A collaborative pianist is a professional accompanist
The First Annual Winter Workshop invites pianists to perform a piece with a soloist for coaching and accompanying advice from professional collaborative pianists. This will help prepare the pianists and soloists to compete in festivals and competitions in the spring.
Date and Location - Friday, February 12, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the American Heritage School, 736 North 1100 East in American Fork, Utah.
Who can participate - Pianists ages 12 to adult and their musical partners of any age, instrumental or vocal (classical or musical theater)
What is the format - The one-hour masterclass will include a 20-minute individual coaching session and observation of two other coaching sessions (one masterclass at 4:00 and one at 5:00). Participants will perform a prepared piece and provide a copy of the music for the coach. They will be coached on ensemble skills, technique, style, and rehearsal tips; then they will observe 2 other coaching sessions.
What to bring - The pianist needs to bring their musical partner and the music for the coach. They may bring one adult parent or guardian and the teacher at no charge. Nice dress is expected. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Masks need not be worn during performance.
How to apply Click on the button to the right to request your application. Submit, and pay the application fee of $10 (one fee per duo/performance) by February 5, 2021.
To apply, click below to contact the chairman and receive your application.
The second annual Young Collaborative Pianists Competition is sponsored by CPGU and welcomes Utah student pianists to perform with a vocalist or instrumentalist (may not be another pianist) for adjudication by professionals. Top performers in each division will receive a cash award and be recognized on social media and the local paper.
COVID-19 UPDATE: The competition is moving to an online digital video submission format. Please read the updated rules and guidelines.
DEADLINE TO ENTER: Midnight on April 11, 2021
Jr. High: 10 - 14
High school: 15 - 18
Collegiate: 18 - 25
Fee to enter: See Official Rules below
Repertoire Guidelines: Any published repertoire written specifically for solo and accompaniment; not to exceed 5 min. (collegiate is 7 min.)