Outstanding Performance of a Classical Sonata Movement Award)

Etude Category
•Any virtuosic etude by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, or Scriabin
    (Eligible for Outstanding Initial Performance in a Masterclass Award and Outstanding Performance of an Etude Award)

Open Category
•A major work of the Romantic or 20th Century periods
    (Eligible for Outstanding Initial Performance in a Masterclass Award)


AVAILABLE PRIZES:

•Outstanding Initial Performance in a Masterclass $500.00
•Outstanding Performance of a Work by J. S. Bach $500.00
•Outstanding Performance of a Classical Sonata Movement $500.00
•Outstanding Etude Performance $500.00




APPLICATION DEADLINE:  



•October 11, 2013

JUDGING:
•Judges are professors of piano at Penn State.
•Judges’ decisions on all awards and eligibility will be final.

A note to Seniors:
For those of you planning to be music majors, we hope this competition will help you in preparation for your auditions.  Penn State’s official audition dates for this year are January 25, February 1, 8, and 22, 2014.  Please click here for more information about applying to Penn State’s School of Music.  Senior winners who are accepted as music majors at the School of Music are guaranteed a minimum of $5,000 in tuition scholarships at Penn State.  Scholarships may be made in amounts up to and including full in-state tuition at Penn State. Early application is recommended.  

For more information, or questions about any part of the Garcia Masterclass Competition process, please call 814-863-4413, or email garciapianocompetition@psu.edu