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, not to exceed 10 minutes total in length, covering a minimum of two 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, not to exceed 12 minutes total in length, covering a minimum of two 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, totaling 15-20 minutes in length, covering a minimum of two 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