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Robert Turner Piano Concerto Competition
(formerly the MTAC-WLA Robert Turner Piano Concerto Competition)
January 29, 2012 (Sunday afternoon)
Piano Gallery - West Hollywood
Application Form Deadline:
7, 2012 ONLINE
Application Fees Deadline & Proof-of-Age Document Deadline
7, 2012 POSTMARK
Junior Division: ages 13 & under
(as of February 1, 2012)
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 8 in C Major, K. 246
Senior Division: ages 18 & under;
grade 12 or lower (as of February 1, 2012)
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in c minor, K. 491
Concerto Competition Winners Concert
with the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Ivan Shulman, Conductor
February 24, 2012 (Friday evening)
Grand Lounge of The Ebell Club of Los Angeles
2012 ONLINE Application Form
The Westside Music Foundation Robert Turner Piano Concerto Competition is open only to students who live in the West Los Angeles area, who study with a teacher who lives in
the West Los Angeles area, or who is a member of the West Los Angeles Branch of the Music Teachersí Association of California (MTAC-WLA). Entering students must have studied with his/her current teacher for at least six months prior to the competition.† Previous winners of the Senior Category are ineligible. Previous winners of the Junior Category may enter the Senior Category.
Age eligibility is based on the studentís age as of February 1, 2012.
Each student must prepare one, and only one, movement of his/her selected concerto. The concerto movement (and, if applicable, cadenza) must be memorized. †Teachers may enter as many students as they wish in either or both categories, but may only enter students in two of the three movements for each concerto.† For each category, one winner will be selected for each of the three movements, and the winners will perform in a showcase concert with the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra, under the musical direction of Dr. Ivan Shulman. (www.ladso.org)
Students must be in grade 12 or lower.
Proof-of-age document is required.
The Westside Music Foundation will provide the accompanist on the day of the competition; students may not use their own accompanists. †Although it is not required, the Westside Music Foundation encourages each student to rehearse with the accompanist prior to the competition. However, if a student chooses to rehearse with the accompanist in advance, the student/teacher will need to make and pay for those arrangements separately. †The name and contact information for the accompanist(s) will be made available from the Concerto Competition Chair upon receipt of application form and entry fee check.
Winners will have at least three rehearsals with full orchestra (dates & times to be announced).
A $50 non-refundable entry fee (payable to WESTSIDE MUSIC FOUNDATION) and a photocopy of a proof-of-age document (birth certificate, student I.D. (with birth date), passport, or driverís license) for each applicant must be sent to the Concerto Competition by the application form deadline, postmarked on or before January
7, 2012. Students eligible for the National School Lunch Program may
apply for financial aid (partial or full) for the $50 non-refundable entry
Students who submit their online application late or who
submit their entry fee and proof-of-age document late will be assessed a $25
late fee through January 14, 2012.
NO APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER the January 14, 2012
postmark deadline. Students
who fail to meet this late postmark deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the
competition on January 16, 2012. Students
will not be assigned an audition time until their entry fee and proof-of-age
document are received.
movements and applicable cadenzas must be memorized, and students must bring
one original score for their concerto (no unpermitted photocopies) to the
competition. Students who do not play their concerto movement by memory
will be disqualified and not eligible to be selected as a winner.
Students who do not
bring one original score for their concerto or who bring an unpermitted
photocopy to the competition will be immediately disqualified and not
permitted to play for the judges.
In the case of works
downloaded from an online source, a photocopy will be permitted with the
appropriate license from the publishing company, but the photocopy must be
cleared by the Concerto Competition Chair at least one week prior to the
audition date; the use of any photocopied material without prior consent
from the Concerto Competition Chair is not allowed.
The decisions of the
judges are final. Judges are not
obligated to select a winner in each category. Any
teacher who at any time contacts a judge regarding this competition and/or
its results will have ALL of
his/her students disqualified from this competition. Any
parent who at any time contacts a judge regarding this competition and/or
its results will have his/her child disqualified from this competition.
The submitted Westside Music Foundation Online Application
Form & Competition Agreement for the Robert Turner Piano Concerto
Competition shall be deemed an acceptance and agreement of the applicant to
the Competition Rules & Information stated on this page.
In the event of any dispute, claim, question, or
disagreement arising from or relating to the terms and conditions of
this Competition or the Competition Agreement, or the breach thereof,
Westside Music Foundation shall use its best effort to settle the
dispute, claim, question, or disagreement. To this effect, they shall
consult and negotiate with each other in good faith, and recognizing
their mutual interests, attempt to reach a just and equitable solution
satisfactory to both parties. If they do not reach such solution within
a period of sixty (60) days, then upon notice by either party to the
other, all disputes, claims, questions, or differences shall be finally
settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration
Association in accordance with the provisions of its Commercial
For further information, please contact:
Deborah H. How, President
Robert Turner Piano Concerto Competition Chair
Westside Music Foundation
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