Piano Competition

Metairie Music Club 2021 Piano Competition

Date: TBA
Time: TBA 

Location: TBA

Application Deadline: March __, 2021 (TBA)

The Metairie Music Club sponsors a Piano Competition annually in April. University professors serve as judges.
Piano competition winners are invited to perform at the Metairie Music Club’s monthly meeting in May.

2020 Piano Competition Winners

 

Middle School Division (6th-8th Grades)

1st Place ($200) – Wanda Hu, student of Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin
2nd Place ($100) – Peter Le, student of Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin
3rd Place ($50) – Marley Marsalis, student of Sheila Schwartzmann

High School Division (9th-12th Grades)

1st Place ($200)–William Wells, student of Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin
2nd Place ($100) –Matthew Vuong, student of Melanie Perez
3rd Place ($50) – Derek Chen, student of Melanie Perez

Wanda Hu
Middle School Division
1st Place Winner

Peter Le
Middle School Division
2nd Place Winner

Marley Marsalis
Middle School Division
3rd Place Winner

William Wells
High School Division
1st Place Winner

Matthew Vuong
High School Division
2nd Place Winner

Derek Chen
High School Division
3rd Place Winner

2020 MMC Piano Competition Participants
Middle School Division

                                              
Matthew Poyner                 Nadya Marquette                   Shoshana McDermott          Peter Le                                 Tiffany Li

 

               
Nicholas Chen                     Andrew Shen                         Wanda Hu                        Marley Marsalis

 

 

 

 2020 MMC Piano Competition Participants
High School Division

                                      
Thomas Watson                            Gabriel Park                              Israel Griffin                                         William Wells

 

            
Derek Chen                                     Matthew Vuong

2019 Piano Competition Winners

 

Middle School Division (6th-8th Grades)

1st Place ($200) – Laura Warren, student of Louise Bush
2nd Place ($100) – Duy Trinh, student of Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin
3rd Place ($50) – Derek Chen, student of Melanie Perez

High School Division (9th-12th Grades)

1st Place ($200)–Christopher Vuong, student of Melanie Perez
2nd Place ($100) – Alex Wang, student of Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin
3rd Place ($50) – TIE:  William Wells, student of Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin AND Matthew Vuong, student of Melanie Perez

2019 MMC Piano Competition Winners
Middle School Division

Laura Warren(1st), Duy Trinh (2nd) and Derek Chen(3rd)

 2019 MMC Piano Competition Winners
High School Division

Christopher Vuong (1st), Alex Wang (2nd) and tie William Wells and Matthew Vuong  (3rd)

2019 MMC Piano Competition Participants
Middle School Division

 2019 MMC Piano Competition Participants
High School Division

Rules and Regulations:

1. Entrants must be a member of a current Junior Club in the Metairie Music Club and be a student of a member in good standing of the Metairie Music Club. The teacher must attend at least one regular meeting or participate in one club function prior to the competition and must have been a member for the year prior to the competition.
2. The competition is divided into two Divisions:
Middle School Division – Students in grades 6 thru 8
High School Division – Students in grades 9 thru 12
3. Entrance fee is $10.00 per student. There will be no refunds for absences.
4. The competition is open to pianists only.
5. Repertoire must include three memorized pieces representing three of the four historical periods of music (i.e., Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern).  Please bring ORIGINAL music to be performed (with measures numbered) to the competition.  PHOTOCOPIES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
6. First place winners are excluded from competition in the following year in the same Division, but may progress from Middle School Division (Division 1) to High School Division (Division 2.)
7. Awards (DOUBLED THIS YEAR) are provided by The Metairie Music Club:
1st Prize – $200 in each Division
2nd Prize – $100 in each Division
3rd Prize – $50 in each Division
PRIZES will be awarded at the end of the competition. All contestants and family are invited to attend the competition and awards ceremony. 
8. The judges have the option of not awarding a prize. All students will receive comments from judges.
9. Late entries will not be accepted.
10. First Place winners in each division will be invited to perform at the Metairie Music Club meeting held in May.
11. Teachers who have entered students in the piano competition must work one shift during the MMC Piano Competition. If the teacher is unable to work a shift, they must provide an adult substitute, preferably a Metairie Music Club member or parent. Complete the Teacher’s Substitute Form and return it with the other Competition papers by the Competition deadline. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in disqualification of that teacher’s students from the competition.
12. All forms can be downloaded below.

13.Teachers, please use the Application Checklist below and send/deliver all required forms (to be received by deadline) to the Chairman at:
Sheila Schwartzmann                                                    Email: sheila.schwartzmann@gmail.com; phone: (504) 251-1829
7806 Jeannette Street
New Orleans, LA  70118
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APPLICATION CHECKLIST                              ***PLEASE PUT ALL FORMS IN A 9×12 LEGAL SIZE ENVELOPE***
_____ Two copies of Teacher Master List. ONE COPY MUST BE TYPED AND EMAILED TO Sheila Schwartzmann
_____ Two Application/Adjudication Forms for each student. (Music listed must be the same performed, no changes allowed.)
_____ One Teacher Application Form
_____One Teacher Work Form
_____One Teacher’s Substitute Form (if applicable)
_____Release Form for MMC Events (Each entrant/student must submit a release form.)
_____ One total check ($10 dollars per student) payable to Metairie Music Club covering all entries.

 

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Bring ORIGINAL music to be performed (with measures numbered) to the competition.  Music will be checked at registration/check in desk.  PHOTOCOPIES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

Download Teacher Master List (Excel).
Download Piano Competition Application/Adjudication Form.
Download Piano Competition Teacher Application Form.
Download Teacher Work Form
Download Teacher’s Substitute Form
Download Release Form for MMC Events

Email Chairmen Sheila Schwartzmann  and Mary Monsted for additional details.

2021 MMC Piano Competition Information:

Deadline to register:    TBA
Competition Date:       TBA
Location:                 TBA

Metairie Music Club

Metairie Music Club, a non-profit organization made up of professional and non-professional individuals interested in the promotion of music in our community, encourages your participation in all of our events.

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