Parallel, Contrary, Formula Pattern, Triads broken, Tonic four-note chords broken, Arpeggios root position and in version.
Prepare in E
Fix tension in thumb by doing accent practice to fix the balance in fingers 3 and 4
Prepare in C
Double check your fingering.
Piano Adventures: Sightreading Level 4
Restart the book.
Test next week.
Czerny No. 849 No. 9 (by the 20th)
Focus on any long notes being loose in your arm / elbow. Slow practice with this.
Czerny Op. 849 No. 8 (by the 20th)
Practice stop and go technique on any measure in which you have trouble.
Be picky with: “don’t stay stiff in the air on the long notes”
Picky with mistakes. Sound, wrong notes, and imbalance.
More effort into playing light and fast on the notes between the long notes.
Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse
See orange pen
Find moments of tension in the piece.
Relaxed / moving elbow (not too much) especially on long notes an notes with more strength.
French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue
Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12
Clementi Sonatina No. 4 (December 16th Performance Class)
16th at the end of page 1 - start to get stuck.
Good pulse and breaths. Sometime the breath gets too much.
Almost there in terms of pulse. It looses it several times throughout. Keep the breaths to a minimum
Andante con espressione
No pedal in measure 16
Good work with making some of the repetitions unique.
LH rests at the end of the movement!!
Good balance in the LH
Turns are messy
When you make mistakes you loose the balance that keeps your hand relaxed, which then makes you tense and subject to more mistakes.
Great ends of phrases!
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.
Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor
Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2
Bach Invention No. 8
Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)
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
Bach Invention No. 8
Bach Gigue from French Suite…
Scarlatti Sonata K…
Handel Movement from Suite…
Bach Invention No…
Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8
Due November 8th
*Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour
*Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence
*Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato
*Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité
16th note Passage work
*Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier
*Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse
Mendelssohn Op. 140
Czerny Op. 740
Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…
Clementi Op. 36 No. 4
Performance Ready on November 8th
Diabelli Op. 151 or 168
Clementi Op. 36 No. 5
Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7
Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4
Clementi Op. 36 No. 6
Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century
Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”
Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950
Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"
Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11
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: