MTACC Music Festivals

MTACC holds two festivals annually. These festivals allow students opportunity to

perform and receive feedback in a non-threatening master class environment.

COVID Updates | Due to the continuing restrictions and concerns regarding

COVID-19, the festival will be slightly modified to accommodate these factors.

There are three available performance options this year: onsite performance, live

virtual performance from the studio of the teacher, and pre-recorded videos sent

in for evaluation. Instead of the traditional grouping of students by age, students

will be grouped this year by performance type.

Baroque + Classical Music Festival 2020

Romantic + 20th Century Music Festival 2021

Festival Guidelines

  • Festival hours are Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm

  • Teachers registering three or more students will be expected to assist with

monitoring sessions

Registration Guidelines

  • All registrations to be submitted online

  • Please input your student's full name properly and correctly, as participation certificates will be printed using this information

  • Please input all repertoire information, including catalog number and key

  • Mail checks for the total amount to Festival Chair

  • Memorization is required for competitive entries

  • All participants may enter the festival as competitive (live performance) or non-competitive (livestream via Zoom or pre-recorded videos). When entering the festival as non-competitive, the participant will not be considered for award placement.

  • Student fees:​​

    • Beginner (Levels 1-3) | $20 (competitive) | 10 min​ (max 6 min performance)

    • Intermediate (Levels 4-6) | $25 (competitive) | 15 min (max 9 min performance)

    • Advanced (Levels 7+) | $30 (competitive) | 20 min (max 12 min performance)

    • Consider consulting The Pianist's Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature by Jane McGrath for information on levels

  • Please mail checks made payable to Music Teachers Association of Clark County to the Festival Chair one week prior to Festival start

  • Sheet music will not be accepted in person; scan and email sheet music for all students to Tanya Okhotina by Oct 25th

Live Performance Guidelines

  • The competitive festival will be held onsite at the Portland Piano Company

  • Only the student, one parent/guardian, and adjudicator will be allowed in the performance hall

  • Because an audience is not allowed, the parent present may record the performance

  • Festival attendance is open to the adjudicator, student, teacher, and one parent or guardian

  • Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to start time

  • All chairs will be arranged in accordance with 6' social distancing guidelines

  • Piano keyboard, chairs, and doorknobs will be disinfected in between each student performance

  • Hands must be washed and sanitized before a performance

  • Restrooms are available for participants

  • Face coverings are required upon entrance and exit of the location

  • No student will be allowed to participate if they show signs of COVID-19 (such as a fever, shortness of breath, or exposure to someone with COVID-19)

Virtual Performance Guidelines

  • The virtual performance is a non-competitive but live performance that will be live-streamed to the adjudicator from the teacher's studio

  • It is the teacher's responsibility to have a good setup and internet connection in place prior to the event

Pre-Recorded Videos

  • The video submission is a non-competitive, pre-recorded submission due by November 3rd

  • The student needs a well-lit, quiet performance area with clear visibility of the piano and performer and good audio quality

  • The adjudicator will record an audio evaluation (time paid minus performance video time), which will be emailed to the student

Student Eligibility

  • Student must have studied with a current MTACC teacher for a minimum of six months

  • If the student studies with more than one teacher, both teachers' names must be entered in the registration form

Teacher Eligibility

  • Teacher must be a MTACC member in good standing

  • Teacher must be available to monitor for at least one session during the Festival

  • The Festival is run in a master class format. The visiting artist will work with each student immediately following their performance. 

  • The visiting artist will award each group with a winner and honorable mention. The total number of awarded participants is at the judge's discretion

  • All participants will receive a certificate at the end of their session

  • Non-piano participants must provide his/her own accompanist

  • Please respect everyone's privacy. No recordings, video, audio, or photography will be permitted during the Festival

Results

  • The visiting artist's decisions are final and he/she is instructed not to discuss the results with anyone

  • Teachers are not allowed to ask the judge on the final results

  • The visiting artist will notify the Festival Chair with the award results at the end of the Festival

  • If teacher, student, or parent contact the judge regarding the final results, the participant will be disqualified

  • The Festival Chair will notify the teachers of results via email by Wednesday after the Festival. Teachers must make arrangements to pick up the awards from the Festival Chair within two weeks after the Festival