Jr. High applications - which schools?
JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)
Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
1. One Baroque polyphonic work
2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion
Finals: Up to 25 minutes
1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.
All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:
Repertoire Goals: Complete Clementi Op. 36. Learn another Bach Invention.
Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 "Song of the Gondolier"
Moszkowski Etude de Virtuosite Op. 72 No. 1
Unit 5 to the end
Get back into Czerny next time
No. 14 practice this way:
Staccato practice - pausing then speed. Pausing then speed.
Do this in C and G
Improvise with all techniques, thinking ahead so there are no gaps in the pulse.
Improvise something new every day so you can improvise on the spot for me at the lessons.
Etude Level 6
Prepare the Etude on page 5
Prepare at m.m. 112 next week and practice in one - two measure segments.
3 times in-a-row before you move on.
*Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2 (L. 5)
Fix pencil and go through to double check all your expression markings..
*Bach Invention No. 8
System 4 - rotate your LH to the bottom note of the figure to help you keep relaxed. Same with the last system of the piece.
Clementi Sonatina No. 4
Andante con espressione
Medium Tempo practice with a focus in expression.
Do spots and slow where where needed.
Extract all expression you can! Remember how we did this at your lesson.
Same as no. 1 above.
*Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear tests Level 5
Complete Set 1
Czerny Op. 823
No. 50: Transpose to C, D and A
Don't use your ear! Use your eyes and understanding of the chords!
Use your theory skilils
Solos 3 & 4
PREPARE: page 32
Left off at 128
Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.
The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4
Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)
Cradle Song (level 4 etude)
Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23
Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4
Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital
Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)
Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4
Allegro in G Major (L. 4)
Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)
Bartok, Dance in E Minor
Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3
Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)
Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)
Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)
Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)
Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)
Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)
Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)
Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major
Faure Dolly Suite
Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)
Kuhlau, movement 2
*"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart
"Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (
"Celebration" by Anne Crosby
Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven
**Adieu by Bergmuller
**Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky
Pastorale by Bergmuller
Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"
Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11