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.
Composition Festival Recital, January 13, 2019:
These young composers performed their original works for an audience of families and teachers.
Participating Teachers included Stacy Fahrion, Seung-Mee Oh, Larisa Lewis, and Uri Ayn Rovner. The Colorado Composer for this festival was Deborah De La Torre.
The program of original compositions included not only student compositions, but also original compositions by teachers Stacy Fahrion, Seung-Mee Oh, and Uri Ayn Rovner:
Entry Deadline: December 14, 2018 to Uri Ayn Rovner
Festival Recital Date: January 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Festival Recital Location: Aurora Central Library
14949 E. Alameda Parkway Community Room
Aurora, CO 80012
Registration Fee: $20.00 per AMTA Student/2019
$30.00 per non-AMTA teacher student/2019
Teacher Entry Fee: Non-AMTA teachers only will pay a flat fee of $35 per studio
2019 AMTA Composition Festival Chair: Uri Ayn Rovner firstname.lastname@example.org
To participate in the Composition Festival, teachers remit student compositions and information to the Composition Festival Chair, as described below, by the December deadline. Compositions are then sent by the Chair to a selected Colorado Composer who will offer written comments for each composition. All participating students are invited to perform their original compositions at the Festival Recital on January 13, 2019. Performance in the Festival is not mandatory. Compositions and comment forms are returned to students a the January recital. A certificate of participation and an award medal are presented to each composer at the Festival Recital.
To Enter Students, Teachers will complete either of the following:
1. Email to the Composition Festival Chair by December 14th Deadline:
* Student name, composition name, teacher,
* Performance status in the Festival Recital (Yes or No)
* Uploaded sound recording file of the student composition.
* Attached document of the composition manuscript.
* Mail a $20 check (made to AMTA) per composition to composition chair, or bring to December AMTA meeting.
2. Mail or Hand Deliver a Large Envelope /per student, to Composition Festival Chair by the December 14th Deadline, containing:
* Student name, composition name, teacher.
* Performance status in the Festival Recital (Yes or No).
* Two Copies of Composition Manuscript.
* Sound Recording of Composition.
* $20 check made to AMTA
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.
2018 AMTA COMPOSITION FESTIVAL
SCROLL down to see photos from our 2018 Composition Festival. Last 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.
2017 AMTA COMPOSITION FESTIVAL:
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.