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Young Artist Competition for
Pre-College Pianists and Organists
Senior Piano Division
Prizes and Additional Rules
First Prize: $750. The Eleanor Holter Award, donated by Drs. John Holter and Betty Williams of Greenville, NC, in memory of organist Eleanor Holter. First Prize may include an invitation to perform on the Ruggero Fourth Friday Piano Series in Raleigh, NC.
Second Prize: $500. The Henry Husted Wooten Award, donated by Dr. Harriet H. Wooten of Greenville, NC
Third Prize: $350. The Hopper Piano and Organ Company Award, donated by Mr. Vic Barfield of Hopper Piano and Organ Company of Raleigh, NC
Keyboard Alumni Prize: $100. Donated by ECU School of Music Keyboard Alumni, awarded for the most outstanding performance of a single work in the competition
Additional Rules for Senior Piano Division:
Contestants should prepare three solo selections, to be played from memory, chosen using the following guidelines:
--one selection from the Baroque or Classic eras
--one selection from the Romantic or Impressionistic eras
--one selection from the 20th or 21st centuries
Total playing time for the three selections is twenty minutes. There is no minimum time requirement. Contestants will be stopped after twenty minutes playing time.
Contestants must supply one score of each selection for the judge. Duplicated copies will be allowed if parents are willing to sign a waiver (available at the registration table upon check in).
The competition will be open to the public and contestants will be judged on stage presence as well as the musical and technical aspects of their performance.
All contestants are encouraged to stay for the day if possible. Results of the competition will be announced within 45 minutes after the competition ends. Winners will also be announced by email to all contestants.
Each contestant will receive the judge’s written comments and evaluation at the conclusion of the competition. Any contestant who is not to stay until the end of the competition will receive the comment sheet by email attachment.
The judge’s decision will be final.
Completed application form and non-refundable registration fee of $35.00 must be postmarked by April 8, 2016. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance by email no later than April 15, 2016. Make check payable to "The East Carolina University Piano and Organ Competition."