The Academy sponsors Sonata/Sonatina Piano Competitions annually  in the Spring   for students Regionally. 

 

Registration and entry fee: $65 must be received by the end of February each year. Include student’s name, age, and piece of repertoire.

 

Certificates for school records will be distributed, as well as beautiful large piano shaped trophies for 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th place.

 

The next Sonata/Sonatina Competion is being held:   

              Boca Raton Region:  April 7th, 2018 at 4PM at Steinway  on Federal Highway, Boca Raton

              Sarasota Region: April 14th, 2018  at 9AM at Steinway on Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota

 

 

Children (3 categories ages 4 - 8)

 

Pre-Teen (9-12)

 

Teen (13 - 18)

 

 

            

  

                               

                    

        

Award Ceremony with trophies and certificates for school record transcripts will be held following the Spring Recital at TPC Prestancia Golf Club in the Ball Room at the reception, May 21, 2017. 

Students must present proof of age and a copy of their music numbered by line on the left side of the music 30 minutes prior to their category time.

Every participant will receive a certificate, and medals and trophies will be given for high honors.

Email students name, date of birth, name of piece and composer, approximate time of the piece, name of their teacher or studio to marcy.gilroy@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Judging will be based on a 10 point scale in 9 categories: Difficulty/Level of the piece; Technique; Pedal; Expression; Memorization; Notes; Professionalism; Repeats; Tempo.


 

Awards will  based on the highest scores will receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd and 4th place.  Every participant will receive a certificate for their school records signed by the Director, Marcy Greer Bachelor of Arts Piano Performance Hartt College of Music, and New York University School of Performing Arts, Masters in Business Administration University of Hartford Barney School of Business.

The next competition is being held May 20, 2017. The last competition was  held April 9th, 2016 at Steinway in Sarasota. Boca Raton students attend all competitions.