Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tech Holds Event for Young Pianists

Applications are being accepted through September 18th for the Young Artist Piano Competition at Tennessee Tech University, which is open to high school pianists from across the state. Contestants will be notified of their acceptance and performance times by September 28th, and the competition will be held on October 10th in the Wattenbarger Auditorium of TTU’s Bryan Fine Arts Building. Participants must perform a complete movement from a sonata by composers Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven and another piece in a contrasting style. Memorization is required, and each participant will be allotted fifteen minutes of performance time. Contest entries must include a teacher’s letter of recommendation and an application fee of $25. Checks should be made payable to TTU. The competition’s grand prize is the five hundred-dollar Ballal Award, and the runner-up will receive the three hundred-dollar Herman Godes Award. Graduating seniors participating in the competition may also be considered for TTU piano scholarships. For more information about the Young Artist Piano Competition, call 372-3715.