New Haven Chapter of the Connecticut Music Teachers Association

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Calendar of Events


2021 - 2022 Newsletter - Important Dates!



The Hartford Chapter

Connecticut State

Music Teachers Association

presents

CSMTA STATE CONFERENCE

Saturday, November 13, 2021  9:00 - 5:00

Presenting

DR. VANESSA CORNETT, author of The Mindful Musician –Mental Skills for Peak Performance will speak on The Riddle of the Musician’s Paradox and The Words We Speak: The Power of Language in Nurturing Confident Musicians

FREDERIC CHIU, American classical concert pianist has established a solid reputation as an interpreter of the works of Sergey Prokofiev, and has researched and recorded the complete works for Harmonia Mundi. He will present a lecture/performance on the works of Prokofiev and speak on Managing Stage Fright.

Congregational Church in South Glastonbury,

949 Main St. South Glastonbury, CT 06073

Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 1, 2021

Registration Deadline: November 1, 2021

Registration form available at our website

https://csmta.org/connecticut-state-music-teachers-conference-2021/





Mozart Online Piano Festival 2021


New Haven Chapter, CSMTA

Celebrating  230  Years of Mozart!


The New Haven Chapter invites teachers to participate in the online Mozart Festival in November.

Festival is open to young pianists, ages 6 - 18, who are residents of CT.

Free for New Haven Chapter members, $20 for nonmembers.

Checks must be payable to NH CSMTA.

Registration postmark deadline: November 21, 2021


Program Description

Purpose: Mozart Festival is offered in order to stimulate young local musicians to expand their Mozart repertoire and to strive toward excellence through this non-competitive event.

Performance Time Limit:

Elementary and Intermediate Level -5 MINUTES

Advanced Level - 8 MINUTES

The contestant’s face and hands must be seen at all times. Students have to announce their first and last name, composer and composition title before playing.


Dress Code: Students should be dressed in "Concert Attire" - not necessarily formal, but "concert appropriate". Shoes are required.   No shorts or sneakers. Participants should wear either dress slacks, dress or skirt, buttoned or collared shirt or blouse.


Repertoire:

SOLO DIVISION

Only original Mozart compositions will be accepted. No transcriptions or arrangements will be allowed. Music must be performed from memory. Make sure to use the registration form marked 'SOLO DIVISION'.

DUET DIVISION

Only Mozart compositions will be accepted. Transcriptions and arrangements will be allowed. Music does not have to be memorized. Make sure to use the registration form marked 'DUET DIVISION".


All students will  receive a CSMTA Certficate of Participation in the Mozart Festival. All videotapes will be placed online and available to the public by December 5, 2021

Make copies of this registration form if you need to, for each student.

Deadline: send this form to Adele Huffman, 156 Talcott Road, Guilford, CT 06437 by no later than November 21, 2020 or email to  guilfordpiano@sbcglobal.net

Videos may be sent via:

You have 2 options to send Videos: 1) Send Dropbox or Google Drive link to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com

OR 2) Send the recordings directly to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com

It must be a downloadable format.


Registration Forms:


Click on one of the links below to download the form:

Student SOLO Registration Form Mozart Festival 2021

Student DUET Registration Form Mozart Festival 2021



You can also use the forms shown below:


Student Solo Registration Form Mozart Festival 2021

New Haven Chapter, CSMTA DUE BY November 21, 2021

Festival is open to young pianists, ages 6 - 18, who are residents of CT.

Free for New Haven Chapter members, $20 for nonmembers


TEACHER'S NAME___________________________ PHONE_____________ EMAIL:__________

ADDRESS________________________________________________________________________


Note: On selection(s) please include Composer & ACTUAL performance time needed. PLEASE COMPLETE ALL INFORMATION! Incomplete forms will be returned! If you need addition space, please copy this form.


PUPIL'S NAME___________________________________________________AGE___ INSTRUMENT___________

( Circle One): Elementary Level– Intermediate level - Advanced Level


SELECTION(S):

Composer:_______________ Piece:____________________________________ Time:_____

Share storage file link___________________ 

 

Parent Name_____________________________________________________________

 

(Parents: by typing your name above you grant a permission to CT State Music Teachers Association to use your video for public view). If you have any questions or concerns please contact: newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com

Make copies of this registration form, if you need to, for each student.

Send this form to Adele Huffman, 156 Talcott Road, Guilford, CT 06437 by no later than November 21,2021, or email to guilfordpiano@sbcglobal.net

Checks must be payable to NH CSMTA.

Videos may be sent via:

You have 2 options to send Videos: 1) Send Dropbox or Google Drive link to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com

OR 2) Send the recordings directly to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com

It must be a downloadable format.

Video must be titled by the following format:

Name of student followed by the title of music: exp: John Wick, Sonata in a minor, Mozart

The contestant’s face and hands must be seen at all times. Students have to announce their names, title of the piece and composer before playing.

The committee urges the selection of the highest quality compositions.

The teacher should listen to the recording before it is submitted.



Student DUET Registration Form Mozart Festival 2021

New Haven Chapter, CSMTA DUE BY November 21, 2021

Festival is open to young pianists, ages 6 - 18, who are residents of CT.

Free for New Haven Chapter members, $20 for nonmembers

 

TEACHER'S NAME___________________________ PHONE_____________

 

EMAIL ADDRESS______________________________________________________________

Note: On selection(s) please include Composer & ACTUAL performance time needed. PLEASE COMPLETE ALL INFORMATION! Incomplete forms will be returned! If you need addition space, please copy this form


(Circle One): Elementary Level – Intermediate level - Advanced Level


SELECTION(S):

Primo Student’s name___________________________________ Age_______________

Secondo Student’s name__________________________________ Age_______________

Duet Composition Title__________________________________________________________

Composer :_______________________________________________________

Timing: Minutes_______________ Seconds_________________________________

 

Share storage file link_______________________________________________

 

Parent Signature____________________________________________________


(Parents: by typing your name above you grant a permission to CT State Music Teachers Association to use your video for public view). If you have any questions or concerns please contact: newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com

Make copies of this registration form, if you need to, for each student.

Send this form to Adele Huffman, 156 Talcott Road, Guilford, CT 06437 by no later than November 21,2021, or email to guilfordpiano@sbcglobal.net

Checks must be payable to NH CSMTA.

Videos may be sent via:

You have 2 options to send Videos: 1) Send Dropbox or Google Drive link to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com

OR 2) Send the recordings directly to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com

It must be a downloadable format.

Video must be titled by the following format:

Name of student followed by the title of music: exp: John Wick, Sonata in a minor, Mozart

The contestant’s face and hands must be seen at all times. Students have to announce their names, title of the piece and composer before playing.

The committee urges the selection of the highest quality compositions.

The teacher should listen to the recording before it is submitted.





Select Students Piano Competition By Video recorded Auditions


Deadline for Submission of Recordings January 23, 2022

Videotapes will be placed online and open for the public by February 6, 2022.

The New Haven Chapter CSMTA is organizing a Select Students Open Competition (by video recorded auditions.) The ONLY option to submit your tape to the competition is to use online file storage like Meet Google Drive – One place for all your files (especially if you already have a Google/Gmail account), 

www.dropbox.com/‎ (these 2 are free of charge), add your tape file to the storage and share this file link.

Students entered should be of honors caliber.

• Age 10- 13 performances may be a maximum of 5 minutes. 

• Age 14- 18 performances may be a maximum of 7 minutes. Only one selection or sonata movement may be presented, eliminate repeats, especially in sonatinas and sonatas. 

As in any competition, judging is subjective, and the decisions of the judges are final. 

Each winner will receive an Amazon Gift Card and a videotape will be placed online and open to the public. The top 15+ files will be considered “winners”. Winners will not be categorized by 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, etc. The CSMTA reserves the right to publish winners’ names, and/or teacher’s names in the newspaper. 

Video recording should be done throughout the year rather than only once, under pressure, in the weeks preceding the competition. Teachers should listen to the recording to be submitted to check for the quality of sound, appropriateness of tempo. We hope both you and your pupils benefit from the process of taping performances. A poor recording can hinder the committee’s ability to evaluate the performance fairly. The teacher should listen to the recording before it is submitted

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Students entered should be of honors caliber. No elementary and early intermediate level pieces.
  • Entrants must have studied with their teacher for at least 3 months before the competition.
  • For Teachers that are non-members of the CSMTA, New Haven Chapter application fee is $20.00
  • Students must be age 10-18.
  • The contestant’s face and hands must be seen at all times. Students must announce the title of the piece and composer before playing.

REGISTRATION FORMS:

  • All entries must be received by January 23, 2022 (no exceptions), allow plenty of time for mail.
  • Registration form must be filled out and signed by the parent, signed by the teacher and submitted by the teacher in one package.
  • The $10.00 fee ($20 fee for non-member of the CSMTA, New Haven Chapter must accompany the registration form, check payable to CSMTA, New Haven Chapter.

PIANO REQUIREMENTS:

  • All music must be performed from memory in its original composition, not arrangements/simplifications. Students entered should be of honors caliber. No elementary and early intermediate level pieces.
  • Time performances with a stopwatch.  Files submitted with inaccurate timing, or no timing may be disqualified.
  • The contestant’s face and hands must be always seen. Students must announce the title of the piece and composer before playing.

Dress Code: 

  • Students should be dressed in "Concert Attire" - not necessarily formal, but "concert appropriate". Shoes are required. No shorts or sneakers. Participants should wear either dress slacks, dress or skirt, buttoned or collared shirt or blouse.

GUIDELINES:

  • Music must be performed in its original composition, arrangements not accepted.
  • Music must be memorized.
  • Time performances with a stopwatch.  Recordings submitted with inaccurate timing, or no timing may be disqualified.
  • To participate these file links must be received by January 23, 2022.
  • Allow plenty of time for the mail.

JUDGES AND EVALUATIONS:

  • Judges are experts in this field of music.
  • No one (teacher, performer, parent) should approach the judges at the competition. All comments or questions should be passed to the monitor.
  • Decisions of the judges will be final.

SUGGESTIONS or COMPLAINTS:

  • Please make all suggestions and/or complaints in writing addressed to the current New Haven Chapter President. All letters will be forwarded to the chairman of the next annual competition.


You can also use the application form below:

2022 Application Form:

 

Make copies of this application form if you need to, for each student:

 

Send this form, and $10.00 fee ($20 non-member of the CSMTA, New Haven Chapter to Asmik Fomin, 146 Union City Rd, Prospect, CT 06712 - by no later than January 23, 2022. Teachers should collect the fee from their students and mail ONE check (payable to "New Haven Chapter, CSMTA" (non-refundable.)

 

The ONLY option to submit your tape to the competition is to use an online file storage like Meet Google Drive – One place for all your files (especially if you already have a Google/Gmail account), www.dropbox.com/‎ (these 2 are free of charge), add your tape file to the storage, and share this file link.

 

Send the Recordings links info by email to: info@prospectpiano.com

PLEASE PRINT ALL THE INFORMATION!

 

Name _____________________________Phone _________Age ___Grade

 

 

Address____________________________________________________

 

 

Composition ______________________________Composer__________

 

Time____________________

 

Share storage file link___________________ 

 

Parent Signature____________________________________________ 

 

 

Teacher Name _______________              Teacher Phone and email

___________________________________________________________

(Parents: by typing your name above you grant a permission to CT State Music Teachers Association to use your video for public view). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: info@propsectpiano.com






Piano Recital for New Pianists 2022

The CSMTA New Haven Chapter invites all CT piano teachers to participate in the Piano Recital for New Pianist 2022. Non-member teachers are welcome & encouraged to participate.

The recital is open to the public FREE of charge.

 

Registration is online only and the deadline is Saturday, March 13, 2022. The recital will be held at Faust Harrison Piano Store in Fairfield on Sunday, March 27, 2022

( Reception to follow)

 

NOTE: It may be switched to be an online recording recital depending on Covid regulations at that time.

 

 

Program Description

This program is offered to motivate beginning piano students of all ages to further their practice and studies as well as raise awareness of the CSMTA programs and offer a performance venue specifically designed for beginning students of both our members as well as non-member piano teachers.

 

Registration

The recital has No Age LIMITS. However, eligibility is up to and including Levels 1 and 2 ONLY, (i.e., 2B Faber or equivalent). Both arrangements and original compositions in solo or duet form are permitted.

 

Duets may be  accompanied by teachers. Due to Covid-19 restrictions Registration is limited to two students per teacher and 18 participants total. (Once the registration reaches 18, it will be closed.)

 

Recital Day

All participants must wear apparel suitable for formal recitals (Ex. Girls in knee-length or longer dresses or slacks, boys in dress pants and buttoned dress shirts.). No spaghetti straps, no platform shoes, flip-flops, or athletic footwear.  Venue seating is limited to 2 guests per performer.


Camera

No flash photography is permitted during performances, however, taking videos and non-flash photos are permitted. You may ONLY post pictures or videos on social media of your own children or students.

Recital info and Registration Form


You can also use the form shown below:


Registration Form for Piano Recital for New Pianists 2022

 

New Haven Chapter, CSMTA DUE BY Saturday, March 13, 2022

 

Recital is on Sunday, March 27, 2022


TEACHER'S NAME___________________________ PHONE_____________ EMAIL:__________

ADDRESS___________________________________________________________________

 

Note: On selection(s) please include Composer & ACTUAL performance time needed.

PLEASE COMPLETE ALL INFORMATION! Incomplete forms will be returned! If you need additional space, please copy this form.

 

1. Student’s NAME___________________________________________________AGE___

 

SELECTION(S):

Composer:_______________ Piece:____________________________________ Time:_____

 

Parent Name____________________________________________________________

 

2.Student’s NAME___________________________________________________AGE___

 

SELECTION(S):

Composer:_______________ Piece:____________________________________ Time:_____

 

Parent Name_____________________________________________________________

 

Parent name is needed for students who are under 16 years old.

 

 

(Parents: by typing your name above you grant permission to the Music Teachers Association to use your video and photo for public view). If you have any questions or concerns please contact:  newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com

Make copies of this registration form, if you need to, for each student.

Send this form to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com please COPY THIS for title “ Teacher’s Name for Registration of  Piano Recital for New Pianists 2022