The University of Central Arkansas Department of Music Presents the Stella Boyle Smith Scholarship Competition and the 34th Annual UCA Solo Piano Competition!
April 28th, 2012 – Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall – UCA Campus
Schedule of Events
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Preliminary Competition Rounds
8:00am to 12:00pm – Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall
1:30pm – SFA Recital Hall
Preliminary Competition Requirements
Divisions I and II:
Each entrant will perform two compositions of his or her choice.
Each entrant will be heard a maximum of five minutes.
The entry fee is $25.00
Divisions III, IV, and V:
Each entrant must perform at least two compositions from different style periods.
Each entrant in Division III will be heard a maximum of eight minutes.
Each entrant in Division IV will be heard a maximum of ten minutes.
Each entrant in Division V will be heard a maximum of fifteen minutes.
Entry fee is $35.00
Each entrant must perform from memory.
One copy of the music must be provided for the judges.
No photocopied scores may be used.
First place winners from last year’s competition may not compete in the same division in this year’s competition.
All entry forms, with fees, must be postmarked by April 18th, 2012.
Make checks payable to UCA Piano Competition.
Final Competition Round
Each student in any division will be judged on (1) musicianship, (2) technique, and (3) overall performance. A maximum of ten points on each aspect, or a total maximum score of thirty points can be given. The students with the highest scores in each division will play one piece (student’s choice) in the finals which will be held following the lunch break. The number of finalists chosen in each division will be left to the discretion of the judges. First, second, and third place winners in each division will be determined as a result of this final phase of the competition. The decision of the judges is final.
Divisions and Awards
I. Elementary (grades K-3) 1st Place – $100* 2nd Place – $75 3rd Place $50
II. Middle (grades 4-6) 1st Place – $125 2nd Place – $100 3rd Place $75
III. Junior High (grades 7-9) 1st Place – $200 2nd Place – $150 3rd Place $100
IV. High School (grades 10-12) 1st Place – $600** 2nd Place – $300 3rd Place $100
V. College 1st Place – $600 2nd Place – $300 3rd Place – $100
*This award is given in memory of Mr. James Herrin
**The top Arkansas high school division winner may be eligible for a Stella Boyle Smith keyboard scholarship to attend the University of Central Arkansas
UCA Piano Faculty
Dr. Carl Anthony
Dr. Neil Rutman
Dr. Kazuo Murakami
Dr. Stefanie Dickinson
Ms. Christine Franklin
Ms. Terrie Shires
To register, please contact Christy Peel in the Music Office at 501-450-5750 or firstname.lastname@example.org