New Haven Chapter of the Connecticut Music Teachers Association

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Calendar of Events


2022 - 2023 Newsletter - Important Dates!


Please mark your calendars! Below is a list of events we have booked so far:

CT State Music Teachers Association Conference will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, 9:00-4:00 pm at the Congregational Church in         South Glastonbury. All the information including registration can be found on the website; www.csmta.org 
October 29, 2022 - MTNA Competitions 
December 3, 2022- Haydn and Clementi Online Music Festival. Applications and Recordings are due to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com by 
   November 19, 2022 
February 4, 2023 - Recorded Audition Competition Winners Performance. Applications and Recordings are due to info@prospectpiano.com by 
  January 21, 2023. 
March 19, 2023 - Spring Recital for Beginners- Applications due by March 5, 2023, to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com 
May 20, 2023 -Musicianship Achievement Program (Theory Exam and Performance Audition) – Applications due April 8, 2023. For more 
  info contact Linda Franklin-Biggs at 203-481-5970 lindafb@comcast.net 
June 4, 2023 – Youth Spring Recital - Applications due by May 21, 2023, to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com All application forms can be 
   printed on our website: https://newhavenchapter.webs.com/ 
June 2023 - Annual Luncheon – TBA



Haydn and Clementi Online Festival 2022

New Haven Chapter, CSMTA

In celebration of Haydn’s 290th birthday and Clementi’s 270th birthday in the year 2022 , the New Haven Chapter (National Music Teachers Association) invites our teachers to participate in the online 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.
Registration postmark deadline: November 19, 2022

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Austrian composer
This year’s festival celebrates a composer whose genius, industry, and legacy have changed the course of western Classical music over the past two centuries. The symphony, string quartet, and piano trio were created and perfected by this modest, hardworking servant of the Esterházy family, working largely in isolation in remote northwest Hungary. Somehow chronically overshadowed throughout the annals of chamber music history, Joseph Haydn was the composer of 45 piano trios, 62 piano sonatas, 68 string quartets, in addition to his 107 symphonies. Haydn’s influence was monumental, and most of the music subsequently written by titans such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and others, is constructed on Haydn’s models. Beyond these gifts to composers though, is a musical legacy of eternally fresh and joyful works. Filled with witty surprises, daring, excitement, and quintessentially Viennese elegance, Haydn’s music is an immortal and uplifting tribute to the best of the human spirit.

Muzio Clementi (1752 – 1832) was an Italian composer, virtuoso pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, and piano constructor. Clementi composed almost 110 piano sonatas. It is thanks to him that today we appreciate the technical and expressive possibilities of the piano: intended as orchestral transposition; and the sonorous combinations of the musical notes at the extremities of the piano.He also, for first, used the piano pedals in a new and creative way.

Program Description
Purpose: Haydn and Clementi Festival is offered in order to stimulate young local musicians to expand their Haydn and Clementi
repertoire and to strive toward excellence through this non-competitive event.
Performance Time Limit:
Elementary and Intermediate Level -5 MINUTES
Advanced Level - 8 MINUTES
Video recordings must be unedited. 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 Haydn and Clementi 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 Haydn and Clementi 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
Haydn and Clementi Festival. All videotapes will be placed online and available to the public by December 3rd, 2022
Make copies of this registration form if you need to, for each student.
Deadline: send this form to Elly Wen, 1796 Litchfield Tpke, Woodbridge, CT by no later than November 19, 2022 or email to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com
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:

Student Solo Registration Form Haydn and Clementi Festival 2022
New Haven Chapter, CSMTA DUE BY November 19th, 2022
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 Elly Wen, 1796 Litchfield Tpke, Woodbridge, CT. by no later than November 19th, 2022 or email to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com
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: My name is Anna Lu. I will play sonata in a minor by Clementi.
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 Haydn and Clementi Festival 2022
New Haven Chapter, CSMTA DUE BY November 19 th, 2022
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 Elly Wen, 1796 Litchfield Tpke, Woodbridge, CT. by no later than November 19th, 2022 or email to newhavenmusicteachers@gmail.com
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: My name is Anna Lu. I will play sonata in a minor by Clementi.
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.