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Ruth Davidson Competition

April 19

Due to the evolving situation surrounding the recent Corona virus outbreak, we will NOT be conducting this year’s Hamlet-Davidson Competitions at M. Steinert & Sons but instead will do it online by video submission. We do this out of an abundance of caution for everyone involved as we do not wish to cancel this event. Please download new requirements for the Ruth Davidson Competition (grades 9-10) for participation in the competition.

Open to students in grades 9 and 10. Two entrants per teacher. Registration fee is $110.

Eligibility: entrant must have studied since September of the current year with a NEPTA member in good standing (dues received by Sept. 30th) and is required to play in the Intermediate II, Senior, or 20th/21st Century recital.

Competition playing time: 20 min.

Requirements: repertoire must be performed by memory and must include one work, or group of works, from three of the following five periods (no concerti). One of these selections must be from either the Baroque or Classical period.

1. Baroque (written before 1750)
2. Classical: The Classical period for these purposes is defined as a movement of a sonata, a set of theme and variations, or a rondo by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven; or a sonata movement by Schubert. (Other works by Schubert should be considered for the Romantic period.)
3. Romantic
4. Impressionist
5. 20th/21st Century

One additional required work, selected by the “Post-1950 Repertoire” committee (memorization of this work is optional): Henri Lazarof’s Prelude no. 3. The score is in the public domain, and therefore available at no cost here.

First Prize: $200; Second: $175; Third: $150

A. Ramón Rivera Contemporary Music Awards

$100 for the best performance of the required contemporary piece in the Ruth Davidson Competition.


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