Adjudicated performances are open to any piece, any genre that you select. Piano, voice & string students performing prepared pieces for adjudication will be assigned a 10-15 minute slot with the guest adjudicator for performance and feedback from the adjudicator (both verbal and written). You will be notified of your assigned time prior to the festival via email. Each student will prepare a piece to perform up to 5 minutes in length. Memorization is encouraged, but not required. If you are to play with music, make sure you're prepared with music for yourself and the judge. You MUST provide the adjudicator with the original music, with any changes you have made clearly marked for your judge. A warm-up/practice room may be available during specified times during the day. See the schedule for more details. See more information and specific notes for each discipline below.
Outstanding student performances will be invited to be showcased in the student Honors Concert.
If you have questions, please contact the festival committee at email@example.com or contact us through the FaceBook page "https://www.facebook.com/starvalleymusicfestival/?ref=bookmarks"
Piano students are divided into 5 Divisions:
Elementary Piano (Primer & Level 1)
Late Elementary (Level 1 and 2)
Early Intermediate (Level 2 and 3)
Intermediate (Level 4 & 5, exiting method books)
Advanced (Advanced Repertoire)
String students are divided into 3 divisions:
ELEMENTARY - Suzuki Book 1(or equivalent)
INTERMEDIATE - Suzuki Book 2-3
ADVANCED - Suzuki Book 4 and beyond
If playing with an accompanist, you will need to provide that yourself. If you are in need of an accompanist, please contact us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voice students are divided into 3 divisions:
Under 11 years
14 - 18 years
You will need to provide your own accompanist. If you are in need of an accompanist, please contact us as soon as possible at the email below. Vocal selections for performance are encouraged to be art or folk songs, but are open to any genre you feel best represents your voice and performance capability. If you have questions about your piece selection, please contact us at email@example.com.
Make sure you are registering for the correct division, whether by age or by ability. Students registering in the wrong division may be disqualified. Please consult your teacher before completing your registration. You should also make sure your selected piece is well-suited to your ability and skill. If you have questions about registering for divisions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All students K-12 who perform for adjudication will receive a certificate of performance. Outstanding performances will be invited to be showcased in the student Honors Concert as the finale of the festival. Those showcased students playing in the Honors Concert will each receive an Outstanding Performance Certificate. Only advanced level students are eligible for the scholarship awards.
One highlight of the festival is to award outstanding advanced students with an opportunity to attend university-level summer music camps in their discipline! Based on the visiting clinicians' score, a $200 scholarship will be awarded to the outstanding student in each discipline (piano, voice & strings). This scholarship is applicable only to a summer music camp program.
While memorization is not required, it may put your performance ahead of those you are competing against. If this important to you, we suggest you prepare for a memorized performance. You should remember to dress for success. Present yourself well in appropriate clothing for your performance. If your vocal piece is best suited to a modest costume, that would be appropriate. Otherwise, plan to wear performance attire (clean, modest, formal or church-type clothing). Bathroom facilities are available for changing attire, if needed.
Since the festival's inception in 2012, the Star Valley Rotary Club has partnered with us to provide a scholarship to an outstanding musician each year. Their continued commitment to the festival, its educational goals, and the progress of our student musicians is appreciated!
Silver Star Communications was very excited to jump on board with us in 2013 and began providing funds for a second scholarship to an outstanding musician. We are ever grateful for their vision and commitment to the quality of program we provide and the opportunity to select someone to receive further training!
As funds are made available through generous community donors, partial scholarships are available in coming years thanks to their support of our young musicians!