Sunday, February 11, 2018England Pianos
3740 Dekalb Technology Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30340
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 by 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 MusicFest judges supplies the students with ideas to better improve their playing, and gives the student and 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 the books which contain your performance music, all measures numbered. Upon arrival, head straight to the check-in desk. They will then be shown to a practice room for warm up. This warm up should be brief, unless time/practice space allows, 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 the list of performers and their times: