Sunday, February 10, 2019
3740 Dekalb Technology Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30340map it!
The Atlanta Music Teachers Association
annual piano festival is designed to give students of all ages, levels and abilities the opportunity to perform and be evaluated for an impartial judge, and given positive reinforcement, so that they will be encouraged to continue their musical studies. First year beginners will find it just as rewarding as advanced students.
It is important for musicians to receive constructive criticism from sources other than their teacher. Feedback from the festival judges supplies the students with ideas to better improve their playing, and gives the teacher perspective from an outside source.
Each student, dressed in appropriate concert attire, is to arrive twenty minutes before their allotted performance time for check-in. Bring your music, with measures numbered. Upon arrival, head straight to the check-in desk. The student will then be shown to a practice piano for warm up. This warm up should be brief, as they will be expected to have done a full practice session at home before coming.
When the student performs for the judge, it will be just the student and the judge in the piano room, offering a completely different performance experience from the recital setting. When the student walks into the piano room, she/he should hand the music to the judge, inform the judge which tune is going to be played first, and then get situated at the piano. No bowing in this type of performance setting. After playing, the student should thank the judge.
Once their performance is complete, head back to the registration desk for check-out, and they will receive a certificate of participation with the appropriate rating.
Please remind the students that the judge will be very friendly and will be excited to hear the student play. This experience is meant to create another positive performance experience.
Here is a list of participating students and their assigned times: