A Prelude To The Classics Music Academy of Performing Arts sponsors The
Sonata/Sonatina Competition for Piano in April annually in Sarasota and Boca Raton at Steinway. Anyone from
any music studio may attend. Please submit your registration early, but no later than February annually. Include students
name, age, address, name of piece being performed, which movement, include all repeats, include a copy of the piece with
each line numbered on the left side of the piece and send with $65 fee check or money order to:
A Prelude To The Classics
Music Academy of Performing Arts
Raton Region: April at Steinway Federal Highway Boca Raton
April at Steinway Bee Ridge Road Sarasota
Contestants will be judged based on: difficulty of piece, expression, technique, phrasing,
use of pedal, memorization, notes, repeats, and professionalism. Categories: ages 4-6 (sonatina only); ages 7-8, ages 9-12
and 13+(18 is the maximum age). Arrive 30 minutes prior to your time. Youngest category will
compete first. Every category will receive trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. Students will receive a certificate for
their school transcripts.
As a qualified member of the National Music Teachers
Association, Miss Marcy selects and enters students to audition and compete in Competitions.
Register quickly as spots fill up quickly.
To qualify to submit students
to compete and be a member of the National Music Teachers Association, a teacher must possess a degree in either music education
music performance, with advanced classes taken in music theory. Miss Marcy graduated as a piano performance major, attended
NYU School of Performing Arts, where she took advanced music theory, orchestration, and instrumentation, and performed throughout
NYC. At Hartt College of Music, as a piano performance major, she took advanced courses in music theory, music management,
ear training, and performed.