Piano Concerto Competition

Robert Turner Piano Concerto Competition
2018 General Information

Competition Date
February 4, 2018 (Sunday), afternoon

Venue
The Conservatory of Performing Arts
2372 Veteran Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Application Materials Deadline
(Application Form, Entry Fees, & Proof-of-Age Document)
January 14, 2018 (Sunday) • $60

Late Application Deadline
January 21, 2018 (Sunday) • $85

Concerto Competition Repertoire
Junior Division
ages 14 & under(as of February 1, 2018)
Kabalevsky: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major, Op. 50“Youth"

Senior Division
ages 18 & under; grade 12 or lower(as of February 1, 2018)
Schumann: Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 54

Concerto Competition Winners Concert
with theLos Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Ivan Shulman, Music Director

Concert Date
February 25, 2018 (Sunday), 4:00 PM • TENTATIVE

Venue
TBA
West Los Angeles • Santa Monica

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Application Form & Competition Agreement

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CompetitionRules & Guidelines

ELIGIBILITY
The Westside Music Foundation Robert Turner Piano Concerto Competition is open only to:

  • Students who live or go to school in the Los Angeles Westside area

    OR
  • Students who study with a teacher who lives inthe Los Angeles Westside area

    OR
  • Students whose teacher is a member MTAC Santa Monica Bay, MTAC West Los Angeles, or CAPMT District 3

AGE ELIGIBILITY
is based on the student’s age as of February 1, 2017.

  • Students must be in grade 12 or lower.
  • Proof-of-age document is required.

SENIOR CATEGORY (age 18 & under; grade 12 or lower)

  • Previous winners of the Senior Category Movement I are ineligible.
  • Previous winners of the Senior Category Movement III are ineligble.
  • Previous winners of the Senior Category Movement II are eligible to enter the Senior Category Movement I or Movement III, but not Movement II.

JUNIOR CATEGORY (age 14 & under)

  • Previous winners of the Junior Category Movement I are ineligible to enter the Junior Category again, but may enter any Movement of the Senior Category.
  • Previous winners of the Junior Category Movement III are ineligible to enter the Junior Category again, but may enter any Movement of the Senior Category.
  • Previous winners of the Junior Category Movement II are eligible to enter the Junior Category Movement I or III, but not Movement II. They may also enter any Movement of the Senior Category.

AUDITION RULES & GUIDELINES

  1. Each student must prepare one, and only one, movement of his/her selected concerto.
  2. The concerto movement (and, if applicable, cadenza) must be memorized.
  3. 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.
  4. 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(www.ladso.org), under the musical direction of Dr. Ivan Shulman.
  5. There are typically three rehearsals with orchestra: two on the Tuesday evenings leading up to the concert and one dress rehearsal on the afternoon of the concert at the performance venue.
  6. 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.
  7. A $60 non-refundable application fee and a scan of a proof-of-age document (birth certificate, student I.D. (with birth date), passport, or driver’s license) for each applicant must be submitted online on or before the application deadline on January 20, 2017. Students eligible for the National School Lunch Program may apply for financial aid (partial or full) for the $60 non-refundable entry fee.
  8. Students who submit their online application materials late will be assessed a $25 late fee (total $85) through January 20, 2017.
  9. NO APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER the January 27, 2017 late deadline.
  10. Students who fail to submit all materials by the late deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the competition on January 28, 2017.
  11. Students will not be assigned an audition time until their entry fee and proof-of-age document are received.
  12. Students must bring one original score for their concerto (no unpermitted photocopies) to the competition.
  13. Students who do not play their concerto movement from memory will be disqualified and not eligible to be selected as a winner.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. The decisions of the judges are final.
  17. Judges are not obligated to select a winner in each category.
  18. Any teacher who at any time contacts a judge regarding this competition and/or its results will haveALLof his/her students disqualified from this competition.
  19. 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 Arbitration Rules.

Questions?
Deborah H. How, PhD, MBA
President & Co-Founder, Westside Music Foundation
Chair, Robert Turner Piano Concerto Competition
info@westsidemusicfoundation@org

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