October 18, 2011
October could be called Piano Competition Month. Saturday the 15th was the Sonata/Sonatina Competition presented by North Dekalb Music Teachers Association
, and Saturday the 30th is Atlanta Music Teachers Association's Romantic Competition
. So there are tribes of piano students all throughout the metro Atlanta area gearing up to play their best.
For the Sonata Competition, I enrolled Ava to play Mozart's K. 545 Sonata in C Major. She performed all three movements for the judge. Her mother, sister, and I waited outside the judge's door to sneak a listen to her performance. She nailed it! Congrats, Ava! Her performance earned her a 2nd place in her division, giving her bragging rights, a spot in the Winners Recital, and a check for $75. So maybe practicing does pay off...!...Ava waits patiently for her turn to perform for the judge.
Thank you to North Dekalb Music Teachers Association
for making this event possible, Ava's family for their support, and of course Ava, for putting in all the time it takes to become a successful musician!
Next up: Romantic Competition
. Visit the Events page
to see who's playing!