2019 Awards Package (For Teachers Only)
Chairman: Donald Charlamb
AWARDS COMPETITION DATES
March 15, 2019 Application due date
Saturday April 6, 2019 9:30 to 6:00 pm Competition
Saturday April 13, 2019 7:00 to 9 pm Awards Concert
The Competition and Concert will be held at :
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston, CT
RULES FOR THE AWARDS PROGRAM
To be eligible to participate in the Awards Program, a student must study with a teacher who is a paid-up member of the Schubert Club as of September 15th of the current year.
There are three levels of competition within each category. Students may participate in more than one category at the appropriate level. Student age is determined as of the date of the competition. If a student wins first place in a level, he must wait until he is old enough to move up to the next level of the competition.
11 years and under
12 to 14 years
15 years and older
6 minutes or less
8 minutes or less
11 minutes or less
Teachers: Please keep your student’s performance time within the suggested limits. It is preferable for a student to play one piece, or from a group of pieces that relate to each other. All first place winners are expected to perform in the Awards Concert.
The J.S. Bach Award.
The Deborah Kahan Chopin Award has been established in memory of Deborah Kahan.
The Juliet Shaw French Piano Awards, established by Sandra Shaw Murphy and Karen Shaw in memory of their mother, is for outstanding performance of impressionist or twentieth century French music.
THE SCHUBERT CLUB ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
(formerly known as the Koffler Award)
This event will not be held unless there is an Awards Chair.
This award has its own special rules and requirements. It carries a prize of $500 which is awarded at the discretion of the judges. There may be years when the award is not given if the judges deem the performance insufficient to merit the award.
This award is open to high school Juniors and Seniors who study with Schubert Club teachers who are paid up members of the Schubert Club as of September 30, 2018.
The student must have participated in a Schubert club event (Awards, Festival, Junior Recital) for two of the previous three years.
Performance: The piece, or pieces performed, should be at college entrance level. Performance time is 30 minutes.
To the teachers entering students: This event is a challenging one to organize and execute. Please volunteer to help out in some capacity. Please contact Donald Charlamb to offer your assistance.
NFMC JUNIOR COMPOSERS CONTEST
Chairperson - Patti Preiss-Harris 203-348-4282
The CT portion of this contest is sponsored by The Schubert Club. All students living in CT through age 18 are eligible, they do not have to be members of SC nor do their teachers.
There are monetary prizes for 1st and 2nd place winners in each of the 4 age categories. Age is determined as of March 1st.
Ages 9 and under
Ages 10 to 12
Ages 13 to 15
Ages 16 to 18
1st Prize - $30
1st Prize - $40
1st Prize - $50
1st Prize - $60
2nd Prize - $25
2nd Prize - $35
2nd Prize - $45
2nd Prize - $55
First and second prize winners go on to the Northeastern District judging and those winners go on to National Federation of Music Clubs judging.
First place winners will be expected to perform their piece or have their piece performed at the Awards concert on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston, CT.
Compositions are due to the CT State Chairperson, Justine Macurdy, by January 31 each year.
For more information, contact Patti Preiss-Harris for rules and application.
Or go to www.NFMC-music.org and type into the search box “Junior Composers Contest Rules” for # JR 7-1 or “Junior Composers Contest Application” for # JR 7-2.