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Designed as an informal competition, AMTA’s Four Forms Festival provides students the opportunity to prepare one selection from the repertoire list and perform for a judge. Winners are invited to perform in the Recital the following day with an awards ceremony.
2019 FESTIVAL DETAILS: Please check back this September 2018
2018 Festival Photos:
2019 Registration fees for non-AMTA Member Students are:
Piano: Levels 1-3 $35.00
Levels 4-8 $40.00
Flute & Violin: Beginning Level $35.00
Intermediate and Adv. $40.00
Additionally, non-AMTA Teachers are charged a flat entry fee of $35 regardless of the number of students entered.
TEACHER TIMELINE: To help prepare students, teachers may find this monthly timeline helpful: FFF TIMELINE for TEACHERS
ALthough the 2018 FESTIVAL has come and gone, we will post pictures from the event the later part of March 2018.
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018
2018 FFF REGISTRATION FORM rvsd
Festival Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Location: Calliope Music Studios
2600 S. Parker Rd., Bldg. 7, Suite 170 Aurora, CO 80014
Winners’ Recital Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm.
Recital Location: Washington Park United Church of Christ
400 S Williams St Denver CO, 80209
2018 EVALUATION FORMS:
Piano FFF Evaluation Form
Violin FFF Evaluation Form
Instrumentalist FFF Evaluation Form
Teachers be sure to write your AMTA directory number on the back of the registration form in the upper right hand corner on each form. Non-AMTA teachers will write their initials in a box on the back of the form. ALL EVALUATION forms are turned in at time of registration deadline.
FOUR FORMS FESTIVAL STRUCTURE:
Students must enter at a specified level and perform from memory a selection from the leveled repertoire list (see below). Included in the repertoire list are the four forms: sonatas/sonatinas, suites, theme and variations, and prelude and fugues. Judges give written comments and signed certificates for each student and select winners and honorable mentions who perform the following day at the Winners Recital Awards Ceremony. For piano, there are eight levels in which to enter. For violin and flute, the levels include beginning, intermediate, and advanced.
Depending on the level, students must memorize an entire work, such as a sonatina, or a percentage of the work. Our 2016 festival is open to piano, violin, and flute students only. Leveling is not age dependent. Piano students chosen as winners must advance to the next level the following year.
The Four Forms Festival is the only competition sponsored by AMTA exclusively. Students compete against one another within the level in which they have entered.
Winners are chosen by the listening judge who may choose more than one winner depending on the number of entrants.
Each student receives a written evaluation of their performance. Judges include positive suggestions for improvements and offer additional comments to guide student and teacher alike. See forms below. Teachers are responsible for preparing evaluation forms for each of their students. These forms are turned in at the same time as the registration form. Be sure to write your directory number on the back of each form in the upper right hand corner. If you are not sure of your directory number, contact Cynthia Allor.
RECITAL AND AWARDS CEREMONY:
Judges choose which movement, or selection for the winner to perform at the recital. Due to time, entire pieces are not performed at the recital. Winners are awarded medals. Honorable Mentions are encouraged to attend the recital in the event that a winner is unable to attend. All Honorable Mentions receive ribbons.
NOTE: Students and their families are expected to observe AMTA Student Recital Audience Etiquette & AMTA Student Recital Performance Etiquette when attending all AMTA related recitals.
Please inform your students and their families of these protocols.
Here are some of the Winners and Honorable Mentions from the 2017 Festival:
Level 4 winner, Portia Ewing performs Kuhlau Sonatina, Op. 55, No. 1 . She is a student of Evan Pilate.
Here is the program for the Honor’s Recital Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017:
Honors Recital program