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Musikfest

August 2021
 

Application Deadline - July 2

 

Audition Date (Moravian College) - July 29, 10 am - 1 pm

 

Performance at MusikFest Cafe - Sunday, August 8, 1 pm

 

The Musikfest recital is an excellent opportunity for our organization to present a quality program, which can represent the best we have to offer as music-educators. The guidelines should be considered by both teachers and students prior to completing the application form.

  • Teachers encourage only the best of the teaching studio to apply, up to and including students who graduated from high school in the last 3 months, but not exceeding the high school level.

  • Teachers must complete the studio application and submit it by the published deadline. An audition schedule will be set after the application deadline.

  • Students are required to play or sing two pieces from memory at the audition. Students should prepare two (2) memorized musical selections (even duets must be memorized) for the audition. If they are unable to audition in person, they must submit an audio or video submission prior to the audition date. If chosen to participate, students will perform only one of those pieces at the Musikfest recital.

  • The repertoire must not include “method pieces” below level three in any of the popular series such as Faber & Faber, Alfred, Learning Tree, etc.  Serious music (classical), Jazz, Blues, and Broadway music for all musicians, including singers is acceptable.

  • Each student presents his/her pieces at the audition before the committee via 1) live audition or via (2) CD, thumb drive or internet video to the chairperson before the audition date.

  • Piano duets and other ensemble presentations will count as one piece for each of the performers. 

  • In an effort to present the best LVMTA has to offer, all performances, including accompaniments, must be performed live at Musikfest.  No recordings or tracks will be permitted.

  • All repertoire performed must be appropriate for all ages and audiences.  The Committee reserves the right to determine if repertoire is age appropriate.  Therefore, the judging committee reserves the right to accept or reject any piece.

  • Timing of repertoire must be exact when completing the application.
     

The audition, as in the past, serves to ensure that the student is ready to perform his/her piece in public from memory and to ensure that the allotted time slots can be filled.  Again, the judging committee reserves the right to accept or reject any piece. 

Send applications to: Rosemary Murdy-Haber, Sharswood, 150 West Macada Road Bethlehem PA 18017 or rorodbunny@ptd.net

 Committee: Rosemary Murdy-Haber, Vicky Serrao, and Kristine Fosbenner

Musikfest Forms & Resources

Musikfest Application

Musikfest Directions and Parking

Musikfest Application