Orchestra

MUSIC

FESTIVALS

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.

These online streamed festivals include student performances (divided by age-based categories) of the featured composer’s works with awards given, as well as opportunities for teachers to share their own perspective through performance, teaching experiences, and commentary. 

We are also excited to offer our Mini Courses throughout each Music Festival month, which are short classes taught by our amazing faculty and are accessible to everyone. All of our past Mini Courses are still available for purchase by visiting our Mini Courses page by clicking on the button below!

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

Past Festival content can be found by clicking on the buttons below. 

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AUGUST 2021

REMEMBRANCE
OF THE YEAR

CONCERTS AUGUST 7-8

All styles and repertoire are welcome.

***No judges' comments or awards will be given.

All proceeds will fund our Musicale Scholarship, aimed at making higher music education accessible to more students.

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AUGUST 1ST 2021 11:59pm EST

This past year, we’ve experienced some of the most challenging days in our lifetime. Some lost loved ones, many experienced loneliness and isolation. We miss seeing families, friends, teachers, coaches… There were times we were not sure if everything was going to be okay.  

 

Yet, one thing has been true for all of us: music making never stopped. Musicians of all ages all over the world have continued their love for music. Music brings healing, order, peace, and love in the midst of chaos, uncertainty, and fear. Music has been a sign of courage and resilience, and an amazing friend to all.

 

In celebration of the remarkable efforts of our musicians, Musicale invites you to join us for this special edition of our music festival series: the Remembrance of the Year Festival.

 

Your video performance will be featured alongside many Musicale world class pianists in the same concerts platform. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

 

All participants will receive a special certificate for their participation of the concert. 

 

It surely will be a special memory for years to come. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity!

 

You are encouraged to write a few sentences of short reflection on the past year, what you have learned from the past year, what has kept you going, the most encouraging thing that emerged from it. You can also simply share your special memories, why the piece you submit is special to you, and what has music been for you for the past year.

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2021 Festival Schedule

FEBRUARY - BACH AND BAROQUE

APRIL - ROMANTIC STYLE

MAY - PIANO ETUDES

JUNE - CLASSICAL MUSIC

AUGUST - REMEMBRANCE OF THE YEAR

For this special edition festival edition, we would like to celebrate all of your dedication, perseverance and hard work during this past year. Choose one of your most memorable or best performances from the past year and we will celebrate together!

Stay tuned for the rest of our line-up!

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.  In addition, you may choose to participate in our exciting Mini Courses that we offer throughout the month (more info can be found above).

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.

Up to 35 competition participants will be invited to the final round of the competition. These participants will receive comments from our distinguished judges and this invitation will be denoted on their Certificate. Participants who are not invited to the final round will still receive comments from other Musicale faculty. 

FEES

$35 for General Participant

$45 for Competition Participant

See above for our Mini Courses fees.

AGE CATEGORIES

Student submissions will be split into the following age categories : 

5-7 YEARS OLD

8-11 YEARS OLD

12-14 YEARS OLD

15-17 YEARS OLD

18-26 YEARS OLD

PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded for each age group. Awards are judged based on extent of comprehensive musical understanding. 1 student from each age category will be chosen for each prize category. Prize recipients will be highlighted in a prize recipient concert as well as on our website and social media platforms. 

GOLD 

5-7 and 8-11 years old categories:

Two Free Workshops and One Free Recital; must be used within 1 year. 

all other age groups: 

One Free Masterclass and One Free Recital; must be used within 1 year. 

SILVER

5-7 and 8-11 years old categories:

One Free Workshop and One Free Recital; must be used within 1 year. 

all other age groups: 

$75 Scholarship towards Masterclass and One Free Recital; must be used within 1 year. 

BRONZE

5-7 and 8-11 years old categories:

One Free Workshop; must be used within 1 year. 

all other age groups: 

$50 Scholarship towards Masterclass and One Free Recital; must be used within 1 year. 

HONORABLE MENTION

Certificate of Honorable Mention will be awarded.

ENTRY INFORMATION

STUDENT PARTICIPANTS

To participate in our Music Festivals, students must learn a piece by the month's featured composer and submit a horizontally filmed video (payment and submission form can be found at the bottom of this page; click "Pay" to start your form) by the deadline specified for that month's Festival. The video must be made within 6 months of the Festival. 

 

Fees are as follows:

  • $35 for General Participant

  • $45 for Competition Participant

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

We recommend that students and their teacher choose 1 piece that is under a student's performance level so that students will be able to learn the repertoire within a short time period. 

***FOR COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS***

Contestants 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

 

Music Festival Registration (STUDENTS)

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

 

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