Scholarship Competition Guidelines

 

Piano

 

Elementary is for students in school grades 4-6 who are able to perform at the level of easier Clementi and Beethoven Sonatinas.  Students must present a memorized program of three pieces, not to exceed 10 minutes total in length, covering three music history periods. (See listings below for repertoire suggestions.)

 

Intermediate is for Students in school grades 7-9 who are able to perform at the level of Two Part Inventions, more difficult Sonatinas or easier Sonatas. Students must present a memorized program of three pieces, not to exceed 12 minutes total in length, covering three music history periods.  (See listings below for repertoire suggestions).

 

Senior is for students in grades 10-12 who are able to play repertoire on the level of Bach's Preludes and Fugues and sonata movements of Beethoven, Mozart or Haydn.  Students must present a memorized program of three pieces, totaling 15-20 minutes in length, covering 3 music history periods.  (See listings for repertoire suggestions).

 

PIANO REPERTOIRE SUGGESTIONS (Not required)

 

ELEMENTARY PIANO      

 

Sonatinas - Kuhlau, Diabelli
Album for the Young, Op. 68 - Schumann

Sonatina Op. 36, No. 1 - Clementi

Solfeggietto - C.P.E. Bach

Op. 100 - Burgmüller

Album for the Young - Gurlitt

Scenes from Childhood - Schumann

Le Petit Négre – Debussy    


 

INTERMEDIATE PIANO

 

J.S. Bach:  Two Part Inventions or any single

movement from Partitas, English or French Suites

Beethoven:  Sonatinas or set of Theme & Variations

Chopin:  Preludes Op. 28, Waltzes Op.64, #2

Grieg:  Lyric Pieces

Heller:  Etudes

Waxman:  Etudes Books I, II

SENIOR PIANO

 

A composition written before 1750

 

One movement of a sonata, a set of theme and variations, 

or a rondo from the classical period

 

A Romantic work by composers such as Rachmaninoff, 

Scriabin, MacDowell, etc.

 

A twentieth century work:  Impressionist Composers after 1950 

are highly encouraged

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