As you may know, the OMTA has put on a Concerto Competition for many years. This year, it will be Saturday, Nov. 17, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1601 North St. SE). It is free and open to the public. There are 5 divisions and start times are listed:
Elementary - 8:05am
Lower Intermediate - 9:55am
Upper Intermediate - 12:30pm
Advanced A (Baroque/Classical) - 2:10pm
Advanced B (Romantic/Contemporary) - 4:40pm
We will be having a Concerto Recital the week before on Friday, Nov. 9, 7-8pm (at my house) featuring 8 students from our studio. Please feel free to come to either, or both! The level of playing is fantastic, and I know you will enjoy hearing these young pianists! I especially encourage anyone considering next year's Concerto Fest to come. Cookies will be served!
For the students performing at the competition on the 17th, please check in 10 min. before your division's start time. Bring your music for the judges and make sure the measures are numbered. As discussed in lessons, it's time to get into "performance practice" mode! Thank you all for your hard work!
It's been an exciting fall, full of good music learning. I am thankful to be working with such an amazing group of kids!