LVMTA Sponsored Events-An Overview
Bolognini Scholarship Competition: Feb. 8-10, 2013; Event Chair, Cheryl Thornton, 304-0766, firstname.lastname@example.org , Flute, Cynthia Man, 869-1953, Cynthia.email@example.com , Strings - Mary Straub 592-4611, firstname.lastname@example.org. A competition for ages 9 - 18, Bolognini is reserved for the most talented students in your studio. Winners receive cash prizes and the opportunity to perform in a prestigious winner's recital. This competition was named for world-renowned cellist, conductor and composer Ennio Bolognini and began in 1976. It takes place in February.
Equivalent Credit: This program is offered, through the Clark County School District, for high school students. Students must follow a particular curriculum and a teacher must be certified through the district. Students may receive up to ½ credit per year in Humanities for their private lessons.
General Meetings: V.P. of Programs, Suzanne Clayson 499-8355, email@example.com. Several times a year, meetings are held for the general LVMTA membership. They feature a wide variety of pedagogical topics by guest speakers as well as instrumental performances.
Jazz/Ragtime/Blues Festival: September 29,2012 Chairman: Michele Johnson, 362-4853, firstname.lastname@example.org. Jazz Festival will help students explore and study the music forms of jazz, ragtime, blues, Latin jazz, raggin' the classics, novelty piano, swing, honky tonk, boogie woogie, stride and rock. Memorized solos as well as ensemble pieces (where music may be used), are adjudicated and presented in recital format in UNLV's Doc Rando Hall. Teachers and adults are also encouraged to showcase their talents.
Junior Festival: Harp - Nov 15, 2012; Flutes - Nov 17, 2012; Piano, Voice, Guitar - March 2, 2013; Strings - March 16, 2013, Chairman Kathleen Waite 256-4990. This is a national program of a non-competitive nature, where students perform and are adjudicated. Students accumulate points based on their performance and earn trophies. Music selections for Junior Festival are found in the NFMC bulletin. Junior Festival is currently held in March and is LVMTA's largest event.
Musicianship Exams: Theory: April 13, 2013 Technic & Repertoire: May 18, 2013; Chairman, Doris Chase, 233-3859, email@example.com. These exams measure a student's background in music theory, technique and performance. Included are concepts in a logically ordered sequence from elementary rudiments to advanced studies. Musicianship exams are given once a year in the spring. The student is awarded a written critique, trophy, and Certificate of Performance upon completion (70% or above) of each level. The exam syllabus is available for $25.00 from the chairman or online at www.lvmta.org .
Play-a-Thon: Galleria Mall - Dec. 8, 2012, Jennifer Hellewell; Opportunity Village - Nov. 26, 27, 30, 2012, Sandra Childs. These fundraisers feature all instruments and ages. It is a fun showcase for Christmas music as well as everything from jazz to the classics. Performances at Opportunity Village Magical Forest will have an additional entrance fee for those accompanying the student, $9.50 for adults, $7.50 for children 3-12. Performers receive a complimentary ticket. The mall is a minimum $5.00 donation.
Silver State Competition: October 20, 2012; General Chairman: David Skouson. This is a state-sponsored event. The competition is held in both Las Vegas and Reno. It is designed to be a fundraiser for state conventions.
Student Recitals: Chairman, Hidemi Essex, 378-2822, firstname.lastname@example.org These recitals, held at local music store venues, provide students the opportunity to perform at various times during the year, and with students from other studios. Dates/locations can be found on the Calendar and in the Guidelines. A per-recital fee of $2 per student or $20 per studio is required.
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