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2020 Awards Package (For Teachers Only)

Schubert Club Awards Adjudication Form

​Chairman:​   ​​​Donald Charlamb  


March 30, 2020 Application due date


Competition - Saturday April 18, 2020   9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Awards Concert -  Saturday April 25, 2020    7:00 to 9 pm


The Competition and Concert will be held at :

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston, CT


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 30th 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.

Primary level

​Junior level

​Senior level

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 - established by Penny and Arthur Mardoian.

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 Show in memory of their mother, is for outstanding performance of impressionist or twentieth century French music.

The Schubert Club Achievement Award - (Formerly the Koffler Award) For rules and regulations to this category, s​ee below:

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.

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 1
Class I Ages 9 and under, 1
prize $30, 2
prize $25.
Class II Ages 10 to 12, 1
prize $40, 2
prize $35.
Class III Ages 13 to 15, 1
prize $50, 2
prize $45.
Class IV Ages 16 to 18, 1
prize $60, 2
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 8,
2017, 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 Justine Macurdy (203) 322-8848,
73 Tall Oaks Court, Stamford, CT 06903-1515, for rules and
Or go online at and type into the search
box “Junior Composers Contest Rules” for # JR 7-1 or “Junior
Composers Contest Application” for # JR 7-2.