Uri Ayn Rovner, Chair : email@example.com
Since 1993 AMTA Composition Festivals provide students of AMTA teachers the opportunity to create, write, record, and perform their own compositions. Each year’s recital is scheduled for the month of January. Students may elect to enter the festival for critique only, and not play in the recital.
AMTA is always proud of the students who take the extra time for this project, and display their music writing skills. Each year a Colorado published composer critiques each composition with encouraging and informative comments. Comment sheets are returned at the recital in January.
This year, AMTA’s 2018 Composition Festival, held at the Aurora Central Library, enjoyed compositions from these 9 young composers, representing 5 of our member teachers: Michael Castro, Stacy Fahrion, Jerome Gilmer, Uri Ayn Rovner, and Catherine Williams. Students entering the festival earn a medal and the opportunity to share their music in performance for other young composers at the recital. Here is a group shot of the students including three AMTA members, Jerome Gilmer, Uri Ayn Rovner, and Michael Castro.
Entry Deadline: December 9, 2017 to Uri Ayn Rovner
Festival Recital Date: January 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Festival Recital Location: Aurora Central Library
14949 E. Alameda Parkway Community Room
Aurora, CO 80012
Composition Flyer: AMTA 2018 Composition Reg. Form
Registration Fee: $20.00 per AMTA Student/2018
$30.00 per non-AMTA teacher student/2018
Teacher Entry Fee: Non-AMTA teachers will pay a flat fee of $35
To participate in the Composition Festival, students will enter their compositions by the deadline, along with a recording of their composition. Compositions will be sent to the Colorado Composer who will give written comments on the comment sheet. All participating students are then invited to perform their original compositions at the Festival Recital in January. Performance in the Festival Recital is not mandatory. Compositions and comment forms are returned to students at the January recital.
To enter students follow these three steps:
1. Place a copy of the composition , a recording of the piece (or email an uploaded soundfile to firstname.lastname@example.org), and a check for $20 (made out to AMTA) in a manila envelope.
2. On the outside of the envelope write: Student Name and Age
Playing in Recital? Yes or No
3. Deliver to Uri Ayn Rovner at Calliope Music Studio, by December 9, 2018.
NOTE: Please inform your students and their families as to AMTA Student Recital Audience Etiquette & AMTA Student Recital Performance Etiquette When performing in any recital related to AMTA events, teachers are expected to share and educate their students/families as to performance and audience guidelines when attending recitals.
Here are AMTA’s Student Compositions from our January 2017 Recital:
Student Composition Title Teacher
Kiandra Phelps Melodies of Hope Catherine Williams
Ryker Phelps Fire Truck at the Fair Catherine Williams
Valliappan Chidambaram Untitled Dr. Lou Novak
Jeremy Levy Skiing Uri Ayn Rovner
Joshua Zach Waves Kerry Cottingham
Annie Faulkner Sunny Day Cynthia Allor
William Martens A Bruxelles Uri Ayn Rovner
Owen Pick Hello December Mike Castro
Christian Caruso Invisible Jazz Mike Castro
Jordan Graham Tears from the Moon Uri Ayn Rovner
Nako Han Thong Muffin’s Bounce Waltz Dr. Lou Novak
Elaina Lyons Electric Beat Kerry Cottingham
Photo, from left to right, of Guest Colorado Composer Andrew Halladay, Teacher Uri Ayn Rovner, with student William Martens at the piano.