Active members of NEPTA are privileged to present their students in recital providing a performance opportunity for secure and fluent performers. Eligibility for all recitals: student must have studied piano since September of the current academic year with this same member in good standing (dues received by September 30th). Active members may enter two students per recital. Please refer to recital application forms online at for more details.

The dates in parentheses are postmark deadline dates for applications.

HALLOWEEN PIANO PARTY
Valerie Ross, chair: halloween@nepta.info
Grade in school: K-5
Time limit: 2 minutes per student

Registration fee: $25 for NEPTA members’ students, $40 for non-members’ students
October 27, 2019 (October 5, 2019)

 

JUNIOR I RECITALS
Katya Barash, chair: junior1@nepta.info
Grade in school: K–4
Time limit: 4 minutes for one student, 7 minutes total for two students (no exceptions)

Registration fee: $35
January 12, 2020 (December 12, 2019)

 

JUNIOR II RECITALS
Robin Cho, chair: junior2@nepta.info
Grade in school: 4–6
Time limit: 5 minutes for one student, 8 minutes total for two students (no exceptions)

Registration fee: $35
January 12, 2020 (December 12, 2019)

 

INTERMEDIATE I RECITALS
Karin Kydland, chair: intermediate1@nepta.info
Grade in school: 6–8
Years studied: minimum of 3
Time limit: 5 minutes for one student, 8 minutes total for two students (no exceptions)

Registration fee: $40
January 26, 2020 (December 26, 2019)

The NANCY OLIVA AWARDS, established to encourage the artistic achievements of students of NEPTA’s independent teachers, will be awarded to three 7th graders performing in the Intermediate I recitals. Eligibility: 7th graders who are studying piano privately in an independent studio. The teacher must check the appropriate box on the application form.

 

INTERMEDIATE II RECITALS
Lyubov Shlain, chair: intermediate2@nepta.info
Grade in school: 7–12
Years studied: minimum of 4
Time limit: 8 minutes (no exceptions)

Registration fee: $40
February 9, 2020 (January 9, 2020)

The WANDA PAIK AWARDS, established to encourage the artistic achievements of students of NEPTA’s independent teachers, will be awarded to four 8th graders performing in the Intermediate II recitals. Eligibility: 8th graders who are studying piano privately in an independent studio. The teacher must check the appropriate box on the application form.

 

COMPOSITION RECITAL
Diane Anderson, chair: composition@nepta.info
Time limit: varies depending on the instrumentation and age of the composer
Grades K–5: (solo or ensemble): 4 minutes (no exceptions)
Grades 6–12: (solo piano): 6 minutes (no exceptions)
Grades 6–12: (ensemble): 8 minutes (no exceptions)

Registration fee: $35
March 1, 2020 (February 1, 2020)

The ALICE PROCTER AWARD will be awarded for an outstanding  original composition in the classical style. Scores of students’ original compositions are required. See requirement details.

Original jazz/pop compositions, improvisations, and arrangements will be considered for the LOUISE HODDER OLSEN AWARD. Scores of students’ original jazz/pop compositions are required. See requirement details.


JAZZ & POP RECITAL
Diane Anderson, chair: jazz-pop@nepta.info
Time limit: varies depending on student’s grade in school
Grades K–5: 4 minutes (no exceptions)
Grades 6–12: 6 minutes (no exceptions)

Registration fee: $35
March 1, 2020 (February 1, 2020)

Original jazz/pop compositions, improvisations, and arrangements will be considered for the LOUISE HODDER OLSEN AWARD. Scores of students’ original jazz/pop compositions are required. See requirement details.

 

20th/21st CENTURY RECITAL
Fan Li, chair: 20th-21st-century@nepta.info
Grade in school: K–12
Level of playing: intermediate or advanced level
Time limit: up to 10 minutes for one piece (no exceptions)
Memorization required

Registration fee: $35
March 1, 2020 (February 1, 2020)

 

SENIOR RECITAL
Niva Fried, chair: senior@nepta.info
Grade in school: 9–12
Years studied: minimum of 4
Time limit: 10 minutes (no exceptions)

Registration fee: $40
March 8, 2020 (February 8, 2020)

 

DUET/ENSEMBLE RECITAL

Due to the Corona virus, this recital has been CANCELLED

Nina Grimaldi, chair: ensemble@nepta.info
Grade in school: K–12
Level of playing: intermediate or advanced
Time limit: varies depending on student’s grade in school
Grades K–4: 4 minutes (no exceptions)
Grades 5–12: 8 minutes (no exceptions)
Instrumentation: any combination of instruments and/or voice that includes one piano.
There will only be one piano available. NEPTA teachers may perform duets with their students in this recital.

Registration fee: $25 per student (not $25 per ensemble). NEPTA teachers playing a duet with their students do not pay a fee.
March 22, 2020 (February 22, 2020)

 

SNOW DATE FOR ALL WATERTOWN RECITALS
March 29, 2020

 

ADULT RECITAL
Irina Baghdasaryan, chair: adult@nepta.info
Age: 18 years or older
Level of playing: intermediate or advanced
Time limit: 10 minutes (no exceptions)

Registration fee: $40
April 26, 2020 (March 26, 2020)


Prerequisite Recitals for the Middle School Competition:

GRADE 6: JUNIOR II or INTERMEDIATE I or 20th/21st CENTURY
GRADE 7-8: INTERMEDIATE I or INTERMEDIATE II or 20th /21st CENTURY

Prerequisite Recitals for the Ruth Davidson Competition:

GRADES 9-10: INTERMEDIATE II or SENIOR or 20th /21st CENTURY

Prerequisite Recitals for the Alice Hamlet Competition:
GRADE 11-12: INTERMEDIATE II or SENIOR or 20th /21st CENTURY

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