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). Please refer to recital application forms online for more details.

HALLOWEEN PIANO PARTY

Grade in school: K-6
Time limit: 2 minutes per student

This recital provides an opportunity to perform in a friendly setting.
Costumes and Halloween music are welcome and encouraged!

 

MUSIC FOR HOPE: A CHARITABLE RECITAL

Grade in school: 7-12
Time limit: 4 minutes per student

Music for Hope is a recital to raise funds to support piano lessons for students in need (including NEPTA students). Its creation was inspired by the crossroads of COVID-19 and racial injustice to provide hope through music. Recital registration proceeds, and 100% of donations received beyond the recital registration fee will go toward this fund. All musical styles and compositions are encouraged. Our students will be helping students in need just by registering for this recital!

 

JUNIOR I RECITALS

Grade in school: K–4
Time limit: 4 minutes for one student, 7 minutes total for two students (no exceptions)

 

JUNIOR II RECITALS

Grade in school: 4–6
Time limit: 5 minutes for one student, 8 minutes total for two students (no exceptions)

 

INTERMEDIATE I RECITALS

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)

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

Grade in school: 7–12
Years studied: minimum of 4
Time limit: 8 minutes (no exceptions)

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

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)

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

Grades K–5: 4 minutes (no exceptions)
Grades 6–12: 6 minutes (no exceptions)

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

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

 

SENIOR RECITAL

Grade in school: 9–12
Years studied: minimum of 4
Time limit: 10 minutes (no exceptions)

 

DUET/ENSEMBLE RECITAL

Grade in school: K–12
Level of playing: intermediate or advanced
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.

 

ADULT RECITAL

Age: 18 years or older
Level of playing: intermediate or advanced
Time limit: 10 minutes (no exceptions)

 


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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