2019 PUEBLO KEYBOARD ARTS FESTIVAL

 

The 2019 Festival weekend offers a number of opportunities for your students:

  • The Young Artist Piano Competition, 9:00 a.m., November 2, offers cash prizes in Junior, Senior, and Concerto divisions.  This event gives students opportunity to showcase their accomplishments at the keyboard. The experience will prove positive and valuable for their growth as they present seasoned repertoire, or a new program, preparing for bigger competitions and important performances.
  • Masterclasses, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., November 1, in the excellent atmosphere of Hoag Recital Hall, are a great opportunity to work with a CSU- Pueblo faculty and enjoy the “Big Hall” acoustics, playing on our premier concert instrument.
  • “Monster” Piano Concert!, 7:00 p.m., November 2, an all-piano extravaganza featuring faculty, guest artists from around the state, current CSU- Pueblo students, alumni, and friends. If you want to know more what six grand pianos can do together…...we hope to see you there.
Masterclasses
Date: November 1st
Application Fee: $30
Deadline: October 25th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hoag Recital Hall
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Young Artist Competition
Date: November 2nd
Application Fee: $30
Deadline: October 25th
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Hoag Recital Hall
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"Monster" Piano Concert
Date: November 2nd
Application Fee: $0
Deadline: October 1st
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost for Additional Guests: $10 per guest
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INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS FOR Masterclass  PKAF 2019

  1. Applications for the Masterclass must be received by:  October, 25th, 2019                                                                     
  2. Entry Fee:  Masterclass fee is $30.
  3. Dates:  The Middle/High school Masterclasses will take place on Friday, November 1, 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Hoag Recital Hall and Room 205. Please arrive a minimum of 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the class. If your travel is from a destination further than 100 miles from Pueblo, a specific Masterclass time will be issued to accommodate your travel arrangements.
  4. Eligibility:   Masterclasses are open to piano students living in or studying with a teacher residing in the State of Colorado.
  5. Faculty: The Masterclass will be taught by Festival Director Dr. Zahari Metchkov and the Festival’s Guest Artists for the year.
  6. Repertoire:  Each Masterclass participant should plan to present one solo piece or one movement of a concerto.
  7. Scores: Please bring original scores for all repertoire performed at the Masterclass. The scores cannot be photocopied.
  8. Arrival time: Masterclass Participants are expected to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before the class begins.
  9. Driving from a distance greater than 60 miles: Masterclass participants traveling more than 60 miles will be given the opportunity to choose a time slot for their participation in the class.

Please direct questions regarding the application or rules and regulations to:
Phone 719-565-8855
Fax: 719-549-2969
E-mail: zahari.metchkov@csupueblo.edu
Web: www.zaharimetchkov.org

Competition mailing address:
Pueblo Keyboard Arts Festival
Attn:  Dr. Zahari Metchkov
2200 Bonforte Blvd.
CSU-Pueblo, Department of Music
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901

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INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS FOR YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION PKAF 2019

  1. Applications for the YA Competition must be received by:  October, 25th, 2019                                                                     
  2. Entry Fee: Young Artist Competition Application fee-$30.
  3. Dates:  The competition will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, starting at 9:00a.m., in Hoag Recital Hall on the campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo located at 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001.
  4. Eligibility:  The Young Artist Piano Competition is open to piano students living in or studying with a teacher residing in the State of Colorado.
  5. Divisions:  There are three competition divisions:
    • Junior Division (Age 11-14)
    • Senior Division (Age 15-18)
    • Concerto Competition (Age 11-18) (Contestants are evaluated on quality of execution and NOT on difficulty of repertoire)
  6. Prizes:  Winners and runners up in each division will receive cash prizes AND SoCoAMC Scholarships as follows:
    • Solo Junior:  Winner: $100 + full room and board to the 2020 SoCo Adventure Music Camp
    • Runners up: $50+ full room and board to the 2020 SoCo Adventure Music Camp
    • Solo Senior:  Winner: $400 + full room and board to the 2020 SoCo Adventure Music Camp
    • Runner Up: $200 + full room and board to the 2020 SoCo Adventure Music Camp                         
    • Concerto Competition: Winner: $300+ full room and board to the 2020 SoCo Adventure Music Camp
    • Runner Up: $100 +full room and board to the 2020 SoCo Adventure Camp                      
    • At the conclusion of the award ceremony, the winner’s and runner up’s parents/legal guardians will be invited to fill out brief paperwork, which will allow CSU-Pueblo to issue checks to the winning participants which will be mailed out in a standard 30 day period.
  7. Ceremony: Participant’s certificates and division winners/runner ups will be identified and awarded at the Winner’s Recital which will take place in the early afternoon (usually starting at 1.00pm) of November 2, 2019, Hoag Recital Hall, at a time to be announced after the application deadline of October 25.  Participant’s certificates and awards cannot be mailed and are automatically forfeit if participant is not present at the ceremony.
  8. Repertoire:  Each participant from each solo division is required to perform two selections of contrasting style/era by memory (for example: Baroque/Romantic, Romantic/20th century) that best represent their abilities. It is recommended that at least one of the pieces demonstrates technical proficiency.
    The Concerto Competition participants are required to perform a complete movement of a Piano Concerto from the standard repertoire.  Concerto Competition participants are required to provide their own accompanists for the second piano orchestral reduction.
  9. Scores: Please bring original scores for all repertoire performed at the Competition. The scores cannot be photocopied and will be available for return at the registration table during the scheduled breaks for the event.
  10. The Juries’ decisions are final. The Jury at their discretion reserves the right not to award all prizes

Please direct questions regarding the application or rules and regulations to:
Phone 719-565-8855
Fax: 719-549-2969
E-mail: zahari.metchkov@csupueblo.edu
Web: www.zaharimetchkov.org

Competition mailing address:
Pueblo Keyboard Arts Festival
Attn:  Dr. Zahari Metchkov
2200 Bonforte Blvd.
CSU-Pueblo, Department of Music
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901

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2019 Piano Monster Concert

The Piano Monster Concert has been cherished by students, faculty, and voluminous audience for a number of years now and in order to streamline the organization of the concert, we kindly ask you to use this form to submit proposed repertoire and student participation registration. Please note the deadline of October 1 and the option for you and your students to participate in our free light reception that start at 6.00pm, and hour before the concert. Teachers are encouraged to perform in the ensemble of their students. Dress Rehearsals will be held in Hoag Hall the same day, November 2, between 4 and 5.30p.m.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you and your students to participate being pianists!

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