HONORS & TROPHY AUDITIONS
There are two non-competitive audition options for a student who study with a MAPTA member.
HONORS AUDITION TRACK - SOLO AND DUET
Students entered in the Solo Honors Audition will perform 3 pieces from memory as outlined in MAPTA Handbook. There are 14 levels of repertoire and each year a student may advance or repeat a level one time. Performances are evaluated on technique, accuracy and interpretation and will be awarded 1-5 points per piece. The points for all 3 pieces are then totaled with a maximum of 15 points. Students in Levels 1-4 who earn 15 points will qualify for the JUNIOR HONORS RECITAL. Students in Levels 5-14, who earn 14 or 15 points, qualify for the HONORS RECITAL as outlined in the MAPTA Handbook. All the students in the HONORS AUDITION will earn a trophy when 25 points have been earned. After receiving a trophy, all points are dropped and the student begins to accumulate points towards another trophy.
Students entered in the Duet Honors Audition will perform 2 pieces as outlined in MAPTA Handbook. Performances are evaluated on technique, accuracy and interpretation and will be awarded 1-5 points per piece, with 10 point total maximum. Students in Levels 1-4 with a score of 10 points will qualify for the JUNIOR HONORS RECITAL. Students in Levels 5 and up and who earn 9 or 10 points, qualify for the HONORS RECITAL. A trophy is earned by accumulating 17 points in Duet. Solo and Duet points may not be combined to earn a trophy.
The JUNIOR HONORS RECITAL and the HONORS RECITAL will be held on the same day and in the same venue. Traditionally, the Honors Recitals are held two weeks after the auditions.