Summer Music Festival ~
"Where Every Summer Piano Student is a Winner!"
MAPTA created this new online event in 2020 for students who study with MAPTA members.
There is no age restriction. Adults as well as young children may participate.
Every student will received either a Gold Medal, Silver Medal or Bronze Medal, all on neck bands!
Student registration form and fees must be received on or before July 20th. Festival videos must be uploaded to MAPTA YouTube Audition site on or before August 15th. No special equipment is required. It is easy to record video by using a phone and then uploading to YouTube.
Entry fee is $18 for a piano solo and $36 for a piano duet team or $18 per duet partner. Parents may choose to be the duet partner and they will receive their own medal!
Repertoire has no required list. Student needs to perform 2 pieces that are contrasting in style or mood. Student and teacher may choose from original compositions or arrangements. Music may include classical, jazz, boogie-woogie, movie themes, or pop. Solos from method books are included.
There is no memory requirement. Page turners are allowed.
When making the video, the student will introduce themselves with their first name and their audition number. The student will play the first piece, pause for a few seconds and then play the 2nd audition piece without turning off the video. The student does have the opportunity to make as many videos as they want and then choose their best video to use as their audition video!
Critiques and medals will be available to Milwaukee area teachers by September 10th. The critiques and medals will be mailed to out of area teachers.
For questions, please email: