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FESTIVALS

International Music Festival Registration

Please make sure to choose the appropriate form. GENERAL means general Festival participation (with no judges comments or consideration for our Prizes) while COMPETITIVE means you would like to be considered for our Prizes and will receive comments from our judges.

Click on the "Pay" button below to begin your application (the payment process is included in the form).

At Musicale, we gather together to celebrate the music of great composers as a part of our Music Festivals. Each festival and competition will focus on one or two composers or styles to discover and explore rich piano repertoire for all ages and levels.

Read below for more information and to learn how you can participate!

CONCERTS JUNE 4th and JUNE 5th,2022

PRIZE WINNER'S CONCERT JUNE 12th, 2022

All repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th century, and contemporary period is welcome. 

Sheet Music for Piano

Spring 2022

Spring International
Music Festival

SIGN UP DEADLINE

MAY 29th 2022 11:59pm ET

Special Judges Awards: Performances of French Piano Music and Composers will be considered for the special judges awards. These Special Awards will be given to the top 5 French music performances.

 Spring Festival Judges

Nancy O'Neill Breth

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Nancy O'Neill Breth teaches piano and chamber music to students of all ages in the Washington, DC metro area. Nancy collaborates with teachers at home and throughout the country. She’s headlined a number of state MTA conferences, and 2020 marked her fifth appearance as a presenter at MTNA’s national conference, as a clinician in Pedagogy Saturday and again as a lecturer later in the week.

Her latest projects for teachers and students are Effective Practicing, a collection of short You Tube videos for pianists, and a clickable list of Modern Piano Music.

Nancy worked as a collaborative pianist and arts presenter in the United States, Latin America and Asia. The Washington Post praised her “superb musicianship”, calling her Music Connection concert series “brilliant” and “imaginative”. The Mexico City News wrote that Breth’s Camerata de Mexico “offers the best chamber music in Mexico.” In New York City Nancy was producer/director of a children’s opera by Michael Colgrass, and built an acclaimed chamber music program for the children of Roosevelt Island.  

Nancy is proud that some of her students have been successful in competitions, even up to the national level: it’s exciting to have students appear on NPR’s “From the Top”, win MTNA’s national Piano Duet competition, and even become professional musicians. But her primary goal is still to help all music-loving students build the skills they need to become lifelong pianists.

Nancy taught piano, chamber music and pedagogy for many years at the Levine School of Music in Washington. She has written for American Music Teacher, Keyboard Companion and Clavier Magazine. Her book, Practicing the Piano, two Guides on Effective Practicing and a chamber music collection for early level piano trio, have sold over 50,000 copies worldwide. They are published by Hal Leonard.

Roberto Poli

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Born in Venice, Italy, Roberto Poli is an eloquent communicator and a rising exponent of the music of Fryderyk Chopin, which he has comprehensively studied through manuscripts and original editions and widely performed throughout the world. Roberto Poli is the Artistic Director of The Chopin Symposium, an event that gathers world-renowned performers, pedagogues and lecturers in Boston. Roberto Poli has been teaching at New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School since 2003. He also enjoys a busy schedule of master classes, and has been a guest lecturer and keynote speaker at institutions such as Cornell University, University of Virginia, Dartmouth College, New England Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, and University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his private teaching, Mr. Poli leads four successful private classes on interpretation and performance for advanced adult pianists. In the fall of 2017, he joined the faculty of The Boston Conservatory as an Adjunct Professor of Keyboard Studies, teaching four piano-literature courses.

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FESTIVAL STRUCTURE

All student video performances will be streamed in a group concert on a specific day/time. The streamed videos will be available for students and their families, teachers, and the general public. All students will receive a Certificate of Participation and Excellence.  

STUDENTS HAVE THE CHOICE TO OPT-IN FOR THE COMPETITIVE PORTION OF THE FESTIVAL.

If students choose to enter the competitive portion of the festival, they will be put up for consideration for our Prizes (more info below; please read submission requirements carefully). If a student does not opt-in for the competitive portion, their video will still be showcased and will still receive a Certificate of Participation and Excellence. They will not receive comments or be considered for our Prizes. 

FEES

$45 for General Participant

$55 for Competition Participant

AGE CATEGORIES

Student submissions will be split into the following age categories : 

5-8 YEARS OLD

9-11 YEARS OLD

12-14 YEARS OLD

15-18 YEARS OLD

(Pre-College)

PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded for each age group. Awards are judged based on extent of comprehensive musical understanding. Prize recipients will be highlighted in a prize recipient concert as well as on our website and social media platforms. 

GOLD 

5-8 years old categories:

 $50 

9-11 and 12-14 years old categories: 

$100

15-18 years old categories:

$125

 

SILVER

5-8 years old categories:

 $30 

9-11 and 12-14 years old categories: 

$50

15-18 years old categories:

$75

 

BRONZE

5-8 years old categories:

 $25

9-11 and 12-14 years old categories: 

$35

15-18 years old categories:

$50

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Certificate of Honorable Mention will be awarded

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AWARDS

Up to 5 participants will be awarded the Best performance of Festival-Themed Repertoire with cash awards of $25 each.

ENTRY INFORMATION

To participate in our Music Festivals, students must submit a horizontally filmed video (payment and submission form can be found at the top of this page; click "Pay" to start your form) by the deadline specified for that month's Festival. 

Repertoire Categories

  • General Repertoire: Pieces from all styles and time periods are welcome. 

  • Festival-Themed Repertoire: See each festival for the requirements. 

The submission will be reviewed by the Musicale team and we will reach out with your scheduled festival performance. 

***REQUIREMENTS***

  • Participants can submit a single piece, a single movement or two or three short movements from a larger work up to a maximum of 12 minutes

  • Piano duo and Concerto repertoire are welcome. 

  • Performances must be from within 6 months of the date of application. There should be no editing, talking or writing (including no name/piece title edited into the video) for the video submission.

  • Participants must wear appropriate concert attire

  • Videos must be filmed horizontally, showing the participant's body and the piano.

Festival Schedule

FALL 2021

General Repertoire with Special Theme 

American Piano Music & Composers

WINTER 2022

General Repertoire with Special Theme 

Russian Piano Music & Composers

SPRING 2022

General Repertoire with Special Theme 

French Piano Music & Composers

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