2019-2020 Young Artist Enrollment: Full Year
Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program:
#15W0176961 Level 7 Piano, New York: Manhattan, Dec 7, 2019 9:16 AM
Kaufman Piano Competition
RCM Technique No. 7
Prepare yourself to strengthen your fingers
Set a timer
FOUR STEPS OF TECHNIQUE
F-sharp minor LH fix fingering.
Speak the names of the progression out loud
Tonic arpeggios - LH thumb, “let go before thumb plays so you can plant your thumb”
OBSERVE YOUR THUMB POSITION.
Use books Czerny and Bartok Mikrokosmos 2
Set a timer for 10 min.
Sightread with focus for those 10 min every day.
FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7
Finish Set 7
Zoom out look at the rhythm first.
Correct your own work and show me next week - any errors?
RCM REPERTOIRE LEVEL 7
Read about Allemande, Gigue and Invention.
ETUDES (choose one to begin)
Ludvig Schytte (1848-1909)
Jumping Competition Op. 107 No. 10
LH wrist “metal ball sticking out of the ground”
RH - move slightly forward in phrase groups.
Speed / Expression Build in 2-4 measure chunks
(new) Carl Czerny (1791-1857)
Etude in G Major Op. 823 No. 63
(new) Henry Lemoine (1786-1854)
Etude in G Minor Op. 37 No. 31
Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)
Etude Op. 27 No. 3
C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in E Minor, Wq 62/12, H 66 (L. 7)
Hold until after your Etudes.
J. S. Bach: Little Prelude in C Major, BWV 933 (L. 7)
Finish learning to the end.
Think about your position and form - how would it be if you were playing quickly.
**J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande (L. 7)
Starting from m. 15 to the end. Perform for me at one tempo next lesson.
One measure at a time:
5 times slo-mo.
Play the harmony - what chords are you playing?
**J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue (L. 7)
Record yourself doing a performance
Listen for the spots that are mushy and that don’t have a clear beat.
Do accent practice on every smallest division of the beat in each measure.
New Classical Piece Dustin will choose next time.
Clementi, Sonatina No. 6, Movement 1 (L. 7)
Review two-three times a week.
We’ll do this for your exam.
**Granados, Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 No. 9: La huerfana
Push tempo forward a bit more.
**Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz (L. 7)
No. 20, 13, 5
Speed build to mm112
Play through at final tempo
Identify dirty spots
Repeat as necessary
Entire thing through, three times correctly.
Bartok Mikrokosmos 2
PREPARE: Nos. 37 - 41
Czerny Op. 823 (no assignment)
Left off at no. 42
Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.
Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)
Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)
Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)
Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)
Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8
Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12
Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse
Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36
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: